Current Issues

The most recent issues or concerns that the executive, or committees or the membership are considering or acting upon. The issue should be clear in the posting header.

Dec 152017
 

Passing of Bill 139 – the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017   Please note that on December 12, the Legislative Assembly passed the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017 which, among other matters, will replace the Ontario Municipal Board with a new tribunal, the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, and helps […]

Nov 292017
 

There has been much discussion about conflicts between developers/renovators and adjacent neighbours. The City has a pamphlet “Building or Renovating in a Mature Neighbourhood” which touches on relations between builders and adjacent residents. The City is considering revising or replacing the existing pamphlet and requests community input for this purpose. FCA-FAC is collecting inputs through […]

Sep 132017
 

The FCA has submitted a letter to the Minister of Housing and Municipal Affairs of Ontario regarding Bill 139. The letter can be viewed here. http://fca-fac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Cover-letter-Bill-139-EBR0130590-FCA-comments-13Aug17.pdf Backgrounder: 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. […]

Sep 092017
 
Transportation Equity Summit

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 […]

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: http://fca-fac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/CPO1704E.pdf et en français: http://fca-fac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/CPO1704F.pdf For more information on assessing crime data check out the Ottawa neighbourhood study 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 […]

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/