It’s a busy time in the city and in Capital Ward, and there are a couple of important public meetings coming up that I’d like you to know about:
Changing the Deal at Lansdowne?
At the Finance and Economic Development Committee (FEDCO) meeting on November 5, the committee will receive a report in which city staff seek permission to negotiate a deal with OSEG to hand over control of operations and programming of the entire site to OSEG.
This is a significant change that could have serious detrimental impacts to our ward and our city. The city should be serving residents and the community rather than for-profit private sector entities.
The Community Associations from the Glebe, Old Ottawa South and Old Ottawa East are hosting a meeting to discuss changes that may be coming to Lansdowne Park. And I want to hear from you: What do you want from the park? What’s good about the park? What can we improve?
It’s a good time to let your voice be heard. This is an important community asset, and any changes to Lansdowne could have significant impacts on the surrounding neighbourhoods.
The report is to be released today; you will be able to find it here, once it is.
So come on out:
Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park
Monday, October 28
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
(Please note the updated location for the meeting.)
Budget Speak 2020
November will be all about the upcoming budget at City Hall. The draft 2020 budget will be tabled November 6, and then it will be reviewed by city committees before being finalized by city council in December.
Once again, I want to hear from you.
The five urban councillors are holding a public consultation at the beginning of November. Come out and tell us what you think should be a priority for your city budget:
Jean Pigott Place, City Hall
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
If you’re able, I hope you’ll come out and have your say...but I understand that not everyone will be available these nights, so you’re still welcome to share your comments. You can email me at[email protected].