Motion To: That the Rules of Procedure be suspended to consider the following motion in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and to give the public prompt notice of any meeting cancellations and/or opportunity to participate in meetings by videoconference: WHEREAS the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to evolve, causing significant effects across the world and in the City of Ottawa, including restricting the ability for Council and Standing Committees to meet in person; and WHEREAS at its meeting of March 25, 2020 City Council approved Motion 30/1 to provide for Members to participate electronically in all meetings of City Council while the emergency declaration set out in Order in Council 518/2020 remains in effect, pursuant to subsections 238(3.1) to 238(3.3) of the Municipal Act, 2001; and WHEREAS Motion 30/1 also provided that, while the emergency declaration set out in in Order in Council 518/2020 remains in effect, all Council and Committee meetings may be convened as
Absent/RecusedR. Chiarelli (a)
D. Deans (a)
Vote recorded from City Council on 2020-04-22 regarding agenda item MOTIONS REQUIRING SUSPENSION OF THE RULES OF PROCEDURE.