Item - 2016.BU16.1

Tracking Status

  • This item was considered by Budget Committee on January 5, 2016. The Budget Committee postponed consideration of this item. Consult the text of the decision for further information on the deferral.

BU16.1 - 2016 Capital and Operating Budgets

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Deferred
Wards:
All

Public Notice Given

Committee Decision

The Budget Committee:

 

1. Deferred consideration of item BU16.1 to the January 18, 2016 meeting of the Budget Committee.

 

2. Requested budget briefing notes as follows:

 

Citizen Centred Services "A"

  

Affordable Housing

 

1.  The Director, Affordable Housing Office, on line by line detailed expenditures for office supplies, conferences and travel.

  

Children's Services

 

The General Manager, Children's Services, on:

 

2.  line by line detailed expenditures for office supplies and travel.

 

3.    a.  the number of spaces, and in what age groups, that are not currently covered by a purchase of service contract; particularly centres that have service contracts for other age groups and also the current vacancy rate.

 

b. the estimated number of new licensed spaces that will be created in 2016 and 2017 and the age groups for these spaces.

 

Economic Development and Culture

 

The General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, on:

 

4.  a gross/net comparison of the 2014 budget actuals to the 2016 proposed Economic Development and Culture Division budget, demonstrating the Division's trend, net of Pan Am spending and funding.

 

5.  the economic and employment impact of freezing Arts and Culture funding.

 

Parks, Forestry and Recreation

 

The General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, on:

 

6.    a. Parks' "small capital" projects backlog and the amount required to address small capital needs.

 

b. what can be done for hardship cases with respect to fees for lawn bowling clubs, as some clubs are reporting hardship and some have closed down.

 

7.  line by line detailed expenditures and explanation for increase over 2015 for:

 

a. Miscellaneous materials and supplies

b. Recreational and educational supplies

c. Machinery and Equipment - Recreational and Educational

d. Repairs and Maintenance - Other

e. Repairs and Maintenance – Ice Rink Refrigeration

f.  Rental of Trailers

g. Training and Development - External

 

8.  the Youth Spaces program, including usage rates and program outcomes of the 2014 and 2015 roll out and a description of the proposed 2016 enhancements and program objectives.

 

9.  how much capital has been allocated to Skateboard Park state of good repair and new facilities, as requested by Council in two previous budgets.

 

The Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, in consultation with the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, on:

 

10.  how the City could fund the Mayor's tree protecting goal of increasing the planting budget by $7 million per year by 2018.

 

Shelter, Support and Housing Administration

 

The General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, on

 

11.  line by line detailed expenditures for training, conference and office supplies.

 

12.  a. the reductions in the base budget

 

b. the cold weather drop-ins "new and enhanced service", showing the breakdown of the $416,000 requested expenditure.

 

13.  Toronto Community Housing Corporation expenditures in 2013, 2014, 2015, and the 2016 request for the following cost categories:

 

-Mailing

-Advertising and Promotion

-Office Supplies

-Travel

-Training/Conferences

-Material and Equipment – Communications

-Rental of Office Equipment

-Contracted Services – Renovations

-Material and Equipment Hand Tools

-Professional and Tech-Management Fees

-Catering Services

-Uniforms

 

Toronto Public Health

 

14.  The Medical Officer of Health, on the federal government's role in funding the City's Student Nutrition Program, including:

 

a. a review the commitments made;

 

b. a costing out of the dollars required to have the federal government match existing city and provincial monies; and

 

c. any necessary advocacy advice.

 

 

Citizen Centred Services "B"

 

Engineering and Construction Services

 

15. The Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, on:

 

a. the cost of contracted project management services vs. in-house project management

 

b. inflation costs for project management contracts.

 

City Planning

 

16.  The Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, on:

 

a. the current backlog of requested area studies that includes timeline for completion with current staff levels and potential timeline for completion with increased staff resources.

 

b. the current backlog of properties to be evaluated for potential heritage value, that includes timeline for completion with current staff levels and potential timeline for completion with increased staff resources.

 

Transportation Services

 

The General Manager, Transportation Services, on:

 

17. the capital funding required to build a minimum bicycle grid by 2018, with specific quanta required for 2016, 2017, and 2018, including responses to the following questions about bicycle infrastructure planning:

 

a. What is the current 2015 level of bicycle infrastructure funding? What is proposed for 2016? What are the projects under consideration?

