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Category: Ethics and Accountability

New Language Line makes City phone services more accessible to all residents

Ottawa – The City of Ottawa has officially launched Language Line, a service that allows callers to participate in a three-way call with a translator and a City staff member. Now, residents can call one of the City’s dedicated phone lines and receive service in the language they are most comfortable speaking. “The new Language Line service ensures that City phone services such as 3-1-1 are more accessible than ever before,” said Mayor Jim Watson. “This…
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Mayor Watson welcomes annual AG report

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson today welcomed the release of the 2010 Annual Report from the Office of the Auditor General. “Transparency and accountability are key priorities for me and Council, as reflected in our creation of a separate Audit Sub-Committee,” said Mayor Watson. “Alain Lalonde and his staff perform a valuable service each year for taxpayers and I look forward to a high level of cooperation between management, the Auditor General and the Audit Sub-Committee…
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Mayor Watson welcomes annual AG report

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson today welcomed the release of the 2010 Annual Report from the Office of the Auditor General. “Transparency and accountability are key priorities for me and Council, as reflected in our creation of a separate Audit Sub-Committee,” said Mayor Watson. “Alain Lalonde and his staff perform a valuable service each year for taxpayers and I look forward to a high level of cooperation between management, the Auditor General and the Audit Sub-Committee…
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Mayor and Council Bring New Accountability to City Hall

Ottawa – Following through on Mayor Jim Watson’s campaign commitment to increase transparency and accountability at City Hall, office expenses for City Councillors, the Mayor’s Office and those of senior management will now be posted online. “We have to set a higher standard when it comes to shining the light on how hard earned tax dollars are being spent,” said Mayor Watson. “I am thankful Council voted unanimously to open up our books, helping to…
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