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

Yes
S. Moffatt
R. Chiarelli
E. El-Chantiry
S. Blais
M. Fleury
J. Harder
J. Cloutier
R. Brockington
M. Luloff
A. Hubley
G. Gower
J. Leiper
J. Sudds
K. Egli
D. Deans
T. Tierney
L. Dudas
C. Meehan
S. Menard
C. McKenney
T. Kavanagh
No
Absent/Recused
G. Darouze (a)
J. Watson (a)
T. Nussbaum (a)
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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.

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