Item - 2013.BU50.1

Tracking Status

BU50.1 - 2014 Capital and Operating Budgets

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended

Committee Decision

The Budget Committee:

 

1.         Requested the following staff to provide briefing notes to the wrap-up meeting on December 20, 2013:

 

            Court Services:

           

a.         The Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer - briefing note on the feasibility of the following options regarding court security:

                       

i.          Privatizing it entirely;

 

ii.         Transferring security duties to City of Toronto Corporate Security.

 

b.         The City Manager - briefing note on the feasibility of setting limits on traffic fine reductions at court for repeat offenders.

 

            Economic Development and Culture:

 

c.         The General Manager, Economic Development and Culture - briefing note on the process for evaluating the strategic plans of the three civic theatres and the impact on the proposed budgets.

 

Parks, Forestry and Recreation:

 

d.         The General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation - briefing note regarding new Priority Centres, including a list of the 16 centres in priority listing and the cost to implement as of July 1, 2014.

 

            Fire Services

 

e.         The Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services - briefing note on Toronto Fire Services staffing changes that are proposed under the Fire Master Plan to provide staffing for the five new stations in the Plan, including the number of vehicles, number of staff associated with those vehicles, and the stations they will be redeployed from.

 

f.          The Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services - briefing note on the additional funding required in 2014 and 2015 to provide the vehicles and staffing for new station D and also maintain current vehicles and staffing at station #224 Woodbine.

 

g.         The City Manager provide a briefing note on what the city's plans are for the Fire Station building located at 462 Runnymede Road should the Fire Truck be removed from Station 424.

 

            Municipal Licensing and Standards:

 

h.         The Executive Director, Municipal, Licensing and Standards - briefing note on the multi-residential apartment buildings program (MRAB), including:

 

i.          Number of orders/deficiencies issued;

 

ii.         Number of orders/deficiencies outstanding;

 

iii.        Number of re-inspections; and

 

iv.        Number of outstanding orders that exceeded timelines, in 2012, 2013 and projected for 2014.

 

            Transportation Services:

 

i.          The General Manager, Transportation Services - briefing note on the current number of red light cameras in service, the number currently being replaced, and the cost and potential locations to double the total number across the city to reduce traffic fatalities.

 

j.          The General Manager, Transportation Services - briefing note on a method of consultation for Ward projects with the Councillor for the area, with the intent to consult before the project is finalized.

 

            311 Toronto

 

k.         The Director, 311 - briefing note on the process of implementing a Councillor's hotline or priority line to the 311 service.

 

l.          The Director, 311 - briefing note on what process would be required to notify Councillor's offices of all service requests to 311 in their wards.

 

            Toronto Public Health:

 

m.        The Medical Officer of Health - briefing note that lists which municipalities offer student nutrition programs.

 

Toronto Transit Commission:

 

n.         The Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission - briefing note on the following:

 

i.          Extending half tariff fare to all persons on Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP);

 

ii.         Extending half tariff fare to all adults with a disability as defined by provincial law and as defined by wheeltrans; and

 

iii.        List of outstanding station conversions from 2013 to 2025 and the costing to meet provincial accessibility guidelines.

 

o.         The Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission - briefing note with:

 

i.          the list of stations that are proposed to be renewed for the Easier Access Phase III 2014–2025; and

 

ii.         the list of stations that were due to be upgraded from 2008–2014 and the year over year projections during these years to 2025.

 

p.         The Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission - briefing note on the costs associated with platform changes required to the St. Clair Right-of-Way arising from the new Light Rail Vehicle platform requirements.

 

q.         The Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission - briefing note that summarizes the federal-provincial funding requests related to capital and operating needs and the communications strategy to support a public campaign.

 

r.          The Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission - briefing note on a breakdown of 2013 overtime costs as compared to 2014 budgeted overtime costs.

 

Toronto Police Service:

 

s.          The Chair, Toronto Police Services Board - briefing note on paid duty officers and how much it is costing the City on an annual basis, and what initiatives have been taken to reduce the cost on our capital projects.

 

t.          The City Manager - briefing note on the feasibility of outsourcing parking enforcement in future years.

 

2.         Requested the City Manager to provide a briefing note during the 2015 budget process that consolidates service standards, staffing, and budgets, including service standard changes referred to the budget process by standing committees or Council, and how those standards have been addressed in the 2015 budget process.

Summary

The following schedule has been established for the consideration of the 2014 Capital and Operating Budgets:

 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - Committee Room 1

 

-           Arena Boards of Management

-           Association of Community Centres

-           Yonge-Dundas Square

-           Citizen Centred Services "A"

-           Affordable Housing Office

-           Children's Services

-           Court Services

-           Economic Development & Culture

-           Emergency Medical Services

-           Long-Term Care Homes & Services

-           Parks, Forestry & Recreation

-           Shelter, Support & Housing Administration

-           Social Development, Finance & Administration

-           Toronto Employment & Social Services

-           Pan Am Capital

-           Toronto Public Health

 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - Committee Room 1

 

-           Toronto Public Library

-           Toronto Police Service & Police Services Board

-           Parking Tag Enforcement and Operations

-           Theatres

-           Sony Centre

-           St. Lawrence Centre

-           Toronto Centre for the Arts

-           Toronto Atmospheric Fund

-           Internal Services

-           311 Toronto

-           Facilities Management & Real Estate (incl. TEO)

-           Sustainable Energy Plan

-           Fleet Services

-           Information & Technology

-           Office of the Chief Financial Officer

-           Office of the Treasurer

 

Thursday, December 12, 2013 - Committee Room 1

 

-           Toronto Transit Commission

-           Citizen Centred Services 'B'

-           City Planning

-           Waterfront Revitalization Initiative

-           Fire Services

-           Municipal Licensing and Standards

-           Policy, Planning, Finance and Administration

-           Engineering and Construction Services

-           Toronto Building

-           Transportation Services

-           Accountability Offices (Time Specific - 1:30 pm - 3 pm (or longer))

-           Auditor General's Office

-           Office of the Integrity Commissioner

-           Office of the Lobbyist Registrar

-           Office of the Ombudsman

-           Continue Unfinished Cluster B Programs (Time Specific - After 3:00 pm)

 

Friday, December 13, 2013 - Committee Room 1

 

