Item - 2011.AU2.1

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on June 14, 2011 without amendments.
  • This item was considered by Audit Committee on May 12, 2011 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on June 14, 2011.

AU2.1 - Toronto Police Service: Police Paid Duty - Balancing Cost Effectiveness and Public Safety

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted

City Council Decision

City Council on June 14 and 15, 2011, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council approve the elimination of the thirty-metre policy on traffic control, and elimination of the Memorandum of Understanding with the Toronto Police Service, and direct the General Manager of Transportation Services to develop a new policy for traffic control at City construction sites.

 

2.         City Council request the General Manager of the City Transportation Services Division to review the current permit criteria for determining paid duty policing requirements, with a view to developing more effective criteria in delineating the need for paid duty policing in traffic control. 

 

3.         City Council request the City Manager to review the current policy governing requirements for paid duty officers at special events, including film permitting, public works projects and construction sites.

 

4.         City Council request the City Manager to take all appropriate steps taken to explore, with the intent of implementing the concept of a traffic warden system in place of the current paid duty official system, which may include requesting the Province of Ontario to amend the Highway Traffic Act.

 

5.         City Council direct that the Parks and Recreation permitting process for special events be amended so that the determination of paid duty police requirements is established in consultation with the local Councillor.

 

6.         City Council refer the letter (April 7, 2011) from Councillor McConnell addressed to the Police Services Board (Item AU2.1.1) to the Auditor General for further clarification of administrative processes that may find other efficiencies, with the request that the Auditor General recommend those changes during his upcoming follow-up review of the implementation of the recommendations.

 

7.          City Council request the City Clerk to review procedures for submissions to Committees and Council, and if necessary, recommend appropriate amendments to Chapter 27 of the Toronto Municipal Code, Council Procedures, to improve clarity regarding the routing of reports and communications to Committees and Council.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 27, 2011) Toronto Police Service: Police Paid Duty - Balancing Cost Effectiveness and Public Safety
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-37754.pdf
(April 7, 2011) Councillor McConnell's Letter addressed to the Board Administrator - April 7, 2011 Board Meeting Item 3 - Toronto Police Service, Police Paid Duty - Balancing Cost Effectiveness and Public Safety
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-38165.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(April 7, 2011) Letter from Councillor Pam McConnell (AU.New.AU2.1.1)

Communications (City Council)

(May 19, 2011) E-mail from Miguel Avila, Latin American Tenant Association, Executive Member (CC.Main.AU2.1.2)
(June 13, 2011) E-mail from Barb Woods (CC.New.AU2.1.3)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Jun-14-2011 2:10 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - AU2.1 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 34 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 11 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Frank Di Giorgio, Mark Grimes, Mary-Margaret McMahon, John Parker, James Pasternak, Karen Stintz, Kristyn Wong-Tam

Declared Interests (City Council)

The following member(s) declared an interest:

Councillor Frank Di Giorgio - as his daughter is employed for the summer with the Toronto Police Service

AU2.1 - Toronto Police Service: Police Paid Duty - Balancing Cost Effectiveness and Public Safety

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended

Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the elimination of the thirty-metre policy on traffic control, and elimination of the Memorandum of Understanding with the Toronto Police Service, and direct the General Manager of Transportation Services to develop a new policy for traffic control at City construction sites.

 

2.         City Council request the General Manager of the City Transportation Services Division to review the current permit criteria for determining paid duty policing requirements, with a view to developing more effective criteria in delineating the need for paid duty policing in traffic control. 

 

3.         City Council request the City Manager to review the current policy governing requirements for paid duty officers at special events, including film permitting, public works projects and construction sites.

 

4.         City Council request the City Manager to take all appropriate steps taken to explore, with the intent of implementing the concept of a traffic warden system in place of the current paid duty official system, which may include requesting the Province of Ontario to amend the Highway Traffic Act.

 

5.         City Council direct that the Parks and Recreation permitting process for special events be amended so that the determination of paid duty police requirements is established in consultation with the local Councillor.

 

6.         City Council refer the letter from Councillor McConnell dated April 7, 2011 addressed to the Police Services Board (Item AU2.1.1) to the Auditor General for further clarification of administrative processes that may find other efficiencies, with the request that the Auditor General recommend those changes during his upcoming follow-up review of the implementation of the recommendations.

 

7.         City Council request the City Clerk to review procedures for submissions to Committees and Council, and if necessary, recommend appropriate amendments to Chapter 27 of the Toronto Municipal Code, Council Procedures, to improve clarity regarding the routing of reports and communications to Committees and Council.

Origin

(April 27, 2011) Letter from the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board

Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide the Audit Committee with a report on the Toronto Police Service’s police paid duty - balancing cost effectiveness and public safety.

Background Information

(April 27, 2011) Toronto Police Service: Police Paid Duty - Balancing Cost Effectiveness and Public Safety
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-37754.pdf
(April 7, 2011) Councillor McConnell's Letter addressed to the Board Administrator - April 7, 2011 Board Meeting Item 3 - Toronto Police Service, Police Paid Duty - Balancing Cost Effectiveness and Public Safety
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-38165.pdf

Communications

(April 7, 2011) Letter from Councillor Pam McConnell (AU.New.AU2.1.1)

Speakers

Councillor Pam McConnell
Councillor Michael Del Grande

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Josh Matlow (Carried)

That:

 

1.         The Parks and Recreation permitting process for special events be amended so that the determination of paid duty police requirements is established in consultation with the local Councillor.

 

2.         City Council approve the elimination of the thirty-metre policy on traffic control, and elimination of the Memorandum of Understanding with the Toronto Police Service, and direct the General Manager of Transportation Services to develop a new policy for traffic control at City construction sites.

 

3.         The City Manager review the current policy governing requirements for paid duty officers at special events, including film permitting, public works projects and construction sites.

 

4.         The City take all appropriate steps to explore with the intent of implementing the concept of a traffic warden system in place of the current paid duty official system, which may include requesting the Province of Ontario to amend the Highway Traffic Act.

 

5.         the letter from Councillor McConnell (Item AU2.1.1) be referred to the Auditor General for further clarification of administrative processes that may find other efficiencies and request the Auditor General to recommend those changes during his upcoming follow-up review of the implementation of the recommendations.

 


2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Doug Holyday (Carried)

That the General Manager of the City Transportation Services Division review the current permit criteria for determining paid duty policing requirements, with a view to developing more effective criteria in delineating the need for paid duty policing in traffic control. 

 


3 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Doug Holyday (Redundant)

That particular attention be given to an evaluation of the permit criterion requiring paid duty officers when work is taking place within 30 metres of a signalized intersection.


4 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Josh Matlow (Carried)

That the City Clerk review procedures for submissions to Committees and Council, and if necessary, recommend appropriate amendments to Chapter 27 of the Toronto Municipal Code, Council Procedures, to improve clarity regarding the routing of reports and communications to Committees and Council.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) May-12-2011

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 5 Members that voted Yes are Vincent Crisanti, Mary Fragedakis, Doug Holyday (Chair), Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll

5 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Doug Holyday (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council