Accountability

In my public life I have always strived to act in what I believe to be the best interests of my ward, community, and the residents that I represent. I wanted to share the Personal Code of Ethics that I hold myself to every day.

Personal Code of Ethics

  • Promote public understanding, confidence, participation, and trust in the municipal governing process;

  • Respect the privacy rights of residents and ensure that the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act is followed at all times;
  • Uphold both the letter and the spirit of the City of Ottawa Code of Conduct for Members of Council;
  • Recognize that the public has a right to transparent decision-making and commit to performing my functions as Councillor with integrity, accountability and transparency;
  • Serve the interests of residents and the City in a conscientious and diligent manner and shall approach decision-making with an open mind;
  • Act in a manner consistent with the principles of good governance and ethos of democratic life.

Monthly Expense Disclosures

In an effort to be fully transparent and accountable to the residents of Innes Ward and the City of Ottawa, I have proactively published my monthly office expenses. The financial records below are updated once they are confirmed and posted by the Office of the City Clerk.

I would be happy to answer any questions or provide further documentation regarding expenses incurred by my office. You can always reach me by email at Laura.Dudas@ottawa.ca or by phone at 613-580-2472.

Category Monthly Expenses Year to Date
August
   Special Events, Community Receptions and Hospitality 0 399
   Donations, Sponsorships and Memberships 0 568
   City Related Business Travel 0 0
   Constituent Communications and Web Services  
   Includes websites, printing, mailing, advertising
1,882 5,196
   External Services  
   Includes office assistance and consulting services
0 5,838
   Materials, Office Supplies and Related Services
   Includes office, computer supplies, facility rentals
0 0
   Staff Costs 16,688 135,288
   Recoveries 0 0
Totals 18,570 147,289
Total Budget 266,565
Expenses (itemized) Totals
 
   Special Events, Community Receptions and Hospitality 0
   Donations, Sponsorships and Memberships 0
   City Related Business Travel 0
Category Monthly Expenses Year to Date
July
   Special Events, Community Receptions and Hospitality 239 399
   Donations, Sponsorships and Memberships 0 568
   City Related Business Travel 0 0
   Constituent Communications and Web Services  
   Includes websites, printing, mailing, advertising
189 3,314
   External Services  
   Includes office assistance and consulting services
2,502 5,838
   Materials, Office Supplies and Related Services
   Includes office, computer supplies, facility rentals
0 0
   Staff Costs 18,188 118,600
   Recoveries 0 0
Totals 21,117 128,720
Total Budget 266,565
Expenses (itemized) Totals
 
   Special Events, Community Receptions and Hospitality 239
   Community event: “Heroes of Innes Awards 2020” – trophies for the 5 winners – May 2020 239
   Donations, Sponsorships and Memberships 0
   City Related Business Travel 0
Category Monthly Expenses Year to Date
June
   Special Events, Community Receptions and Hospitality 0 160
   Donations, Sponsorships and Memberships 0 568
   City Related Business Travel 0 0
   Constituent Communications and Web Services  
   Includes websites, printing, mailing, advertising
320 3,126
   External Services  
   Includes office assistance and consulting services
1,668 3,336
   Materials, Office Supplies and Related Services
   Includes office, computer supplies, facility rentals
0 0
   Staff Costs 11,523 100,413
   Recoveries 0 18,575
Totals 13,510 126,177
Total Budget 266,565
Expenses (itemized) Totals
 
   Special Events, Community Receptions and Hospitality 0
   Donations, Sponsorships and Memberships 0
   City Related Business Travel 0
Category Monthly Expenses Year to Date
May
   Special Events, Community Receptions and Hospitality 0 160
   Donations, Sponsorships and Memberships 0 568
   City Related Business Travel 0 0
   Constituent Communications and Web Services  
   Includes websites, printing, mailing, advertising
-201 2,806
   External Services  
   Includes office assistance and consulting services
0 1,668
   Materials, Office Supplies and Related Services
   Includes office, computer supplies, facility rentals
0 0
   Staff Costs 22,603 88,890
   Recoveries 0 18,575
Totals 22,402 112,667
Total Budget 266,565
Expenses (itemized) Totals
 
