Public Works Department implements $1 million in savings

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson and Steve Kanellakos, Deputy City Manager of City Operations, along with CUPE 503 President, Brian Madden, and…


Council approves lowest tax rate in five years

Ottawa - City Council today approved the budget for 2012 with the lowest tax increase in five years – 2.39 per cent – in keeping with…


Budget 2012: Learn about it and have your say

This year the City of Ottawa tabled a spending plan for 2012 that will keep Ottawa on a course that is sustainable for the long-term.…


2012 Budget Address by Mayor Jim Watson

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY *** Today we begin Budget 2012 I want to thank Council, once again, for allowing me the privilege of working with…


Ottawa Board of Health invites comments on 2012 Draft Budget

Ottawa – The Draft 2012 Budget for the Ottawa Board of Health was tabled at the Sept. 19 meeting of the Board. The Board invites…


Zero per cent fare hike as taxi union withdraws increase request

Ottawa - The Community and Protective Services Committee is recommending a zero per cent increase in taxi fares this year to Council,…


Mayor Watson welcomes annual AG report

Ottawa - Mayor Jim Watson today welcomed the release of the 2010 Annual Report from the Office of the Auditor General. “Transparency and…


Mayor Watson welcomes annual AG report

Ottawa - Mayor Jim Watson today welcomed the release of the 2010 Annual Report from the Office of the Auditor General. “Transparency and…


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…