Patty Barrera is a city dweller, mom and activist living in Ottawa. She still believes its possible to build beautiful cities, that are sustainable and meet the needs of it’s people with vision, with a little political will and with a transparent and participatory city council. Jane Jacobs is her guru.

Week in review: the headlines

CITY HALL I’m no Marxist proposing living wage (Ottawa Citizen) City to study living wage policy, East end councillors split on... Read More

Week in review: the headlines

CITY HALL Winds of change in air for new council (Ottawa Citizen) City gets $780Gs back for fuel it did not use (Ottawa Sun) Expand... Read More

Week in review: the headlines

2010 MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS Ottawa council needs new blood: advocacy group (CTV) Watson officially enters Ottawa’s mayoral race... Read More

Week in review: the headlines

CITY HALL • Council passes budget, 3.77% tax hike. Bus routes, tree trimming slated for cuts win reprieve, but at cost of higher... Read More

Week in review: the headlines

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Week in review: the headlines

CITY HALL • Committee gives Ottawa South pedestrian bridge the go-ahead (ctv.ca) • Green bin collection gets rolling (Ottawa Citizen... Read More

Week in review: the headlines

CLIMATE CHANGE • Our Cities Are Hotbeds of Climate Action (TheTyeee.ca) COUNCIL WATCH • City Council Environmental Report Card... Read More

Week in review: the headlines

COUNCIL WATCH • ‘Everybody loses’ in bus strike with city’s tally put at $5.9M (Ottawa Citizen) • Let’s end parochial... Read More