Item - 2014.EX42.2

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on June 10, 2014 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by Executive Committee on May 27, 2014 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on June 10, 2014.

EX42.2 - Amendment to Legal Fees Section in Constituency Services and Office Budget Policy and Authority to Pay a Legal Invoice

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on June 10, 11, 12 and 13, 2014, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council amend the Constituency Services and Office Budget Policy, Legal Fees section to include under Eligible Expense:

 

-           Legal fees related to complaints or investigations handled by the Lobbyist Registrar, Ombudsman or Auditor General under Part V of the City of Toronto Act, 2006.

 

-           Legal fees related to investigations conducted by the Toronto Police Service related to the Councillors' duties and responsibilities, excluding criminal investigations.

 

2.         City Council authorize the City Clerk to pay an outstanding 2013 legal invoice in 2014, and direct that it be paid from the Council General Expense Budget.

 

3.         City Council amend the Constituency Services and Office Budget Policy, Legal Fees section so that all future legal fees are paid out of the Council General Expense Budget.

Background Information (Committee)

(May 8, 2014) Report from the City Clerk on Amendment to Legal Fees Section in Constituency Services and Office Budget Policy and Authority to Pay a Legal Invoice
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-69301.pdf
(May 8, 2014) Attachment 1 - Current Constituency Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-69302.pdf
(May 8, 2014) Attachment 2 - Proposed Constituency Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-69303.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Mike Del Grande (Carried)

That City Council amend Executive Committee Recommendation 1 to include under Eligible Expenses:

 

-         Legal fees related to investigations conducted by the Toronto Police Service related to the Councillors' duties and responsibilities, excluding criminal investigations.

Vote (Amend Item) Jun-10-2014 12:10 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX42.2 - Del Grande - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 29 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Frances Nunziata (Chair), John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 15 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Frank Di Giorgio, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mike Layton, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jun-10-2014 12:12 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX42.2 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 29 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Frances Nunziata (Chair), John Parker, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 15 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Frank Di Giorgio, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mike Layton, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson

EX42.2 - Amendment to Legal Fees Section in Constituency Services and Office Budget Policy and Authority to Pay a Legal Invoice

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council amend the Constituency Services and Office Budget Policy, Legal Fees section to include under Eligible Expense:

 

-           Legal fees related to complaints or investigations handled by the Lobbyist Registrar, Ombudsman or Auditor General under Part V of the City of Toronto Act, 2006.

 

2.         City Council authorize the City Clerk to pay an outstanding 2013 legal invoice in 2014, and direct that it be paid from the Council General Expense Budget.

 

3.         City Council amend the Constituency Services and Office Budget Policy, Legal Fees section so that all future legal fees are paid out of the Council General Expense Budget.

Origin

(May 8, 2014) Report from the City Clerk

Summary

This report seeks Council's authority to amend the Legal Fees section in the Constituency Services and Office Budget Policy so that in addition to legal fees related to complaints and investigations by the Integrity Commissioner, legal fees related to complaints or investigations by the Lobbyist Registrar, Ombudsman or the Auditor General are also eligible expenses to be paid out of the Constituency Services and Office Budget.

 

If Council agrees to the amendment to the Constituency Services and Office Budget Policy, this report also seeks Council's authorization to pay an outstanding 2013 legal invoice on a one-time basis, and further seeks Council's direction on whether this invoice should be paid from the Council General Expense Budget or the Councillor's Constituency Services and Office Budget.

Background Information

(May 8, 2014) Report from the City Clerk on Amendment to Legal Fees Section in Constituency Services and Office Budget Policy and Authority to Pay a Legal Invoice
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-69301.pdf
(May 8, 2014) Attachment 1 - Current Constituency Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-69302.pdf
(May 8, 2014) Attachment 2 - Proposed Constituency Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-69303.pdf

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Deputy Mayor Norman Kelly (Carried)

That City Council direct the invoice to be paid from the General Expense Budget.


2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Cesar Palacio (Carried)

That City Council amend the Constituency Services and Office Budget Policy, Legal Fees section so that all future legal fees are paid out of the Council General Expense Budget.


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