Crime Prevention Ottawa Community safety Awards

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Sep 262017
 

2017 Community Safety Awards

REMINDER: Send us your nominations!

 

The Community Safety Awards are not far away. The ceremony will take place on Monday, November 6, 2017 at 5 p.m. at Ottawa City Hall.  Save the date!

 

Don’t miss your opportunity to nominate a deserving community safety leader. The deadline for submissions is October 3, 2017. The awards honour individuals, groups and programs making Ottawa a safer city for everyone.

 

Nominees are being sought for the following award categories:

  • Leadership Award
  • Business Award
  • Youth Leadership Award
  • Enforcement Professional Award
  • City Employee Award
  • Volunteer Award
  • Volunteer Program Award
  • Community Program Award

The nomination form, criteria and frequently asked questions can be found at: www.crimepreventionottawa.ca.

Sep 092017
 

The Healthy Transportation Coalition and EnviroCentre are pleased to invite you to the:

2017 Transportation Equity Summit

September 22, 2017

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Ottawa City Hall

This year’s summit provides a platform for the ongoing dialogue needed to achieve equitable transportation in Ottawa. The summit will provide an opportunity for professionals, decision makers and residents to come together to learn about and discuss the challenges and opportunities facing equitable transportation in Ottawa.

Whether you are an affected resident, a decision-maker, student, or you work in a field where you see the impact on marginalized populations, you will contribute to and benefit from participating in the Summit.

Go to the Eventbrite page to register today!

Subsidies are available for registration, transit costs, and childcare. Contact transport@envirocentre.ca or 613-656-0100 ext. 129 for details.

Lunch and snacks will be provided (gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options available).

Jul 272017
 

Crime Prevention Ottawa and the FCA recently put together some articles on dealing with crime and safety in your neighbourhoods from a CA perspective.

Here are the articles in English:

https://secureservercdn.net/104.238.69.231/g4t.993.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/CPO1704E.pdf

et en français:

https://secureservercdn.net/104.238.69.231/g4t.993.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/CPO1704F.pdf

For more information on assessing crime data check out the Ottawa neighbourhood study here.

 

Inaugural Board of Directors appointed for ByWard and Parkdale Markets’ new management structure

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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 with developing a renewed vision and mandate for the markets, will be led by the three-member Executive Committee, appointed for a three-year term:

  •          Peter Hume, Chair
  •          Dennis Jackson, Vice-Chair
  •          Chantal Gingras, Treasurer

Six additional board members were appointed after consideration and approval by City Council. The following three members were selected for a two-year term:

  •          Ian Fraser
  •          Suneeta Millington
  •          Lauren Kennedy

A further three members were chosen to serve for a period of one year:

  •          Catherine Frechette
  •          Greg Skotnicki
  •          Kathleen Macmillan

The terms of all members of the Board will begin on the date of incorporation of the Municipal Services Corporation, which is expected to take place later this month. Once incorporated, the Board will administer its own processes, including recruitment and nomination of future members. Nominations will be subject to approval by City Council.

The next steps in the process of establishing the new management of the ByWard and Parkdale Markets will take place over the coming months, including the incorporation of the Municipal Services Corporation, a formal orientation for Board members by City staff, and the hiring of the Executive Director. The transition process will be reviewed by Council in the fall, in advance of the transfer of management on January 1, 2018.

Quotes

“I’m pleased that the recruitment of this Board inspired such widespread interest among residents, who showed an inspiring level of support for the markets revitalization project. The inaugural members of the Board have impressive credentials and show exemplary levels of community involvement. Together, they embody the collective qualities needed to develop a clear, innovative vision and launch a successful new management model for the ByWard and Parkdale Markets.”

Mayor Jim Watson

“The establishment of the Municipal Services Corporation is a tremendous opportunity for renewal and innovation. The experience, diversity and skills reflected in this inaugural Board will be an asset in transitioning from City operations to an entrepreneurial approach that will help build vibrant, unique and successful markets.”

