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Q1 City Hall Roundup

Contributors: Chelsea Bland, Kai Ip Wong, Monica Wu  1. City to Host First Ever Water Roundtable February 18th marked the first Environment Committee meeting of 2014, with water as the major agenda item of the day. Councillor Maria McRae surprised…

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Council Watch Monthly Digest- October 2013

Finance and Economic Development Committee (October 1): Ecology Ottawa is happy that this meeting saw funding approved for Canada’s first official downtown EcoDistrict. Transportation Committee (October 2): The Committee carried a motion to reduce the speed limit on Sherwood Drive…

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Council Watch Monthly Digest- September 2013

Environment Committee: The meeting was cancelled this month, once again. The Committee has only met five times this year. Transportation Committee (September 4):  A motion suggesting that the City implement signs, amber lights, and Pedestrian Crossovers (PXOs) as a pilot…

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Council Watch Monthly Digest – August 2013

Transit Commission (August 21): The focus of this meeting was the naming of the stations for the Confederation Line and approval of the exterior design of the trains. The Commission also received a Presto update and a Transit Services Performance…

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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….

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Council Watch Monthly Digest – June 2013

Transportation Committee (June 5): This meeting was well attended by public delegations who wished to speak to the proposed route for the interprovincial bridge, a highly controversial topic. Some of the Councillors on the Committee made some very strong, positive…

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Council Watch Monthly Digest – May 2013

Transportation Committee: Cancelled Planning Committee (May 14): Councillors approved the Bayview Station District Community Design Plan. Environment Committee (May 21):  The Environment Committee held their first meeting since March this month. Despite the lengthy absence, the meeting was unexpectedly short. Councillors’ received an update…

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Council Watch Monthly Digest – April 2013

Environment Committee: Cancelled for the second month in a row.  Transportation Committee (April 3): April’s Transportation Committee meeting saw the approval to make Bronson Avenue a safer route. Although Ecology Ottawa congratulates the Transportation Committee for this positive outcome we  regret to inform…

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Council Watch Monthly Digest – March 2013

Environment Committee: Cancelled. Transportation Committee (March 4): The hot topic of the month in the Transportation Committee was the Downtown Moves study, and Ecology Ottawa commends the Transportation Committee for approving the Downtown Moves study that generally aims to make Ottawa’s downtown…

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Council Watch Monthly Digest- February 2013

Environment Committee (February 19): Councillors of the Environment Committee approved city staff’s recommendation to impose a 7% increase in 2013 water/sewer rates. Ecology Ottawa congratulates the Environment Committee on approving this motion, especially in light of the fact that office holders are…

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