Latest News 2018 City Budget deliberations begin January 16 Community members are invited to attend in-person or watch online on webstream the City of Oshawa’s 2018 City Budget deliberations that begin on January 16. The Council budget meetings will take place on: Tuesday, January 16, beginning at 9:30 a.m. – Budget Deliberations Friday, January 19, beginning at 9:30 a.m. – Budget Deliberations and Approval In December, City of Oshawa staff presented the proposed 2018 City Budget to Council for review. The proposed 2018 City Budget: balances competing priorities and challenges while at the same time providing affordable services and programs that our community needs; invests in our city by maintaining and building infrastructure, including roads, sidewalks, trails and parks; saves for the future by increasing our reserves to ensure the financial health of the city; and, includes a $767,000 decrease in debt payments. The City extends a thank you to community members for participating in the 2018 City Budget process. Engagement opportunities included a telephone town hall, balance the budget interactive online tool, live online Q&A and a feedback form, which resulted in a combined total of more than 560 feedback submissions. Your feedback has been shared with Council and City staff as part of the 2018 City Budget process. To learn more about the 2018 proposed budget, visit the City Budget webpage.