Item - 2015.MM11.16

Tracking Status

  • This item was considered by City Council on December 9, 2015 and was not adopted.

MM11.16 - Transparency and accountability of daily expenses incurred by Members of Council for conferences, seminars and business travel - by Councillor Rob Ford, seconded by Councillor Stephen Holyday

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Not Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

Member Motion MM11.16 was not adopted at City Council on December 9 and 10, 2015.

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 MM11.16 be referred to the Executive Committee. A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.

Vote (Waive Referral) Dec-10-2015 2:39 PM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds Required - MM11.16 - Waive referral
Total members that voted Yes: 35 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 8 Members that voted No are Michelle Berardinetti, John Campbell, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Karygiannis, Ron Moeser, David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Josh Colle, Rob Ford

Motion to Adopt Item (Lost)

Vote (Adopt Item) Dec-10-2015 9:20 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - MM11.16 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 15 Members that voted Yes are Jon Burnside, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 16 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Janet Davis, Justin J. Di Ciano, Sarah Doucette, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza
Total members that were Absent: 14 Members that were absent are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Gary Crawford, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, David Shiner, Kristyn Wong-Tam

Motion to Reconsider Item moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)

That in accordance with Chapter 27, Council Procedures, City Council reconsider Item MM11.16.

Vote (Reconsider Item) Dec-10-2015 9:23 PM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds Required - MM11.16 - Reopen the item
Total members that voted Yes: 29 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Ron Moeser, Anthony Perruzza
Total members that were Absent: 14 Members that were absent are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Gary Crawford, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, David Shiner, Kristyn Wong-Tam

Motion to Adopt Item (Lost)

Vote (Adopt Item) Dec-10-2015 9:23 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - MM11.16 - Adopt the item - REVOTE
Total members that voted Yes: 12 Members that voted Yes are Jon Burnside, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Josh Matlow, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 19 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Janet Davis, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 14 Members that were absent are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Gary Crawford, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, David Shiner, Kristyn Wong-Tam

Point of Order by Councillor John Campbell

Councillor Campbell, rising on a Point of Order, stated that Councillor Di Ciano's comments are not on the Item.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and ruled that Councillor Di Ciano was speaking on the Item.


Point of Privilege by Councillor Jim Karygiannis

Councillor Karygiannis, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated that is was not appropriate to talk about a Member who is not present and that it was not appropriate to grandstand on this matter.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata did not accept the Point of Privilege.


Point of Order by Councillor Paul Ainslie

Councillor Ainslie, rising on a Point of Order, asked for clarification on whether Recommendation 1 of Motion MM11.16 was in order as it refers to alcohol charges.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and asked the City Clerk to respond.

The City Clerk advised that one part of the Constituency Services and Office Budget Policy allows Members, when entertaining visitors for dinner, to charge back alcohol.

Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council