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21Sep/18

Jim Watson

New Announcement: Comments

Jim Watson

Mayor

City of Ottawa

613-693-0142

info@jimwatson.ca

www.jimwatson.ca

Thank you for your e-mail. By copy on my response, I would like to connect you with Lee Ann Snedden, the City of Ottawa’s Director of Planning Services. Lee Ann will be able to outline the City’s position in regards to any future development of the Stonebridge Golf Course. All the best.

Jim Watson

Mayor

City of Ottawa

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Thank you for your email below. It would not be appropriate to speculate on a position at this time, as there is not an active application before the City.

An extensive review of any future application would be required including public consultation before any recommendations would be made.

Regards,

Lee Ann Snedden

Director of Planning Services

Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department / Services de planification, de l’infrastructure et de développement économique

City of Ottawa / Ville d’Ottawa

110 Laurier Avenue West / 110, avenue Laurier Ouest

Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1

613-580-2424 Ext./Poste 25779

613-580-4768 Fax/Téléc

E-mail / courriel LeeAnn.Snedden@ottawa.ca

21Sep/18

Moises Schachtler

New Announcement: Comments

Moises Schachtler

613-558-6447

moises.schachtler@gmail.com

www.moisesschachtler.com

I completely support your efforts to prevent any outside development on the golf course. If I was into golf, I’d be outraged if someone tried to mess with the course.

I will support you in so many ways. Too many to include in my reply. Please visit moisesschachtler.com to learn more.

When elected, I will ensure precious green spaces aren’t lost to new development. I will ensure we are developing in the right proportions moving forward.

20Sep/18

Hadi Wess

New Announcement: Comments

Hadi Weiss

613-700-2515

wess4barrhaven@gmail.com

www.hadiwess.com

Stonebridge Golf Club has long been a landmark for Barrhaven, far before Nepean became part of Ottawa. To change this landmark means to demolish our history and pride; it means to demolish our community. Residents of Stonebridge count their City and their councillor to live up to their promises to keep Stonebridge a golf course community, and by doing so protecting their investments in their home.

As a City Councillor Candidate and a resident of Barrhaven, I am proud to vow to continuously advocate for Stonebridge and ensure that no development ever change our Stonebridge.

Let this be my word to you, Stonebridge Golf Club will never undergo any development as long as I am serving the residents.

20Sep/18

Franklin Epape

New Announcement: Comments

Franklin Epape

613-315-4248

franklinepape@yahoo.ca

“This issue between Mattamy Homes and Stonebridge golf course showcases two main limits on how our city is managed.

First of all, the fact that city councilors are yielding to all their wishes has enabled developers to think that they don’t need to take the citizens’ opinion into consideration anymore.

Secondly, this situation is also symptomatic of how people’s needs stand low on the developers’ priorities as too often, they were ready to sacrifice the population well-being just to increase their bottom-line. From day one I opposed this unfair plan that was in fact a breach of a previous Mattamy’s commitment to the Stonebridge residents.

I stood firm with the community to say no. I spoke to Mattamy directly and publicly at the community meeting. Because let us face it, the decision of Mattamy Homes to withdraw their plan to build homes on a section of the Stonebridge Golf Course and Country Club was not out of their good will , but rather the result of the determination of an entire community that took on itself to fight for their member’s well-being.

I was on the ground day and night, discussing with grassroots organisations and members of the community. I heard and understood their concerns that it has been just a matter of time before the entire course could be built over. Most of residents who used their hard-earning savings to buy a dream house surrounded by a Golf club felt betrayed by politicians and developers. An issue like this is exactly why I decided to run. It is important to rebuild trust between people and their representatives. This can only be done if we decide to put the peoples’ interests above all. That’s what I intend to do from day one and every day as Barrhaven Ward 3 city council.

We have to ensure that Mattany will not come back with a different version of the same proposition that will upset residents. We will have Mattamy clearly commits to stick to its words. This issue has Shawn that community mobilization and participation is helping. Our approach will be twofold: community dialogue and collective action .We need to work together to produce the change in Developers mentality so that the community could improve the health and welfare of all of its members.

When we talk about community dialogue, this is what has been already taken part with the Stonebridge community, where members have recognized the problem.

Leaders and stakeholders have been identified and engaged individuals has expressed shared needs: keeping their community as is. What we need now is to determine a course of a collective action. I will work with the community to develop and implement an advocacy plan on how to build alliances with other stakeholders such as the media, professional associations to hold Mattamy accountable of their words. Developers have long time abuse of their power. That’s why we need a fresh face for a fresh start”

19Sep/18

Craig MacAulay

New Announcement: Comments

Craig MacAulay

613-518-2107

ottawaowl2@yahoo.ca

bellscorners.wordpress.com/why-im-running-for-mayor

Question: 1: I support the Stonebridge community in its efforts to stop any development on the Stonebridge Golf Course because it’s a BAD DEAL for the community and should NOT be allowed. Jan Harder and Mattamy Homes should be ashamed of themselves.

