Category: Council Watch


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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Transportation Committee

Transportation Committee: Chair Councillor Keith Egli, Vice-Chair Councillor Catherine McKenney, Councillors Bob Monette, Jody Mitic, Shad Qadri, Diane Deans, Mathieu Fleury, David Chernushenko, George Darouze, Scott Moffatt and Michael Qaqish

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Planning Committee

Planning Committee: Chair Councillor Jan Harder, Vice-Chair Councillor Tim Tierney, Councillors Shad Qadri, Rick Chiarelli, Tobi Nussbaum, Jeff Leiper, Riley Brockington, Jean Cloutier, Stephen Blais and Allan Hubley

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Environment Committee

Environment Committee: Chair Councillor David Chernushenko, Vice-Chair Councillor Rick Chiarelli, Councillors Jody Mitic, Mark Taylor, Catherine McKenney, Jeff Leiper, Riley Brockington, Jean Cloutier, Scott Moffatt and Michael Qaqish

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City is recruiting residents to serve on committees and boards

The City of Ottawa has a number of bodies that citizens can serve on, most importantly for our purposes is the Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee. Download an application form here. More info here or here.

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How Council Answered

The following list of links lead to answers to Ecology Ottawa’s pre-election environmental issues survey given by winning candidates in Ottawa’s 2014 municipal election. Mayor Jim Watson’s Answers Ward 1 – Orléans – Bob Monette Ward 2 – Innes – Jody…

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