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

Yes
S. Moffatt
R. Chiarelli
E. El-Chantiry
D. Chernushenko
S. Blais
M. Fleury
M. Taylor
B. Monette
J. Harder
J. Cloutier
R. Brockington
G. Darouze
M. Wilkinson
S. Qadri
K. Egli
D. Deans
J. Leiper
A. Hubley
J. Watson
C. McKenney
T. Nussbaum
M. Qaqish
No
Absent/Recused
J. Mitic (a)
T. Tierney (a)
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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.

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