Motion To: That City Council approve that the Rules of Procedure be suspended to consider the following motion, as the need for hotel accommodations to self-isolate healthcare and essential workers during this pandemic has been identified as an immediate need, and all efforts are being made to reduce the cost. WHEREAS on March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization assessed COVID-19 as a global pandemic; and WHEREAS the Government of Ontario and the City of Ottawa have each declared an emergency throughout the Province and the City, as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic, under of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, 1990; AND WHEREAS certain hotel providers within the City of Ottawa will be providing discounted hotel accommodations to self-isolate frontline healthcare and essential workers, who may otherwise come in contact with the public, as well as the Ottawa Police Service; AND WHEREAS Ottawa Tourism and the Ottawa Gatineau Hotel Association support providing a
Absent/RecusedD. Deans (a)
Vote recorded from City Council on 2020-04-08 regarding agenda item MOTIONS REQUIRING SUSPENSION OF THE RULES OF PROCEDURE.