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February 21, 2020

Council moves for more transparency for the LRT phase 2

The recent news of the payments being made to Rideau Transit Group to the sum of $4.9 million when there remains issues with service did not sit well with many of my council colleagues or me. Council questioned the issue at its Feb.12 meeting. On Feb. 14, General Manager of Transportation Services, John Manconi clarified that these payments were for …

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February 20, 2020

Sidewalk snow clearing and winter parking ban

We are well into winter now, and with that, unfortunately, for some comes snow. It has been a pretty average snowfall winter. I am pleased to see some positive changes with snow clearing this year, but there are still areas we could be doing better – and I intend to follow up on those.  We invite you to share with us your suggestions. For …

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February 18, 2020

Council supports Housing Emergency actions; down the hall Salvation Army LPAT wraps up

On Jan. 29 City Council passed a motion stating there is a housing Emergency in Ottawa – there is currently a list of more than 12,000 people waiting for an affordable home.  This number includes those waiting in shelters and motels. This incredibly high number of Ottawa residents waiting for a permanent home has barely budged. On the same day, the Local Planning Appeal …

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