 

b. Specific to the Eglinton corridor alongside the Metrolinx project, what are the costs and strategies around this project? What is the projected timing for this project?

 

18.  a.  a detailed list of bike lanes and off street bike trails construction projects over the past three years and their location from start to finish; and

 

b. a detailed list of shovel ready bike lane and trail projects for 2016.

 

Fire Services

 

19.  The Fire Chief and General Manager, Fire Services, on:

 

a. vertical Response times and resources required to address safety concerns associated with vertical response times.

 

b. impacts to the Fire Underwriters' Survey of delay in hiring Fire Prevention Officers.

 

Municipal Licensing and Standards

 

20.  The Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, with an assessment of the staffing complement necessary to provide overnight and weekend enforcement of noise by-laws, whether through additional full time employees or shift changes.

 

 

Internal Services

 

Revenue Services

 

21.  The Director, Revenue Services, the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Director, Court Services, on revenues from on-street permit parking including: permit fees, voluntarily-paid fines, court-ordered fines for Toronto and East York District.

 

Human Resources

 

22.  The Executive Director, Human Resources, in consultation with the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, on the following as it relates to non-union employees:

 

a. detailed information on the Financial impact of progression pay specifically noting the number of employees affected and the average rate of increase that is forecasted in 2016.

 

b. What is the impact of a freeze of the 2015 year end staffing level actuals (not 2015 approved budget)?

 

311

 

23.  The Director, 311, on the 20 most common inquiries and service requests by category received by 311 in 2014 and 2015.

 

 

Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer

 

The Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, on:

 

24.  the areas of the budget where inflation might be automatically included in the base operating budget (for example, Student Nutrition Programs and Community Partnership and Investment Program grants).

 

25.  the tax stabilization reserve, which includes:

 

a. List of each one-time draw since 2011, and the details of the use of the draw.

 

b. Terms of Reference for the use of the reserve.

 

26.  a. the cost of inflation in contracted services over 2015, by division and cost centre, and compared with in-house services.

 

b. the cost of consulting services, by division, for 2011 – 2016, and any available information on inflation costs.

 

c. user fees versus fines as user fees can only be cost-recovery, specifically addressing the following questions:

 

i. What are the rules/policies for creating or increasing City fines for such things as building without a building permit; violating property standards, operating without a business licence, illegal dumping, illegal signs, operating an illegal rooming house, destroying protected trees, or installing an illegal parking pad?

 

ii. How much does the City collect in fine revenue in addition to parking tag revenue?

 

d. the revenue and collection model for hotel tax revenue currently being collected by Toronto Hotels.

  

City Manager

 

27.  The City Manager, on new revenue tools that could fund Council approved directions (Operating and Capital), including consideration of:

 

a.  tools for which the City has legal authority to implement in 2016; and

 

b.  tools for which the City would require provincial authority, including expected annual revenue cost to administration and other impacts.

 

Toronto Police Services

 

The Chair, Toronto Police Services Board, on:

 

28.  a. line by line detailed expenditures for training, conferences and office supplies.

 

b. an explanation and line by line detailed expenditures of $7 million increase for services and rents from 2014 to 2016.

 

29.  paid duty police work, specifically addressing the following questions:

 

a. How much has been paid in the last five years by City Divisions and Agencies, Boards and Commissions' on paid duty?

 

b. What is the status of the Toronto Police Service Board reviewing policies related to paid duty with respect to reducing costs for both the private and public sectors? If the blockage is with Provincial legislation, what steps have been taken/ can be taken to allow for cheaper alternatives?

 

Toronto Transit Commission

 

The Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission, on:

 

30.  a. a breakdown of where the identified $10 million in savings would come from.

 

b. a line by line detailed expenditures on service and rents and the reason for increase from 2013 – 2016.

 

c. a line by line detailed expenditures for training and conferences.

 

 

31.  the impact to riders, ride times and vehicle frequency of new/enhanced service requests including:

 

a.  bus service reliability

b.  bus reliability centred maintenance

c.  streetcar service reliability

d.  new and enhanced express bus service

e.  subway service reliability

f.  Line 1: 3 minute or better service

 

32.  the business case for hiring additional fare inspectors.

  

Accountability Officers

 

33.  The Accountability Officers, on detailed expenditures in the 2013, 2014, 2015 and the 2016 request for the following cost categories:

 

-Mailing

-Advertising and Promotion

-Office Supplies

-Travel

-Training/Conferences

-Material and Equipment - Communications

-Rental of Office Equipment

-Contracted Services – Renovations

-Material and Equipment Hand Tools

-Professional and Tech-Management Fees

 

and for the 2016 figures, separate out base budget from total budget request into two columns.