   Special Events, Community Receptions and Hospitality 0
   Donations, Sponsorships and Memberships 0
   City Related Business Travel 0
Category Monthly Expenses Year to Date
April
   Special Events, Community Receptions and Hospitality 37 160
   Donations, Sponsorships and Memberships 0 568
   City Related Business Travel 0 0
   Constituent Communications and Web Services  
   Includes websites, printing, mailing, advertising
956 3,007
   External Services  
   Includes office assistance and consulting services
0 1,668
   Materials, Office Supplies and Related Services
   Includes office, computer supplies, facility rentals
0 0
   Staff Costs 17,582 66,288
   Recoveries 18,575 18,575
Totals 37,149 90,265
Total Budget 266,565
Expenses (itemized) Totals
 
   Special Events, Community Receptions and Hospitality 37
   Community event: “Information Session for the LRT Stage 2” – room rental – cancellation fee due to COVID-19 Pandemic 37
   Donations, Sponsorships and Memberships 0
   City Related Business Travel 0
Category Monthly Expenses Year to Date
March
   Special Events, Community Receptions and Hospitality 0 122
   Donations, Sponsorships and Memberships 0 568
   City Related Business Travel 0 0
   Constituent Communications and Web Services  
   Includes websites, printing, mailing, advertising
206 2,051
   External Services  
   Includes office assistance and consulting services
0 1,668
   Materials, Office Supplies and Related Services
   Includes office, computer supplies, facility rentals
0 0
   Staff Costs 16,990 48,706
   Recoveries 0 0
Totals 17,196 53,116
Total Budget 266,565
Expenses (itemized) Totals
 
   Special Events, Community Receptions and Hospitality 0
   Donations, Sponsorships and Memberships 0
   City Related Business Travel 0

Category Monthly Expenses Year to Date
February
   Special Events, Community Receptions and Hospitality 122 122
   Donations, Sponsorships and Memberships 500 568
   City Related Business Travel 0 0
   Constituent Communications and Web Services  
   Includes websites, printing, mailing, advertising
1,646 1,846
   External Services  
   Includes office assistance and consulting services
1,668 1,668
   Materials, Office Supplies and Related Services
   Includes office, computer supplies, facility rentals
0 0
   Staff Costs 16,482 31,716
   Recoveries 0 0
Totals 20,417 35,919
Total Budget 266,565
Expenses (itemized) Totals
 
   Special Events, Community Receptions and Hospitality 122
   Community event: “Councillor Dudas’ Family Skate” – hot chocolate – Patrick Dugas    Park – Jan. 25, 2020 122
   Donations, Sponsorships and Memberships 500
   Sponsorship: Eastern Ottawa Recreation Group – “Ski Heritage East Trail” 500
   City Related Business Travel 0
Category Monthly Expenses Year to Date
January
   Special Events, Community Receptions and Hospitality 0 0
   Donations, Sponsorships and Memberships 68 68
   City Related Business Travel 0 0
   Constituent Communications and Web Services  
   Includes websites, printing, mailing, advertising
200 200
   External Services  
   Includes office assistance and consulting services
0 0
   Materials, Office Supplies and Related Services
   Includes office, computer supplies, facility rentals
0 0
   Staff Costs 15,234 15,234
   Recoveries 0 0
Totals 15,502 15,502
Total Budget 266,565

 

Expenses (itemized) Totals
 
   Special Events, Community Receptions and Hospitality 0
   Donations, Sponsorships and Memberships 68
   Sponsorship: The Ottawa Mission – “2020 Councillors Feed the Hungry Lunch” – Feb. 4, 2020 68
   City Related Business Travel 0

