Top 5 issues at city hall for 2017

By Jennifer McIntosh, Ottawa Community News, December 27, 2017

(...)Light rail line to start late:

Whether or not a sinkhole is to blame, the Confederation Line won’t be ready by the date in the contract with Rideau Transit Group.

(...)City picks out location for central library:

Another megaproject was the proposed central library. Council picked a location at Lebreton Flats that raised the ire of some area councillors — including Somerset Coun. Catherine McKenney and Rideau-Rockcliffe Coun. Tobi Nussbaum.

“The Centretown neighbourhood is among the densest in all of Ottawa; more than 23,000 people live within a kilometre of the current site at Laurier and Metcalfe,” McKenney wrote in the co-authored letter to residents. “How that population can be served by a new location within walking distance will therefore be an important criterion.”

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