Stittsville: Hua: Don’t be bound by the chains of mediocrity at City Hall

In this election, it’s time to let our imaginations, ambitions and passions for Stittsville run wild.

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The Citizen invited the candidates for the municipal elections on October 24 to share their thoughts:

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Something is rotten in the city of Ottawa. Over the last four years, we have witnessed the frustrating dysfunction, impasse, and gridlock of the City Council that lacks the will and priorities to truly address the challenges we face in our city, and neglects the interests and needs of Stittsville. and its residents.

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Having grown up in Stittsville, I know that it is a great community that needs and deserves strong, passionate and truly independent representation of its interests, needs and wants on the city council to realize its full potential.

Throughout the Ottawa LRT debacle, we witnessed City Hall’s lack of transparency and accountability to the public. The city has a duty to disclose, participate and act in the public interest.

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Publicly funded developments and projects that have a vested public interest and provide a vital public benefit must be in the public domain and serve the public. We need to learn our lesson that P3s don’t work and change our procurement strategy to prioritize community-focused results, goals and benefits.

Our transit system in Ottawa is universally flawed and ineffective, whether you live in an urban, suburban, or rural community, or are trying to commute within your community, to another community, or commute. It does not reliably serve residents in all circumstances.

In Stittsville, we need more local routes that go through the community to give residents more access to the transit network and to bring in a bus station to serve over 40,000 people in our community as a transit hub in Stittsville and the vital foundation of a robust local transit network.

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Throughout Stittsville, there are numerous connectivity gaps, from abruptly ending sidewalks to only having paint and flexible poles to protect bicyclists, and we’ve also seen an increase in vehicle traffic and speeding, causing our roads are dangerous for pedestrians and cyclists. We need to bring in more sidewalks, protected bike lanes, and implement traffic-calming road designs to not only make active transportation a viable commute option in the community, but to empower residents to make the choice.

This election will be critical to our efforts to combat the climate crisis, as the policies and decisions enacted by the next city council will most likely determine the consequences for future generations. We must try to expand the canopy of trees, of which Stittsville has the lowest coverage rate in the city at 28 percent, preserve more green space and parks for families, children and residents to enjoy, and lead green initiatives, such as building renovations to transform and transition our community. We have a duty to transmit a sustainable and green city to future generations.

We must no longer allow ourselves to be bound by the chains of moderation, caution and mediocrity. It’s time to let our imagination, ambition and passion run wild, building a stronger, healthier city and giving our community the representation it deserves. it’s time to bring bold, ambitious and transformative ideas to the town hall.

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