Category: Council Watch


Mayoral Debate on Environmental Issues

In the lead up to the 2018 Ottawa Mayoral Election, Ecology Ottawa is hosting an All Candidates Mayoral Debate on Environmental Issues.

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ACTION ALERT: Let’s Green Ottawa City Council!

We need your help getting our all-candidates’ survey into the hands of each and every Ottawa municipal candidate. 

The citizens of Ottawa will vote for mayor and council on Monday, October 22. Here at Ecology Ottawa, one of our top priorities between now and election day is to ensure that environmental concerns are a priority election issue.

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You’ll never believe what happened at City Hall today

Today was the big day – the City of Ottawa’s final 2018 budget was presented to council. It’s the last one before the election next fall, and a lot was riding on it. We were watching closely for commitments on climate…

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A New Urban Forest Management Plan is Officially On its Way to City Council

On Tuesday, June 20th 2017, Ecology Ottawa appeared at City Hall to congratulate the City of Ottawa for developing a new Urban Forest Management Plan draft, and to gift the council with a tree composed of the names of our…

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Results from the Mayor’s Budget Tele-Town Hall

On Thursday June 25 the city invited people to call in with suggestions on the 2016 city budget. According to the Ottawa Citizen most of the callers asked about climate change, bus lanes and road infrastructure, transit, parks, social services…

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What Ecology Ottawa will be watching for in today’s Term of Council Priorities report.

In October Ottawa elected a new city council. At the time Ecology Ottawa approached councillors across the city and met with many of them. We told them clearly what our priorities were and offered to work with them. Today the public…

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First Transit Committee Meeting of 2015

So, I attended my first City of Ottawa Transit Commission meeting yesterday.  Two main motions were discussed and passed. The first motion related to how many regularly scheduled meetings the Transit Commission should hold in a year.  With a goal being…

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The New City Council and How It Shapes Up For the Environment

As 2014 rolled toward its end we learned how our newly elected city council would work together. Here Ecology Ottawa reviews the makeup of the city’s standing committees and what their members have told us about important local environmental issues….

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Council adopts key dates for 2015 budget process

10 December 2014 from the “City Council Newsfeed” Ottawa – The City of Ottawa has finalized key dates for the 2015 budget timetable and multi-ward public consultations. 2015 tax-supported budget timetable The City’s 2015 draft operating and capital budgets will…

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Transit Committee

Transit Commission: Chair Councillor Stephen Blais, Vice-Chair Councillor Michael Qaqish, Councillors Marianne Wilkinson, Keith Egli, Tim Tierney, Tobi Nussbaum, Jeff Leiper and Jean Cloutier

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