Municipal News – June 2018

June 2015 City to shed light on LED conversion project

 Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson will be joined by Transportation Committee Chair Keith Egli, Environment and Climate Protection Committee Chair David Chernushenko, Hydro Ottawa President and Chief Executive Officer Bryce Conrad, and Chief Energy and Infrastructure Services Officer for Envari, Adnan Khokhar, for an update on the City’s efforts to convert streetlights to light emitting diode (LED) technology.

PEN covered the City of Ottawa’s conversion to LED streetlights in a special issuestreetlightsbeforeafter sponsored by Sustainable Eastern Ontario and the IESO. You can read that edition here, but this afternoon is likely to reveal more information!

Date: Monday, June 18

Before-after comparison of an Ottawa street showing the difference in light quality with the LED conversion.

Time: 2 pm

Location: Torquay Avenue

Parking: Available at Pinecrest Recreation Complex, 2250 Torquay Avenue, Ottawa

City seeks applicants for its 2018-2022 Election Compliance Audit Committee

Ottawa – The City is establishing its 2018-2022 Election Compliance Audit Committee. This independent, statutory body is responsible for considering applications for compliance audits respecting the election campaign finances of candidates and registered third party advertisers. The Committee will also review reports regarding apparent contraventions of contribution limits by contributors.

 Applicants must have a thorough understanding of the municipal campaign finance rules under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 and have no involvement with any municipal election campaign. Ideal candidates would have practical experience in administering elections and may include former municipal clerks,  elections office managers, auditors, accountants, or lawyers. Committee or tribunal experience and/or vote-1804596_640bilingualism are assets.

 Applications must be received by July 6, 2018, at 4 pm.

 For more information on eligibility, roles and responsibilities and the application process, please visit Election Compliance Audit Committee page on or contact Eric Pelot at 613-580-2424, ext. 22953, (TTY: 613-580-2401) or by email at committees@ottawa.

 For more information on City programs and services, visit or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401). You can also connect with us through FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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