Endorsement: Councillor Jeff Leiper

Kitchissippi councillor Jeff Leiper and I have worked on many issues together for several years. I’m thrilled to have his strong support as I seek election in Rideau-Rockcliffe.

The residents of Rideau-Rockcliffe have had strong representation for the last four years. In this year’s by-election, it’s more important than ever that Rideau-Rockcliffe has a councillor who is a smart, independent thinker with a vision for Ottawa and the deep knowledge of how to achieve it at City Hall.

This spring, I’m supporting Sheila Perry as that Councillor for Rideau-Rockcliffe.

Sheila and I began collaborating on infill and development issues when we were both community association leaders. Our relationship has only gotten stronger as we’ve worked together on city-building and governance issues in her leadership role with the Federation of Citizens Associations.

I’ve watched her work on the Rideau Hub to help bring that to fruition and cheered when she won a Crime Prevention Ottawa award for those efforts. Her relationships and ability to accomplish good things for her community have my utmost respect.

Council has a critical term ahead. When the new councillor for Rideau-Rockcliffe takes their seat, they’ll need to come to the table with an already deep understanding of our city planning processes, including zoning, the Official Plan, development charges, the budget, housing and transportation planning.

I’m looking forward to working with Sheila and continuing the great relationship I’ve forged with the representative of Rideau-Rockcliffe. I know that when residents elect Sheila, she’ll hit the ground running to champion the values and decision-making I know Ottawa needs at this critical time in our city’s history.

Visit her website at sheilaperry.ca to learn more.

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