City decides on larger planning advisory committee with more residents, developers

By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, December 28, 2017

The City of Ottawa will have a 15-member planning advisory committee, significantly expanding the membership from a previous proposal that overwhelmingly favoured city hall’s inner circle.

Politicians will be joined by development experts and regular citizens on the new committee, which is being forced by the province under amendments to the Planning Act.

One noteworthy change from the city’s original proposal: the mayor won’t have a seat at the advisory committee table.

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