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Planning Advisory Committee

Members

Councillors:

Architect member:

  • Mohammed al Riffai (Vice-Chair)

Landscape Architect member:

  • Anne-Claude Schellenberg

Professional planner member:

Members residing in the Rural Area of Ottawa:

  • Cora Lia Taraciuk
  • Bradbrooke Smith

Members residing inside the Greenbelt:

  • Shannon Bassett
  • Aileen Duncan

Members residing within the Urban Area outside of the Greenbelt:

  • Farrah Issa
  • Tom Moss

Nominees:

  • Cal Kirkpatrick (BOMA Ottawa)
  • Carolyn Mackenzie (Federation of Citizens’ Associations of Ottawa)
  • David Renfroe (Greater Ottawa Homebuilders’ Association)

Mandate

The mandate of the Planning Advisory Committee is to advise Ottawa City Council on planning matters, specifically with respect to the annual work plan of the Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development department (PIED) and such other matters as Planning Committee, Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee or Council may specify.

Responsibilities

The Planning Advisory Committee is responsible for providing advice to Ottawa City Council on issues pertaining to:

  • The annual work plan of the Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development department as it relates to planning matters
  • Such other planning matters as may be referred by the Planning Committee, Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee or Council to the Planning Advisory Committee

Composition

The Planning Advisory Committee shall be organized as follows:

  • Three Members of Council including
    • Chair of Planning Committee
    • Chair of the Built Heritage Sub-Committee
    • Chair of Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee
  • Two residents, appointed by Council, residing in the Rural Area of Ottawa
  • Two residents, appointed by Council, residing inside the Greenbelt
  • Two residents, appointed by Council, residing within the Urban Area but outside of the Greenbelt
  • A representative nominated by the Federation of Citizens’ Associations of Ottawa
  • A representative nominated by the Greater Ottawa Homebuilders’ Association
  • A representative nominated by the Building Owners and Managers Association
  • A practicing architect and member of the Ontario Association of Architects
  • A practicing landscape architect and member of the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects
  • A practicing professional planner and member of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute

All members shall be appointed by Council.

Reporting Relationship

The Planning Advisory Committee shall report through the Planning Committee and the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee to Council; however, it may also report to another Standing Committee where appropriate, depending on the issue.

Frequency of Meetings

The Planning Advisory Committee shall meet twice per year:

  1. once to present the PIED annual work plan for comment, and any other business arising
  2. once to review the progress against the annual work plan, and any other business arising

Other

The meetings of the Planning Advisory Committee shall be open to the public.

2021 meeting schedule

  • 6 October 2021

This advisory committee meeting schedule is intended for reference purposes only. To view the official meeting schedule, please visit ottawa.ca/agendas.

Council, committee and board agendas and minutes

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