Issues

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Voted in favor of successful motion to declare a climate emergency in the City of Ottawa.
  • Established a Ward Council that includes representatives from each community association that meets quarterly.
  • Voted in favor of a successful transit fare freeze until the launch of Ottawa's new light rail system.
  • Approved $246,500 to build Lola Park in Overbrook.
  • Secured $40,000 in crime prevention funding to support neighbourhood safety programming in Overbrook.
  • Successfully advocated for the introduction of a neighbourhood policing pilot project in Overbrook.
  • Secured a $10 million investment in Wateridge Village for affordable housing.
  • Proposed and secured the creation of an Anti-Racism Secretariat for the City of Ottawa.

WARD PRIORITIES

  • Pursue a poverty reduction strategy that includes investments in after-school programs.
  • Renewal of Beechwood Avenue to make it safer and more accessible.
  • Ensure that there is full-day, reliable and affordable transit connecting Wateridge Village.
  • Restore and beautify Stanley Park after the completion of the Combined Sewage Storage Tunnel project.
  • Create and implement a Food Education and Awareness Strategy
  • Increase investments in after-school programs & health and social service agencies.
  • Improve lighting, security and community policing efforts in high-crime areas.
  • Pursue investments to improve diversity & community interactions with police.
  • An end to the imposition of “red-zones” and “street sweeps” on sex workers


CITY PRIORITIES

FAIR AND TRANSPARENT DEVELOPMENT

  • Promote development that compliments existing neighbourhoods.
  • Protect homes, green space & control development in heritage conservation districts.
  • Make sure that developers respect and follow community design plans.
  • Inclusionary zoning to require major housing developments to have at least 20% affordable or social housing.
  • Provide incentives to small business in economically challenged areas.
  • Stricter regulations when it comes to dealing with Airbnbs.

PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY

  • Call for city-wide handgun weapons ban.
  • Create and implement a Food Education and Awareness Strategy.
  • Increase investments in after-school programs & health and social service agencies.
  • Improve lighting, security and community policing efforts in high-crime areas.
  • More investments to improve diversity & community interactions with police.
  • Mental health training for police and emergency service providers.
  • The development of meaningful channels of communication between sex workers and police.
  • An end to the imposition of “red-zones” and “street sweeps” on sex workers.

AFFORDABLE TRANSPORTATION

  • Create better transport options to improve our streets & sidewalks.
  • Freeze all transit fares, with an eventual plan to reduce fares.
  • Focus on improving bus service & interconnections with future light rail.
  • Improve Para Transpo by adding more accessible vehicles to its fleet and offer longer, more flexible availability.
  • Implement proven traffic calming measures, primarily on side streets & in school zones.
  • Develop a cycling strategy that includes more bike lanes, bike racks & bike-sharing.
  • Seek adequate investment for snow clearing & active transportation (walking, biking).
  • Prioritize sidewalks, bike paths and areas and around schools for snow clearance.
  • Make Ottawa more accessible to seniors through improved methods of transportation.

CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Ban single-use plastics.
  • Implement a city-wide building retrofit program for commercial and residential buildings.
  • Stronger enforcement of the City’s urban forest policies and by-laws to protect our urban tree canopy.
  • Address climate change in the City’s Official Plan.
  • Prioritize climate change and environmental concerns during the planning and development process.
  • Introduce composting to multi-unit housing.

DEMOCRACY, TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY

  • Implement a ranked-balloting electoral system for the City of Ottawa.
  • Reduce the current campaign contribution limit.
  • Require that all candidates during an election publicly release their donors over $100
  • Make sure that residents are adequately consulted on large infrastructure spending projects.
  • Implement a participatory budget process.
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