-           Exhibition Place

-           Heritage Toronto

-           Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

-           Toronto Zoo

-           Other City Programs

-           City Manager's Office

-           Legal Services

-           City Clerk's Office

-           City Council

-           Office of the Mayor

Background Information

2014 Budget Review Schedule
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64599.pdf
(November 25, 2013) Notice of Public Meeting - 2014 Proposed Changes to User Fees
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64526.pdf
(November 25, 2013) Notice of Public Meeting - 2014 Recommended User Fee Rate Changes and Inflation and Other Adjustments
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64527.pdf
(November 25, 2013) Notice of Public Meeting - 2014 Recommended New User Fees
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64528.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - 311 (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64498.pdf
2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - 311 Toronto (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64482.pdf
(November 26, 2013) 2014 Capital Budget Overview - Accountability Officers
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64501.pdf
(November 28, 2013) 2014 Operating Budget Overview - Accountability Officers
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64457.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Affordable Housing Office (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64467.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Arena Boards of Management (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64516.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Association of Community Centres (AOCCs) (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64499.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Children's Services (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64517.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Children's Services (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64475.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - City Clerk's Office (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64452.pdf
(November 28, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - City Clerk's Office (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64455.pdf
(November 28, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - City Council (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64481.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - City Manager's Office (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64484.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - City Planning (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64463.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - City Planning (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64470.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Court Services (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64491.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Court Services (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64459.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Economic Development and Culture (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64519.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Economic Development and Culture (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64479.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Emergency Medical Services (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64486.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Emergency Medical Services (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64458.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Engineering and Construction Services (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64506.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Exhibition Place (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64454.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Exhibition Place (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64489.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Facilities Management and Real Estate (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64504.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Facilities Management and Real Estate (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64490.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Financial Services (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64507.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Fire Services (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64493.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Fire Services (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64473.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Fleet Services (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64503.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Fleet Services (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64485.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Heritage Toronto (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64518.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Information and Technology (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64460.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Information and Technology (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64492.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Legal Services (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64497.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Long Term Care Homes and Services (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64520.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Long-Term Care Homes and Services (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64476.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Municipal Licensing and Standards (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64505.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64483.pdf
(November 28, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Office of the Mayor (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64456.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Office of the Treasurer(Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64502.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Pan/Parapan American Games (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64453.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Parking Tags Enforcement and Operations (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64468.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Parks, Forestry and Recreation (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64522.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Parks, Forestry and Recreation (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64480.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Policy, Planning, Finance and Administration(Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64521.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Social Development, Finance and Administration (SDFA) (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64487.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Shelter Support and Housing Administration (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64464.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Shelter Support and Housing Administration (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64488.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Sony Centre for the Performing Arts (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64509.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Sustainable Energy Plan (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64462.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Theatres (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64523.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64511.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64465.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Toronto Atmospheric Fund (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64469.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Toronto Building (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64514.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Toronto Employment and Social Services (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64508.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Toronto Employment and Social Services (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64472.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Toronto Police Service (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64510.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Toronto Police Service (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64477.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Toronto Police Services Board (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64524.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Toronto Public Health (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64500.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Toronto Public Health (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64525.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Toronto Public Library (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64496.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Toronto Public Library (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64474.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Toronto Transit Commission (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64494.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Toronto Transit Commission (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64461.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Toronto Zoo (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64515.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Toronto Zoo (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64478.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Transportation Services (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64495.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Transportation Services (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64471.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Waterfront Revitalization Initiative (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64512.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Yonge-Dundas Square (Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64513.pdf
(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Yonge-Dundas Square(Analyst Notes)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64466.pdf
(December 9, 2013) 2014 Operating Budget Briefing Note #3, with Appendix 1- Economic Factors
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64766.pdf
(December 9, 2013) 2014 Operating Budget Briefing Note #4 - Changes to Existing User Fees and New User Fees in the 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64767.pdf
(December 9, 2013) 2014 Operating Budget Briefing Note #5 - Staff Recommended Gapping
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64768.pdf
(December 9, 2013) 2014 Operating Budget Briefing Note #6 - After-School Recreation & Care Program (ARC) Expansion of 16 Additional Sites
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64771.pdf
(December 9, 2013) 2014 Operating Budget Briefing Note #7 - PF&R Expansion of Youth Spaces
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64772.pdf
(December 11, 2013) 2014 Operating Budget Briefing Note #8 - Staff Recommended Position Changes
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64873.pdf
(December 11, 2013) 2014 Operating Budget Briefing Note #9 - City Planning Service Level
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64869.pdf
(December 11, 2013) 2014 Operating Budget Briefing Note #10 - Four Permanent Supervisor Positions for Municipal Licensing and Standards
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64870.pdf
(December 11, 2013) 2014 Operating Budget Briefing Note #11 - Multi-Residential Apartment Building (MRAB) Audit Program
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64871.pdf
(December 11, 2013) 2014 Operating Budget Briefing Note #12 - Transportation Services Levels of Service
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64872.pdf
(December 10, 2013) 2014 Capital Budget Briefing Note #4 - Facilities Management - Union Station Revitalization Project Update
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64759.pdf
(December 10, 2013) 2014 Capital Budget Briefing Note #5 - Facilities Management - Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization Project Update
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64760.pdf
(December 10, 2013) 2014 Capital Budget Briefing Note #6 - Facilities Management - Old City Hall HVAC Project Update
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64758.pdf
(December 10, 2013) 2014 Capital Budget Briefing Note #7 - Facilities Management - St. Lawrence Market North Redevelopment Project Update
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64761.pdf
(December 10, 2013) 2014 Capital Budget Briefing Note #8 - Financial Planning Analysis and Reporting System (FPARS) Project Update
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64762.pdf
(December 10, 2013) 2014 Capital Budget Briefing Note #9 - Fleet Services - Vehicle and Equipment Capital Reserves
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64763.pdf
(December 10, 2013) 2014 Capital Budget Briefing Note #10 - Information and Technology - Disaster Recovery Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64764.pdf
(December 10, 2013) 2014 Capital Budget Briefing Note #11 - Information and Technology - Consolidated Data Centre Project
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64765.pdf
(December 10, 2013) Presentation from the Deputy City Manager on Cluster A - 2014 Recommended Operating Budget and 2014-2023 Capital Budget and Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64804.pdf
(December 11, 2013) Presentation from the Toronto Public Library 2014 Recommended Operating Budget and 2014 -2023 Capital Budget and Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64863.pdf
(December 10, 2013) Presentation from the Toronto Public Health on 2014 Recommended Operating Budget and 2014 - 2023 Capital Budget and Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64929.pdf
(December 11, 2013) Presentation from the Toronto Police Service (including Parking and Board budgets)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64834.pdf
(December 11, 2013) Presentation from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on Internal Services 2014 Recommended Operating Budget and 2014 - 2023 Capital Budget and Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64842.pdf
(December 12, 2013) Presentation from the Toronto Transit Commission on 2014 Recommended Operating Budget and 2014 - 2023 Capital Budget and Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64874.pdf
(December 12, 2013) Presentation from the Deputy City Manager on Cluster B - 2014 Recommended Operating Budget and 2014-2023 Capital Budget and Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64849.pdf
(December 12, 2013) Presentation from the Auditor General's Office on 2014 Recommended Operating Budget
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64880.pdf
(December 12, 2013) Presentation from the Office of the Integrity Commissioner on 2014 Operating Budget Request Budget Committee Presentation
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64882.pdf
(December 12, 2013) Presentation from the Office of the Lobbyist Registrar on 2014 Operating Budget and 2014 - 2023 Capital Budget and Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64887.pdf
(December 12, 2013) Presentation from the Office of the Ombudsman on 2014 Operating Budget and 2014 - 2023 Capital Budget
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64891.pdf
(December 13, 2013) Presentation from the City Manager on the City Manager's Office 2014 Recommended Operating Budget
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64926.pdf
(December 13, 2013) Presentation from the City Solicitor on Legal Services 2014 Recommended Operating Budget
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64928.pdf
(December 13, 2013) Presentation from the City Clerk on the City Clerk's 2014 Recommended Operating Budget and 2014 - 2023 Capital Budget and Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64862.pdf

