François’ Response the SOS Vanier Survey

Learn more about SOS Vanier and their opposition to the 350-bed shelter on their main street: https://www.facebook.com/sosvanier/. Here is my response to their survey:

1) Would you vote in support of a motion withdrawing from staff delegated authority for funding of shelter, group home, transitional housing or other such projects that exceed 50 beds?
☑ Yes
☐ No

2) Would you support a requirement for inclusionary zoning in all new large development projects?
☑ Yes
☐ No

3) Would you commit to voting to override the City of Ottawa official plan and/or zoning by-laws only when there is a public interest in doing so?
☑ Yes
☐ No

4) Would you support a motion requiring developers to conduct a pre-consultation with local community associations, social and health services providers and BIAs?
☑ Yes
☐ No

5) Would you support a fund that community associations and/or BIAs could access to help “level the playing field” when opposing proposals made by developers? (These funds could be used for items such as studies, public education and professional services).
☑ Yes
☐ No

6) Given the City of Ottawa 10-year housing and homelessness plan calls for the transfer of 40% of shelter funds to prevention, would you support a motion requiring staff to begin this funding shift?
☑ Yes
☐ No

7) Given that shelters and “transitional housing” are expensive and inefficient, would you commit to requiring city staff to pursue more effective evidence-based solutions such as housing first?
☑ Yes
☐ No

8) Do you think the city should stop passing responsibility for homelessness off to charities and accept responsibility for finding an effective long-term solution?
☑ Yes
☐ No

9) Would you vote to require independent social impact and business impact studies for any shelter (or transitional housing) over 50 beds?
☑ Yes
☐ No

10) Would you vote to change the City of Ottawa official plan and zoning by-laws to allow shelters on all TMSs including those in your ward?
☑ Yes
☐ No

11) Are you aware that shelters built in poor neighbourhoods are more destructive to the community than those built in more affluent areas?
☑ Yes
☐ No

12) Given the recognition of Ottawa City’s bilingual character, would you support a motion instructing staff to link funding for shelter services to the obligation to be bilingual?
☑ Yes
☐ No

13) Given the importance of consulting Aboriginal peoples about anything that might affect their rights and culture, would you support a motion instructing staff to consult them before granting any funding to a health and social services facility operated by a private religious charity?
☑ Yes
☐ No

14) Would you like to add any comment or information with respect to the questions above and the issues mentioned in this survey?

I am not a fan or large facilities having 50 plus beds. I support inclusive housing. See related post below:

Affordable and Inclusive Housing