Item - 2012.AU6.5

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on April 10, 2012 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by Audit Committee on February 29, 2012 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on April 10, 2012.

AU6.5 - Front Yard and Boulevard Parking - Improvements Needed to Enhance Program Effectiveness

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on April 10 and 11, 2012, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council request the Acting General Manager, Transportation Services, to consider establishing an alternate model, such as centralized reporting and monitoring, for managing front yard and boulevard parking operations.

 

2.         City Council request the Acting General Manager, Transportation Services, to ensure necessary information is recorded in a manner to allow for proper management and control of the front yard and boulevard parking operations.

 

3.         City Council request the Acting General Manager, Transportation Services, to actively enforce the provisions of the City by-law governing front yard and boulevard parking to ensure appropriate fees are paid on a timely basis.

 

4.         City Council request the Acting General Manager, Transportation Services, to ensure that overdue accounts are charged interest in the manner prescribed by the Corporate Accounts Receivable Collection policies and procedures.

 

5.         City Council request the Acting General Manager, Transportation Services, to ensure that accounts are only terminated or written off after following corporate procedures for the collection and write off of accounts receivable.

 

6.         City Council request the Acting General Manager, Transportation Services, to ensure that unused licence plates for front yard and boulevard parking are properly accounted for and controlled.

 

7.         City Council request the Acting General Manager, Transportation Services, to update enforcement policies and procedures and implement effective controls to ensure that enforcement protocols are clearly established and consistently followed.

 

8.         City Council request the Acting General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with the Chief of Police:

 

a.         to consider the benefits and feasibility of transferring appropriate aspects of the front yard and boulevard parking enforcement function to the Parking Enforcement Unit of the Toronto Police Service;

 

b.          to consider the implementation of proactive enforcement protocols for front yard and commercial boulevard parking regulations, as part of the assessment under Part 8.a. above and report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee by November 2012 on the implications of such enforcement activities; and

 

c.         to implement communication protocols to ensure enforcement actions taken by the Parking Enforcement Unit are recorded in Transportation Services Division’s database on a timely basis.

 

9.         City Council request the Acting General Manager, Transportation Services, to identify and recommend to Council appropriate amendments to front yard parking documentation requirements in the next revision to Chapter 918 of the Toronto Municipal Code.

Background Information (Committee)

(February 7, 2012) Report from the Auditor General on Front Yard and Boulevard Parking - Improvements Needed to Enhance Program Effectiveness
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-45250.pdf
(February 7, 2012) Appendix 1 - Front Yard and Boulevard Parking - Improvements Needed to Enhance Program Effectiveness
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-45251.pdf
Appendix 2 - Managementís Response to the Auditor Generalís Review of Front Yard and Boulevard Parking - Improvements Needed to Enhance Program Effectiveness
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-45252.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Cesar Palacio (Carried)

That City Council delete Audit Committee Recommendation 8.b.:

 

Recommendation 8.b. to be deleted:

 

 "b.       to implement proactive enforcement of front yard and commercial boulevard parking regulations, and report to the Audit Committee meeting of October 25, 2012 on the extent to which such enforcement activities have been implemented; and"

 

And,

 

 Replace it with the following Recommendation:

 

"8.b.     to consider the implementation of proactive enforcement protocols for front yard and commercial boulevard parking regulations, as part of the assessment under Recommendation 8.a. above and report to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee by November 2012 on the implications of such enforcement activities; and"

Vote (Amend Item) Apr-10-2012 4:40 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - AU6.5 - Palacio - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 18 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Karen Stintz
Total members that voted No: 13 Members that voted No are Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Mike Del Grande, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan
Total members that were Absent: 14 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Michelle Berardinetti, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Rob Ford, Mike Layton, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, John Parker, Kristyn Wong-Tam

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Apr-10-2012 4:41 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - AU6.5 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 20 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner
Total members that voted No: 10 Members that voted No are Shelley Carroll, Mike Del Grande, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 15 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mike Layton, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, John Parker, James Pasternak, Karen Stintz

AU6.5 - Front Yard and Boulevard Parking - Improvements Needed to Enhance Program Effectiveness

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to consider establishing an alternate model, such as centralized reporting and monitoring, for managing front yard and boulevard parking operations.

 

2.         City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to ensure necessary information is recorded in a manner to allow for proper management and control of the front yard and boulevard parking operations.

 

3.         City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, to actively enforce the provisions of the City by-law governing front yard and boulevard parking to ensure appropriate fees are paid on a timely basis.

 

4.         City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to ensure that overdue accounts are charged interest in the manner prescribed by the Corporate Accounts Receivable Collection policies and procedures.

 

5.         City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to ensure that accounts are only terminated or written off after following corporate procedures for the collection and write off of accounts receivable.

 

6.         City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to ensure that unused licence plates for front yard and boulevard parking are properly accounted for and controlled.

 

7.         City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services to update enforcement policies and procedures and implement effective controls to ensure that enforcement protocols are clearly established and consistently followed.

 

8.         City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with the Chief of Police:

 

a.         to consider the benefits and feasibility of transferring appropriate aspects of the front yard and boulevard parking enforcement function to the Parking Enforcement Unit of the Toronto Police Service;

 

b.         to implement proactive enforcement of front yard and commercial boulevard parking regulations, and report to the Audit Committee meeting of October 25, 2012 on the extent to which such enforcement activities have been implemented; and

 

c.         to implement communication protocols to ensure enforcement actions taken by the Parking Enforcement Unit are recorded in Transportation Services Division’s database on a timely basis.

 

9.         City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, to identify and recommend to Council appropriate amendments to front yard parking documentation requirements in the next revision to Chapter 918 of the Toronto Municipal Code.

Origin

(February 7, 2012) Report from the Auditor General

Summary

The Auditor General’s Work Plan included a review of enforcement and revenue collection for commercial and residential encroachments.  More specifically, we selected the front yard and boulevard parking program for review.

 

This report includes nine recommendations and includes management's response to each one of the recommendations.  The implementation of the recommendations contained in this report will strengthen controls, improve accountability and help ensure licence fees are billed and collected.

Background Information

(February 7, 2012) Report from the Auditor General on Front Yard and Boulevard Parking - Improvements Needed to Enhance Program Effectiveness
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-45250.pdf
(February 7, 2012) Appendix 1 - Front Yard and Boulevard Parking - Improvements Needed to Enhance Program Effectiveness
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-45251.pdf
Appendix 2 - Managementís Response to the Auditor Generalís Review of Front Yard and Boulevard Parking - Improvements Needed to Enhance Program Effectiveness
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-45252.pdf

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon (Carried)

That the Audit Committee amend Recommendation 8 by adding the following new Part b, and renumbering the remaining part accordingly:

 

8.         City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with the Chief of Police:

 

            b.         to implement proactive enforcement of front yard and commercial boulevard parking regulations, and report to the Audit Committee meeting of October 25, 2012 on the extent to which such enforcement activities have been implemented.


2 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)
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