Communications

(December 5, 2013) E-mail from Mike Seiden (BU.Main.BU50.1.1)
(December 5, 2013) E-mail from Ross Parry, Toronto Public Library Board (BU.Main.BU50.1.2)
(December 3, 2013) E-mail from Joan Anderson (BU.Main.BU50.1.3)
(December 4, 2013) E-mail from 588 Identical letters (BU.Main.BU50.1.4)
(December 4, 2013) E-mail from Ahzard Mohammed (BU.Main.BU50.1.5)
(December 4, 2013) E-mail from Allan Baker (BU.Main.BU50.1.6)
(December 4, 2013) E-mail from Nancy Audley (BU.Main.BU50.1.7)
(December 5, 2013) E-mail from Christine Kang (BU.Main.BU50.1.8)
(December 5, 2013) E-mail from Martin O'Grady (BU.Main.BU50.1.9)
(December 5, 2013) E-mail from Abraham Weinstein (BU.Main.BU50.1.10)
(December 6, 2013) E-mail from John Sewell, Toronto Police Accountability Coalition (BU.New.BU50.1.11)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/comm/communicationfile-42177.pdf
(December 7, 2013) E-mail from Elissa Green (BU.New.BU50.1.12)
(December 9, 2013) E-mail from Serena Nadir (BU.New.BU50.1.13)
(December 9, 2013) E-mail from Howard and Margaret Watson (BU.New.BU50.1.14)
(December 9, 2013) E-mail from Civic17 (Ward 17 resident group) (BU.New.BU50.1.15)
(December 11, 2013) Letter from Councillor Karen Stintz (BU.New.BU50.1.16)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/comm/communicationfile-42216.pdf
(December 11, 2013) E-mail from Alex Mlynek (BU.New.BU50.1.17)
(December 12, 2013) E-mail from Richard Longley (BU.New.BU50.1.18)
(December 10, 2013) E-mail from Councillor Josh Matlow (BU.New.BU50.1.19)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/comm/communicationfile-42219.pdf
(December 11, 2013) E-mail from Fateha Hossain (BU.New.BU50.1.20)
(December 12, 2013) E-mail from Jan Schreiber (BU.New.BU50.1.21)
(December 12, 2013) E-mail from Richard T. Adams (BU.New.BU50.1.22)
(December 12, 2013) E-mail from Patricia Sautner (BU.New.BU50.1.23)
(December 12, 2013) E-mail from Warren Russell (BU.New.BU50.1.24)
(December 12, 2013) E-mail from Julie Jai (BU.New.BU50.1.25)
(December 12, 2013) E-mail from Arlene Rogers (BU.New.BU50.1.26)
(December 12, 2013) E-mail from Mary Perisic (BU.New.BU50.1.27)
(December 12, 2013) E-mail from Rachelle Chevalier (BU.New.BU50.1.28)
(December 12, 2013) E-mail from Joe Renda (BU.New.BU50.1.29)
(December 12, 2013) E-mail from Craig Martin (BU.New.BU50.1.30)

Speakers

Councillor Mike Layton
Councillor Janet Davis
Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam
Councillor Adam Vaughan
Councillor Michael Thompson
Councillor Vincent Crisanti
Councillor Shelley Carroll
Councillor Peter Leon
Councillor Sarah Doucette
Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Ron Moeser (Out of Order)

That the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer report back to the Budget Committee on the implications of a 2% tax increase, decreasing the goal from 2.5%.

Ruling by Councillor Frank Di Giorgio (Upheld)
That Motion 1 by Councillor Moeser is out of order, as any amendments to the budget are now the responsibility of the Budget Committee, not staff.
Challenged by Councillor Ron Moeser


2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Doug Ford (Lost)

That the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation provide a briefing note regarding Island Ferry Fares from 2010 – 2013.

 

1.         Annual revenue generated from the Ferries:

-           Fares for each age category

-           Additional revenues from advertising, rentals, etc.

-           Concession revenue at the Ferry Terminal

-           Other additional revenues

 

2.         Gross expenditures associated with the operation of the Ferries, including:

-           Salaries and benefits

-           Equipment

-           Maintenance

-           Fuel

-           Other additional expenses


3 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Doug Ford (Carried)

That the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation provide a briefing note regarding new Priority Centres, including a list of the 16 centres in priority listing and the cost to implement as of July 1, 2014.

         


4 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Michelle Berardinetti (Carried)

That the Medical Officer of Health provide a briefing note that lists which municipalities offer student nutrition programs.


5 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Frank Di Giorgio (Carried)

That the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, provide a briefing note on the process for evaluating the strategic plans of the three civic theatres and the impact on the proposed budgets.


6 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Ron Moeser (Carried)

That the Director, 311, provide a briefing note on the process of implementing a Councillor's hotline or priority line to the 311 service.


7 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Frances Nunziata (Carried)

That the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer provide a briefing note to the December 20, 2013 Budget Committee meeting on the feasibility of the following options regarding court security:

 

1.         Privatizing it entirely;

 

2.         Transferring security duties to City of Toronto Corporate Security.


8 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Frances Nunziata (Carried)

That the City Manager provide a briefing note to the December 20, 2013 Budget Committee meeting on the feasibility of setting limits on traffic fine reductions at court for repeat offenders.


9 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Frances Nunziata (Carried)

That the City Manager provide a briefing note to the December 20, 2013 Budget Committee meeting on the feasibility of outsourcing parking enforcement in future years.


10 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Frances Nunziata (Carried)

That the Director, 311, provide a briefing note to the December 20, 2013 Budget Committee meeting on what process would be required to notify Councillor's offices of all service requests to 311 in their wards.


11 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Frank Di Giorgio (Carried)

That the General Manager, Transportation Services, provide a briefing note on the current number of red light camera in service, the number currently being replaced, and the cost and potential locations to double the total number across the city to reduce traffic fatalities.


12 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Michelle Berardinetti (Carried)

That the Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services, provide a briefing note on Toronto Fire Services staffing changes that are proposed under the Fire Master Plan to provide staffing for the five new stations in the Plan, including the number of vehicles, number of staff associated with those vehicles, and the stations they will be redeployed from.


13 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Frank Di Giorgio (Carried)

That the City Manager provide a briefing note on what the city's plans are for the Fire Station building located at 462 Runnymede Road should the Fire Truck be removed from Station 424.


14 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Frances Nunziata (Carried)

That the Executive Director, Municipal, Licensing and Standards provide a briefing note on the multi-residential apartment buildings program (MRAB), including:

 

-           Number of orders/deficiencies issued,

-           Number of orders/deficiencies outstanding,

-           Number of re-inspections, and

-           Number of outstanding orders that exceeded timelines, in 2012, 2013 and projected for 2014.


15 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Ron Moeser (Carried)

That the General Manager, Transportation Services provide a briefing note on a method of consultation for Ward projects with the Councillor for the area, with the intent to consult before the project is finalized.


16 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Frances Nunziata (Lost)

That the City Manager provide a briefing note that summarizes the state of good repair budget as a percentage of assets addressed in the 2014 and 2014-2023 capital budget and plan.


17 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Michelle Berardinetti (Carried)

That the City Manager provide a briefing note during the 2015 budget process that consolidates service standards, staffing, and budgets, including service standard changes referred to the budget process by standing committees or Council, and how those standards have been addressed in the 2015 budget process.


18 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Frances Nunziata (Carried)

That the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission, provide a briefing note on the following:

 

1.         Extending half tariff fare to all persons on Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).

 

2.         Extending half tariff fare to all adults with a disability as defined by provincial law and as defined by wheeltrans.

 

3.         List of outstanding station conversions from 2013 to 2025 and the costing to meet provincial accessibility guidelines.


19 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Michelle Berardinetti (Carried)

That the Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services, provide a briefing note on the additional funding required in 2014 and 2015 to provide the vehicles and staffing for new station D and also maintain current vehicles and staffing at station #224 Woodbine.


20 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Ron Moeser (Carried)

That the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board provide a briefing note on paid duty officers and how much it is costing the City on an annual basis, and what initiatives have been taken to reduce the cost on our capital projects.


