Item - 2013.EX35.1

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on November 13, 2013 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by Executive Committee on October 30, 2013 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on November 13, 2013.

EX35.1 - Follow-up on the July 8, 2013 Storm Event

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on November 13, 14, 15 and 18, 2013, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council direct the Toronto Hydro Board to assign appropriate staff to represent Toronto Hydro at the City's Emergency Management Working Group and the City's Toronto Emergency Management Program Committee as well as represent Toronto Hydro during emergency events in the City's Emergency Operations Centre, in keeping with Toronto Hydro's Shareholder Direction, Clause 2.2.1.

 

2.         City Council request the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to report to the Government Management Committee, no later than February 2014, on a more coordinated approach between 311 Toronto, Toronto Hydro, Hydro One and Toronto Water, which would assist 311 Toronto in responding to Toronto residents during emergency events within the City, such report to include a review of rescue capabilities and equipment (e.g. dinghies), as related to the Toronto Police Service, Toronto Fire Services and Emergency Medical Services.

 

3.         City Council request the City Manager to report to the December 5, 2013 meeting of the Executive Committee on the proposed reallocation of existing capital and/or future budget requests in the Capital Plans for City Divisions and agencies arising from the July 8, 2013 storm.

 

4.         City Council request the City Manager to consult with:

 

a.         the President of the Media Gallery on ways of improving the City's emergency response strategy; and

 

b.         the Chief Information Officer and the Director, Strategic Communications to co-ordinate a rapid and effective response during an emergency event using the City's website.

 

5.         City Council request Hydro One to:

 

a.         advance the prioritization of enhancements to the Manby Station to ensure the future reliability of the hydro system in western Toronto.

 

b.         report back to the City, through the City Manager, in the Spring of 2014, with the business and capital plans to expedite the Manby Station upgrade.

 

6.         City Council request the City Manager to request staff from the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority to attend a future meeting of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee to answer questions from Members of Council who have concerns with recent flooding.

Background Information (Committee)

(October 16, 2013) Report with Attachment 1, from the City Manager on Follow-up on the July 8, 2013 Storm Event
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-62645.pdf
Attachments 2, 3 and 4
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-62746.pdf

Motions (City Council)

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

That City Council amend Executive Committee Recommendation 2 by adding the following words "such report to include a review of rescue capabilities and equipment (e.g. dinghies), as related to the Toronto Police Service, Toronto Fire Services and Emergency Medical Services" so that it now reads as follows:

 

2.         City Council request the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to report to the Government Management Committee, no later than February, 2014, on a more coordinated approach between 311 Toronto, Toronto Hydro, Hydro One and Toronto Water, which would assist 311 Toronto in responding to Toronto residents during emergency events within the City, such report to include a review of rescue capabilities and equipment (e.g. dinghies), as related to the Toronto Police Service, Toronto Fire Services and Emergency Medical Services.

Vote (Amend Item) Nov-13-2013 5:33 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX35.1 - Fragedakis - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 33 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Rob Ford
Total members that were Absent: 11 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Vincent Crisanti, Doug Ford, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, John Parker, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner

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

That City Council request the City Manager to request staff from the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority to attend a future meeting of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee to answer questions from Members of Council who have concerns with recent flooding.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Nov-13-2013 5:35 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX35.1 - Nunziata - motion 2
Total members that voted Yes: 35 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, 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: 10 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Vincent Crisanti, Doug Ford, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, John Parker, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Nov-13-2013 5:36 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX35.1 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 35 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, 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: 10 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Vincent Crisanti, Doug Ford, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, John Parker, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner

EX35.1 - Follow-up on the July 8, 2013 Storm Event

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council direct the Toronto Hydro Board to assign appropriate staff to represent Toronto Hydro at the City's Emergency Management Working Group and the City's Toronto Emergency Management Program Committee as well as represent Toronto Hydro during emergency events in the City's Emergency Operations Centre, in keeping with Toronto Hydro's Shareholder Direction, Clause 2.2.1.

 

2.         City Council request the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to report to the Government Management Committee, no later than February, 2014, on a more coordinated approach between 311 Toronto, Toronto Hydro, Hydro One and Toronto Water, which would assist 311 Toronto in responding to Toronto residents during emergency events within the City.

 

3.         City Council request the City Manager to report to the December 5, 2013 meeting of the Executive Committee on the proposed reallocation of existing capital and/or future budget requests in the Capital Plans for City Divisions and agencies arising from the July 8, 2013 storm.

 

4.         City Council request the City Manager to consult with:

 

a.         the President of the Media Gallery on ways of improving the City's emergency response strategy; and

 

b.         the Chief Information Officer and the Director, Strategic Communications to co-ordinate a rapid and effective response during an emergency event using the City's website.

 

5.         City Council request Hydro One to:

 

a.         advance the prioritization of enhancements to the Manby Station to ensure the future reliability of the hydro system in western Toronto.

 

b.         report back to the City, through the City Manager, in the Spring of 2014, with the business and capital plans to expedite the Manby Station upgrade.

Origin

(October 16, 2013) Report from the City Manager

Summary

At its meeting on October 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2013, Council approved the report, Impacts from the July 8, 2013 Storm Event on the City of Toronto.  The report responded to a number of Council resolutions from the July 2013 meeting and identified how staff would respond to the balance of the storm related resolutions adopted by Council.

 

As identified in the October report, the purpose of this follow-up report is to provide further updates on:

 

-           revised storm cost estimates for City divisions, Agencies and Corporations, and the Toronto Region Conservation Authority (TRCA);

-           requests to the provincial and federal governments for financial assistance related to the July 8th storm event;

-           improvements to communications with the public during extend power outages; and

-           enhanced communications between the City and Toronto Hydro during emergencies.

Background Information

(October 16, 2013) Report with Attachment 1, from the City Manager on Follow-up on the July 8, 2013 Storm Event
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-62645.pdf
Attachments 2, 3 and 4
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-62746.pdf

Speakers

Paul Tremblay, Hydro One Inc.
Daffyd Roderick, Director, Corporate Affairs, Hydro One Inc.
Anthony Haines, Toronto Hydro
Councillor Janet Davis
Councillor Gloria Lindsay Luby
Councillor Gord Perks

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor David Shiner (Carried)

That City Council request the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to report to the Goverment Management Committee no later than February, 2014, on a more co-ordinated approach between 311 Toronto, Toronto Hydro, Hydro One and Toronto Water, which would assist 311 Toronto in responding to Toronto residents during emergency events within the City.


2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor David Shiner (Carried)

That City Council request the City Manager to report to the December 5, 2013 meeting of the Executive Committee on the proposed reallocation of existing capital and/or future budget requests in the Capital Plans for City Divisions and agencies arising from the July 8, 2013 storm.


3 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor David Shiner (Out of Order)

That City Council direct that the cost of storm related damage be funded primarily from the City's Extreme Weather Reserve Group.

Ruling by Deputy Mayor Norman Kelly
Motion 3 by Councillor Shiner is out of order, as the reserve account indicated cannot be used for that purpose.


4 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Carried)

City Council request the City Manager to consult with:

 

1.         the President of the Media Gallery on ways of improving the City's emergency response strategy; and

 

2.         the Chief Information Officer and the Director, Strategic Communications to co-ordinate a rapid and effective response during an emergency event using the City's website.


5 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Peter Leon (Carried)

That City Council request Hydro One:

 

1.         to advance the prioritization of enhancements to the Manby Station to ensure the future reliabiilty  of the hydro system in western Toronto.

 

2.         to report back to the City, through the City Manager, in the Spring of 2014, with the business and capital plans to expedite the Manby Station upgrade.


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