Now that the majority of City Council has given the Lansdowne Partnership Plan the official go-ahead, I've updated the Lansdowne section of the Capital Ward website. I also want to let you know about a few upcoming events and other news that might be of interest to residents.
Councillor for Capital Ward
Looking for Lansdowne’s silver lining
On October 10, City Council voted 21-3 to proceed with the Lansdowne Partnership Plan (LPP) and sign the final contracts with the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG). By then, the vote was just a formality. The more vigorous discussion and examination of final reports took place a week earlier at the Finance and Economic Development Committee (FEDCO) meeting. In any case, it has been clear since the 2010 election that this City Council is strongly pro-LPP.
So, one era ends and a new one begins. The struggle to halt or fundamentally change the current redevelopment plan is officially over, to be replaced with a new mission: Identifying ways to leverage this massive capital project—with all the taxpayer spending it entails—for some much-needed community and regional needs.
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Capital Ward Pre-Budget Consultation
Thursday, 11 October, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Saint Paul University Amphitheatre (Guigues Hall), 223 Main Street
I'm hosting a meeting so you can have your say about the City of Ottawa's next budget.
Tell me what you want to see in Budget 2013!
- What do you believe should be included in Budget 2013?
- How would you pay for your budget priorities (property taxes, user fees)?
- What do you believe does not belong in the City budget?
- Do you support City Council’s four-year, 2.5% annual cap on budget increases?
Please call 613-580-2487 for further details.
Sign up for garbage collection reminders
Several important changes in solid waste collection are coming the week of October 29. As part of these changes, 158,000 households will have their garbage and recycling collected on a new day. The City of Ottawa is informing these residents through a personalized letter.
Residents can also confirm their collection day, consult their collection schedule, download a calendar or sign up to receive e-mail, phone or Twitter personal reminders by visiting ottawa.ca or by calling 3-1-1.
Starting October 29, the City will provide a Special Considerations program to collect diapers and incontinence products on the weeks without scheduled garbage collection. For more details or to register for the Special Considerations program, calling 3-1-1 or visit ottawa.ca.
Budget 2013: Public consultation
Thursday, 1 November, 4 to 6 p.m.
City Hall (Andrew Haydon Hall), 110 Laurier Ave. W.
The City of Ottawa is hosting an official meeting on Budget 2013 on Nov. 1 at City Hall. For information, visit the Budget 2013 page at ottawa.ca.
There will also be bilingual multi-ward budget consultations in the East, West and South parts of Ottawa. For details about these meetings, visit ottawa.ca.
Taking Action Together: Addressing Gangs in Our City
Wednesday, 17 October, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Ottawa City Hall (Andrew Haydon Hall), 110 Laurier Ave. W.
Are you concerned about youth getting involved in gangs? Please join us for:
- A panel presentation about gangs and prevention from 7 to 8 p.m. with:
- Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau
- Crime Prevention Ottawa's Executive Director Nancy Worsfold
- Ottawa Police Guns & Gangs Unit Staff Sergeant Mark Patterson
- Get involved: Share your ideas and solutions from 8 to 9 p.m. with Adrian Harewood from CBC News Ottawa
- Networking and light refreshments available from 6:30 to 7 pm.
English event with French simultaneous translation available. Free street parking in the general area available after 6 p.m.
“It’s not just a police issue. It’s not just a city issue. It’s a community issue. To truly address the issue of guns and gangs in our community, we need a multifaceted solution that can address the broader social factors at play. The Ottawa Police Service is committed to working with community partners such as Crime Prevention Ottawa, the Youth Services Bureau, and Ottawa Community Housing to strengthen our strategies for addressing youth and gangs.”
– Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau
Bumps on the Road 9K Walk for Pregnancy
Sunday, 21 October, 8 a.m.
Start/Finish: CFWH National Office, 780 Echo Dr.
Pregnancy is a wonderful and positive experience, but most people don’t think of the challenges that come with it. Join the Canadian Foundation for Women’s Health on Sunday, 21 October to help raise awareness of unknown pregnancy conditions and support research that addresses the challenges faced by many women during their pregnancy. Councillor David Chernushenko will speak before the walk kicks off.
Because 9K represents 9 months of carrying a baby, we encourage all participants, women and men, to wear their bellies with pride: real or fake! If you are not pregnant, why not wear a weighted backpack or a fake belly to see what it feels like to carry extra weight during pregnancy — get creative!
Registration $50 per person, includes a charitable tax receipt. Registration begins at 8 a.m. , walk begins at 9 a.m. Parking is not available on site.
Visit www.bumpsontheroad.ca for more information about registration, donations and fundraising opportunities.