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Boycott Consultations, CDPs

Consultation just doesn’t matter anymore at Ottawa City Hall. — The consultation on consultations legislation has already been thrown in the garbage can only just a few days since it was tabled and passed. Witness the following:

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Meadowlands Plan Consultation

This is a release from the office of College Councillor Rick Chiarelli: The office of Councillor Chiarelli is conducting a public consultation meeting on Monday, October 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Ben Franklin Place (101 Centrepointe Drive), on the Zoning … Continue reading

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The Secretive Bobblehead Council: Mike Patton Show

Oh that Mike Patton is at it again. Patton, the Senior Fellow at The Arthur Meighen Institute for Public Affairs, is taking on Mayor Jim Watson (again) and his city council (again). This time it is about secrecy, the lack … Continue reading

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Boycott The City Rail Consultation Monday

Ottawans should not waste their time at city hall trying to convince politicians and public officials who can’t be convinced. The fact that city staff and elected officials are unprepared to stand up in front of a group of Ottawa citizens … Continue reading

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Hold A Town-Hall Rail Meeting

A town-hall meeting is a brilliant and old democratic institution. — An avid Bulldog Ottawa reader (God bless ‘im) Jim Cheng of the Underground Solution rail lobbying group asked for my opinion on the format for the Monday, June 17 … Continue reading

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This Just In: There Might Be Q & A At LRT Consult (2)

The city’s communication department got back to Bulldog Ottawa on whether or not there will be a townhall-style, Q & A at the June 17 light-rail public consultation and at 10:17 a.m. on Tuesday we can say authoritatively that there … Continue reading

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This Just In: There Might NOT Be Q & A At LRT Consult (3)

The Ottawa Sun’s Jon Willing says there won’t be a Q & A session at the light-rail consultation at Ottawa City Hall on Monday.

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This Just In: It’s Official, No Rail Q & A Format (4)

This is a release from the City of Ottawa. There goes the time-honoured, interesting and effective town-hall format. Wonder why that is?: Ottawa residents are invited to take part in an open house and drop-in consultation session regarding the planning … Continue reading

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This Just In: Rail Q & A For Councillors, Journalists? (5)

This is a release from the City of Ottawa. Maybe councillors and journalists will be able to do some Q &A. When journalists and councillors get a technical briefing at the same time, it’s not hard to tell who’s running the … Continue reading

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Oops, There Goes Civic Democracy Again

City staff, presumably with the approval of Mayor Jim Watson, has thrust upon Ottawans a new budget consultation schedule. Compared to times past when budget meetings were held before hundreds in ward meetings, the memo from the city communications department … Continue reading

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City Staff Wields Power

Bulldog reader Steven Preston sent along this tweet having read my take on the consultation on consultations being held at Ottawa City Hall. Thank you, Steven.

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City To Consult On Nepean Rink Name

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: The City of Ottawa’s Commemorative Naming Committee is conducting public consultations on a proposal to name the outdoor rink at South Nepean Park, 700 Longfields Drive, ”Ted Hay Rink”.

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Residents Know What’s Best For Neighbourhoods

Ottawa City Hall has lost touch with the people it represents. Poor Aaron Burry. A great capable guy with a difficult assignment. The city’s general manager of social services must change the culture and image of city staff using a … Continue reading

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City Wants To Learn How To Listen

This is a release from the City of Ottawa. This will be grist for an upcoming blog post no doubt: The City of Ottawa is reaching out to residents this spring in order to improve how staff consults with individuals … Continue reading

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Talk Back On The City Budget

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: The City of Ottawa’s 2013 draft budget was tabled on October 24. The public will have the opportunity to learn more about and comment on the proposed budget by attending one … Continue reading

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