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What Happened To Hume? Bulldog On CFRA

CFRA journalist Pierre Bourque and Bulldog Ottawa’s Ken Gray discuss planning committee chairman Peter Hume’s departure from city hall. To hear the broadcast, click on the podcast player below:

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Goodbye, Peter Hume

Congratulations to Alta Vista Councillor Peter Hume. After 23 years of public service, Hume will not run in the Oct. 27 municipal election. The planning committee chairman says he needs a better balance between work and family. And being a … Continue reading

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Planning In A Municipal Election Year

Why if The Bulldog didn’t know better, he would say it is an election year. So people such as Mayor Jim Watson and planning committee chairman Peter Hume know they might have alienated large portions of the public by having … Continue reading

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Little Italy: Planning As Usual

The character of Little Italy is disappearing as the area gentrifies. — Little Italy has a lot in common with Westboro. In Westboro, the city laid down wide pink sidewalks and allowed out-of-control intensification so that rents just skyrocketed. Mom-and-pop … Continue reading

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Hume’s Domtar Lands Misstep: Whopper Watch

Ahhh, Ottawa planning committee chairman Peter Hume takes a strong stand on the Domtar lands development. Hume says the City of Ottawa must play a role in making the Domtar lands project a success. And of course the city has … Continue reading

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More Secret City Changes

Given the City of Ottawa’s horrible history of failed public consultations, it’s not surprising that changing the city’s urban design panel fell far under the public’s radar. No doubt it was meant to be that way. Sort of like when … Continue reading

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Support Builds For Campaign Donor Changes

In a surprise move, my former colleagues at the Ottawa Citizen editorial board have taken a strong stand against corporation and union donations to municipal campaigns. Good on them. That flies in the face of the positions of Mayor Jim … Continue reading

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Peter Hume’s Campaign Donations

Toronto has banned donations from developers and unions to civic political campaigns. Bulldog Ottawa has strongly advocated for a similar ban for the nation’s capital. But no such luck. Mayor Jim Watson has enacted a lot of governance legislation but … Continue reading

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City Author Of McGarry Woes

Bulldog Ottawa reader Chris looks at the failed city purchase of the McGarry downtown property and blames it on the city’s own handiwork: Was reading the article on the McGarry property and it comes across as poetic justice for the … Continue reading

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City Releases Infrastructure Plan

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: The City of Ottawa’s draft 2013 Infrastructure Master Plan (IMP), designed to support affordable development growth through projects that protect the environment, was tabled today at Planning Committee. The plan charts … Continue reading

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Peter Hume’s Sweet Spot: Whopper Watch

This from Ottawa Magazine on the proposed construction of a large condo at 233 Armstrong St. The magazine is paraphrasing planning committee chairman Peter Hume. The Alta Vista councillor is taking the planning process to an even more absurd level:

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Ottawa’s Transportation Nightmare

You need parking downtown if neighbourhoods there lack proper mass transit and amenities. — Hard to say what fantasyland senior planner Alain Miguelez lives in over at Ottawa City Hall. Miguelez says creating new parking is bad design and bad … Continue reading

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Highrises, Politics And God

God, seen here working his P3 magic with Moses, will need to part the Ottawa River to convince voters to vote for Kitchissippi’s Katherine Hobbs. As we approach the early stages of the electioneering season, our city politicians appear to … Continue reading

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Peter Hume: King Of The One-Liners

Well that Jon Willing over at the Ottawa Sun certainly has an eye for the quote. “In the world of municipal politics, there is nothing worse than crap in people’s basements,” Alta Vista Councillor Peter Hume said this week.

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Peter Hume’s Planning Surprise: Whopper Watch

Alta Vista councillor and planning committee chairman Peter Hume is concerned about residents’ attitudes about city planning. And thus he utters a whopper: “I’m quite distressed to hear that people think the planning department is in the pocket of the … Continue reading

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Hume’s Lost On Baseball

Bulldog Ottawa was never much surer about the post on Tuesday that said planning committee chairman Peter Hume should move on after seeing his comments on minor pro baseball. Don’t let the screen door hit your butt as you leave. … Continue reading

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Hume Should Move On From Planning

Alta Vista Councillor Peter Hume was once a breath of fresh air on the city’s planning committee. But now Hume has been there too long. Once he was developing innovative ideas such as turning old shopping centres into mixed-use communities. … Continue reading

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Ottawa: Welcome To Everywhere, U.S.A

Here is the city we are building in Ottawa. How do you like it? Now name the city these condos are located? Tampa, Detroit, Houston, Dallas? We’re building Everywhere U.S.A. in Ottawa. Everything looks the same. This is a very … Continue reading

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Walton Consultant’s Presentation To City: Document

Walton International’s consultants, MMM Group, made a presentation to planning committee on Tuesday evening. The City of Ottawa kindly forwarded their offering to Bulldog Ottawa at our request. The presentation is below:

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Peter Hume Out Of The Loop

What is the most controversial committee at Ottawa City Hall? Perhaps transportation committee where the mammoth light-rail project is being orchestrated. After sending residents of the old west-end a rather high-handed note about the Byron light-rail option, chairwoman Marianne Wilkinson was … Continue reading

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City Reaches Greenspace Linkages Pact

This is a release from the Greenspace Alliance of Canada’s Capital: At the launch of the official plan review event held last January 29th, City of Ottawa Planning Committee Chair Peter Hume committed the City to implementing into the Official … Continue reading

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OK Kiddies, Here’s The Planning Meeting

The display at Ottawa City Hall on Tuesday really didn’t tell the residents who attended very much. So I’m quite embarrassed. Having exhorted Ottawans to attend the massive planning meeting at Ottawa City Hall on Tuesday, the gathering was a … Continue reading

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Hume Strong Arms The Developers: Whopper Watch

Treating zoning like it’s a suggestion was an innovation that came about with Alta Vista Councillor Peter Hume becoming planning committee chairman. Now Hume is making it sound like he is now getting tough with developers. Right.

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Address The Real Issues At City Hall

The heritage wing of Ottawa City Hall: let’s discuss the big questions in municipal affairs. Citizen columnist Joanne Chianello led off her latest missive about Councillor Mark Taylor receiving a $750 contribution from the taxi union after he was named … Continue reading

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Development Campaign Donations Don’t Pass Stink Test

The Lansdowne deal got into trouble when a competitive process was dumped. For an administration at Ottawa City Hall that prides itself on good governance, it sure has difficulty with process. Good process produces good governance. That doesn’t mean process … Continue reading

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