Public ConsultationsConsultation Program
Consultation with public agencies, private groups, City of Ottawa Advisory Committees and individuals is an integral component of this Study. The consultation process will include meetings with key stakeholders through an Agency Consultation Group (ACG), a Public Consultation Group (PCG), a Business Consultation Group (BCG), and the general public through Public Open Houses. A minimum of three meetings with each Consultation Group will be held during the course of the study. Representation on the ACG, PCG, and BCG will be confirmed during the development of the Study Design and in consultation with Ward Councillors.
The Public Open Houses (POHs) will be held to present and obtain feedback on Alternative Planning Solutions, environmental inventories of existing conditions, alternative design concepts, the analysis and evaluation, Technically Preferred Alternative and the final Recommended Plan including mitigation measures. The EA assignment will include three rounds of bilingual POH meetings that include a formal presentation and question and answer period at each POH. The POHs will be advertised in daily and local newspapers and notification will be e-mailed to persons on the Project’s Master Mailing List.