Motion To: WHEREAS, Ottawa’s special events and festivals industry is vibrant, active and a significant contributor to the economic, social, cultural and religious fabric in Ottawa; and WHEREAS “special events” is broadly defined by the Special Events By-laws to include “a fair or festival, or a social, recreational, educational, community or similar event” and would include sports events and races; and WHEREAS, it is estimated that special events contribute millions of dollars to the local economy and employ hundreds of people; and WHEREAS, many special events have adopted sustainable practices, to reduce their carbon footprint, to use environmentally friendly products and to reduce waste; and WHEREAS the public has come to expect recycling and organics collection in public spaces and at special events; and WHEREAS outdoor special events with an expected attendance of at least 500 participants at a given time are encouraged, but not required, to collect recyclable materials
Absent/RecusedJ. Mitic (a)
T. Tierney (a)
Vote recorded from City Council on 2018-06-27 regarding agenda item MOTION - CONSULTATION WITH SPECIAL EVENTS ORGANIZERS REGARDING THE INTRODUCTION OF A REQUIREMENT TO PROVIDE RECYCLING AND ORGANIC WASTE COLLECTION AT ALL SPECIAL EVENTS HAVING AN EXPECTED ATTENDANCE OF AT LEAST 500 PARTICIPANTS.