Category Monthly Expenses Year to Date
December
   Special Events, Community Receptions and Hospitality 101 2,775
   Donations, Sponsorships and Memberships 0 4,350
   City Related Business Travel 0 0
   Constituent Communications and Web Services  
   Includes websites, printing, mailing, advertising
747 8,950
   External Services  
   Includes office assistance and consulting services
834 8,655
   Materials, Office Supplies and Related Services
   Includes office, computer supplies, facility rentals
1,110 3,613
   Staff Costs 14,869 167,854
   Recoveries 0 0
Totals 17,661 196,196
Total Budget 266,565
Expenses (itemized) Totals
 
   Special Events, Community Receptions and Hospitality 101
   Special event: United Way East Ontario – “Community Builder of the Year Award” – L. Dudas – Shaw Centre – May 16, 2019 80
   Community event: “Dog Park Ward Pop-up” – candy canes and supplies – Heritage Dog Park – Dec. 21, 2019 21
   Donations, Sponsorships and Memberships 0
   City Related Business Travel 0
Category Monthly Expenses Year to Date
November
   Special Events, Community Receptions and Hospitality 0 2,673
   Donations, Sponsorships and Memberships 100 4,350
   City Related Business Travel 0 0
   Constituent Communications and Web Services  
   Includes websites, printing, mailing, advertising
1,099 8,203
   External Services  
   Includes office assistance and consulting services
1,668 7,821
   Materials, Office Supplies and Related Services
   Includes office, computer supplies, facility rentals
0 2,503
   Staff Costs 16,176 152,985
   Recoveries 0 0
Totals 19,043 178,535
Total Budget 266,565
Expenses (itemized) Totals
 
   Special Events, Community Receptions and Hospitality 0
   Donations, Sponsorships and Memberships 100
   Donation: Knights of Columbus Council – “Christmas Auction” – gift card – Nov. 8, 2019 100
   City Related Business Travel 0
Category Monthly Expenses Year to Date
October
   Special Events, Community Receptions and Hospitality 2,307 2,673
   Donations, Sponsorships and Memberships 0 4,250
   City Related Business Travel 0 0
   Constituent Communications and Web Services  
   Includes websites, printing, mailing, advertising
840 7,104
   External Services  
   Includes office assistance and consulting services
0 6,153
   Materials, Office Supplies and Related Services
   Includes office, computer supplies, facility rentals
281 2,503
   Staff Costs 14,769 136,809
   Recoveries 0 0
Totals 18,197 159,491
Total Budget 266,565
Expenses (itemized) Totals
 
   Special Events, Community Receptions and Hospitality 2,307
   Community event: “Autumn Festival” – entertainment, wagon rides, rental    equipment, food and supplies – Barrington Park – Oct. 5, 2019 2,307
   Donations, Sponsorships and Memberships 0
   City Related Business Travel 0
Category Monthly Expenses Year to Date
September
   Special Events, Community Receptions and Hospitality 0 367
   Donations, Sponsorships and Memberships 0 4,250
   City Related Business Travel 0 0
   Constituent Communications and Web Services  
   Includes websites, printing, mailing, advertising
1 6,264
   External Services  
   Includes office assistance and consulting services
0 6,153
   Materials, Office Supplies and Related Services
   Includes office, computer supplies, facility rentals
45 2,222
   Staff Costs 14,255 122,040
   Recoveries 0 0
Totals 14,301 141,295
Total Budget 266,565
Expenses (itemized) Totals
 
   Special Events, Community Receptions and Hospitality 0
   Donations, Sponsorships and Memberships 0
   City Related Business Travel 0
Category Monthly Expenses Year to Date
August
   Special Events, Community Receptions and Hospitality 89 367
   Donations, Sponsorships and Memberships 500 4,250
   City Related Business Travel 0 0
   Constituent Communications and Web Services  
   Includes websites, printing, mailing, advertising
281 6,263
   External Services  
   Includes office assistance and consulting services
0 6,153
   Materials, Office Supplies and Related Services
   Includes office, computer supplies, facility rentals
593 2,177
   Staff Costs 19,721 107,784
   Recoveries 0 0
Totals 21,184 126,994
Total Budget 266,565
Expenses (itemized) Totals
 
