Community and Protective Services Committee today received annual reports for Ottawa’s By-Law and Regulatory Services Branch and Crime Prevention Ottawa.
The annual report for By-Law and Regulatory Services showed the Branch responded to 74,489 requests for service and issued 348,877 parking tickets in 2016. The 158-member By-law staff team saw a slight decrease in certain service call areas, such as noise complaints, animal care and control, and property standards, largely as a result of public education. However, the number of calls for parking enforcement, parks and smoke-free enforcement increased.
The Committee received the 2016 annual report of Crime Prevention Ottawa, which highlighted several partnerships that were successful in the prevention of violence against women including Project SoundCheck, ManUp! and MANifest Change, and an evaluation of community investments. The Crime Prevention Ottawa annual report also highlights programming for gang-involved individuals, a post-incident framework to assist neighbourhoods affected by trauma, support for research and projects such as Paint It Up!