From left to right: (back) Claire Checkland, John Monk (owner, Main St Cafe), myself (Shad Qadri), Mayor Jim Watson, Jim Walker, (front) Adrienne Charlton, Caitlin Bauer, Susan Fullerton, Sarah MacEachern, Jenny Guth, and Eva Von Jagow
This week, I had the pleasure of joining Mayor Jim Watson and eight of Stittsvillle’s involved community leaders for breakfast.
This was an incredible opportunity for residents to make their voices heard on major items affecting the City of Ottawa and share their ideas on ways the City can work toward improvement in the upcoming years. This was also a great opportunity for Mayor Watson and I to hear from residents directly on items which matter most to them on a variety of topics.
Mayor Watson provided a summary of some of the City’s current projects including Light Rail Transit (LRT) and temporary traffic calming pilots.
Beyond that, some of the concerns addressed by our community leaders included challenges being faced in the pursuit of a Stittsville public high school, the creation of the Stittsville Business Improvement Area (BIA), steps to reduce illicit opioid-related overdoses in the city, and opportunities for youth to become engaged within our ward.
I would like to sincerely thank all of the community members that took the time to join Mayor Watson and myself to share their impressive insight into the diverse subjects that affect us, as Stittsville residents. The feedback provided to us will be used to help us plan for the needs of our communities both now, and farther into the future.
I would also like to thank Mayor Watson and his team for organizing the breakfast and providing this opportunity to hear from our residents in person on issues that matter to them.
As always, my door is open always to any concerns and inquiries residents may have. Please do not hesitate to reach out to my office should you ever need. You can email me at Shad.Qadri@ottawa.ca or phone my office at 613-580-2476. Thank you for keeping Stittsville engaged.