Mayor Jim Watson’s City of Ottawa press release count from city communications mentioning His Worship continues to grow:
- The City of Ottawa has issued a Request For Information (RFI) for all parties that would like to participate in constructing and contributing to a vending concept for two signature stalls in the soon-to-be developed George Street Plaza in the ByWard Market. The RFI was announced today by Mayor Jim Watson during the launch of the City’s Autumn in the City program. Sept. 26
- The Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Mayor Jim Watson, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, are thrilled to have received nine (9) awards from the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA). The awards recognize excellence and creativity in promotional materials produced by festivals and events around the world. Sept. 28
- The Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Mayor Jim Watson, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, will announce how the celebrations of Canada’s 150th birthday in the nation’s capital will take flight. Sept. 29
- Today, Deputy Mayor Mark Taylor joined the Toronto Housing Summit participants and the Big City Mayors’ Caucus to request additional support from the Federal Government to help municipalities find sustainable solutions for affordable housing and homelessness. In a joint call, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities asked that for its 2017 budget, the Federal government commit to set aside $12.6 billion of the Social Infrastructure Fund for housing from 2018-2026. “There is a strong business case for investing in housing,” said Mayor Jim Watson. “Ottawa has shown local leadership with our Ten Year Housing and Homelessness Plan, which aims to eliminate chronic homelessness by 2024. Between 2011 and 2014, Council has invested $16 million to support the development of 314 new affordable and supportive housing units. What we need now is provincial and national leadership and investment. Sept. 30
- Mayor Jim Watson, Councillor Keith Egli, Chair of the City’s Transportation Committee, and Orléans Councillor Bob Monette will officially unveil the first of 20 new red-light cameras being installed in Ottawa. Sept. 30
- Today, Mayor Jim Watson, Councillor Keith Egli, Chair of the City’s Transportation Committee, and Orléans Councillor Bob Monette unveiled a new red-light camera at the intersection of St. Joseph Boulevard and Old Tenth Line Road, making it the first of five new red-light cameras that will be installed throughout the city in 2016 with 15 more to be installed in 2017. These 20 new red-light cameras will be in addition to the existing 34 red-light cameras currently in operation at locations across Ottawa. The City installs cameras at intersections based on collision rates. “Road safety is a top concern in neighbourhoods across Ottawa and as a Council we are committed to making sure that all of our road, path and sidewalk users feel safe,” said Mayor Watson. “In the 2016 budget, Council approved the expansion of the red-light camera program as another tool we can use to ensure our streets are safe for everyone.” Oct. 3
- The City of Ottawa in partnership with Ottawa’s post-secondary institutions, school boards, and local community groups held the Ottawa Welcome Event for International Students (OWEIS) event today at City Hall to provide international post-secondary students with information about the many City and community services, programs and resources available to them.“Ottawa is a diverse and welcoming city, so no matter where these students come from in the world, they will find people in Ottawa with similar cultural and linguistic backgrounds,” said Mayor Jim Watson. “Hopefully, after living and studying here, these students will choose to stay in Ottawa, to continue to contribute to the local economy and further enrich our cultural diversity or do so in their home nation as our ambassadors.” Oct. 4
- The Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Mayor Jim Watson, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, are thrilled to welcome Porter Airlines as the Official Canadian Airline for Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations in the nation’s capital.“We’re extremely proud to have Porter, a highly regarded Canadian company, partner with Ottawa 2017,” said Mayor Jim Watson. “This partnership will enable us to share the festive spirit of our country’s 150th anniversary celebrations with air travellers throughout Canada and in the U.S.” Oct. 4
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