Re: Via puts policy before protocol
I was disappointed to hear and then read in today's paper about what transpired in the Glens community over the last week. It is, unfortunately, another example of local communities not being informed or engaged in decisions that affect them in a very personal way.
Removing the trees and bushes that provided a natural buffer for residents who back onto the railroad track, in order to install a chain link fence that does nothing to block the sights and sounds of the rail line, is not only a weak solution to solving the safety issue, but it also demonstrates a clear lack of respect by VIA and CN for the residents who have been affected. I hope the Glens Community Association will push these companies to do something to mitigate the sound problem they just created.
As City Councillor for Ward 9: Knoxdale-Merivale, these are the types of things that I will work hard to prevent from happening in the future.
By being proactive, identifying potential problem issues before they happen and engaging all the appropriate stakeholders upfront, I believe we can find solutions that will be mutually beneficial to everyone.
Candidate for Ottawa City Council
Ward 9: Knoxdale-Merivale