A diversity of issues hit the Ottawa council table in first year of term
Tuesday marks one year since the municipal election and Mayor Jim Watson’s cakewalk back to the corner office at City Hall.
Watson has already moved on some of his campaign promises in his second term. He has put together a proposal for more community gardens, made good on his 2% tax promise (so far), appointed a council sports commissioner and started the process to establish a new central library.
But the mayor didn’t predict some of biggest issues that have landed on council’s agenda.
We look at five themes that have dominated the last 12 months.