Motion To: WHEREAS the City’s Urban Forest Management Plan was approved in June 2017 and the plan identified the need for improved tree protection and tree by-law enforcement in the urban area; AND WHEREAS construction and development has outpaced expectations in the inner urban area leading to the need for additional tree by-law enforcement measures; AND WHEREAS there has been substantial tree loss in Ottawa’s inner urban area in the last decade; AND WHEREAS a review of the City’s tree by-laws is currently underway and not scheduled for completion until early 2020; AND WHEREAS the Mayor underlined the importance of tree protection and using the City’s full abilities to issue fines under our tree by-laws in his 2019 State of the City Address; BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED THAT Council support the addition of one temporary position in 2019, which will be funded through internal vacancies, dedicated to enforcing tree protection under the City’s tree by-laws (Municipal Trees and Natu
Absent/RecusedG. Darouze (a)
J. Watson (a)
T. Nussbaum (a)
Vote recorded from City Council on 2019-03-06 regarding agenda item 2019 DRAFT OPERATING AND CAPITAL BUDGET - TAX AND RATE SUPPORTED - STANDING COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, WATER AND WASTE MANAGEMENT.