29 July 2021
▪️ Ottawa wants to start searching AirBnb, Vrbo and other sites for violations of the new short-term rental law. The City has put out a request for software that will automatically scan rental sites for Ottawa rentals and identify rule breakers. The new law limits short term rentals to principle residences and cottages only. Rentals are also limited to 10 persons. [CBC] [Request for Proposal]
▪️ Apartment tenants upset with landlord neglects to tell anyone thieves stole bikes from storage locker. Thousands of dollars of bikes were stolen from the locker at Phoenix Apartments on Carling Ave. The landlord did not call the police or inform the tenants but did fix the broken window. [CBC]
▪️The City is looking to rename six parks and wants some feedback. The parks – including one ‘sitting area’ are:
The City wants comments via email – [email protected] – but no form. We all know the rules: if the City doesn't create an online form, it doesn't really want to know.
▪️The City is also looking for people to join the Anti-Racism Advisory Table, which will inform the City’s anti-racism strategy. The group will address six priority areas: employment equity, housing, governance, economic development, health outcomes, and youth development. All Ottawa residents from Indigenous and racialized communities that are 18 years of age and older are eligible to apply.
The City has set up an application form here, so make of that what you will.
▪️A new electric car charger has been installed at the Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Centre in Orléans. There are 10 charging stations at city owned facilities with plans to expand that to 24. [CTV]