Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Laurier Room, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa 12:00 - 1:45
Rainer Bloess, City of Ottawa Councillor – Innes Ward
"Life at City Council (a glimpse behind the scenes). Comparing city council under Mayors Chiarelli, O’Brien and Watson".
Rainer Bloess was first elected to Gloucester Council in 1994 where he served two terms. Since amalgamation, Rainer was re-elected in 2010 to a fourth term on Ottawa City Council. Rainer has continued to proudly represent Innes Ward, a varied and rapidly developing area which is home to over 40,000 residents. This large, east-end ward encompasses several distinct communities, including Blackburn Hamlet, Chapel Hill, Notre Dame des Champs, Château Neuf, and part of Orléans village.
A long-time member of Council’s Transportation and Transit committees, he remains particularly mindful of the thousands of Innes Ward residents who commute daily to work and school. He has championed projects such as the reconstruction and widening of Innes Road in both the western and eastern sectors of the ward.
Rainer is acknowledged as one of the frugal councillors on City Council and continues to represent fiscally responsible views at the Council table.