Motion To: That the Rules of Procedure be suspended due to the urgent need for disaster relief, to consider the following motion: WHEREAS late last month, Hurricane Harvey left significant destruction in the state of Texas, which will be the costliest natural disaster in American history to rebuild from; and WHEREAS this month, Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 hurricane, has left a devastating trail of destruction in its wake in the Caribbean and Florida; and WHEREAS the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda has reported that every building in Barbuda is damaged and 60% of residents are currently homeless; and WHEREAS on the island shared by St Martin and St Maarten, local authorities have reported 95% of all homes have been damaged and 70% are uninhabitable; and WHEREAS on the island of Anguilla, northern Cuba, as well as the islands of the US and British Virgin Islands, damage to buildings
Absent/RecusedE. El-Chantiry (a)
G. Darouze (a)
T. Tierney (a)
Vote recorded from City Council on 2017-09-13 regarding agenda item MOTIONS REQUIRING SUSPENSION OF THE RULES OF PROCEDURE.