Last year Ottawa Council had options available to them that could have reduced the municipal tax increase to almost zero.
Thanks to the hard work of some, millions of wasteful spending were stripped from the budget with no impact in the community.
When Council had to deal with the parts of the budget that comes with vocal special interests such as cultural groups, daycare unions, and students they voted to go home and leave you with the bill.
One Councillor even suggested that going line by line through the budget was too time consuming, despite the fact that they had already identified over a million dollars in savings after only 2 hours of debate. Another claimed that she wasn't willing to spend all week doing this because she "still had Christmas shopping to do".
We the undersigned petition the Ottawa City Council to recognize the financial pressures you voters have and vote for a responsible budget with little no do tax increases.
The Ottawa Council keep my taxes DOWN this year! petition to Ottawa City Council was written by OttawaMayor and is in the category Local Government at GoPetition.