Other promises include increased funding for the Ottawa Film Office, better rural cycling routes.
This is the second time the light rail transit system will be delayed.
Factors behind expected surplus include higher building permit revenue, unfilled vacancies.
Mayor Jim Watson directed city staff “to take all the necessary steps” to prepare for the legalization of cannabis.
City poised to collect $975,000 over 15 years.
Meanwhile, Rideau Transit Group reaffirms Nov. 2 handover date for Confederation line LRT
“I have more confidence today than ever,” the owner of the Ottawa Senators said.
Ahead of nominations closing Friday, former councillor Clive Doucet and past CTV Ottawa anchor Carol Anne Meehan filed nomination papers.
Also at council meeting, Broccolini secures interest-free deferment of development charges for new Amazon distribution centre
City manager will now have the final say over the hotel design.