Councillor Mathieu Fleury, Rideau-Vanier Ward

“My thanks go to the dozens of residents who applied to be responsible for launching the Municipal Services Corporation: the level of interest in the long-term sustainability of our markets was gratifying to see. I’m confident that the members selected represent a balance of skills and perspectives that will serve the markets well.”

Councillor Jeff Leiper, Kitchissippi Ward

For more information on City programs and services, visit ottawa.ca or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401). You can also connect with us through FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

A bio of the new board members can be found here.

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 in 2015. This review therefore focuses on those issues which include:

  • Lighting (the term “abutting”)
  • Safe passage, specifically, snow and ice maintenance
  • Fences (the term “unsightly”)
  • Graffiti

Given that these issues may impact the business and broader community, we would welcome the opportunity to receive feedback by July 24, 2017, on the options that we are examining to address them.

Please note that the review of the lighting issue does not include illuminated signs, which are addressed under the recently-reviewed and updated Permanent Signs on Private Property By-law No. 2016-326.

You can view the details of this Review online, where there is also a survey to complete. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me either by phone at 613-580-2424 ext. 12389, or by responding to this email.

Thank you.

Bonjour,

Permettez‑nous de faire le point avec vous à propos de la révision du Règlement de la Ville d’Ottawa sur les normes d’entretien des biens, qui vient tout juste d’être lancée.

La Ville a procédé, en 2013, à une révision complète du Règlement sur les normes d’entretien des biens, ce qui a donné lieu à une nouvelle version à jour de ce règlement. Or, plusieurs autres questions ont été soulevées dans le cadre de la Stratégie de révision des règlements municipaux approuvée par le Conseil en 2015. Cette nouvelle révision porte donc essentiellement sur :

  • l’éclairage (le terme « contiguës »);
  • le passage sécuritaire, surtout en ce qui concerne l’entretien lors de l’accumulation de la neige et de la glace;
  • les clôtures (le terme « inesthétique »);
  • les graffitis.

Puisque ces questions pourraient avoir des répercussions sur les milieux d’affaires et sur la communauté en général, nous souhaiterions prendre connaissance des commentaires avant le 24 juillet 2017 sur les options que nous sommes en train d’examiner pour donner suite à ces questions.

Veuillez noter que la révision de la question de l’éclairage ne tient pas compte des enseignes lumineuses, qui font l’objet du Règlement régissant les enseignes permanentes sur des propriétés privées Règlement no 2016‑326, récemment révisé et mis à jour.

Vous pouvez prendre connaissance des modalités de cette révision en ligne, où vous trouverez également un sondage que nous vous invitons à remplir. Si vous avez des questions, n’hésitez pas à me contacter par téléphone au 613-580-2424 poste 12389, ou en répondant à ce courriel électronique.

 

Merci.

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 the Katimavik/Hazeldean Community Association.  It is important to note that there are many changes following City of Ottawa reorganization.

  1. Powerpoint Presentation – May 17th  – “Who We Are”: http://fca-fac.ca/fca-pied-may-17-final/
  2. Copy of PIED Contact List – May 17th-  City of Ottawa Staff in Planning: http://fca-fac.ca/copy-of-pied-contact-list-edlt-may-2017/
  3. FCA Questions – Responses from PIED: http://fca-fac.ca/fca-meeting-may-17-responses-to-questions/
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 made, but it is clear that the R4 review will be absorbed into a broader examination of residential zoning.

Background material and the FCA-FAC submissions to the review are found at https://secureservercdn.net/104.238.69.231/g4t.993.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/R4zo1705.pdf

Mar 202016
 

Following a decision of the member associations, the president of the FCA-FAC has written to the mayor and councillors expressing concern with the results of the OMB appeal of the Official Plan.

The president has sent the following letter on our behalf.

Feb 122016
 

In response to the motion adopted at the  general meeting of December 10, 2015, the FCA-FAC has received the following communications from Councillor El-Chantiry and Chief Bordeleau.

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