Motion To: WHEREAS the City of Ottawa has enacted a Licensing By-law No. 2002-189, as amended, to regulate businesses for purposes of public health and safety, consumer protection and community nuisance control; AND WHEREAS there are 34 business licensing categories regulated under the Licensing By-law, each with annual renewal requirements and an expiry date; AND WHEREAS the licenses of a number of those categories will be expiring at the end of March, April and beyond, in 2020; AND WHEREAS, given the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the client service counters, including the one at By-law and Regulatory Services’ Headquarters, where many licensees would have been renewing their licenses, have been temporary closed to prevent the spread of the virus; AND WHEREAS licensees and staff will require additional time to renew, and process renewals respectively, given alternative mechanisms currently being operationalized for that purpose; BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council approve an amendment

S. Moffatt
E. El-Chantiry
M. Fleury
J. Harder
J. Cloutier
J. Watson
J. Sudds
J. Leiper
G. Gower
A. Hubley
R. Brockington
G. Darouze
M. Luloff
K. Egli
T. Tierney
C. Meehan
L. Dudas
S. Menard
C. McKenney
T. Kavanagh
R. King
R. Chiarelli (a)
D. Deans (a)
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Vote recorded from City Council on 2020-03-25 regarding agenda item MOTION - AUTHORITY TO EXTEND EXPIRY DATES FOR BUSINESS LICENSE RENEWALS.

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