Newest public hire to transit commission highlights city's private process - Ottawa - CBC News

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By Joanne Chianello, CBC News Ottawa, September 21, 2017

Todd Mattila-Hartman describes himself as working in the entertainment business, but he's better known for trying to resurrect the Storyland theme park off the highway near Renfrew, Ont.

He's been a member of a number of chambers of commerce, and ran unsuccessfully in 2013 for Ottawa city council in River ward.

As of Wednesday, he can add another entry to his resume: Ottawa transit commissioner.That gives him all the same powers as an elected city councillor to vote on everything from OC Transpo bus route changes, to transit fares, to spending upwards of $500 million.

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