Item - 2013.MM37.9

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on July 16, 2013 with amendments.

MM37.9 - Request for staff report on how to deal with numerous and/or vexatious complaints from one individual - by Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker, seconded by Councillor Doug Ford

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Ward:
38 - Scarborough Centre

City Council Decision

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

 

1.         City Council request the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, in consultation with the City Solicitor, to report to the October 29, 2013 Licensing and Standards Committee meeting on a policy directing how City staff can deal with multiple complaints from one person, complaints that appear to be vexatious, and complaints from feuding neighbours, etc., such report to also include the feasibility of authorizing the Executive Director to waive appeal fees when in the opinion of the Executive Director, complaints are vexatious in nature.

Background Information (City Council)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Waive Referral (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata advised Council that the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require that Motion MM37.9 be referred to the Licensing and Standards Committee.  A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.

Vote (Waive Referral) Jul-17-2013 3:16 PM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds Required - MM37.9 - Waive referral
Total members that voted Yes: 32 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan
Total members that voted No: 11 Members that voted No are Maria Augimeri, Shelley Carroll, Janet Davis, Mike Del Grande, Rob Ford, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Denzil Minnan-Wong, John Parker, Gord Perks, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Giorgio Mammoliti, Peter Milczyn

1 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker (Carried)

That

 

1.         City Council amend Recommendation 1 to MM37.9 by adding the words "in consultation with the City Solicitor" after the word "Standards" and by adding the words "such report to also include the feasibility of authorizing the Executive Director to waive appeal fees when in the opinion of the Executive Director, complaints are vexatious in nature" after the words "neighbours, etc." so that it now reads as follows:

 

1.          City Council request the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, in consultation with the City Solicitor, to report to the October 29, 2013 Licensing and Standards Committee meeting on a policy directing how City staff can deal with multiple complaints from one person, complaints that appear to be vexatious, and complaints from feuding neighbours, etc., such report to also include the feasibility of authorizing the Executive Director to waive appeal fees when in the opinion of the Executive Director, complaints are vexatious in nature.

 

2.         City Council delete Recommendation 2.

 

Recommendation to be deleted:

 

2.          City Council waive any appeal fees charged to property owners that might result from the 59 or more complaints filed by one individual in Ward 38 Scarborough Centre.

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jul-19-2013 3:48 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM37.9 - De Baeremaeker - Adopt the item as amended by motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 33 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Doug Ford, Mark Grimes, Doug Holyday, Mike Layton, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata, Cesar Palacio, John Parker (Chair), 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: 12 Members that were absent are Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, James Pasternak, David Shiner
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council