Item - 2015.MM5.10

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on March 31, 2015 with amendments.

MM5.10 - Alternative Options for Stronger Accountability - by Councillor Stephen Holyday, seconded by Councillor Justin J. Di Ciano

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

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

 

1.  City Council direct that an external review of the four Accountability Officers' operations focusing on the legal, technical and process implications of appointing Officers in a combined or multiple role be conducted by a third party with demonstrable experience and expertise in independent oversight, accountability, and should take into account best practices in other jurisdictions, both nationally and internationally, such review to consider and make recommendations on all options including maintaining the status quo, combining functions and/or any other changes that will strengthen the functions, keeping improved service to the public uppermost.

 

2.  City Council request the City Manager to work with the Accountability Officers and report to the Executive Committee in the third quarter of 2015 on the results of the external review and on an implementation strategy arising from those findings and opportunities for synergy and efficiency, while at the same time improving service to the public.

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 MM5.10 be referred to the Executive Committee. A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.

Vote (Waive Referral) Apr-01-2015 3:00 PM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds Required - MM5.10 - Waive referral
Total members that voted Yes: 36 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 7 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Glenn De Baeremaeker, John Filion, James Pasternak, David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Rob Ford, John Tory

1 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)

That City Council delete the recommendations and replace with the following:

 

1. City Council direct that an external review of the four Accountability Officers' operations focusing on the legal, technical and process implications of appointing Officers in a combined or multiple role be conducted by a third party with demonstrable experience and expertise in independent oversight, accountability, and should take into account best practices in other jurisdictions, both nationally and internationally, such review to consider and make recommendations on all options including maintaining the status quo, combining functions and/or any other changes that will strengthen the functions, keeping improved service to the public uppermost.

 

2.  City Council request the City Manager to work with the Accountability Officers and report to the Executive Committee in the third quarter of 2015 on the results of the external review and on an implementation strategy arising from those findings and opportunities for synergy and efficiency, while at the same time improving service to the public.

 

 

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Apr-01-2015 5:22 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM5.10 - Ainslie - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 28 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Justin J. Di Ciano, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 12 Members that voted No are John Campbell, Shelley Carroll, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Jim Karygiannis, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, David Shiner, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 5 Members that were absent are Christin Carmichael Greb, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Norman Kelly, James Pasternak

Motion to End Debate moved by Councillor Mike Layton (Carried)

That in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, Council end the debate on Item MM5.10 and take the vote immediately.

Vote (End Debate) Apr-01-2015 5:20 PM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds Required - MM5.10 - End debate
Total members that voted Yes: 25 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Justin J. Di Ciano, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Mike Layton, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 10 Members that voted No are Michelle Berardinetti, Raymond Cho, Janet Davis, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 10 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Christin Carmichael Greb, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, David Shiner
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council