Marianne Wilkinson

Councillor, Kanata North

City aims to improve how it engages the public – survey and ideas campaign info

The City of Ottawa is reaching out to residents this spring in order to improve how staff consults with individuals and groups on important issues.

Guidelines to improve how City staff engages the public are being drafted and the City needs to know:

  • what you think.
  • where you want to be reached.
  • how you want to be consulted.

There will be four bilingual community consultation sessions held between March 25 and April 16. Registration is limited. To register for one of these sessions, go to ottawa.ca, call 3-1-1 or visit any Client Service Centre.

In addition to public consultation sessions, the consultation plan includes an online questionnaire and an ideas campaign.  Both the questionnaire and ideas campaign will run to April 19, 2013.  Staff will bring a report to the Finance and Economic Development Committee in the fall 2013 on the proposed Public Engagement Strategy, including a summary of consultation findings.

The questionnaire and ideas campaign, as well as information about the consultations can be obtained at http://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/public-consultations/public-engagement/public-engagement-strategy-and-consultations.

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