Sherring: A boring Jim Watson budget? The mayor wouldn’t have it any other way
Ottawa Citizen

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By Susan Sherring, Ottawa Citizen, November 9, 2016

Like a stay at the Holiday Inn, Mayor Jim Watson’s draft budget contained few surprises.

History suggests that’s the mayor’s style: A little money here, a tiny pot there — goodies spread out across Ottawa in an attempt to keep everyone satisfied — if not over-the-moon elated.


But back to Watson’s positive spin. He told council that, through consultation, they heard the public wants an affordable city, a caring city, a sustainable city, and a prosperous and vibrant city, as well as a city that has an investment plan for innovation and job creation.