Do-It-Yourself grit boxes, provided by the City of Ottawa, are installed at a few key spots around town. These yellow boxes are located close to steep hills and in areas where there are many pedestrians, seniors, and persons using mobility devices.
OSCA's Planning and Zoning Committee has called on the City of Ottawa Agriculture and Rural Affairs and Planning Committees to be more cognizant of climate change and more clear about how its proposed policies would affect neighbourhoods in a submission to a joint meeting of the two bodies. There was little time given to review the new official plan and only five days allotted for public review and comment.
The Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department offers the Planning Primer Program to help residents become more aware of, and more involved in, the land-use planning process. The program is a series of half-day courses.
Friday, December 6, 2019 (Offered in English) Healthy Communities
The City of Ottawa is updating its by-laws to protect urban forests. And there's still time to share your ideas for a greener city.
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.
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.