   Special Events, Community Receptions and Hospitality 89
   Community event: “Blackburn Arena Announcement” – coffee and cookies –   Blackburn Arena – July 23, 2019 55
   Community event: “Rousseau Park Party and Consultation” – hall rental – Le Prelude Elementary School – August 9, 2019 34
   Donations, Sponsorships and Memberships 500
   Sponsorship: 2019 Minor Provincials Orleans Little League Baseball – “Minor Provincial Championships” – July 27 to Aug. 2, 2019 500
   City Related Business Travel 0
Category Monthly Expenses Year to Date
July
   Special Events, Community Receptions and Hospitality 0 278
   Donations, Sponsorships and Memberships 3,250 3,750
   City Related Business Travel 0 0
   Constituent Communications and Web Services  
   Includes websites, printing, mailing, advertising
741 5,981
   External Services  
   Includes office assistance and consulting services
0 6,153
   Materials, Office Supplies and Related Services
   Includes office, computer supplies, facility rentals
119 1,584
   Staff Costs 17,022 88,064
   Recoveries 0 0
Totals 21,131 105,810
Total Budget 266,565
Expenses (itemized) Totals
 
   Special Events, Community Receptions and Hospitality 0
   Donations, Sponsorships and Memberships 3,250
   Sponsorship: Chapel Hill South Community Association – “Summer Sizzler” – August 16, 2019 500
   Sponsorship: Chapel Hill North Community Association – “Food Truck Rally” – Sept. 7, 2019 500
   Sponsorship: Rendez-Vous des Aines francophones d’Ottawa – “Fête de la St-Jean Baptiste à Orleans” – June 23, 2019 500
   Sponsorship: Kiwanis Club of Orleans – “Canada Day Celebration” – July 1, 2019 500
   Sponsorship: Bradley Estates Community Association – “Family Fun Day” – Aug. 17, 2019 500
   Sponsorship: Dapo Agoro Foundation for Peace – “The 17th Annual Dapo Fun Day” – Aug. 17, 2019 500
   Sponsorship: National Capital Area Crime Stoppers – “34th Annual Golf Tournament” – July 17, 2019 250
   City Related Business Travel 0
Category Monthly Expenses Year to Date
June
   Special Events, Community Receptions and Hospitality 81 278
   Donations, Sponsorships and Memberships 0 500
   City Related Business Travel 0 0
   Constituent Communications and Web Services  
   Includes websites, printing, mailing, advertising
882 5,240
   External Services  
   Includes office assistance and consulting services
0 6,153
   Materials, Office Supplies and Related Services
   Includes office, computer supplies, facility rentals
1,465 1,465
   Staff Costs 13,834 71,042
   Recoveries 0 0
Totals 16,262 84,678
Total Budget 266,565
Expenses (itemized) Totals
 
   Special Events, Community Receptions and Hospitality 81
   Community event: “Blackburn Hamlet 7th Annual Fun Run” – supplies –   Blackburn Hamlet Community Centre – June 2, 2019 81
   Donations, Sponsorships and Memberships 0
   City Related Business Travel 0
Category Monthly Expenses Year to Date
May
   Special Events, Community Receptions and Hospitality 31 197
   Donations, Sponsorships and Memberships 0 500
   City Related Business Travel 0 0
   Constituent Communications and Web Services  
   Includes websites, printing, mailing, advertising
1,944 4,358
   External Services  
   Includes office assistance and consulting services
5,553 6,153
   Materials, Office Supplies and Related Services
   Includes office, computer supplies, facility rentals
0 0
   Staff Costs 12,824 57,208
   Recoveries 0 0
Totals 20,352 68,417
Total Budget 266,565
Expenses (itemized) Totals
 
