During its meeting on March 25, 2020, City Council considered a motion regarding Declaration of Vacant Office on Council - Ward 19 (Cumberland) and Related Matters. Council declared the Office of Councillor, Ward 19 (Cumberland) to be vacant, as mandated by the Municipal Act, 2001, and approved interim delegated authority for certain matters as required.
Since the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to evolve and is causing significant, ongoing and shifting effects throughout the City of Ottawa, Council did not consider the options of a by-election or appointment. The Office of the City Clerk will report back to Council within the 60-day statutory timeline with a detailed report on the options to appoint or hold a by-election in Ward 19 (Cumberland), including the projected cost and staff’s “operational readiness” to deliver on any presented option.
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