Watson made a few key promises on the campaign trail this year, including capping tax increases at three per cent and making affordable housing along the light-rail transit line a priority
Watson wins third term; seven new councillors voted in, upsetting three incumbents
Watson says that it's his personal Twitter account and he has the right to decide who can see his tweets or comment on them.
Holding tax increases to between 2% and 3% would allow the city to spend an additional $80 million on roads and infrastructure over the next four years, incumbent mayor says.
Parliament Hill's renovations, Airbnb and boosting public safety in the Byward Market were all talking points as Ottawa's mayoral candidates squared off with three weeks left in the campaign
Other promises include increased funding for the Ottawa Film Office, better rural cycling routes.
“I have more confidence today than ever,” the owner of the Ottawa Senators said.
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.
Winner chosen by most online votes from Ottawa Life magazine readers