I moved and successfully had passed a motion at Council to have staff provide recommendations for reducing and eliminating single use plastics as part of the Long Term Waste Plan to be brought forward in 2019. Though this plan was due to come out several years earlier, with the province putting forward an entirely new […]
From my August 2017 column in the OSCAR: Every issue of this paper demonstrates the importance many Old Ottawa South residents place on preserving community attributes they deem important, even essential. These can be cultural, aesthetic or practical. Even a view is not just a view for most, but a defining characteristic of where they […]
Earlier this year Ottawa City Council approved a new contract with Orgaworld that included several key components: Responding to a resounding complaint from citizens that they would use the green bin if it was not so “icky”, it is now possible to put your organics in any kind of wrapping. Paper-based wrapping remains strongly encouraged […]
Why did you support the new household hazardous waste (Green Bin) contract which permits the use of plastic bags?
The city’s 10-year old contract with Orgaworld was a terrible one. It forced the taxpayer to pay for unused capacity if tonnage did not meet expected targets, it banned pet feces and it limited the type of bags/containers to paper-based products only (not even compostable plastic bags can/could be used). The result was extra costs […]
Most Capital Ward residents understand the need for appropriate, controlled intensification, as opposed to freezing communities in their current state. I have heard from many that only when there is greater population density will local businesses have the reliable walk-in traffic they need. But the key is to ensure that it is population density that […]
Oversee completion of the Flora Footbridge, including landscaping Improve connections from Clegg to various local routes and the Western Rideau River Pathway Complete the design work and secure the funding for construction of the Rideau River Western Pathway Improve bus route service and connections to Lees Station and south to Smyth Remove proposed Alta Vista […]
Ensure that the Hospital Link design provides better pedestrian and cycling connectivity and safety and creates minimal impact on the adjacent community from speed, noise and air pollution. Create better connections for pedestrians and cyclists to the redesigned McIlraith Bridge and Main Street.
Minimize cut-through traffic and reduce speeds through low-cost traffic calming approaches Add an additional safe crossing of Bronson Avenue based on comprehensive Bronson design Route 56 service expansion to better connect with major employment hubs and LRT stations and reduce car traffic in central neighbourhoods Involve the community in the Bronson rehabilitation design, with focus […]
Enhance transit connections through improved pedestrian and cycling safety Route 56 service expansion to better connect with major employment hubs and LRT stations and reduce car traffic in central neighbourhoods Minimize cut-through traffic and reduce speeds through low-cost traffic calming approaches