Mayor, city manager to negotiate on LeBreton Flats — without local councillor

The mayor and city manager got the green light Tuesday to speak on the city’s behalf during negotiations between the National Capital Commission and RendezVous LeBreton regarding the redevelopment of LeBreton Flats.

But members of city council’s finance committee Tuesday were divided over what role — if any — Somerset Coun. Catherine McKenney should play. LeBreton Flats is in her ward.

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Downtown councillors ponder possibilities of steeper tax hike

DMX8EvKXcAAGYbLPublic consultation held to ask whether residents would tolerate an extra 1% tax increase

City councillors and residents from Ottawa’s five central wards spent Tuesday evening exploring the ways in which the city could spend extra tax dollars if the mayor and rest of council ever loosen their grip on the annual tax increase, currently capped at two per cent.

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