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Title:Motions Requiring Suspension of the Rules of Procedure

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Meeting Date:2018-Apr-11 2018-Apr-11 2 Ward:
Meeting Type:City Council Video: View Video
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Passed    Motion To: That City Council approve that the Rules of Procedure be suspended to consider the following motion, as the next Council meeting is April 25, 2018 and the City’s motion confirming its support for Ottawa’s application to the Government of Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge must be made now to meet the application deadline of April 24, 2018: WHEREAS the Government of Canada has launched its Smart Cities Challenge, a competition that will award up to $50 million to a winning City to define their future with the help of residents through the use of a Smart Cities approach that uses data and connected technology; and WHEREAS the competition centres around a Challenge Statement, a single sentence that guides the City’s preliminary proposal, describes how community residents have shaped the Statement, and provides evidence of the commitment of the City’s leadership to Ottawa’s proposal; and WHEREAS City staff, working in partnership with Invest Ottawa, have undertaken 16 interviews, conducted two workshops bringing together representatives of more than 30 key stakeholders and community groups, and have undertaken an online resident survey that received nearly 900 responses; and WHEREAS community feedback brought forward opportunities ranging from employment and economic growth, to skills training, mobility, safety, and healthy and active lifestyles; and WHEREAS Ottawa’s youth are at the forefront of many of the opportunities identified through Smart Cities Challenge consultations, are represented across all wards in our City, and make up 22% of our resident population; and WHEREAS to secure our city’s future, we need to ensure that our young people are equipped with the skills and resilience to respond to economic, technological and social changes and empower a generation that is inclusive, active, healthy, safe, engaged and eager to make making meaningful contributions to their community; and WHEREAS Ottawa’s proposal will create a network of virtual, physical, and mobile community-based engagement and innovation hubs enabling access to digital tools and expertise that will facilitate and inspire a young generation that is resilient, inclusive, and eager to spark civic innovation, creativity, and ultimately build the skills required to lead Ottawa into the future with confidence; and WHEREAS Ottawa’s proposal presents the opportunity to partner and work in collaboration with many stakeholders including the Ottawa Public Library and Ottawa Community Housing, Ottawa’s post-secondary institutions and Ottawa’s four school boards (OCDSB, OCSB, CEPEO, CECCE); and WHEREAS Ottawa’s proposal aligns with existing City strategies, including Smart City 2.0, Partnerships for Innovation – Ottawa’s Economic Development Strategy, and the Youth Action Plan. THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council formally supports Ottawa’s proposal and Challenge Statement as follows: Creating a smarter future means investing in our youth. Ottawa imagines a city where young people are safe, active, healthy, and empowered to innovate and co-create our city’s future; measurably increasing youth employment and providing youth with the skills, experience, and confidence needed to succeed in today’s digital economy; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Council delegate authority to the General Manager of Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development to make minor revisions to the statement before submission.
(Councillor / Conseiller) S. Moffatt  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) R. Chiarelli  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) E. El-Chantiry  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) D. Chernushenko  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) S. Blais  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) M. Fleury  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) M. Taylor  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) B. Monette  Yes
(Councillor / Conseillère) J. Harder  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) J. Cloutier  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) R. Brockington  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) G. Darouze  Yes
(Councillor / Conseillère) M. Wilkinson  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) S. Qadri  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) K. Egli  Yes
(Councillor / Conseillère) D. Deans  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) J. Mitic  Absent
(Councillor / Conseiller) T. Tierney  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) J. Leiper  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) A. Hubley  Yes
(Mayor / Maire) J. Watson  Yes
(Councillor / Conseillère) C. McKenney  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) T. Nussbaum  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) M. Qaqish  Yes