1 p.m., Dec. 10)
mayors, standing committee members approved
By Fred Sherwin
council has given its stamp of approval to the city's six
standing committees and corporations, and named it's choice
to fill the two deputy mayor roles.
Ward Coun. Bob Monette has been nominated for one of the
deputy mayor positions while Bay Ward Coun. Mark Taylor
has been given the nod for the other deputy mayor position.
has also been nominated to sit on the Transportation Committee,
the Audit Committee, and the Member Services Sub-Committee.
committees are vitally important in conducting business
at City Hall, mainly because it is the only opportunity
for public engagement on policy issues and also because
any recommendations they make to council of the whole
are adopted 99 per cent of the time with the odd amendment.
quick scan of the nominations announced on Tuesday would
suggest the east end is well represented on most of the
standing committees. The only one that may come under
question is the Community and Protective Services Committee
where rookie councillor Jody Mitic, who is arguably the
least experienced member of council, has been nominated
as the only committee member from the east end.
Hill, Cyrville Ward Coun. Tim Tierney has been nominated
to co-chair the Planning Committee, as well as be a member
of the Transit Commisson and the Information Technology
Sub-Committee. He has also been nominated to sit on the
Police Services Board in the mayor's place and chair the
Ottawa Public Libary Board.
Blais, meanwhile, has been nominated to chair the Transt
Commission as well as sit on the Planning Committee, the
Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, the South Nation
Conservation Authority, and the Ottawa Community Lands
nominating committee did their best to make sure that
all of the rookie councillors had a prominent role on
the standing committees by making each of them a vice-chair
except for Mitic. The Innes Ward councillor is the only
new member who wasn't given a co-chairs role, instead
he was named the city's first ever sports commissioner
even though his biography is devoid of any participation
at the minor sports level.
was also nominated to sit on the on the Community and
Protective Services Commitee, the Environment Committee,
the Ottawa Community Housing Corporation and the Transportation
Committee where he is expected to push for an emendment
to the Master Tranportation Plan to allow for the extension
of Brian Coburn Boulevard to Anderson Road.
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