21 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Michelle Berardinetti (Carried)

That the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission provide a briefing note on:

 

1.         the list of stations that are proposed to be renewed for the Easier Access Phase III 2014–2025; and

 

2.         the list of stations that were due to be upgraded from 2008–2014 and the year over year projections during these years to 2025.


22 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Frances Nunziata (Carried)

That the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission provide a briefing note to the December 20, 2013 Budget Committee meeting on the costs associated with platform changes required to the St. Clair Right-of-Way arising from the new Light Rail Vehicle platform requirements.


23 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Frances Nunziata (Carried)

That the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission provide a briefing note that summarizes the federal-provincial funding requests related to capital and operating needs and the communications strategy to support a public campaign.


24 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Frances Nunziata (Carried)

That the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission provide a briefing note to the December 20, 2013 Budget Committee on a breakdown of 2013 overtime costs as compared to 2014 budgeted overtime costs.


25 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor James Pasternak (Lost)

That the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation provide a briefing note on the status and current and future locations for the City of Toronto attractions donation terminal/box  program. 


26 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor James Pasternak (Lost)

That the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation provide a briefing note that lists  precedents, opportunities and observances for expanding the City of Toronto's nutrition funding program to city-run facilities and programs such as Priority Centres, Youth Drop In Centres, future ARC programs (all currently have nutrition programs) and other locations that the Manager deems appropriate and operational. 

Declared Interests

The following member(s) declared an interest:

Councillor James Pasternak - as it relates to the Toronto Public Library, as his wife is an employee of the Toronto Public Library.

1a - 2014 Service Level Review - Economic Development Committee

Origin
(September 17, 2013) Letter from the Economic Development Committee
Summary

City Council on July 16, 17, 18 and 19, 2013, in adopting Item EX33.29, approved the review of divisional service levels and activities for City Programs at appropriate Standing Committees in September 2013 (http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2013.EX33.29).

 

Staff made presentations to the Economic Development Committee on the following:

 

-           Economic Development and Culture;

-            Social Development, Finance and Administration Division;

-           Toronto Employment and Social Services

Background Information
(September 17, 2013) Letter from the Economic Development Committee on 2014 Service Level Review - Economic Development Committee
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-62354.htm
(September 17, 2013) Presentation from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer - Overview Service Level Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-62348.pdf
(September 17, 2013) Presentation from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A - 2013 Service Level Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-62349.pdf

1b - 2014 Service Level Review - Parks and Environment Committee

Origin
(September 16, 2013) Letter from the Parks and Environment Committee
Summary

City Council on July 16, 17, 18 and 19, 2013, in adopting Item EX33.29, approved the review of divisional service levels and activities for City Programs at appropriate Standing Committees in September 2013 (http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2013.EX33.29).

 

Staff made presentations to the Parks and Environment Committee on the following:

 

-           Parks and Urban Forestry;

-           Environment and Energy Office

Background Information
(September 16, 2013) Letter from the Parks and Environment Committee on 2014 Service Level Review - Parks and Environment Committee
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-62353.htm
(September 16, 2013) Presentation from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer - Overview Service Level Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-62352.pdf
(September 16, 2013) Presentation from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation - Cluster A - 2013 Service Level Review - Parks and Urban Forestry (PFR)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-62350.pdf
(September 16, 2013) Presentation from the Director, Environment and Energy Office - Environment and Energy Office Service Level Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-62351.pdf

1c - Recreation Services for Youth - Expansion of Youth Spaces

Origin
(December 5, 2013) Letter from the Community Development and Recreation Committee
Summary

Forwarding the Community Development and Recreation Committee's recommendations at its meeting on December 4, 2013.

Background Information
(December 5, 2013) Letter from the Community Development and Recreation Committee on Recreation Services for Youth - Expansion of Youth Spaces
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64608.pdf

1d - Update on Shelter Occupancy and the Quality Assurance Review of Shelter Access Systems

Origin
(December 4, 2013) Letter from the Community Development and Recreation Committee
Summary

This report provides information on shelter system occupancy and use. It also provides the findings of a quality assurance review of shelter access and client satisfaction. The report provides an overview of the Shelter, Support and Housing Administration (SSHA) division's short and longer term actions and strategies to improve access to the shelter system.

Background Information
(December 4, 2013) Letter from the Community Development and Recreation Committee on Update on Shelter Occupancy and the Quality Assurance Review of Shelter Access Systems
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64595.htm
(November 20, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration on Update on Shelter Occupancy and the Quality Assurance Review of Shelter Access
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64582.pdf
(November 20, 2013) Attachment 1
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64583.pdf
(November 20, 2013) Attachment 2
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64584.pdf
(November 20, 2013) Attachment 3
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64585.pdf
(December 4, 2013) Presentation from General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing on an Update on Shelter Occupancy and Quality Assurance Review of Shelter Access
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64606.pdf

1e - Youth Equity Strategy Funding in 2014 Budget

Origin
(December 4, 2013) Letter from the Community Development and Recreation Committee
Summary

The Toronto Youth Equity Strategy will be considered at the January 21, 2014 Community Development and Recreation Committee. The Strategy is focused on youth who are at highest risk of involvement in serious violence or crime. The Strategy takes this focus because these youth are being missed by our anti-violence programs and strategies.

 

Since June 2013, an interdivisional staff committee comprising staff from 9 divisions, agencies, and corporations have worked with an external advisory panel of youth and youth-serving community agency staff to develop the Strategy. Staff are building the Strategy upon the foundation of the Roots of Youth Violence report, incorporating promising practices identified in research and consultation with community groups and other orders of government. Finally, the Strategy is being developed to reflect youth’s experiences.

 

A modest investment of resources in the 2014 operating budget would ensure that the first phase of work can begin immediately upon Council’s approval of the Toronto Youth Equity Strategy. Resources to implement both prevention and intervention initiatives will help to reduce instances of youth violence.

 

The following initiatives have been identified as key opportunities to carry the work of the Strategy forward into 2014. These criminal justice and social development activities allow for cross-corporate engagement in priority areas of mental health, skills development & economic opportunity, justice & community safety, and accountability. In total, they can be achieved for a combined 2014 investment of $494,000.00.

Background Information
(December 4, 2013) Letter from the Community Development and Recreation Committee on Youth Equity Strategy Funding in 2014 Budget
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64612.htm
(December 4, 2013) Letter from Councillor Josh Matlow on Youth Equity Strategy Funding in 2014 Budget
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64607.pdf

1f - 2014 Service Level Review - Licensing and Standards Committee Programs

Origin
(September 19, 2013) Letter from the Licensing and Standards Committee
Summary

City Council on July 16, 17, 18 and 19, 2013, in adopting Item EX33.29, approved the review of divisional service levels and activities for City Programs at appropriate Standing Committees in September 2013 (http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2013.EX33.29).

 

Staff made a presentation to the Licensing and Standards Committee on the Municipal Licensing and Standards Division 2014 Service Level.