Question: 2: I’m doing my best BEFORE the election to convince voters to elect a council that will work for the ENTIRE community, not just for professional politicians like Jan Harder and her 1% donors. AFTER the election (assuming I’m elected mayor) I will work tirelessly to respond to your (justifiable) outrage.

I hope you like one of my most important campaign planks:

“A good start would be opening up decisions at City Hall by implementing a ward council system and making sure that component neighbourhood community associations are legitimate, transparent and accountable. NOT fake community associations created and financed by a councillor to serve the needs of a small clique at the taxpayer and community’s expense!”

bellscorners.wordpress.com/why-im-running-for-mayor

19Sep/18

Ahmed Bouragba

New Announcement: Comments

Ahmed Bouragba

613-255-5509

forvulnerables@gmail.com

Question 1: Will you support the Stonebridge community in its efforts to stop any development on the Stonebridge Golf Course? Why or why not?

Absolutely yes, by supporting your community I can get support to all other communities who are under similar threats. Moreover, to touch a Golf Course is just absurd and does not make any sense to any reasonable right-minded person.

Question 2. If you choose to support residents of the Stonebridge community, how will you support us?

What specifically can and will you do? Convince the Council to vote for positive motions that serves your interest as residents. Educate the decision makers and open their eyes and finally provide alternatives to the builders to to go away.

Any additional comments you may have are welcome.

The governance of our public institutions is biased with corporations due to the weakness of a large number of our politicians, the change can be enforced by strong people with strong voices only.

19Sep/18

Carol Anne Meehan

New Announcement: Comments

Carol Anne Meehan

613-914-7740

meehancarolanne@gmail.com

I fully back the residents of Stonebridge and will fight to endure Mattamy does not eat away at the Golf course! While Mattamy may have the legal right because of the way the contract with home owners was written, morally it is wrong. There cannot be any waffling on this issue. If elected I will use all tools available to ensure Stonebridge remains an 18 hole golf course community.

19Sep/18

Atiq Qureshi

New Announcement: Comments

Atiq Qureshi

613-440-7754

atiq@nobles.ws

www.atiqqureshi.ca

“Stonebridge Golf & Country Club is a gem in Barrhaven. Any additional development will diminish its shine.
Barrhaven, specially WARD 3 is a fast growing community day by day, I strongly favour that there should be a balance among builders & residents needs.
Unfortunately we did not see and are not seeing this. As city Councillor candidate of ward 3 my position to Mattamy Homes development is;

1- They should not go for this development as, it was their sale campaign to earn premiums on lots.

2- It is a breach of their contract if reasoning of lot premium is golf course.

3- Even if it is inevitable for them, residents consensus should be mandatory.

4- If consensus develop among residents of Stonebridge community than, I will put this suggestion;

Mattamy return the lot premium or any other amount they charged in this regard plus %age increased value
of the property, for example; if property value increased by 10% they will return lot premium+10% of this premium.
Residents have a right to get the return on their Investment.

More over, they cannot go for any further development like this in this community. “

19Sep/18

Ahmad Malgarai

New Announcement: Comments

Ahmad Malgarai

613-294-0301

qelab@yahoo.com

Thank you for contacting us. Please read the following response I provided to CBC.

Question 20: If elected, what single greatest change do you hope to have made in Ottawa or in your ward, four years from now? (Limit answer to 150 words.)

“”Put the residents of Ottawa above politics. Taxpayers feel powerless regarding local development in their own backyards. There needs to be an honest consultation with immediate neighbors and their concerns must be better addressed. One such issue of concern would be to stop the proposed development of the Stonebridge Golf Club. I will be always asking tough questions. I will stand up for ward 3 and Ottawa as whole. I live here and pay my taxes here. I love this city. I will always respect the taxpayer. I know it’s your money. I won’t allow anyone to waste it. Together need to bring a new balanced approach to governance. My commitment to you is that I will always be an accessible councillor- not only having weekly office hours also be accessible by phone 24/7″”.

For more details please check my answers in the following link:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/barrhaven-ward-candidates-municipal-election-2018-1.4791741

If elected I would do everything in my power to stop any application by Mattamy Homes for building over any parts of the existing Stonebridge Golf Course.

I hope this answers your question.”