Council approves Budget 2020, increasing support for housing, transit and road safety

Ottawa – City Council today approved Budget 2020, a financial plan that increases investments in public transit, winter maintenance and…


Budget 2020 an affordable plan for better mobility, infrastructure and housing

Ottawa – Draft Budget 2020 is a plan for an affordable, economically vibrant city that invests in core public services, closes the…


Mayor Jim Watson's Draft Budget 2020 speech

SPEAKING NOTES Mayor Jim Watson Budget 2020 Tabling A budget that works for Ottawa/you An affordable approach for responsible growth,…


Statement by Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson following today’s tabling of the Province of Ontario’s 2019 Budget

ʺToday’s provincial budget outlines the Province’s commitment to reducing its deficit, while maintaining key provincial programs and…


Council approves Budget 2019 and Stage 2 light-rail transit

Ottawa –  Council today approved the budget for 2019 and Stage 2 light-rail transit, allowing construction of the City’s O-Train…


Budget 2019 builds a city with more affordable housing, better roads and sidewalks, expanded transit and safer communities

Ottawa – Draft Budget 2019, tabled today at City Council, is a prudent financial plan that ramps up investments to build more affordable…


City Council approves Budget 2018, keeping its 2% tax cap commitment to Ottawa residents

Today, City Council approved a balanced, affordable and progressive Budget 2018. The City’s 2018 operating budget will be $3.4 billion and…


Mayor’s Budget 2018 Remarks

Balanced, Affordable and Progressive: Budget 2018  Check against delivery  Every fall I look forward to the opportunity to speak to Council…


Council approves 2017 Budget - improving core services and maintaining two per cent tax commitment

Today, City Council approved the 2017 Budget, focussing on strengthening core municipal services and long-term affordability. The budget…


Budget 2017 Speech

Budget 2017- An affordable and caring City   Last June, Council directed that I work with our new City Manager, Steve Kanellakos, to…