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Title:Notices of Motion (For Consideration at Subsequent Meeting)

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Version: Sponsor:
Meeting Date:2018-Mar-28 2018-Mar-28 2 Ward:
Meeting Type:City Council Video: View Video
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No Action    Motion To: WHEREAS payday loan establishments are currently licensed and regulated by the Province of Ontario under the Payday Loans Act, 2008; and WHEREAS there are currently 55 payday loan establishments licensed by the Province of Ontario in the City of Ottawa and includes areas of significant geographic concentration; and WHEREAS section 154.1 of the Municipal Act, 2001, authorizes municipalities to define the area in which a payday loan establishment may or may not operate and limit the number of payday loan establishments in any defined area in which they are permitted, effective January 1, 2018; and THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council direct the General Manager of Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development to examine options to establish a cap on the number of payday loan establishments, detail measures to reduce concentration, and bring forward amendments to the comprehensive zoning by-law 2008-250 and report back to Planning Committee; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Council direct the General Manager of Emergency and Protective Services to analyze the effectiveness of a licensing regime, in light of the proposed zoning strategy and taking into account that payday loan establishments are currently licensed by the Province, and to report the findings to Community and Protective Services Committee.
No Action    Motion To: WHEREAS The Orléans Craft Beer Festival is an outdoor festival promoting local breweries, food vendors and musicians; and WHEREAS The Orléans Craft Beer Festival is to occur on Thursday June 7, 2018 through Saturday June 9, 2018; and WHEREAS Centrum Boulevard, from Brisebois Crescent to Prestone Drive is required to be closed to accommodate the festival and on-street festival set-up; and WHEREAS the on-street festival set-up will commence at 8:00am on Thursday June 7, 2018 and the festival will begin operation at 3:00pm on Thursday June 9, 2018; and WHEREAS the City of Ottawa’s Special Events on City Streets By-law (2001-260) prohibits road closures before 6:00 p.m. Monday to Friday; THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approve the road closure for Centrum Boulevard from Brisebois Crescent to Prestone Drive from 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 7 to 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 10 for the Orléans Craft Beer Festival, providing it meets the requirements, conditions and approval of Special Events Advisory Team (SEAT).
No Action    Motion To: WHEREAS The Orléans Poutinefest is an outdoor festival promoting traditional, gourmet, exotic and different worlds of poutine. Featuring multiple food vendors, musicians and a craft beer garden; and WHEREAS The Orléans Poutinefest is to occur on Friday, May 11, 2018 through Sunday, May 13, 2018; and WHEREAS Centrum Boulevard, from Brisebois Crescent to Prestone Drive is required to be closed to accommodate the festival and on-street festival set-up; and WHEREAS the on-street festival set-up will commence at 6:00pm on Thursday May 10, 2018 and the festival will begin operation at 11:00am on Friday May 11, 2018; and WHEREAS the City of Ottawa’s Special Events on City Streets By-law (2001-260) prohibits road closures before 6:00 p.m. Monday to Friday; THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approve the road closure for Centrum Boulevard from Brisebois Crescent to Prestone Drive from 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 10 to 6:00 a.m. on Monday, May 14 for the Orléans Poutinefest, providing it meets the requirements, conditions and approval of Special Events Advisory Team (SEAT).
No Action    Motion To: WHEREAS the Provincial Government has implemented CycleON: Ontario’s Cycling Strategy with the vision of seeing cycling recognized, respected, and valued as a core mode of transportation that provides individuals and communities with health, economic environmental, social and other benefits; WHEREAS the Provincial Government has implemented the Ontario Climate Change Strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050, and build a prosperous low-carbon economy; WHEREAS increasing cycling can play an important role in meeting our climate change goals; WHEREAS Ontario’s daily cycling mode share is currently 1%; WHEREAS an Ontario wide poll shows that 4.5% of Ontario residents ride a bike at least monthly and that 54% of Ontario residents want to cycle more than they currently do; WHEREAS of the 54% polled, 67% would be encouraged to cycle more if there were more and better cycling infrastructure available (Share the Road, 2014); WHEREAS studies have shown that cycling infrastructure can improve road safety for all roads users, reducing collisions (City of Toronto, 2017 and City of Ottawa, 2017); WHEREAS the City of Ottawa has set a target of 8% of all morning peak period trips within the Greenbelt and 5% of morning peak period trips being made by bike by 2031; WHEREAS the City of Ottawa has committed to continue funding new cycling infrastructure to increase the safety of our residents and encourage more cycling as a means of transportation; WHEREAS there is a strong interest among municipalities in building and investing in cycling infrastructure, as demonstrated during the first round of the Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling Program, which received applications from 120 municipalities; WHEREAS the City of Ottawa has made progress in closing gaps in our cycling infrastructure. Closing these gaps will increase the safety of our residents and encourage more cycling as a means of transportation; WHEREAS an investment in cycling infrastructure will complement the investments in public transit being made at both the municipal, provincial and federal levels; WHEREAS cycling plays an important role in promoting public transit helping Ontarians make the journey to and from the nearest transit stations more convenient and accessible; WHEREAS an investment in cycling would support and promote cycling for all trips under 5km including walking and cycling routes to school; WHEREAS a funding commitment will help to achieve the goals set out in the Province’s CycleON Strategy and the objectives set out in Ontario’s Climate Change Strategy; WHEREAS these funds would be in addition to and not impact any other funding provided by the Province for infrastructure; THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Ottawa City Council move to: 1. Urge the Provincial Government to recommend that the Ministry of Transportation include an annual investment in cycling infrastructure in its capital budget; 2. Urge Mayor Jim Watson to write a letter of support to the Minister of Transportation; 3. Encourage other municipalities across Ontario through the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, to join with the City of Ottawa in calling on the Province to act.