Fred McLennan: The City of Ottawa is reviewing its budget with a view to cutting costs: it has published a document Universal Program Review (UPR); link to http://ottawa .ca/inside_govt/program_review/final_upr/report_en.shtml.
The City has also published its Official Plan; link to http://ottawa.ca/2020/op/index_en.shtml.
The National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE); link to http://www.nrtee-trnee.ca/eng/overview/overview_e.htm. NRTEE is an independent group of decision makers appointed by the Prime Minister to promote sustainable development. It is holding an information session chaired by David Dalton, on Investing in Canadian Cities, January 30 2004.
Peter Brimacombe noted that intensification is the only way to allow for growth and avoid urban sprawl.
Alan Asselstine noted that the pathway between Patermeade and Hunt Club is now open. Longwood development has promised to complete this pathway. There should be a bus shelter on the south side of Hunt Club at Downpatrick.
Nancy Seaby asked about new development at the stand of red pine on the south side of Hunt Club.
Next meeting: Mon 2 Feb 2004 at 7:30pm