Councillors Diane Deans and Rick Chiarelli have proposed that these distinguished women have streets named after them.
The release is below in the hot-keyed type:
Bulldog contributor Ron Benn was at the budget consultation at Nepean Sportsplex on Saturday and here are his impressions:
I attended the budget consultation meeting at the Nepean Sportsplex on Saturday morning (as advertised by Councillor Rick Chiarelli on the Bulldog website).
I estimate that there were between 50 and 75 people in attendance.
The fallout has begun on Mayor Jim Watson’s arbitrary budget targets that are not based on city need but on him looking good at election time.
Accordingly the city budget deficit is heading toward a whopping $41 million by the end of 2015.
And why is that?
Let’s let College Councillor Rick Chiarelli say it best:
Must be a slow news day in New York.
If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere …
It’s Hockey Night in Manhattan with two of our favourite politicians Mayor Jim Watson and College Councillor Rick Chiarelli starring in a New York Times article on hockey madness in Canada.
Apparently Watson is so enthralled by his place in the Times that he is thinking of running for office in Gotham in 2017.
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Residents in College ward are furious at the locations chosen by the city planning department for new community mailboxes, Councillor Rick Chiarelli says. The boxes will be used in place of home mail delivery as it is being phased out this year.
Canada Post has begun converting mail delivery in old neighbourhoods to community mailboxes.
Residents have been so irate about the locations of these mailboxes that a Chiarelli councillor assistant had to be talked out of quitting her job because of the phone abuse she received on the issue.
Your agent has never been more disappointed in Rideau-Goulbourn Councillor Scott Moffatt.
Here is Moffatt … one the newer councillors who we at The Bulldog hoped would turn into a free-thinking mind in a world of Bobbleheads. And now those hopes are dashed.
Every time your agent saw Moffatt he was always wearing blue. This we took as being a testimony to his Conservative roots. A flaw to be sure, but not fatal. Some of my best friends are Conservatives, I’m sad to say.
This is a release from the City of Ottawa:
As this was a ceremonial, goodwill motion, the city has decided to abide by the Senators’ request and delay the implementation of Council’s motion, with the concurrence of the Mayor and the mover and seconder of the motion.
This approach is being taken as a respectful, timely and cost-effective response to the Senators request. Should there be any procedural questions arising from this delay, these would be addressed at the Council meeting on April 15, 2015.
It’s ridiculous that College Councillor Rick Chiarelli is not chair of an important standing committee.
He’s bright, still young yet a veteran, and extremely hard-working. Why he’s even a lawyer which could come in handy when chairing anything to do with the city.
Chiarelli works seven days a week.
So why isn’t Chiarelli chairing an important committee?
Here are Ottawa police Chief Charles Bordeleau’s words on gangs and shootings. They are worth repeating:
“While the focus of the Ottawa Police is squarely on enforcement and pro-active policing, we know that the solutions to this issue rest with the community at large.”
This is a release from the office of College Councillor Rick Chiarelli.
Has it come to the point now where councillors are having to take the lead in the community because the mayor’s office is unable to act in an issue that crosses ward boundaries:
In light of the increasing number of gang related shootings in the City of Ottawa and most recently the College Ward area, Councillor Chiarelli will be holding a public meeting with law enforcement officials and concerned community members to discuss the current safety issues and solutions.
Councillor Rick Chiarelli … appointed the Loneliest Man In Town.
Everyone is making predictions about 2015 so why can’t The Bulldog?
Here goes in the form of a Top 10 List:
10. Ex-Kitchissippi councillor Katharine Hobbs leaves planet to return to former home on the Moons of Orion. No one notices.
9. Hobbs calls for higher highrises on Moons of Orion. Ashcroft offers to build them.
The rash of shootings recently in Ottawa aren’t new. So why did it take so long for the municipal government to get involved?
Is this one of Mayor Jim Watson’s let-management-do-what-it-wants-no-matter-the-consequences moves?
It finally took Gloucester-Southgate Councillor Diane Deans in the print media to speak up and wonder what the police are doing about this.
This is a release from the office of College Councillor Rick Chiarelli:
Rick Chiarelli’s Alcohol-free Family New Year’s Eve event started 22 years ago as an anti-impaired driving project and has grown to be a huge city-wide success with thousands of people rotating through the indoor and outdoor parts of the venue throughout the entire night.
College ward councillor Rick Chiarelli is running again for re-election which is not unusual given that Chiarelli has been in municipal government since he was a
He loves the job. For example for more than a year and on his own initiative, the councillor drove or flew around eastern North America talking with baseball people in an effort to get a Double-A team in Ottawa. He met with anyone who would listen or was an important player until he and other people inside and outside municipal government were able to find two superb ownership groups to put an Eastern League team here. That would make use of vacant Ottawa Stadium. And he did this all on his own dime and without drawing attention to himself.
College Councillor Rick Chiarelli says there is about a 75-per-cent chance that a new main library will be built using a rather innovative funding arrangement and constructing it as a public-private partnership.
The former board chairman of the Ottawa Public Library says a main branch does not have to be as large as one planned in 2006 that never got off the ground. That’s because digital materials have taken over from regular reference books but a new library is still necessary.