A podcast devoted entirely to discussion about Ward 21 in the city of Ottawa. Councillor Scott Moffatt is your host, analyzing and reviewing Ward issues, news, business and events. We'll also interview city leaders and decision makers to give you a clearer picture of what's happening in your Ward and why.
#48: As His Time as a City of Ottawa Councillor Closes, Scott Finishes Off a Long List of Thank Yous
Scott didn't get a chance to finish up his Twitter project, where every day for a year he thanked the many people whose work, support and friendship he appreciated during his 12 years as a Councillor in the City of Ottawa. He finishes the project here in our final episode, devoted entirely to thank yous.
#47 Scott Discusses Draft Budget 2022, Recently Tabled by Council
This week, we dig into Draft Budget 2022 which will focus on affordability. The overall municipal tax increase is capped at 3 per cent, as directed by Council – worth an estimated $56.1 million. This would see the average urban homeowner pay an additional $119 per year, while the average rural homeowner would pay an additional $91 per year.
Scott talks about how COVID has affected the City's bottom line. He also touches on tax bills, your water bill, local projects in our Ward, and some of the notable City-wide projects.
46: Part 2 on the New Official Plan: Scott Outlines the Plan's Local Impact on our Ward
Scott follows up on Episode 45 today by discussing more about the City's New Official Plan, the very large document that will guide Ottawa's growth for the next 25 years. In this episode, Scott focuses more on the impact the Plan will have on our Ward, a primarily rural party of the City.