Item - 2011.MM13.9

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on October 24, 2011 without amendments.

MM13.9 - Moving the Three Toronto Zoo Elephants to the PAWS Sanctuary as Soon and as Safely as Possible - by Councillor Michelle Berardinetti, seconded by Councillor Raymond Cho

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on October 24 and 25, 2011, adopted the following:

 

City Council direct the Board of Management of the Toronto Zoo as follows:

 

1.         Toronto Zoo staff make the necessary arrangements with the Performing Animals Welfare Society (PAWS) sanctuary to physically transfer the 3 elephants, Iringa, Toka and Thika to its facility in California and to transfer legal ownership to PAWS as soon as arrangements can be made by PAWS to safely transport the elephants and permits can be obtained.

 

2.         Toronto Zoo staff work with the PAWS sanctuary on transport and permit arrangements, with the PAWS sanctuary to have the primary responsibility for the safe and humane transport of the elephants to their facility in California, at their cost, while complying with all applicable laws and standards.

 

3.         Parts 1 and 2 above be subject to the legal and financial commitments of PAWS and ZooCheck with respect to their contribution to the costs of the transfers being appropriately documented, to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor and the City Manager.

 

4.         Toronto Zoo staff report to the Board of Management of the Toronto Zoo on the cost savings achieved in Zoo operations once the elephant transfer has been effected, and that the Board reduce its future operating budget by a corresponding amount.

Background Information (City Council)

Communications (City Council)

(October 25, 2011) E-mail from Miguel Avila, Citizens Advisory Committee for the Toronto Zoo (MM.New.MM13.9.1)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Introduce Motion without Notice (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata advised that she had granted consent to Councillor Berardinetti to seek leave of Council to add this Motion to the agenda.

Vote (Introduce Motion without Notice) Oct-25-2011 2:22 PM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds full Council Required - Berardinetti - Add Motion to the agenda
Total members that voted Yes: 36 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 4 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Josh Colle, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti
Total members that were Absent: 5 Members that were absent are Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Pam McConnell, Karen Stintz

Motion to Defer Item moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Lost)
That consideration of the item be deferred until the February 6 and 7, 2012 City Council meeting.

Vote (Defer Item) Oct-25-2011 10:50 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - MM13.9 - Ainslie - Defer the item
Total members that voted Yes: 4 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Doug Holyday, John Parker, David Shiner
Total members that voted No: 31 Members that voted No are Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 10 Members that were absent are Maria Augimeri, Josh Colle, John Filion, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Karen Stintz

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Oct-25-2011 10:51 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM13.9 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 31 Members that voted Yes are Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 4 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Doug Holyday, John Parker, David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 10 Members that were absent are Maria Augimeri, Josh Colle, John Filion, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Karen Stintz

Motion to End Debate moved by Councillor Doug Ford (Lost)

That in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 27, Councl Procedures, City Council end the debate on Item MM13.9 and take the vote immediately.

Vote (End Debate) Oct-25-2011 10:34 PM

Result: Lost Two-Thirds Required - MM13.9 - Councillor Ford - end debate
Total members that voted Yes: 22 Members that voted Yes are Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Chin Lee, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Adam Vaughan
Total members that voted No: 13 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, Doug Holyday, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Ron Moeser, John Parker, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 10 Members that were absent are Maria Augimeri, Josh Colle, Mike Del Grande, John Filion, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Karen Stintz
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council