Tag Archives: City of Ottawa

City Seeks Committee Members

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: Residents of Ottawa who are 18 years and over are invited to put their expertise and knowledge to work by becoming a volunteer member on one of the City’s committees or … Continue reading

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Kirkpatrick On Shooting, Lockdown

This is a City of Ottawa internal memo written by city manager Kent Kirkpatrick to staff and obtained by The Bulldog: Message to employees following downtown shooting Following the events that took place yesterday in Ottawa’s downtown core, I want … Continue reading

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City Releases Media Contact List

This list was released by the City of Ottawa. It appears to have been sent accidentally by the city communications department and lists the media activity with which the municipality has dealt. The list appears to be a lot of … Continue reading

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City Wins Coliseum Appeal

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: — Mayor and Members of Council, I am writing to advise that, earlier today, the Ontario Superior Court issued its decision allowing the City of Ottawa’s appeal of the $2.24 million … Continue reading

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Moffatt Gets Tough On Green-Bin Woes

When problems appeared at the Airport Parkway pedestrian bridge, there was much tub-thumping about how heads would roll because politicians and senior staff were so furious about what had happened. But somehow the aforementioned heads didn’t roll. Now with the … Continue reading

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Are You Happy With City Staff Performance? Vote

Now that we are finished evaluating Mayor Watson’s term in the previous post, there’s another little task below. How did you think city staff, from the top to bottom, performed? Despite the high profile of politicians, the real governing of … Continue reading

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City Pleads Guilty On Environmental Charge

This is a City of Ottawa internal document obtained by The Bulldog: Mayor Watson and Members of Council,   Further to my e-mail of January 8th, 2014 below, the purpose of this correspondence is to provide Council with an update … Continue reading

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Downtown Moves Wins Awards

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: Downtown Moves, the plan for how people will move around Ottawa’s downtown core in the future, has won four awards from national, international and regional planning associations.

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Finally, Orgaworld Audit To Be Revealed

A suspicious person might say that news of the settlement in the contract arbitration between the City of Ottawa and Orgaworld would be something the city would want to trumpet. In fact, news of the settlement became apparent on Sunday … Continue reading

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City Creates Child-Care Registry

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: Finding child care within the city of Ottawa just got easier with the introduction of a new online service where parents can access a centralized registry that makes it easy to … Continue reading

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Your Taxes Are Due

This is a release by the City of Ottawa: Ottawa property owners are reminded that the payment on the final property tax bill, which was mailed out in late May, is due on Thursday, June 19, 2014.

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City’s Airport Parkway Bridge Suit

This is the legal paperwork surrounding the City of Ottawa’s claim against WSP Canada, formerly Genivar, in regards to the Airport Parkway Bridge problems. Just click on the highlighted type below:

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Watson’s $1M Party: Bulldog On CFRA

CFRA’s Ron Corbett (filling in for regular Afternoon Edition host Rob Snow) and The Bulldog’s Ken Gray discuss Mayor Jim Watson’s $1 million ideas forum for the 2017 150th anniversary celebration marking Confederation. A million bucks ain’t a million bucks … Continue reading

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City Raises $519,000 For UW

This is a release from the United Way: City employees were applauded by City Council after raising $519,007 for the United Way/Centraide of Ottawa through the 2013 Employee Campaign. The money was raised through pledge form donations, as well as … Continue reading

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Reader Gets Laugh Over City Light-Rail Move

Facebook Bulldog reader Lee Bourdon has a straight-forward comment on light-rail down National Capital Commission parkways:

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City, Via Rail Too Tired To Work

The scene last September at the Woodroffe Avenue Transitway-Via Rail crossing.   — Take two tired organizations and put them together at Woodroffe Avenue crossing of the OC Transpo Transitway and Via Rail and you get a collection of errors that … Continue reading

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Group Protests City Incursion Into Stony Swamp

This is a release from the Greenspace Alliance: The City of Ottawa is proposing to turn a 2-lane road through Stony Swamp, a Provincially Significant Wetland, into a 4-lane divided highway, and the National Capital Commission is allowing it to … Continue reading

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What Kirkpatrick’s Contract Tells Us

City manager Kent Kirkpatrick is a nice man heroically fighting through a major disability to perform his job. He deserves much credit for that. However during a month in which the Ontario Municipal Board tore a strip off the Ottawa … Continue reading

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131 Seniors Fall Through City Cracks: Reader

This is an email from Bulldog reader Earle Rheaume: Ken, Even after City Council approved and staff implemented policy changes in 2011, 131 low income seniors fell through the cracks and continue to be without appropriate services and benefits. City solicitor/clerk … Continue reading

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Windmill Releases Chaudiere Consultation

Windmill Developments has released the results of its Dec. 11 public consultations on its Chaudiere Islands project. The click on the hotkeyed document below:

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City Told To Make Transpo/Rail Crossings Safe

This is a City of Ottawa memo: Sent on behalf of M. Rick O’Connor, City Clerk and Solicitor Mayor, Chair Deans and Members of Council and the Transit Commission, I am writing to advise that, earlier today, the Employment and Social … Continue reading

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Ottawa Planning Lobby Revealed

Community activist Kevin O’Donnell (@ODonnell_K) has produced a fascinating interactive graph showing the lobbying of the City of Ottawa’s planning committee. The link to the graph is below:

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Are You Happy With The City? Bulldog Poll

Here is your chance to talk back to Ottawa City Hall. — Here is your opportunity to express your feelings about the City of Ottawa’s performance. Do you think the mayor, Ottawa City Council and city staff have been doing … Continue reading

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Jim Watson: More Management, Less Tweet

This is infuriating. Mayor Jim Watson is asking the review of the bridge fiasco (Which one? The Airport Parkway? Strandherd-Armstrong? Hazeldean Road?) to name names of city employees who made errors. Bulldog Ottawa will name some. Let’s start with Jim Watson. Why? … Continue reading

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An Unresponsive City: Bulldog On CFRA

CFRA’s Rob Snow and Bulldog Ottawa’s Ken Gray discuss why the city isn’t listening to your concerns. The podcast for the Afternoon Edition Bulldog segment is below:

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