Item - 2013.EX33.29

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on July 16, 2013 without amendments.
  • This item was considered by the Executive Committee on July 3, 2013 and adopted without amendment. It will be considered by City Council on July 16, 2013.
  • See also Item ST10.6

EX33.29 - Revised Budget Process for 2014

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on July 16, 17, 18 and 19, 2013, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council approve the meeting dates as presented in Appendix 1 to the report (June 18, 2013) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer for the 2014 Operating and Capital Budget Schedule, with the following changes to existing scheduled Committee dates:

 

a.         the Economic Development Committee be scheduled to meet on November 22, 2013 replacing the current scheduled meeting of December 2, 2013;

 

b.         the Community Development and Recreation Committee be scheduled to meet on December 4, 2013 replacing the current scheduled meeting of December 3, 2013;

 

c.         the Parks and Environment Committee be scheduled to meet on December 6, 2013 replacing the current scheduled meeting of November 25, 2013; and

 

d.         the Licensing and Standards Committee be scheduled to meet on December 9, 2013 replacing the current scheduled meeting of December 4, 2013.

 

2.         City Council approve the review of divisional service levels and activities for City Programs at appropriate Standing Committees in September 2013, and:

 

             a.        the review of divisional service levels and activities along with any Standing Committee recommendations be referred to the 2014 Budget process for consideration and to staff to guide staff during the 2014 administrative budget review process.

 

3.         City Council approve as part of the budget process, drop in sessions, following budget launch and open to all Councillors providing an opportunity for Councillors to ask questions of staff from each Program/Agency relative to the Councillors’ specific interests.

Background Information (Committee)

(June 18, 2013) Report with Appendix 1, from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on Revised Budget Process for 2014
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-59841.pdf
Appendix 2 - Revised Meeting Schedule for November 2013 - January 2014
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-59842.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Jul-19-2013 11:58 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX33.29 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 38 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 7 Members that were absent are Gary Crawford, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, David Shiner

EX33.29 - Revised Budget Process for 2014

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council approve the meeting dates as presented in Appendix 1 to the report (June 18, 2013) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer for the 2014 Operating and Capital Budget Schedule, with the following changes to existing scheduled Committee dates:

 

a.         The Economic Development Committee be scheduled to meet on November 22, 2013 replacing the current scheduled meeting of December 2, 2013;

 

b.         The Community Development and Recreation Committee be scheduled to meet on December 4, 2013 replacing the current scheduled meeting of December 3, 2013;

 

c.         The Parks and Environment Committee be scheduled to meet on December 6, 2013 replacing the current scheduled meeting of November 25, 2013; and

 

d.         The Licensing and Standards Committee be scheduled to meet on December 9, 2013 replacing the current scheduled meeting of December 4, 2013.

 

2.         City Council approve the review of divisional service levels and activities for City Programs at appropriate Standing Committees in September 2013, and that:

 

            a.         the review of divisional service levels and activities along with any Standing Committee recommendations be referred to the 2014 Budget process for consideration and to staff to guide staff during the 2014 administrative budget review process.

 

3.         City Council approve as part of the budget process drop in sessions, following budget launch and open to all Councillors providing an opportunity for Councillors to ask questions of staff from each Program/Agency relative to the Councillors' specific interests.

Origin

(June 18, 2013) Report from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer

Summary

This report responds to City Council's direction to report on recommendations to make the City of Toronto budget process more transparent for Councillors and the public and to consider the proposed 2014 Budget timelines.  The report also responds to City Council's direction to report recommendations for a revised budget process for 2014 and future years.

 

Recommended revisions to the 2014 Budget process included in this report are based on the feedback provided to the Deputy City Manager and Chief Corporate Officer following a series of meetings that were open to all Councillors, with half of Council participating.  Recommended revisions will provide information and opportunities to ensure greater transparency in the budget process; improve the process for briefing all Councillors and reviewing divisional budgets and corporate accounts; permitting more time between Committee meetings and allowing for an earlier distribution of agendas; and allowing for Standing Committee review of divisional service levels and standards prior to consideration of the annual Capital and Operating Budgets.

Background Information

(June 18, 2013) Report with Appendix 1, from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on Revised Budget Process for 2014
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-59841.pdf
Appendix 2 - Revised Meeting Schedule for November 2013 - January 2014
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-59842.pdf

Motions

Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Frank Di Giorgio (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council