Even though the Lloyd Francis fiasco blew up in his face, Councillor Chiarelli refuses to admit defeat and is bravely fighting on for his developer friends. He’s pulling out all the stops to save his political hide.
Here are the ‘choices’ for RC’s NEXT expensive renaming exercise, getting rid of the other part of Richmond Rd. in Bells Corners, between the Pizza Hut and the United Church, passing by the Centennial Library:
Please select one option from the following list:
– Heroic Avenue?
– Parish Avenue?
– St. Jude Avenue?
– Old Richmond Road?
If you live along Richmond Road then you probably already have your ballot.
Don’t bother sending it in – it’s another done deal – it’s going to be Old Richmond Road for you guys, whether you like it or not.
Don’t you wish that you had a fifth box that you could tick off- “none of the above, spend our tax dollars on something not quite so DUMB”
The councillor has been telling people privately that he’s settled on Old Richmond Road, and the other three names are just to pander to the firefighters and the Christian churches.
Heroic Avenue is a nod to the firefighters. RC would LOVE it if first responders would back up his wild “safety issues concern” to justify his Lloyd Francis Boulevard folly. Talk to first responders privately to see what they really think.
Only the people who own or rent on Richmond Rd. got a ballot, but if other people in Bells Corners want a say, it can’t hurt to contact Natalie Persaud natalie.Persaud@ottawa.ca
You can phone her at 613-580-2424 ext. 12681 or drop in to her Centrepointe office.
You can send a letter too, but the deadline is this Thursday, so act fast!
You can also contact the mayor, other councillors, journalists, etc. if you want to go to the mattresses over this latest RC boondoggle.
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You can also make your choice in this poll
Richmond Road between the Pizza Hut and the United Church