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
Absent/RecusedR. Chiarelli (a)
D. Deans (a)
Vote recorded from City Council on 2020-03-25 regarding agenda item MOTION - AUTHORITY TO EXTEND EXPIRY DATES FOR BUSINESS LICENSE RENEWALS.