Motion To: WHEREAS on February 27, 2020, Stephen Blais was elected to be the Member of Provincial Parliament for Orléans and, in accordance with Subsection 260(1) of the Municipal Act, 2001, provided the Clerk with written notice of his resignation as City Councillor for Ward 19 (Cumberland) on March 5, 2020, effective that same day; and WHEREAS in accordance with Section 262 of the Municipal Act, 2001, when a Member resigns, Council is statutorily mandated to declare the Office to be vacant at its “next meeting”, being the meeting of March 25, 2020; and WHEREAS in accordance with Section 263 of the Municipal Act, 2001, within 60 days of declaring the Office vacant, Council shall either appoint a new Member, or pass a by-law requiring a by-election to be held in accordance with the Municipal Elections Act, 1996; and WHEREAS the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to evolve and is causing significant, ongoing and shifting effects throughout the City of Ottawa; and WHERE
Absent/RecusedR. Chiarelli (a)
D. Deans (a)
Vote recorded from City Council on 2020-03-25 regarding agenda item DECLARATION OF VACANT OFFICE ON COUNCIL - WARD 19 (CUMBERLAND) AND RELATED MATTERS.