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…


Building a Caring and Affordable City

Ottawa – Earlier today, City Council tabled a balanced budget. Draft Budget 2017 is affordable, fiscally responsible and has a balanced…


Budget 2016

2016 promises to be a big year in our city and before embarking on a year of important work to build a better Ottawa, I wanted to take a…


City Council approves 2015 budget

Ottawa – City Council today approved the 2015 Operating and Capital Budgets, limiting the total residential property tax increase to 2 per…