A familiar face may soon be returning to London City Council.
Ward 14 councillor Jared Zaifman, who has been off for the past seven months due to health concerns, has submitted his first policy in almost a year.
The 30-year-old Zaifman is asking the corporate services committee to acknowledge International Holocaust Remembrance Day with banners at city hall. The banners would hang January 23rd-27th.
Zaifman was first elected to council in 2014 but was last at council last May. The after effects of a concussion suffered a month earlier proved to be too much and he has been on leave ever since.
He was in danger of losing his seat last August, under the Municipal Act, any councillor who is absent for three straight months automatically vacates their seat. However, council voted unanimously to grant him an extended leave.
Councillors Phil Squire and Josh Morgan have been filling in for Zaifman in ward 14 during his absence.
It’s not known when Zaifman will make a full return to council.