Comité de l’urbanisme
and Council / et au Conseil
Contact Person/Personne ressource : Caitlin Salter MacDonald, Committee Coordinator/ coordonatrice du comité
City Clerk and Solicitor/Greffier et Chef du contentieux
(613) 580-2424 x, 28136
Ref N°: ACS2011-CMR-PLC-0021
That the Planning Committee consider the relevant portions of the 2011 Operating and Capital Budgets and forward its recommendations to Council, sitting as Committee of the Whole, for consideration at the meeting to be held 30 November 2011.
Que le Comité de l’urbanisme examine les sections pertinentes des Budgets d’immobilisations et de fonctionnement de 2011 et qu’il présente ses recommandations au Conseil, siégeant à titre de Comité plénier, aux fins d’examen lors de sa réunion prévue du 30 novembre 2011.
City Council, on 14 September 2011, approved the 2012 Budget Process and Timetable for developing and approving the 2012 budget, indicating that the individual Standing Committees, Board and Commission would hold meetings to listen to public delegations, review their respective budgets and make recommendations to Council. At that time, Council also approved that the tax supported budgets for the following would be tabled on 26 October:
• City Tax Supported Programs
• Police Services
• Library Services
• Public Health
• Committee of Adjustment
• Crime Prevention Ottawa
On 26 October 2011, That City Council received and tabled the Draft 2012 Operating and Capital Budgets and referred the relevant portions to each Standing Committee of Council and the Transit Commission for their consideration and recommendation to Council sitting in Committee of the Whole to be held November 30, 2011. At the same meeting, Council also adopted the following Motion:
WHEREAS this Council is committed to promoting a culture of fiscal responsibility at City Hall; and
WHEREAS the Long Range Financial Plan incorporates a maximum tax increase of 2.5% for the years 2012 to 2014; and
WHEREAS this Council wishes the Standing Committee and Transit Commission Budget recommendations to be consistent with the Long Range Financial Plan;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that City Council direct each Standing Committee and the Transit Commission to work within the funding envelope for the budgets in their mandates, and that any additions to the budget will require offsetting reductions.
The 2012 Planning Committee Draft Operating and Capital Budget is now before the Commission for the purpose of hearing from public delegations and to consider and make recommendations to Council.
This meeting was advertised in the three daily newspapers and public delegations will be received by the Commission.
As well, there will be four multi-ward bilingual budget consultation meetings held between the 1st and 4th of November, in advance of Council's consideration of the Budget to be held on the 30th of November 2011.
There is no accessibility impact associated with the tabling of this report.
There are no legal impediments to implementing the recommendation in this report.
Financial Implications are identified in the 2012 Draft Operating and Capital Budgets, as well as in the City Treasurer's Transmittal Report dated 26 October 2011 and entitled "2012 Draft Operating and Capital Budgets - Tax Supported Programs", tabled with Council on 26 October 2011
Document 1 - City Treasurer's report dated 26 October 2011, entitled 2012 Draft Operating and Capital Budgets - Tax Supported Programs, English and French. (issued previously to all Members of Council and held on file with the City Clerk.)
Document 2 - 2012 Planning Committee Draft Operating and Capital Budgets (issued previously to all Members of Council and held on file with the City Clerk.)
The Committee Coordinator will forward the Committee's recommendations to Council for consideration, at the meeting of November 30, 2011. Budgets will be amended as per Council deliberation and adoption.