Council Watch Monthly Digest – July 2013

Increased Transit Fares (July 1):  OCTranspo’s fares increased on July 1. READ OUR FINDINGS to learn how Ottawa’s bus fares compare to other major cities on a national and international scale.

Transit Commission (July 3): The Commission discussed ACCESSIBILITY TO ALL USERS ON TRANSIT SERVICES.

Transportation Committee (July 5): A successful day for Complete Streets! The Transportation Committee voted to REDEVELOP MAIN STREET AS A COMPLETE STREET and approved making the SEGREGATED BIKE LANES ON LAURIER AVENUE A PERMANENT FEATURE.

Transportation Committee (July 10): This was a special meeting to discuss the staff recommendation of the RICHMOND UNDERGROUND as the preferred corridor to extend the LRT westerly.

Environment Committee (July 16): Cancelled yet again.

City Council (July 17): An action packed agenda at the City Council meeting this month saw a huge success for Complete Streets! Main Street was approved for redevelopment into a complete street, with less lanes for cars. Read WHAT YOUR COUNCILLOR HAD TO SAY on making Main Street a Complete Street. The SEGREGATED BIKE LANES ON LAURIER AVENUE will also be made a permanent feature. We sincerely thank all the Councillors who made this possible! A development that promotes INTENSIFICATION IN CHAPEL HILL was approved, as was the CARDINAL CREEK VILLAGE CONCEPT PLAN. THE RICHMOND UNDERGROUND LRT project will be moving forward, after Councillors approved this corridor for the preferred LRT extension. The proposed ATTIKA CONDO DEVELOPMENT near the Parkdale market was also discussed.

 Ecology Ottawa’s rating of City Councillors for July, 2013

Application of the Equality and Inclusion Lens to Transit Services

Councillor(s)

Rating

Keith Egli, Marianne Wilkinson

Thumbs-up

Councillors on the Transit Commission*

Thumbs-up

* S. Blais, M. Wilkinson, S. Qadri, K. Egli, D. Deans, K. Hobbs, T. Tierney. Note: R. Bloess was absent

Complete street for Main Street- Transportation Committee

Councillor(s)

Rating

Keith Egli, Marianne Wilkinson, Peter Clark, David Chernushenko, Rainer Bloess, Mathieu Fleury

Thumbs-up

Diane Deans, Scott Moffatt, Tim Tierney, Allan Hubley

Thumbs-down

Comments regarding a complete street for Main Street- Transportation Committee

Councillor(s)

Rating

Keith Egli, Marianne Wilkinson, Peter Clark, David Chernushenko

Thumbs-up

Diane Deans, Allan Hubley, Tim Tierney, Steve Desroches

Thumbs-down

Councillor Deans’ motion to forego a complete street on Main Street

Councillor(s)

Rating

Keith Egli, Marianne Wilkinson, Peter Clark, David Chernushenko, Mathieu Fleury

Thumbs-up

Diane Deans, Scott Moffatt, Tim Tierney, Allan Hubley, Rainer Bloess

Thumbs-down

Complete street for Main Street- City Council

Councillor(s)

Rating

Councillors who voted in favour*

Thumbs-up

Councillors who dissented**

Thumbs-down

*Councillors R. Chiarelli, E. El-Chantiry, R. Bloess, D. Chernushenko, M. Taylor, B. Monette, M. Wilkinson, M. Fleury, S. Qadri, P. Clark, K. Egli, K. Hobbs, T. Tierney, D. Holmes, D. Thompson, P. Hume, M. McRae, and Mayor Jim Watson

**Councillors S. Moffatt, S. Blais, S. Desroches, J. Harder, D. Deans, and A. Hubley

Comments regarding a complete street for Main Street- City Council

Councillor(s)

Rating

Keith Egli, Marianne Wilkinson, Peter Clark, David Chernushenko, Keith Egli, Diane Holmes, Mathieu Fleury, Peter Hume, Katherine Hobbs, Mayor Jim Watson

Thumbs-up

Diane Deans, Allan Hubley, Jan Harder

Thumbs-down

Segregated bike lanes on Laurier Avenue- Transportation Committee

Councillor(s)

Rating

Councillors on the Transportation Committee*

Thumbs-up

*Councillors S. Moffatt, R. Bloess, D. Chernushenko, M. Wilkinson, M. Fleury, P. Clark, K. Egli, T. Tierney, and A. Hubley. Absent: Diane Deans

Segregated bike lanes on Laurier Avenue- City Council

Councillor(s)

Rating

City Councillors who voted in favour*

Thumbs-up

Bob Monette, Allan Hubley, Stephen Blais

Thumbs-down

*Councillors S. Moffatt, R. Chiarelli, E. El-Chantiry, R. Bloess, D. Chernushenko, M.Taylor, S. Desroches, J. Harder, M. Wilkinson, M. Fleury, S. Qadri, P. Clark, K. Egli, D. Deans, K. Hobbs, T. Tierney, D. Holmes, D. Thompson, P. Hume, M. McRae and Mayor J. Watson.

Richmond Underground LRT

Councillor(s)

Rating

Councillors on the Transportation Committee* and City Council**

Thumbs-up

Keith Egli

Thumbs-up

David Chernushenko

Thumbs-up

* Councillors S. Moffatt, R. Bloess, D. Chernushenko, M. Wilkinson, M. Fleury, P. Clark, K. Egli, D. Deans, T. Tierney, A. Hubley

**Councillors S. Moffatt, R. Chiarelli, E. El-Chantiry, R. Bloess, D. Chernushenko, S. Blais, M.Taylor, S. Desroches, B. Monette, J. Harder, M. Wilkinson, M. Fleury, S. Qadri, P. Clark, K. Egli, D. Deans, K. Hobbs, T. Tierney, D. Holmes, D. Thompson, A. Hubley, P. Hume, M. McRae and Mayor J. Watson.

Intensification in Chapel Hill, Orleans

Councillor(s)

Rating

Councillors who voted in favour*

Thumbs-up

Bob Monette, Rainer Bloess

Thumbs-down

*Councillors S. Moffatt, R. Chiarelli, E. El-Chantiry, D. Chernushenko, S. Blais, M.Taylor, S. Desroches, J. Harder, M. Wilkinson, M. Fleury, S. Qadri, P. Clark, K. Egli, K. Hobbs, T. Tierney, D. Holmes, D. Thompson, A. Hubley, P. Hume, M. McRae. Absent: Major J.Watson, D. Deans

Tags:

Categories: Council Watch

Author:Leah Shields

Council Watch Coordinator with Ecology Ottawa.

Follow

Subscribe to our RSS feed and social profiles to receive updates.

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: