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A meeting at long last, but very little of substance

By Alison Sidney and Leah Shields The Environment Committee finally met May 21, following the cancellation of two scheduled meetings in March and April. Despite there being a substantial break prior to this meeting, it was notably brief and lacking…

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Planning Committee and Employment Lands

By Aya Helal At the Planning Committee meeting held on March 26, 2013, the last agenda item  discussed after a long meeting that lasted until midnight was the Building a Livable Ottawa 2031-Official Plan and Master Plan Review. Building a…

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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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Council Watch on Seven Percent Increase in Water/Sewer Rates

By Jesse Baker The Environment Committee meeting held on February 19 primarily served as a discussion of the proposed seven percent increase in 2013 water and sewer rates. The meeting began with a presentation of the city’s proposed 2013 and…

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Council Watch Monthly Digest- January 2013

Environment Committee (January 15): January saw the first Environment Committee of the year 2013, during which the Environment Committee dropped a bomb-shell that could have lead to a step backward in the city’s commitment to promoting and implementing green building practices….

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Environment Committee weirdness regarding LEED certification of city-owned buildings

By Aya Helal The first Environment Committee meeting of 2013 dropped a bomb-shell that could lead to a step backward in the City’s commitment to promoting and implementing green building practices. City Councillor Diane Holmes submitted a motion, after the…

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