City Council adopts 2011 Budget, holds at 2.45% increase

Ottawa – City Council today adopted Budget 2011 and a tax increase of 2.45%, slightly below the 2.5% maximum total tax increase directed…


Mayor and Council Bring New Accountability to City Hall

Ottawa - Following through on Mayor Jim Watson’s campaign commitment to increase transparency and accountability at City Hall, office…


Mayor’s City Builder Award - Elizabeth Gravelle

Mayor Jim Watson today presented a Mayor’s City Builder Award to Elizabeth Gravelle, who has been a volunteer with the Crystal…


Proposed Water and Sewer Rate Increase Lowest in Eight Years

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson and Environment Committee Chair Maria McRae are pleased to announce the City’s 2011 draft water and wastewater…


Mayor’s City Builder Award - Mrs. Betty Giffin

Mayor Jim Watson today presented the inaugural Mayor’s City Builder Award to Mrs. Betty Giffin, of Barrhaven, founder of Victoria’s Quilts…


3rd Annual Meeting of the Alliance to End Homelessness: Address by Mayor Jim Watson


CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY *** It’s a pleasure to be here with you this morning I see a lot of familiar faces and good friends, many of whom I…


Budget 2011 Speech

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY *** Fellow Council members, today we begin the 2011 budget. Establishing our fiscal framework is the single most…


City tables draft 2011 Budget under 2.5%

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson and Kent Kirkpatrick, City Manager, today presented a draft budget that proposes a tax increase of 2.45%,…


Speech to the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce Primary tabs

Let me begin by congratulating the new chair of the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce Mr. David Donaldson and thanking Tim Redpath, your outgoing…


Speech to the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce

Let me begin by congratulating the new chair of the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce Mr. David Donaldson and thanking Tim Redpath, your outgoing…