Item - 2015.EX4.13

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on March 31, 2015 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by the Executive Committee on March 25, 2015 and adopted without amendment. It will be considered by City Council on March 31, 2015.
  • See also DI1.5

EX4.13 - Ticketing of Vehicles During Pick-up and Drop-off of Persons with Disabilities

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended

City Council Decision

City Council on March 31, April 1 and 2, 2015, adopted the following:

1.  City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with the Toronto Police Service, to review the current by-law provisions.
 
2.  City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to establish a protocol to ensure that individuals providing transportation services to persons with disabilities are not ticketed with a parking offence when actively engaged in pick up and/or drop off activities while away from the vehicle.
 
3.  City Council request that reports be submitted to the Executive Committee at its meeting on May 26, 2015 on the results of the reviews in Parts 1 and 2 above.

Background Information (Committee)

(February 6, 2015) Letter from the Chair, Disability Issues Committee on Ticketing of Vehicles During Pick-Up and Drop-Off of Persons with Disabilities
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-77966.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(February 23, 2015) Letter from Councillor Mary Fragedakis (EX.Main.EX4.13.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/comm/communicationfile-51855.pdf

Motions (City Council)

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

That City Council delete the Executive Committee recommendation:

 

Recommendation to be deleted:

 

1. City Council request the Toronto Police Service to consider using discretion when issuing parking tickets to vehicles picking up and/or dropping off a person with a disability.

 

and adopt instead the following new recommendations:

 

1. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with Toronto Police Service, to review the current by-law provisions.

 

2. City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to establish a protocol to ensure that individuals providing transportation services to persons with disabilities are not ticketed with a parking offence when actively engaged in pick up and/or drop off activities while away from the vehicle,

 

and City Council request that reports be submitted to the Executive Committee at its meeting on May 26, 2015 on the results of the reviews in Recommendations 1 and 2.

Vote (Amend Item) Apr-02-2015 6:04 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX4.13 - Fragedakis - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 26 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 19 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Justin J. Di Ciano, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc, James Pasternak, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Apr-02-2015 6:06 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX4.13 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 26 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 19 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Justin J. Di Ciano, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc, James Pasternak, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory

Point of Order by Councillor Paul Ainslie

Councillor Ainslie, rising on a Point of Order, asked the Speaker to rule on whether motion 1 by Councillor Fragedakis was in order, as it pertains to the request of staff.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and ruled that Councillor Fragedakis should review the motion with staff. Councillor Fragedakis subsequently revised her motion.


Point of Privilege by Councillor Mary Fragedakis

Councillor Fragedakis, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated that Councillor Robinson had commented on whether Councillor Fragedakis was aware of the Mayor's efforts in this matter. Councillor Fragedakis stated that she was aware of those efforts.

EX4.13 - Ticketing of Vehicles During Pick-up and Drop-off of Persons with Disabilities

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

1. City Council request the Toronto Police Service to consider using discretion when issuing parking tickets to vehicles picking up and/or dropping off a person with a disability.

Origin

(February 6, 2015) Letter from the Chair, Disability Issues Committee

Summary

At the February 6, 2015 Disability Issues Committee meeting, Helen Henderson, Disability Issues Committee member, advised that Wheel-Trans vehicles and accessible taxis are being ticketed by Parking Enforcement Officers when picking up and/or dropping off a person with a disability.

Background Information

(February 6, 2015) Letter from the Chair, Disability Issues Committee on Ticketing of Vehicles During Pick-Up and Drop-Off of Persons with Disabilities
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-77966.pdf

Communications

(February 23, 2015) Letter from Councillor Mary Fragedakis (EX.Main.EX4.13.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/comm/communicationfile-51855.pdf

Motions

1 - Motion to Adopt Item moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council