Motion To: That the Rules of Procedure be suspended to permit the introduction of the following motion, in order to provide timely support to this initiative, given the short growing season and need for planting to happen in the next few weeks. WHEREAS COVID19 has led to significant increased food and income insecurity in Ottawa; WHEREAS the demand for community food production has also increased in Ottawa to address these issues; WHEREAS Ottawa City Council and Ottawa Public Health have recognized the need for community food production and publicly supported the opening of community gardens across Ontario and within Ottawa; WHEREAS the City of Ottawa already funds and partners with Just Food on their Community Gardening Network and Community Garden Development Fund to enhance the capacity of community food production in Ottawa; WHEREAS demand by households in Ottawa for assistance to garden has surpassed the capacity of Just Food staff and volunteers to meet in a timely fashion, given
Absent/RecusedR. Chiarelli (a)
D. Deans (a)
Vote recorded from City Council on 2020-05-27 regarding agenda item MOTIONS REQUIRING SUSPENSION OF THE RULES OF PROCEDURE.