COMMUNITY NOTES: From the desk of Councillor Gower

This week Councillor Gower invites you to indicate your interest by December 23 to participate on his committee for Stittsville’s Main Street Revitalization. Drop your cards off at Brown’s YIG or mail them to his office to thank or share Christmas greetings to frontline staff at the Queensway-Carleton Hospital. Read Councillor Gower’s summary of Ottawa’s Budget 2021 at his provided link. The Councillor has also included a link to the upcoming transit changes taking effect on December 20.

Stittsville Main Street revitalization
I want to thank everyone who has contacted us so far with interest in our Stittsville Main Street steering committee. Please get in touch before December 23 if you’d like to participate. More info here…

Thanks to the team at the Queensway-Carleton Hospital
We’re inviting Stittsville residents to say “THANK YOU” to doctors, nurses and staff at the Queensway-Carleton Hospital by sending them a thank you or Christmas card.

The Queensway-Carleton is Stittsville’s hospital, and they’ve been front-and-centre in responding to COVID-19 and keeping our community safe and healthy.  Their staff also runs the Moodie Drive COVID-19 assessment centre.

You can drop off your cards at Brown’s Independent. Look for the sign and drop-off location. You can also mail them to my office at City Hall: 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 1J1. (No drop-offs please.) We’ll collect all of the cards on December 23 and deliver them to the hospital.

Council decides on 2021 budget, ward boundaries, and Lansdowne
We covered a lot in an eight-hour City Council meeting last wewith a Lansdowne Park agreement update, finalizing the Ward Boundary Review, and of course the big ticket item: approval of the 2021 Budget. Here’s my summary of what happened:

Winter 2021 transit service changes start December 20
Schedule changes and route enhancements starting this Sunday across the city.  More info:


1 thought on “COMMUNITY NOTES: From the desk of Councillor Gower”

  1. How does the city plan, budget wise, to help taxpayers keep all costs down in the next few years? Will there be trimming of multiple administrative and management levels?
    Will there be toll backs of management salaries to more appropriate pay levels when compared with much larger other cities?
    Will staff who have been so fortunately not affected at all financially by the pandemic give back by agreeing to a Rae Days scenario again for the good of the people who pay their salaries but have been taxed beyond reason?

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