Background Information
(September 19, 2013) Letter from the Licensing and Standards Committee on 2014 Service Level Review - Licensing and Standards Committee Programs
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-62868.htm
(September 19, 2013) Presentation from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer's Overview - Service Level Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-62820.pdf
(September 19, 2013) Presentation from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, on Municipal Licensing and Standards 2013 Service Level Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-62821.pdf

1g - 2014 Service Level Review - Public Works and Infrastructure Committee Programs

Origin
(September 20, 2013) Letter from the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee
Summary

City Council on July 16, 17, 18 and 19, 2013, in adopting Item EX33.29, approved the review of divisional service levels and activities for City Programs at appropriate Standing Committees in September 2013 (http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?Item=2013.EX33.29)

 

Staff made presentations to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on the following:

 

-           Engineering and Construction Services

-           Policy, Planning, Finance and Administration (Major Capital Infrastructure Co-ordination only)

-           Solid Waste Management Services

-           Toronto Water

-           Transportation Services 

Background Information
(September 20, 2013) Letter from the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on 2014 Service Level Review - Public Works and Infrastructure Committee Programs
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-62869.htm
(September 20, 2013) Presentation from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer's Overview - Service Level Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-62823.pdf
(September 20, 2013) Presentation from the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, on Engineering and Construction Services 2013 Service Level Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-62825.pdf
(September 20, 2013) Presentation from the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, on Solid Waste Management Services 2013 Service Level Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-62824.pdf
(September 20, 2013) Presentation from the General Manager, Toronto Water, on Toronto Water 2013 Service Level Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-62822.pdf
(September 20, 2013) Presentation from the General Manager, Transportation Services, on Transportation Services 2013 Service Level Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-62866.pdf

1h - 2014 Service Level Review - Government Management Committee Programs

Origin
(September 9, 2013) Letter from the Government Management Committee
Summary

City Council on July 16, 17, 18 and 19, 2013, in adopting Item EX33.29, approved the review of divisional service levels and activities for City Programs at appropriate Standing Committees in September 2013 (http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2013.EX33.29).

 

The following made presentations to the Government Management Committee:

 

-           Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on the Overview of the Service Level Review;

-           Director, Court Services, on the Court Services Service Level Review;

-           Chief Corporate Officer on the Chief Corporate Office Organization;

-           Chief Corporate Officer and the Director of Real Estate on the Facilities Management and Real Estate Service Level Review;

-           Chief Corporate Officer and the Director, Fleet Services, on the Fleet Services Service Level Review;

-           Director, 311 Toronto, on the 311 Toronto Service Level Review;

-           Chief Information Officer on the Information and Technology Service Level Review; and

-           Treasurer on the Office of the Treasurer Service Level Review.

Background Information
(September 9, 2013) Letter from the Government Management Committee on 2014 Service Level Review - Government Management Committee
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-62867.pdf
(September 9, 2013) Staff Presentations on Service Level Reviews for Court Services, 311, Fleet Services, Facilities Management and Real Estate, Information and Technology, and the Office of the Treasurer
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-62819.pdf

1i - Resources to Enhance Councillor Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Compliance

Origin
(December 5, 2013) Report from the City Clerk
Summary

This report is in response to Notice of Motion MM41.26 which asked what supports are available and could be provided to Members of Council to assist them to comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, including a recommended central funding source for meeting accessibility requirements. There is no corporate funding for meeting AODA compliance requirements. Divisions accommodate AODA compliance requirements within their operating budgets. If Council chooses, funding to support Councillors to organize accessible events or community meetings can be accommodated within the Council General Expense Budget. The report also includes information on other resources available to support Councillors in meeting the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

Background Information
(December 5, 2013) Report from the City Clerk on Resources to Enhance Councillor Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Compliance
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64579.pdf

1j - Auditor Generalís Office Operating Budget - Response to City Councilís Request

Origin
(February 15, 2013) Report from the Audit Committee
Summary

The Audit Committee on February 15, 2013, considered a report (January 25, 2013) Report from the Auditor General (Audit Committee Item AU10.11).

 

City Council at its meeting of January 15 and 16, 2013 during its deliberations of the Operating Budget of the Auditor General, “reduced the Auditor General’s 2013 Operating Budget by 0.5 full time equivalent in the amount of $0.046 million and increased the Ombudsman’s 2013 operating budget by 0.5 full time equivalent in the amount of $0.046 million.”

 

Council further requested that “the Auditor General report to the Budget Committee on the staffing needs to fulfill the work plan requirement.”  The report responds to this specific request.

Background Information
(February 15, 2013) Report from the Audit Committee on Auditor Generalís Office Operating Budget - Response to City Councilís Request
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-62141.pdf
(January 25, 2013) Report from the Auditor General on the Auditor Generalís Office Operating Budget - Response to City Councilís Request
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-62143.pdf

1k - Auditor Generalís Office - 2014 Budget

Origin
(October 31, 2013) Letter from the Audit Committee
Summary

This report provides information relating to the 2014 budget for the Auditor General’s Office and a budget for approval by the Audit Committee.

 

An analysis of the budget request is as follows:

 

 

2014 Budget Request

2013 Approved Budget

Increase          %

Budget

$4,639,100  

$4,177,600

$461,500         11.04    

 

The budget request of the Auditor General for 2014 has increased by $461,500 from the 2013 level.  The increase in the Auditor General’s budget from 2013 to 2014 is 11.04 per cent.  This increase is due to the following:

 

The filling of two approved positions previously gapped in order to meet prior years budget targets

$295,600

Cost of living and performance pay increases for existing staff

$137,600

Increase in benefit costs

$26,000

Increase related to “economic factors”

$2,300

 

$461,500

 

The increase in the Auditor General's budget from 2013 to 2014 excluding the filling of the two previously gapped positions would be $165,900.  This represents a four per cent increase over the 2013 approved budget.

 

The majority of the Auditor General’s 2014 budget request consists of salaries and benefits.  The percentage of salaries and benefits to the total budget is just under 97 per cent.

Background Information
(October 31, 2013) Decision Letter from the Audit Committee on Auditor Generalís Office - 2014 Budget
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-63620.mht
(September 20, 2013) Report with Appendices from the Auditor General on Auditor Generalís Office - 2014 Budget
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-63617.pdf
(October 31, 2013) Presentation from the Auditor General on Auditor Generalís Office - 2014 Recommended Operating Budget
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-63618.pdf
(August 29, 2013) Letter from Hilborn LLP on Report on the Results of Applying Specified Auditing Procedures to Financial Information other than Financial Statements for the Year Ended December 31, 2012
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-63619.pdf

1l - Office of the Integrity Commissioner - 2014 Operating Budget

Origin
(November 26, 2013) Report from the Integrity Commissioner
Summary

This report details information related to the 2014 Operating Budget and recommends a full-year 2014 budget of $299.1 thousand for consideration by the Budget Committee. Excluding the enhancement request of $36.7 thousand, the 2014 base budget request is flat-lined to the 2014 approved adjusted budget of $262.4 thousand.

Background Information
(November 26, 2013) Report from the Integrity Commissioner on the Office of the Integrity Commissioner - 2014 Operating Budget
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64448.pdf
Attachment - 2014 Operating Budget - Accountability Officers Budget Request Overview
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64449.pdf

1m - Office of the Lobbyist Registrar - 2014 -2023 Capital Budget and Plan

Origin
(November 27, 2013) Report from the Lobbyist Registrar
Summary

This report seeks Budget Committee’s recommendation for City Council to approve the Office of Lobbyist Registrar’s 2014-2023 Capital Budget and Plan.  This 10-Year Capital Budget and Plan provides the Office of the Lobbyist Registrar with the tools and resources needed over the next decade to provide and maintain an accessible, publicly available online lobbyist registry as required by the City of Toronto Act, 2006, s. 165.  The Capital Budget and Plan totals $2.375 million over the period from 2014 to 2023 for Legislated and State of Good Repair Projects.

