By Carole Anne Meehan, Ottawa Citizen, January 7, 2018
We invited each of Ottawa’s seven new city councillors to outline their priorities. Today: Carol Anne Meehan, councillor for Gloucester-South Nepean, warns against poorly planned residential development.
If you live in our ward and you work downtown or in the urban core, you face gridlock and snail-paced commutes regardless of whether you take your car or OC Transpo. As a candidate for councillor, I suggested Ottawa put the brakes on development until we solve the mess; now, after being in office only a short time, I am convinced that we can no longer allow residential development to continue as it has.https://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/meehan-development-fees-dont-trump-smart-planning