City council

Property owners in flood-affected areas will be given a six-month grace period on property taxes, city council ruled Wednesday
Councillors continue to rail against the procurement process for the second stage of Ottawa's LRT development
Numerous councillors arguing to postpone the vote were rebuffed by city staff and fellow members of council on the high cost and delays associated with pushing the decision
City councillors approved a staff recommendation Thursday to allow pot storefronts in Ottawa, despite a number of complaints about the lack of local zoning powers in the province’s privat
City council has approved a property tax increase of up to three per cent for the 2019 budget, providing nearly $10 million for local needs such as infrastructure improvements
Also at council meeting, Broccolini secures interest-free deferment of development charges for new Amazon distribution centre
Mayor Jim Watson says the motion is meant to protect Ottawa’s vulnerable citizens from payday loan businesses – outlets that offer quick cash in exchange for high interest rates on loans.
The unexpected announcement at the start of Wednesday’s council meeting scuttled an expected showdown between the mayor and a group of eight councillors who wanted to raise property taxes by an…
Jim Watson says he wants to lead Ottawa for four more years, announcing Thursday he plans to run for mayor in 2018 and unofficially kicking off the municipal election campaign.