Background Information
(November 27, 2013) Report from the Lobbyist Registrar on Office of Lobbyist Registrar -2014 -2023 Capital Budget and Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64536.pdf
Attachment - 2011-2020 Capital Plan - Accountability Officers Budget Request Overview
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64537.pdf

1n - Office of the Lobbyist Registrar - 2014 Operating Budget Request

Origin
(November 27, 2013) Report from the Lobbyist Registrar
Summary

This report seeks Budget Committee’s recommendation for City Council to approve the Office of the Lobbyist Registrar’s 2014 Operating Budget Request of $1,087.3 thousand net.  The 2014 Operating Budget Request represents a zero per cent increase over the 2013 Approved Operating Budget.  There is no change in approved staff positions as a result of the 2014 Operating Budget Request.

Background Information
(November 27, 2013) Report from the Lobbyist Registrar on Office of the Lobbyist Registrar - 2014 Operating Budget Request
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64446.pdf
Attachment - 2014 Operating Budget - Accountability Officers Budget Request Overview
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64447.pdf

1o - Office of the Ombudsman - 2014-2023 Capital Plan

Origin
(November 27, 2013) Report from the Ombudsman
Summary

This report seeks Budget Committee recommendation for City Council to approve the Office of the Ombudsman’s 2014 - 2023 Capital Budget and Plan.  The plan includes a requirement of $1.230 million over the 10-year period for state of good repair maintenance of the computerized case management system.

Background Information
(November 27, 2013) Report from the Ombudsman on Office of the Ombudsman - 2014-2023 Capital Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64531.pdf
Attachment - Accountability Officers: 2014-2023 Capital Budget and Plan - Budget Overview
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64532.pdf

1p - Office of the Ombudsman - 2014 Operating Budget

Origin
(November 27, 2013) Report from the Ombudsman
Summary

This report details information related to the 2014 operating budget for the Office of the Ombudsman, including a recommended full-year 2013 operating budget of $ 1,725.0 thousand for approval by Budget Committee.

Background Information
(November 27, 2013) Report from the Ombudsman on Office of the Ombudsman - 2014 Operating Budget
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64534.pdf
Attachment - Appendix I - Accountability Officers - 2014 Operating Budget Overview
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64535.pdf

1q - Toronto Public Health 2014-2023 Capital Budget and Plan Request

Origin
(November 4, 2013) Letter from the Board of Health
Summary

This report provides an overview of the Toronto Public Health (TPH) 2014 Capital Budget and 2015-2023 Capital Plan and Forecast.

 

TPH is submitting a 2014-2023 Capital Budget and Plan request of $32.255 million, including a 2014 Capital Budget of $4.060 million and future year commitments of $3.641 million and a 2015 – 2023 Capital Plan and Forecast of $24.554 million. The Debt Affordability Target provided by the City for TPH is $3.393 million in 2014, $3.396 million in 2015, $3.392 million in 2016, $3.388 million in 2017, $3.363 million in 2018 and, $14.473 million for 2019 to 2023 for a total of $31.405 million. TPH will receive 100 percent provincial funding for one IT project for $0.667 million in 2014 and $0.183 million in 2015 for a total of $0.850 million.

 

The 10-Year Capital Budget and Plan request will provide funding for eleven Information and Technology (IT) projects that support improvement of service delivery with the development and enhancement of systems while complying with provincial mandatory reporting requirements. There is no additional operating impact associated with these eleven IT projects.

Background Information
(November 4, 2013) Letter from the Board of Health on Toronto Public Health 2014-2023 Capital Budget and Plan Request
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-63674.htm
(October 21, 2013) Report from the Medical Officer of Health on Toronto Public Health 2014-2023 Capital Budget and Plan Request
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-63669.pdf
(October 21, 2013) Appendix 1 - Toronto Public Health 2014-2013 Capital Budget and Plan Request
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-63670.pdf

1r - Toronto Public Health 2014 Operating Budget Request

Origin
(November 4, 2013) Letter from the Board of Health
Summary

This report outlines the Toronto Public Health (TPH) 2014 Operating Budget Request for consideration by the Board of Health.

 

The Toronto Public Health (TPH) 2014 Operating Budget Request totals $246,003.8 thousand gross / $51,170.8 thousand net. This request is $2,316.1 thousand gross and $750.9 thousand net above the 2013 Operating Budget. The net increase of $750.9 thousand over the 2013 Approved Operating Budget is comprised primarily of base budget increases for the negotiated collective agreements and inflationary increases for Toronto Urban Health Fund and the Sexual Health Clinic contracts of $708.3 thousand net; a reduction option of $410.6 thousand net; and, new & enhanced services of $453.2 thousand net.

Background Information
(November 4, 2013) Letter from the Board of Health on Toronto Public Health 2014 Operating Budget Request
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-63675.htm
(October 22, 2013) Report from the Medical Officer of Health on Toronto Public Health 2014 Operating Budget Request
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-63671.pdf
(October 22, 2013) Appendix 1 - Toronto Public Health 2014 Operating Budget Request
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-63672.pdf

1s - Student Nutrition Program Update on the First Year of the Five-Year Plan and 2014 Operating Budget Request

Origin
(October 8, 2013) Letter from the Board of Health
Summary

In 2012, the Board of Health endorsed a five-year plan to stabilize and expand student nutrition programs in Toronto.  City Council approved a funding enhancement to the Student Nutrition Program for the first year of the plan in 2013.

 

This report provides a progress update on the first year of the plan and outlines a request to increase the 2014 Operating Budget for the second year by $1,771,460 aimed at covering inflationary increases, incrementally increasing the City's investment to 14% of total program costs, and funding for 27 new programs in schools serving higher need communities.  The report also outlines the mechanisms in place which form the accountability framework providing oversight of the City's investment in the program, and proposes that a review of options for strengthening program governance be undertaken to strategically position the Student Nutrition Program for future investment and expansion.

 

Student nutrition programs are currently supported through a cost-shared partnership funding model between parents/community, municipal, provincial, and private sectors.  An increase in the municipal investment demonstrates the City's commitment to the nutritional health of children and youth and clearly signals a call to action to other sectors and levels of government.

Background Information
(October 8, 2013) Letter from the Board of Health on Student Nutrition Program Update on the First Year of the Five-Year Plan and 2014 Operating Budget Request
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-62444.pdf
(September 16, 2013) Report from the Medical Officer of Health on Student Nutrition Program Update on the First Year of the Five-Year Plan and 2014 Operating Budget Request
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-62442.pdf
(September 16, 2013) Appendix 1 - Summary of Proposed Municipal Investments to Stabilize and Expand Student Nutrition Programs in Toronto, revised June 2013
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-62440.pdf
(September 16, 2013) Appendix 2 - Toronto Student Nutrition Programs - Summary of Municipal and Provincial Funding 1998-2013
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-62441.pdf

1t - Budget Adjustment to the Toronto Public Health 2013 Approved Operating Budget for Healthy Smiles Ontario and Children in Need of Treatment (CINOT) Expansion Dental Programs

Origin
(September 30, 2013) Letter from the Board of Health
Summary

This report seeks approval to amend the 2013 Approved Operating Budget for Toronto Public Health (TPH) as a result of 2013 funding confirmation received from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) for the 100% provincially funded Healthy Smiles Ontario (HSO) and the 75% provincially funded Children In Need Of Treatment (CINOT) Expansion Dental Programs.

