Groups angling to get to know council – Metro US

Groups angling to get to know council

It’s only the third day since election night and already groups are raring to speak with councillors-elect about changes they want to see in the city.

“We look forward to working with the new council,” said Sean McKenny, president of the Ottawa and District Labour Council.

“Overall, we’re pleased with the makeup of council. With the new councillors and a new person at the helm, I think there’s going to be more accomplished.

“We’ve started the process of introducing ourselves,” said McKenny. “We were quick off the mark with the mayor, but a lot of the new councillors are going to be swamped with calls and a ton of emails for a variety of reasons … they’ll need a bit of a breather. We’ll take it slow.”

Ottawa Taxpayer Advocacy Group spokesman Ade Olumide said the group, which calls itself a watchdog for Ottawa taxpayers, is looking forward to speaking with members of the new council.

The changes on council look very positive for OTAG, Olumide said. “A number of them have sent us emails, saying they support OTAG initiatives,” he said.

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