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Ottawa's urban boundary discussion stretches into second day

Because of the sheer number of public delegations, the planning committee meeting stretched into Monday evening, and reconvened Tuesday morning.
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Ottawa City Hall, February 28, 2018. (Photo/ Mike Vlasveld)

A marathon meeting at City Hall continued, Tuesday morning, as the city's planning committee deals with what is likely to be its most contentious debate this term: whether to approve more rural land for new development.

More than 100 members of the public signed up to share their thoughts with the planning committee as it meets by videoconference.

Because of the sheer number of public delegations, the planning committee meeting stretched into Monday evening, and reconvened Tuesday morning.

The Tuesday sitting of the planning committee had to wrap up before 5 p.m., when the city's library board is scheduled to meet by videoconference.

City staff have proposed expanding developed areas in Ottawa by about 1,600 hectares, a much larger amount than the last time the city decided to expand its urban boundary ten years ago.




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