The city-wide campaign Cleaning the Capital takes place from September 15 to October 15, 2019. Residents come together as a community and combine efforts to make our city clean and green.
The City of Ottawa recently retained Maclaren Municipal Consulting to identify policy options that can be considered to deal with housing issues in the area. MMC has just published two policy options papers on ottawa.ca and are asking for residents feedback/recommendations before finalizing their report.
City of Ottawa staff have recently released a high level policy directions document for the New Official Plan. This document will be presented to Planning Committee at the upcoming session starting at 9:30am on August 22, 2019 at City Hall.
Beyond that, City Planning staff are asking for community resident input and comments on The 5 Big Moves by the end of September.
The City of Ottawa is updating its by-laws to protect urban forests. Share your ideas for a greener city.
Brewer Park North has been selected as one of ten parks across the city for the Solid Waste Green Bin in Parks Pilot Project.
In a society fortunate enough to have potable tap water and many choices in terms of container selection, disposable plastic water bottles and other single-use plastics may be something we can choose to live without. Please read this message from the Ottawa Water Study Action Group and email the Mayor and your Councillor if you support the initiative.
The City is reviewing regulations to address public health and safety, consumer protection, community nuisances, and other areas of concern, as they pertain to private sector rental properties. Residents are invited to read the associated discussion papers and take surveys regarding rental housing, student housing including high-density 'bunkhouses', and short-term rentals (like Airbnb).