Dear representatives of Ottawa’s Community Associations,
On March 6, 2020, I invited you to participate in one of the Round 1 public meetings that were to be held across the city for the Ottawa Ward Boundary Review 2020.
Since that communication, events associated with the COVID-19 situation have transpired rapidly. The health and safety of Ottawa residents is the top priority for the City of Ottawa and Ottawa Public Health. Therefore, in-person City of Ottawa public consultations have been cancelled, which includes public meetings and stakeholder sessions planned for the Ward Boundary Review.
Due to the necessary cancellation of the in-person meetings, residents and stakeholders are strongly encouraged to complete the online survey, submit input through the guestbook, or provide written input to firstname.lastname@example.org. The opportunity to provide input for Round 1 continues until April 3, 2020. Additional information has been added to the project website, including the public meeting presentation slides and a new comprehensive background document.
Round 1 of public consultation is gathering input on matters such as issues with the current ward boundaries and how they might be rectified, how many wards Ottawa should have and how many people there should be in each ward.
Following Round 1, there will be an opportunity to comment on various options for a new ward boundary alignment during Round 2 of public consultation. Round 2 will include a feedback survey, opportunity for online discussion through ottawa.ca/wardboundary and public meetings.
We appreciate your understanding given the current circumstances. Please continue to visit ottawa.ca/wardboundary for project information.
Beate Bowron, Project Manager, Ottawa Ward Boundary Review 2020