Background Information
(September 30, 2013) Letter from the Board of Health on Budget Adjustment to the Toronto Public Health 2013 Approved Operating Budget for Healthy Smiles Ontario and Children in Need of Treatment (CINOT) Expansion Dental Programs
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-62445.htm
(September 16, 2013) Report from the Medical Officer of Health on Budget Adjustment to the Toronto Public Health 2013 Approved Operating Budget for Healthy Smiles Ontario and CINOT Expansion Dental Programs
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-62443.pdf

1u - Sony Centre Supplemental Budget Request

Origin
(November 19, 2013) Letter from the Chief Executive Officer, Sony Centre
Summary

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, I herewith submit a supplemental budget request for 2014 in the amount of $748,667 and an additional staff complement of 3 full time employees, all as described in the accompanying reports.  Please be advised that this request is in addition to the existing 2014 Budget request of $1,238,000 that has been previously submitted. The additional funds will be used to expand the Sony Centre’s programming, educational and development activities.

 

Please further note that the attached Executive Summary and attachments (with the exception of #5 – CAMG Report – Parts 2&3) are to be deemed confidential due to the fact that they deal with the security of municipal property.  These confidential documents contain detailed strategies for the implementation of the expanded programming, educational and development divisions of the Sony Centre and could be used by competitors to jeopardize the implementation of the Sony Centre’s future strategic plan.

Background Information
(November 19, 2013) Letter from the Chief Executive Officer, Sony Centre on Sony Centre Supplemental Budget Request
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64590.pdf
Executive Summary to Staff Reports Outlining the Strategic Plan and Budget for 2014-15 - Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64591.pdf

1v - 2014-2023 Toronto Transit Commission Capital Budget

Origin
(November 25, 2013) Letter from the Chief Financial and Administration Officer, Toronto Transit Commission
Summary

Forwarding the Toronto Transit Commission's recommendations at its meeting on November 20, 2013.

Background Information
(November 25, 2013) Letter from the Chief Financial and Administration Officer, Toronto Transit Commission on 2014-2023 TTC Capital Budget
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64450.pdf
(November 18, 2013) Attachment - Toronto Transit Commission Report No. 3(b) on 2014-2023 Toronto Transit Commission Capital Budget
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64451.pdf

1w - Costs Associated with Initial Work to be Done in 2014 in Respect of the McCowan Corridor Subway

Origin
(October 18, 2013) Report from City Council
Summary

City Council on October 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2013, adopted Item CC39.5, as amended, and in so doing, has referred Toronto Transit Commission and City costs associated with initial work to be done in 2014 in respect of the McCowan Corridor Subway to the Budget Committee to be addressed as part of its 2014 budget deliberations.

 

City Council on October 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2013, adopted, as amended Item CC39.5, headed, “Scarborough Rapid Transit Options: Reporting on Council Terms and Conditions”.

 

City Council has reconfirmed its support for a Scarborough Subway and among other things, has referred Toronto Transit Commission and City costs associated with initial work to be done in 2014 in respect of the McCowan Corridor Subway to the Budget Committee to be addressed as part of its 2014 budget deliberations.

Background Information
(October 18, 2013) Report from City Council on Costs Associated with Initial Work to be Done in 2014 in Respect of the McCowan Corridor Subway
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-63425.pdf

1x - 2014 Toronto Transit Commission and Wheel-Trans Operating Budgets

Origin
(November 25, 2013) Letter from the Chief Financial and Administration Officer, Toronto Transit Commission
Summary

Forwarding the Toronto Transit Commission's recommendations at its meeting on November 20, 2013.

Background Information
(November 25, 2013) Letter from the Chief Financial and Administration Officer, Toronto Transit Commission on 2014 Toronto Transit Commission and Wheel-Trans Operating Budgets
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64529.pdf
(November 18, 2013) Attachment - Toronto Transit Commission Report No. 3(a) on 2014 Toronto Transit Commission and Wheel-Trans Operating Budgets
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64530.pdf

1y - Toronto Police Service - 2014 - 2023 Capital Program Request

Origin
(October 22, 2013) Report from the Acting Chair, Toronto Police Services Board
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide the Budget Committee with the Toronto Police Service’s 2014 – 2023 capital program request.

Background Information
(October 22, 2013) Report with Appendix A, from the Acting Chair, Toronto Police Services Board on Toronto Police Service: 2014 - 2023 Capital Program Request
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-63776.pdf

1z - Toronto Police Service - 2014-2023 Capital Program Request - Revised

Origin
(November 13, 2013) Report from the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide the Budget Committee with the Toronto Police Service’s (Service) 2014 – 2023 revised capital program request.

Background Information
(November 13, 2013) Report with Appendix A, from the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board on Toronto Police Service - 2014-2023 Capital Program Request - Revised
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-63443.pdf

1aa - Toronto Police Service - 2014 Operating Budget Request

Origin
(November 14, 2013) Report from the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide the Budget Committee with the 2014 operating budget request for the Toronto Police Service (the Service).

Background Information
(November 14, 2013) Report with Appendix A from the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board on Toronto Police Service - 2014 Operating Budget Request
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-63773.pdf
(November 7, 2013) Appendix B - Presentation by Mr. Veneziano to the Toronto Police Services Board on Operating Budget
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-63774.pdf

1ab - Toronto Police Services Board - Proposed 2014 Net Operating Budget Request

Origin
(November 13, 2013) Report from the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide the Budget Committee with the 2014 Net Operating Budget request for the Toronto Police Services Board (‘the Board’).

Background Information
(November 13, 2013) Report with Appendix A, from the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board on Toronto Police Services Board - Proposed 2014 Net Operating Budget Request
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-63775.pdf

1ac - Toronto Police Service - Parking Enforcement Unit - 2014 Operating Budget Request

Origin
(November 13, 2013) Report from the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide the Budget Committee with the 2014 operating budget request for the Toronto Police Service – Parking Enforcement Unit (PEU).

Background Information
(November 13, 2013) Report with Appendix A, from the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board on Toronto Police Service - Parking Enforcement Unit - 2014 Operating Budget Request
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-63771.pdf
(November 7, 2013) Appendix B - Presentation by Ms. Califaretti to the Toronto Police Services Board
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-63772.pdf

1ad - Toronto's 2011 Performance Measurement and Benchmarking Report

Origin
(April 23, 2013) Letter from the Executive Committee
Summary

This report and the accompanying Attachment A, entitled "Toronto’s 2011 Performance Measurement and Benchmarking Report", provide approximately 230 service/activity level indicators and performance measurement results in 33 service areas. Up to eleven years of Toronto’s historical data are included to examine short- and long-term internal trends, and 2011 results are compared externally to 15 other municipalities through the Ontario Municipal CAOs Benchmarking Initiative (OMBI).

 

This 2011 report differs from previous years through the addition of:

 

-           Five more service areas:

-           City Clerk's Office

-           Court Services

-           Fleet Services

-           Payroll Services

-           Purchasing Services

 

It should be noted that the annual data collection process for the information published in this report is a result of a joint effort with other OMBI municipalities.  The 2012 data and results will not be available until mid-2013. However, in some instances, Toronto's 2012 results were available and have been included in this report.

 

More timely information is reported on a quarterly basis to the Executive Committee through the Management Information Dashboard that provides current information for Toronto with respect to economic, social and divisional indicators. The most recent report for 2012 Quarter 4 is available at http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-56578.pdf.

