The City of Ottawa is the corporate entity of municipal government in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The corporation is responsible for provision of services to the public as well as enforcement of municipal by-laws. It is overseen by the City Manager, and responsible to the Mayor of Ottawa (Jim Watson) and City Council.
The City of Ottawa Act, 1999 (French: Loi de 1999 sur la ville d'Ottawa) is an act of the legislature of Ontario which created the City of Ottawa. The Act was first passed in 1999 to provide for the 2001 amalgamation of the former Region of Ottawa-Carleton, the former cities of Ottawa, Nepean, Kanata, Gloucester, Vanier and Cumberland, the former townships of West Carleton, Goulbourn, Rideau, and Osgoode, and the former village of Rockcliffe Park into the new City of Ottawa.
City Manager City Manager Steve Kannellakos serves as City Council's chief policy advisor and leads management and staff in implementing Council decisions. While overseeing policy development and major projects, Kannellakos actively promotes the City's interests with other levels of government and external organizations. In addition, Kannellakos is leading new initiatives, which include the implementation of City Council's long-term vision for Ottawa; building strong relationships with the community; improving corporate planning and performance reporting; and improving staff morale.
Business Transformation Services Business Transformation Services is responsible for: Improved customer and client service; Improved employee development and engagement; and Outcome-based performance management and reporting.
Community and Protective Services The Community and Protective Services (CPS) Department brings together 11 service areas.
Planning, Transit and the Environment Planning, Transit and the Environment (PTE) is one of the City of Ottawa's five departments. The others are City Manager, Business Transformation Services, Community and Protective Services, and Public Works and Services.
Planning, Transit and the Environment has five branches:
Office Of The Deputy City Manager Transit Services Planning Building Code Services Economic & Environmental Sustainability
Public Works and Services To build, operate and maintain transportation, utility, fleet, parks and forestry services.
Office of the Auditor General 
The city of Ottawa draft budget has been tabled on January 28, 2010.