Office of Councillor Jeff Leiper, Kitchissippi Ward, Ottawa | (613) 580-2485  | jeff@kitchissippiward.ca
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16
Mar

Ward volunteer call-out

Many of you have reached out in the past few days to let me know you'd be willing to volunteer in the ward. We don't know, yet, what those needs might be, but I'd like to now start capturing that interest in anticipation of future need. If you live in Kitchissippi ward and want to volunteer here, please fill out the form here. Thank you!

15
Mar

Guidance from Ottawa Public Health: please stay home

Good evening, Kitchissippi. Councillors have received some further guidance from Ottawa Public Health this afternoon to the effect that our public health officials are now asking everyone to please stay home as much as possible. Please, let's help slow the spread of Covid-19: stay home if you can.

13
Mar

Notice to RTG regarding train problems

As many likely read earlier this week, Council voted to issue a Notice of Default to RTG associated with the multiple LRT failures, with direction to the company to develop a plan by the end of the month to fix those.

Today, the City made public that Notice with a very long list of the problems we've experienced with the LRT and what we expect them to fix. The plan is due March 31.

13
Mar

City cancellations and closures

Today at a Council/media briefing, the City announced some pretty significant steps in terms of closing public facilities to slow the spread of the coronavirus. I've copied the communication from the City below. They are also exploring cancelling many City committee and Council meetings. I'm waiting for a note from the City Clerk on which those will be, but we know that at least the Transit Commission scheduled for next week has been cancelled.

12
Mar

The 2019 novel coronavirus - staying up to date

Hi Kitchissippi! Tonight I know many people are nervous about the Covid19 headlines. We've seen big event cancellations, confirmed cases of coronavirus in Ottawa including our Prime Minister's partner, and lots of news coverage. Getting accurate information about how we should react, and staying up to date with how our public health officials are protecting us, is important.

11
Mar

Cancelled: 327 Richmond Road Development - Zoning By-Law Amendment Application - Online Community Meeting

*Please note - we have decided to cancel this meeting, as we are having technological limitations in providing a productive experience. Shortly, we will host the development information online, and will be requesting your feedback.

6
Mar

New cannabis stores proposed

There are indications that two new cannabis retailers are or will be seeking permission to operate in the ward.

At 1200B Wellington West, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario has opened a comment period for an application by Spiritleaf to operate from the storefront vacated when the cake shop consolidated into a smaller space.

23
Feb

Maturing neighbourhoods coffee series

As residents, developers, the City and Council grapple with crafting a brand new Official Plan, I'm very pleased to spread word of a new speaker series initiative. Architect Rosaline Hill has been working on developing an independent perspective on how mature neighbourhoods might intensify while still preserving what we love about our communities.

23
Feb

Scott Street sewer work presentations

I want to thank the 100 or so people who came out Thursday night to the City's open house looking ahead to the sewer work to be done on Scott Street this year. I've received the materials now for posting. The City still has some work to do to make these accessible and bilingual, and then they'll be posted along with any updates to the project page here.

23
Feb

Intensification and the urban boundary

Ottawa’s population is growing. Recently, we crossed over the one million population threshold on the Ontario side, and we are assuming for the purpose of developing our new Official Plan that we will grow to 1.4 million by 2046. That’s coming up fast. My son will be a little younger than I am today in 2046, maybe with kids of his own ready to move out. If you have young children today, many of them will have just left school and will be establishing new households and families. It’s really not that far off.

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