June 20, 2019

Building a Safe Community Starts with Focusing on Problematic Addresses:

I want to highlight an important initiative in our community which targets problematic addresses in our neighbourhood. With the help and guidance of the Vanier Community Association and Crime Prevention Vanier, we have identified 50 or so addresses that have been problematic with crime and building/property standards concerns affecting our community’s well-being.  Upon efforts with our Chief of Police Bordeleau (whom has now retired), we narrowed down these addresses …

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June 16, 2019

Ottawa Community Housing (OCH) Board Chair

I have been serving on the board of OCH since I was first elected back in 2010. It is an honour for me to represent the City and OCH tenants. I have really discovered a passion with this board because housing is vital for everyone in our city.  After sitting on the board for 5 years, it was a pleasure for me …

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June 16, 2019

Sport Commissioner

In case you did not know, I am a sport guy! I grew up in Ottawa playing sports and participating in many different sporting events. I was that kid in school who didn’t want to sit and do arts and craft, but who could spend hours playing ball hockey, kicking a soccer ball or playing in the pool. On winter …

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June 10, 2019

Community Update Spring 2019

Vision Vanier – It’s Vanier’s Time Vision Vanier is part of Montreal Road’s grand transformation. It combines several initiatives for improving Vanier including: a Vanier art plan, the revitalization of Riverain Park, the Building Better Revitalized Neighbourhoods (BBRN) initiative and the Montreal Road Community Improvement Plan (CIP). The goal of the CIP is to see the construction of new buildings …

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June 5, 2019

New Police Chief Survey

The role of police chief role is an important one. It is not an elected role but functions in many ways like one. The police chief must deal with tragedies, good news stories, and senior management responsibilities all while being accountable to the public. The role requires an array of skills to enable internal management of a 24/7 operation and …

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June 3, 2019

Making Sandy Hill Streets Safer

As many of you may know, during the last term of council a new temporary traffic calming program was created. The program involved giving $40,000 to each councillor to spend on temporary traffic calming in their own neighbourhoods. Common features installed are pavement markings, planters, flex stakes, cycle zone delineators, and speed boards. The temporary traffic calming program has been …

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May 28, 2019

ByWard Market Public Realm Plan Public Workshop #2

Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm Location Routhier Community Centre 172 Guigues Avenue Ottawa, ON Register now at: bywardworkshop2.eventbrite.ca There will be two identical workshop sessions and each workshop session will include a presentation and table group discussion to gather feedback on the proposed plans for ByWard Market’s streets and public spaces. The plans illustrate suggestions for sidewalks, streets, trees, paving, …

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May 28, 2019

Ontario’s Bill 108 undercuts sensible, community-based planning

By Councillors Fleury McKenney, Leiper, Menard, and King Ottawa’s core neighbourhoods are changing fast under the city’s intensification policies. Infill is transforming many of our streets, and new apartment towers are changing the skyline. Amidst all this growth, residents are legitimately concerned that the liveability of our neighbourhoods is being diminished: less sun, fewer trees, more pavement and a real …

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May 27, 2019

Rental Accommodations Study

I am happy to share that the City of Ottawa is currently undertaking a review of regulations governing private sector rental properties to address safety and community concerns. This study will cover short term rental providers, student housing and shared accommodations. With regards to short term rental providers, the vast majority of Airbnb rentals are located in only 5 out …

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May 23, 2019

My comments for the latest Chateau Laurier proposal

Château Laurier This new building, or shall we say addition, would be welcomed in most areas of our City and the high-end use of materials like limestone, bronze and granite would be embraced in any neighbourhood.  However, this contemporary addition to the historic and iconic Château Laurier doesn’t fit with this landmark. There are many improvements that were presented as …

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