   Special Events, Community Receptions and Hospitality 31
   Community event: “Pop-Up Office Hours” – refreshments – Starbucks, Orléans   Gardens – May 11, 2019 31
   Donations, Sponsorships and Memberships 0
   City Related Business Travel 0
Category Monthly Expenses Year to Date
April
   Special Events, Community Receptions and Hospitality 116 167
   Donations, Sponsorships and Memberships 0 500
   City Related Business Travel 0 0
   Constituent Communications and Web Services  
   Includes websites, printing, mailing, advertising
2,210 2,414
   External Services  
   Includes office assistance and consulting services
0 600
   Materials, Office Supplies and Related Services
   Includes office, computer supplies, facility rentals
0 0
   Staff Costs 10,479 44,384
   Recoveries 0 0
Totals 12,804 48,065
Total Budget 266,565
Expenses (itemized) Totals
 
   Special Events, Community Receptions and Hospitality 116
   Community event: “Family Day Weekend Winter Fun Night” – refreshments – Barrington Park – Feb. 17, 2019 116
   Donations, Sponsorships and Memberships 0
   City Related Business Travel 0
Category Monthly Expenses Year to Date
March
   Special Events, Community Receptions and Hospitality 0 51
   Donations, Sponsorships and Memberships 500 500
   City Related Business Travel 0 0
   Constituent Communications and Web Services  
   Includes websites, printing, mailing, advertising
-293 204
   External Services  
   Includes office assistance and consulting services
0 600
   Materials, Office Supplies and Related Services
   Includes office, computer supplies, facility rentals
0 0
   Staff Costs 4,708 33,905
   Recoveries 0 0
Totals 4,915 35,260
Total Budget 266,565
Expenses (itemized) Totals
 
   Special Events, Community Receptions and Hospitality 0
   Donations, Sponsorships and Memberships 500
   Sponsorship: Eastern Ottawa Recreation Group – “Ski Heritage East” – trail sponsorship 500
   City Related Business Travel 0
Category Monthly Expenses Year to Date
February
   Special Events, Community Receptions and Hospitality 51 51
   Donations, Sponsorships and Memberships 0 0
   City Related Business Travel 0 0
   Constituent Communications and Web Services  
   Includes websites, printing, mailing, advertising
496 498
   External Services  
   Includes office assistance and consulting services
600 600
   Materials, Office Supplies and Related Services
   Includes office, computer supplies, facility rentals
0 0
   Staff Costs 11,802 29,197
   Recoveries 0 0
Totals 12,949 30,346
Total Budget 266,565
Expenses (itemized) Totals
 
   Special Events, Community Receptions and Hospitality 51
   Community event: “Family Day Weekend Winter Fun Night” – open air fire permit –  Barrington Park – Feb. 17, 2019 51
   Donations, Sponsorships and Memberships 0
   City Related Business Travel 0
Category Monthly Expenses Year to Date
January
   Special Events, Community Receptions and Hospitality 0 0
   Donations, Sponsorships and Memberships 0 0
   City Related Business Travel 0 0
   Constituent Communications and Web Services  
   Includes websites, printing, mailing, advertising
2 2
   External Services  
   Includes office assistance and consulting services
0 0
   Materials, Office Supplies and Related Services
   Includes office, computer supplies, facility rentals
0 0
   Staff Costs 17,396 17,396
   Recoveries 0 0
Totals 17,397 17,397
Total Budget 266,565
Expenses (itemized) Totals
 
   Special Events, Community Receptions and Hospitality 0
   Donations, Sponsorships and Memberships 0
   City Related Business Travel 0
Category Monthly Expenses Year to Date
December
   Special Events, Community Receptions and Hospitality 292 292
   Donations, Sponsorships and Memberships 0 0
   City Related Business Travel 0 0
   Constituent Communications and Web Services  
   Includes websites, printing, mailing, advertising
464 464
   External Services  
   Includes office assistance and consulting services
0 0
   Materials, Office Supplies and Related Services
   Includes office, computer supplies, facility rentals
0 0
   Staff Costs 8,344 8,344
   Recoveries 0 0
Totals 9,100 9,100
Total Budget 21,839
Expenses (itemized) Totals
 
   Special Events, Community Receptions and Hospitality 292
   Community event: “Free Public Skate” – ice rental – Blackburn Arena – Dec. 16, 2018 292
   Donations, Sponsorships and Memberships 0
   City Related Business Travel 0