Ottawa – The City of Ottawa today launched its online Lobbyist Registry, a key component of the City’s Accountability Framework, as part of a continuing commitment to making municipal government more transparent and accountable to the public.
Ottawa – The City of Ottawa has appointed Robert Marleau as the City’s Integrity Commissioner effective immediately.The Integrity Commissioner, whose powers and duties are set out in the Municipal Act, 2001, will report directly to Council and oversee the City’s new Lobbyist Registry, which comes into effect on September 1, 2012.
Ottawa – At the Transit Commission meeting today, OC Transpo announced that the first of 75 new double-decker buses will begin service in October 2012. The introduction of the new fleet will provide lower operating costs and significant efficiencies, while creating a better experience for customers.
Ottawa – Traffic fatalities on Ottawa roads are at their lowest number in six years and traffic-related injuries have also declined, according to collision data released today.“Most of the serious injuries and deaths that occur on our roads are preventable – everyone needs to do their part,” said Mayor Jim Watson. “The City is always looking at ways we can make our roads safer for everyone, whether it is through engineering or education.”
The City of Ottawa and Tim Horton’s are launching the 7th annual Fall Cleaning the Capital Campaign. Residents of all ages are invited to participate.Register your cleanup project on or before September 14 to be eligible to win early bird prizes. Registration continues until October 15. Cleaning the Capital volunteers who submit their online cleanup reports by October 31 are also eligible to win one of many prizes donated by our generous sponsors.
Ottawa - The Ottawa Police Services Board is pleased to announce that it has selected Edward (Ed) Keeley, currently Executive Officer and Superintendent – Office of the Chief Directorate, as Deputy Chief of the Ottawa Police Service. Effective immediately, he will fill the position that became vacant in March when Charles Bordeleau was appointed Chief of Police. His appointment is the culmination of an internal search conducted by the Police Services Board over the past two months.
Ottawa – The City of Ottawa today announced that it has received Federal Environmental Assessment approval for the Ottawa Light Rail Transit (OLRT) project.Work to achieve Federal Environmental Assessment approval began in earnest in March 2010. With this announcement the federal government now joins the provincial government, which granted its environmental assessment approval in August 2010.