This week, city staff released a report about the state of Lansdowne Park and the city’s deal with the Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG). Staff are proposing big changes, and it all amounts to a bailout to OSEG.
We’re worried about this. This proposal was developed without any input from the public or city council. It was developed behind closed doors, and it clearly benefits OSEG, while adding more long-term liabilities to the city.
The report will be considered by the Finance and Economic Development Committee (FEDCO) this coming Thursday. We want this deal changed, and we want them to delay a decision until proper public consultations can be done.
If you’re worried about this, too, please attend our online public consultation on Tuesday. It will be held over Zoom. Please RSVP & register here
You can also help by sending an e-mail to city council letting them know you’re concerned about this rushed proposal by clicking here
If you would like to speak at the FEDCO meeting, please contact Carol Legault at CaroleA.Legault@ottawa.ca requesting to register as a 'public delegation'. Public delegations are given five minutes to make their point to committee.
You can download the staff report here