 

Toronto’s 2011 Performance Measurement and Benchmarking Report is centred on results that can be quantified. It is equally important to consider achievements from 2012 and initiatives planned for 2013 that can further improve Toronto’s services. These have been included at the end of each service section in Attachment A and highlights are also provided related to continuous improvement initiatives (on pages 11 to 15 of the attached) under the headings of customer service, efficiency, effectiveness and quality of life. These initiatives are illustrative of staff efforts to build and foster a climate and culture of continuous improvement in our services.

 

Toronto is unique among Ontario municipalities because of its size and its role as the centre of business, culture, entertainment, sporting and provincial and international governance activities in the Greater Toronto Area. Therefore, the most accurate comparison for Toronto is to examine its own year-over-year results and longer-term historical trends. Results from the report show:

 

-           Toronto's 2011 service or activity level indicators increased or were maintained for 78 percent of the indicators in relation to 2010.

-           Toronto's 2011 performance measurement results in the areas of customer service/quality, community impact and efficiency showed 72 percent of the measures had either improved or stable results relative to 2010.

 

Notwithstanding Toronto’s unique place in Ontario, there is also value in comparing Toronto’s 2011 results to those of other Ontario municipalities for additional perspective. The report also includes comparative results of the cities of Winnipeg, MB and Calgary, AB in a number of the service areas.

 

Toronto’s 2011 results have been ranked by quartile in relation to these other municipalities. Results show:

 

-           Toronto’s service/activity indicators are at or higher than the OMBI median for 59 percent of the indicators. Toronto's much higher population density is a key factor in areas with lower activity levels or resources devoted to the service.

 

-           Toronto’s performance measurement results in the areas of customer service, community impact and efficiency are at or higher than the OMBI median for 50 percent of the measures.

 

Factors that influence why Toronto's results are higher or lower in relation to other municipalities include its high population density, its more developed urban form and older infrastructure. These influencing factors are discussed in the report.

 

There were few changes in Toronto’s quartile ranking for each of the indicators and measures between Toronto’s 2010 and 2011 Benchmarking Reports. Changes in Toronto’s quartile ranking for individual measures are more likely to occur over longer time periods, especially from 2012 and beyond with enhanced efficiencies identified through the City's Service Efficiency Studies.

 

It has been recognized that Toronto should expand its benchmarking work beyond Ontario to a broader world context. Staff are working with the Global City Indicators Facility (GCIF), based at the University of Toronto, to develop a standardized set of city indicators that measure and monitor city performance and quality of life globally. Toronto staff have made a significant contribution to date, including the sharing of our experiences in benchmarking work done through OMBI and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Quality of Life Indicators. Toronto has been recognized by staff of the World Bank and the GCIF as one of the world leaders in these areas.

Background Information
(April 23, 2013) Letter from the Executive Committee on Torontoís 2011 Performance Measurement and Benchmarking Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-62184.htm
(April 9, 2013) Report from the City Manager on Torontoís 2011 Performance Measurement and Benchmarking Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-62168.pdf
Attachment A - Torontoís 2011 Performance Measurement and Benchmarking Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-62169.pdf

1ae - Municipal Land Transfer Tax Reduction Options

Origin
(July 3, 2013) Letter from the Executive Committee
Summary

This report responds to a request from Executive Committee to report to the July 3, 2013 Executive Committee on potential options for capping, reducing (by 10%) or eliminating the City's Municipal Land Transfer Tax (MLTT) over four years, through reductions to applicable tax rates and increases to the first-time home buyer rebate.

 

Potential revenue impacts would depend on how much the rates in each tier of the MLTT tax structure are reduced, and whether the first time home purchasers rebate is amended.  Based on the 2012 net MLTT revenue of $344.5 million, a 10% reduction of the MLTT is equal to $34.5 million (or 1.5% of residential property tax impact).  A 25% reduction is equal to $86.1 million (or 3.6% residential property tax impact).

 

The MLTT has become a key sustainable own-source City revenue since its 2008 inception, generating almost 10% of the net tax-supported operating budget.  Although the City is approaching fiscal sustainability, the current 2014 operating budget outlook requires an efficiency savings target of $197 million to $203 million, after an assumed 1.75% to 2% property tax increase and other user fee increases.  Any reductions in the MLTT revenue would increase operating budget funding pressures and resulting expenditure program impacts for 2014 and beyond.

 

Staff are hesitant to amend MLTT tax rates before any consideration of the potential expenditure and program impacts.  As a result, it is recommended that this report be forwarded to Budget Committee for consideration of the 2014 budget.

Background Information
(July 3, 2013) Letter from the Executive Committee on Municipal Land Transfer Tax Reduction Options
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-62138.htm
(June 18, 2013) Report from the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on Municipal Land Transfer Tax Reduction Options
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-62124.pdf

1af - Parks Forestry and Recreation follow-up Budget Items - Community Centres where programs are free and Swim to Survive Program

Origin
(December 9, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation
Summary

This report is in response to a motion approved at the December 4, 2013 meeting of the Community Development and Recreation Committee requesting staff to report to Budget Committee on the financial implications of implementing the designation of new Community Centres where programs are free (formerly Priority Centres) and the Swim to Survive program for consideration in the 2014 Operating Budget.

Background Information
(December 9, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation on Parks Forestry and Recreation follow-up Budget Items - Community Centres where programs are free and Swim to Survive Program
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64748.pdf

1ag - Parks Sports Field Maintenance and Fees

Origin
(December 9, 2013) Letter from the Parks and Environment Committee
Summary

The Parks and Environment Committee also recommended that:

 

1.         City Council endorse Parks, Forestry and Recreation's achievements to date on the service levels requested as per City Council approved Item EX21.8, and its continued efforts to improve sports field conditions.

 

2.         City Council endorse the 5% discount for non-profit, resident permit holders booking seasonal permits for 16 consecutive weeks or more, as identified in the Sports Field Playability and Responsibility Guidelines (Appendix B) in the report ((November 21, 2013) from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, if the new sports field permit fees outlined above are approved.

Background Information
(December 9, 2013) Letter from the Parks and Environment Committee on Parks Sports Field Maintenance and Fees
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64813.pdf
(November 21, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation on the Parks Sports Field Maintenance and Fees
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64819.pdf
(December 9, 2013) Appendix A
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64814.pdf
(December 9, 2013) Appendix B
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64815.pdf
(December 9, 2013) Appendix C
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64816.pdf
(December 9, 2013) Appendix D
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64817.pdf
(December 9, 2013) Appendix E
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64818.pdf
(December 3, 2013) E-mail from Howard Birnie, President, Leaside Baseball Association
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64820.pdf

1ah - Public Health Agency of Canada Funding for Toronto Public Health Food Strategy Initiatives

Origin
(December 9, 2013) Letter from the Board of Health
Summary

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has confirmed its funding for Toronto Public Health (TPH) to complete food strategy projects focussed on procurement, healthy food retail and social finance to be initiated in 2013 and completed in 2015. TPH's Food Strategy team works collaboratively with diverse partners to implement food initiatives that support healthy eating, disease prevention, healthier communities and local, diverse economic development.

 

A one-time 2014 TPH Operating Budget increase of $232,335 gross and $0 net is requested in this report with 100 percent of the funding provided by PHAC. A one-time budget adjustment of $50,125 gross and $0 net will be included for consideration with the TPH 2015 Operating Budget Request.

Background Information
(December 9, 2013) Letter from the Board of Health on Public Health Agency of Canada Funding for Toronto Public Health Food Strategy Initiatives
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64901.htm
(November 21, 2013) Report from the Medical Officer of Health on Public Health Agency of Canada Funding for Toronto Public Health Food Strategy Initiatives
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-64900.pdf
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council