Motion To: WHEREAS on March 25, 2020 the City of Ottawa enacted a declaration of emergency to help contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus and protect the public; and WHEREAS our public health officials continue to encourage people to exercise social distancing and social isolation to flatten the curve of COVID-19; and WHEREAS it is important to one’s mental health and well being to interact with family, friends and other supports to have a sense of connection; and WHEREAS health care providers and other essential workers have continued to put themselves at risk to provide us access to medical resources, food, transportation and other essential services while most of our population are able to self isolate; and WHEREAS it was encouraged that on Wednesday evenings between March 25th, 2020 to Wednesday April 8, 2020 from 6:30 to 6:45pm residents across the City take to the open air to give a raucous support in response to City Council’s invitation to unite, while still respecting so
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.