Item - 2014.EX41.4

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on May 6, 2014 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by Executive Committee on April 23, 2014 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on May 6, 2014.
  • See also By-law 3-2015

EX41.4 - Survey Results for Elected Officials' Compensation for 2015-2018 Term of Council

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on May 6, 7 and 8, 2014, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council maintain the 2014 salary level for Councillors and for the Mayor with a Consumer Price Index adjustment effective January 1, 2015.

 

2.         City Council amend Municipal Code Chapter 223, Remuneration of Council Members to:

 

a.         rescind both the requirement for a remuneration study before the beginning of each Council term, and the requirement to set the Mayor's and the Council Members' remuneration at the greater of the current remuneration for the Mayor and Council Members and the 75th percentile of the comparator groups on that date; and

 

b.         establish that going forward, the Mayor's and Council Members' remuneration shall be increased annually on January 1 of the year by the increase in Statistics Canada’s Toronto Consumer Price Index, as calculated by the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and based on the previous year’s average,

 

so that Chapter 223, Article I now reads:

 

Annual Increase:

 

The remuneration paid to the Mayor and to other Members of Council shall be increased annually on January 1 of the year by the increase in Statistics Canada's Toronto Consumer Price Index, as calculated by the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and based on the previous year’s average.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 3, 2014) Report from the City Clerk on Survey Results for Elected Officials' Compensation for 2015-2018 term of Council
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-68252.pdf
(March 12, 2014) Attachment 1 - City of Toronto 2014 Elected Officials Compensation Study by OCG Strategy and Organization Consulting
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-68253.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(April 17, 2014) E-mail from Benedicta Colaco (EX.New.EX41.4.1)

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Michael Thompson (Carried)

That City Council amend Municipal Code Chapter 223, Remuneration of Council Members to:

 

1.         rescind both the requirement for a remuneration study before the beginning of each Council term, and the requirement to set the Mayor's and the Council Members' remuneration at the greater of the current remuneration for the Mayor and Council Members and the 75th percentile of the comparator groups on that date; and

 

2.         establish that going forward, the Mayor's and Council Members' remuneration shall be increased annually on January 1 of the year by the increase in Statistics Canada’s Toronto Consumer Price Index, as calculated by the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and based on the previous year’s average,

 

so that Chapter 223, Article I now reads:

 

Annual Increase:

 

The remuneration paid to the Mayor and to other Members of Council shall be increased annually on January 1 of the year by the increase in Statistics Canada's Toronto Consumer Prince Index, as calculated by the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and based on the previous year’s average

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) May-06-2014 5:34 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX41.4 - Thompson - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 28 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Michelle Berardinetti, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 6 Members that voted No are Maria Augimeri, Shelley Carroll, Janet Davis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Gord Perks
Total members that were Absent: 11 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Raymond Cho, Frank Di Giorgio, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Peter Milczyn, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) May-06-2014 5:35 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX41.4 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 36 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Maria Augimeri
Total members that were Absent: 8 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Raymond Cho, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Peter Milczyn

EX41.4 - Survey Results for Elected Officials' Compensation for 2015-2018 Term of Council

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council maintain the 2014 salary level for Councillors and for the Mayor with a Consumer Price Index adjustment effective January 1, 2015.

Origin

(April 3, 2014) Report from the City Clerk

Summary

Prior to the end of a term, Council is required to establish the compensation for the new Council. This report implements the process in accordance with Municipal Code Chapter 223, Remuneration for Council Members to establish the compensation for Council starting January 1, 2015.

 

In accordance with the by-law, staff retained a consultant firm to conduct a survey on the compensation for Councillors and for the Mayor in a comparator group. This report provides the survey results for Council's consideration.

 

The by-law sets the benchmark for Councillors and the Mayor's compensation at the 75th percentile of the comparator group.  Currently Councillors are at the 37th percentile and the Mayor at the 61st percentile.

Background Information

(April 3, 2014) Report from the City Clerk on Survey Results for Elected Officials' Compensation for 2015-2018 term of Council
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-68252.pdf
(March 12, 2014) Attachment 1 - City of Toronto 2014 Elected Officials Compensation Study by OCG Strategy and Organization Consulting
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-68253.pdf

Communications

(April 17, 2014) E-mail from Benedicta Colaco (EX.New.EX41.4.1)

Speakers

Miroslav Glavic
Carol Minaker
Miguel Avila
Councillor Shelley Carroll

Motions

1 - Motion to Refer Item moved by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (Lost)

That the Executive Committee:

 

1.         Refer this report to the City Manager and City Clerk with the request to report to the July 2, 2014 Executive Committee meeting on a possible 3-member citizen advisory panel to consider this matter, including recommendations on the composition, selection criteria and terms of reference for the panel, and how the panel can gather City-wide public input on this matter.

Vote (Refer Item) Apr-23-2014

Result: Lost Majority Required - Mammoliti - Motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 1 Members that voted Yes are Giorgio Mammoliti
Total members that voted No: 11 Members that voted No are Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Frank Di Giorgio, Rob Ford, Norman Kelly (Chair), Peter Leon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Peter Milczyn

2 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (Lost)

Any Councillor that can find $100 million in savings in the budget should get a salary increase.

Vote (Amend Item) Apr-23-2014

Result: Lost Majority Required - Mammoliti - Motion 2
Total members that voted Yes: 1 Members that voted Yes are Giorgio Mammoliti
Total members that voted No: 11 Members that voted No are Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Frank Di Giorgio, Rob Ford, Norman Kelly (Chair), Peter Leon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Peter Milczyn

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

That option B in the report be adopted.

Vote (Amend Item) Apr-23-2014

Result: Carried Majority Required - Shiner - Motion 3
Total members that voted Yes: 11 Members that voted Yes are Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Frank Di Giorgio, Rob Ford, Norman Kelly (Chair), Peter Leon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Giorgio Mammoliti
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Peter Milczyn
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council