FCA Committees

Various committees established to work on particular issues and make recommendations to the FCA

Jul 212017
 

A selection committee composed of Mayor Jim Watson, Councillor Mathieu Fleury and Councillor Jeff Leiper reviewed the applications of approximately 75 candidates who responded to the public call-out for Board members in May 2017. Candidates were assessed on the basis of their leadership skills, business experience and community awareness. The Board, which has been tasked […]

Jul 202017
 

The Greenspace Alliance has put together a review of Bill 139, part of the proposed Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017: Amendments to the Planning Act. The Bill proposes among other things a very substantial reform of the current appeal process for official plans and offical plan and zoning amendments.  In the case […]

Jul 202017
 

Please find the PDF of a presentation from the City of Ottawa updating the status of Infill I-II, shared by Elizabeth Desmarais, City Planner, here. At our meeting held on  July 7 with FCA president Sheila Perry, a discussion was had on the format and some key issues of the review that relate to the […]

Jul 062017
 

This is to advise you about the City of Ottawa’s Property Standards By-law Review, which just recently began. A comprehensive review of the Property Standards By-law was completed in 2013 and resulted in a new and updated by-law. However, a few additional issues were raised as part of the By-law Review Strategy approved by Council […]

Jul 052017
 

“WHO WE ARE “ Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Presentation and Updates City of Ottawa Date:   Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Presented by: Stephen Willis, General Manager, Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Please find the following 3 attachments for FCA members and Community Associations. These presentations were made at our meeting in Kanata and hosted by […]

Jun 022017
 

On May 31, FCA-FAC submitted comments on the City’s second discussion paper on review of R4 Zoning. The review has been going on for the past eight months and it has become evident that addressing issues in R4 zones will have implications for all residential zones in the City. No official announcement has yet been […]

Mar 202017
 

The City of Ottawa’s current Transportation Master Plan (TMP) was approved in 2013, based on 2006 census information, 2011 traffic data, background reports and public consultation. It contains targets and strategies regarding walking, cycling, transit and vehicles for 2031. The City originally intended to update the TMP for 2018, but now does not expect to […]

Mar 192017
 

From March 10 to the 14th, the FCA in partnership with Greenspace Alliance released a greenspaces survey to its FCA network. 82 respondents from around the city chimed in. Have a look at the results here: https://www.surveymonkey.net/results/SM-KH6JPMTG/

Mar 102017
 

Below is the Federation of Citizens’ Associations’ Comments regarding the proposed Urban Forest Management Plan. http://fca-fac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/FCAreUFMP161130.pdf Ontario’s provincial policy statement of 2014 under the Planning Act can be found here: http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/AssetFactory.aspx?did=10463 Also a power point outlining some of the main points relating to Urban Forests and the health of cities from an FCA power point presentation […]

Jan 122017
 

The next general meeting of FCA-FAC [Federation of Citizens’ Associations of Ottawa] will be held Wednesday January 18, 2017 at the Tanglewood Park Community Centre, 31 Woodfield Drive. Continuing a tradition from last year, our kick-off meeting for 2017 (or New Years’ Levee) will feature rotational interviews (or ‘speed-dating’ if you prefer) with various Ottawa experts […]