Decision Advice and Other Information

January 5, 2016

 

The Deputy City Manager, Cluster A gave a presentation on Cluster A 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget and 2016 - 2025 Preliminary Capital Budget and Plan.

 

The Vice Chair, Toronto Police Services Board, the Executive Director, Toronto Police Services Board, the Chief of Police, the Chief Administrative Officer, and the Director, Finance, Toronto Police Service gave a presentation on Toronto Police Service (including Parking and Board budgets) - 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget and 2016 - 2025 Preliminary Capital Budget and Plan.

 

January 6, 2016

 

The Chair, Board of Health and the Medical Officer of Health gave a presentation on Toronto Public Health 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget and 2016 - 2025 Preliminary Capital Budget and Plan.

 

The Deputy City Manager, Cluster B gave a presentation on Cluster B 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget and 2016 - 2025 Preliminary Capital Budget and Plan.

 

January 8, 2016

 

The Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Financial and Administration Officer, Toronto Transit Commission gave a presentation on Toronto Transit Commission - 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget and 2016 - 2025 Preliminary Capital Budget and Plan.

 

The Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer gave a presentation on Internal Services - 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget and 2016 - 2025 Preliminary Capital Budget and Plan.

 

January 11, 2016

 

The Chair, Board of Directors of the Toronto Community Housing and the President and Chief Executive Officer gave a presentation on Toronto Community Housing Corporation 2016 Budget.

 

The Auditor General gave a presentation on Auditor General's Office 2016 Operating Budget Request and 2016-2025 Capital Request and Plan.

 

The Integrity Commissioner gave a presentation on Office of the Integrity Commissioner - 2016 Operating Budget.

 

The Lobbyist Registrar gave a presentation on Office of the Lobbyist Registrar - 2016 Operating Budget and 2016-2025 Capital Budget and Plan.

 

The Interim Ombudsman gave a presentation on Office of the Ombudsman - 2016 Operating Budget.

Summary

The Budget Committee will consider and make recommendations to the Executive Committee on the 2016 Capital and Operating Budgets.

 

The 2016 Preliminary Capital and Operating Budget Notes (attached as Background Information) were distributed to all Members of Council on December 15, 2015.

 

The following schedule has been established for the consideration of the 2016 Preliminary Capital and Operating Budgets:

 

Tuesday January 5, 2016  

 

Presentations

- Citizen Centred Services - Cluster "A" 

Affordable Housing Office

Children's Services

Economic Development and Culture

Long-Term Care Homes and Services

Parks, Forestry and Recreation

Shelter, Support and Housing Administration

Social Development, Finance and Administration

Toronto Employment and Social Services

Toronto Paramedic Services

Court Services 

- Toronto Police Service

- Toronto Police Services Board   

- Parking Tag Enforcement and Operations      

- Toronto Public Library

 

 

Wednesday January 6, 2016        

 

Presentation

- Toronto Public Health      

 

Questions and answers only - no presentations

- Association of Community Centres      

- Yonge-Dundas Square   

- Arena Boards of Management   

- Civic Theatres Toronto    

Sony Centre for the Performing Arts       

St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts  

Toronto Centre for the Arts

- Toronto and Region Conservation Authority  

 

Presentations

- Citizen Centred Services - Cluster "B"

City Planning

Waterfront Revitalization Initiative

Fire Services

Municipal Licensing and Standard

Policy, Planning, Finance and Administration

Engineering and Construction Services

Toronto Building

Transportation Services     

                       

 

Friday January 8, 2016      

 

Questions and answers only - no presentations

- Toronto Atmospheric Fund         

- Toronto Zoo           

- Exhibition Place   

- Heritage Toronto

- City Manager's Office

 

Presentations

- Toronto Transit Commission      

- Internal Services - Cluster "C"

311 Toronto

Facilities, Real Estate, Environment and Energy

Fleet Services     

Information and Technology 

Office of the Chief Financial Officer

Financial Services

Office of the Treasurer

 

                    

Monday January 11, 2016

 

Presentations

- Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC)  

- Accountability Offices      

            Auditor General's Office    

            Office of the Integrity Commissioner       

            Office of the Lobbyist Registrar    

            Office of the Ombudsman

 

Questions and answers only - no presentations

- Other City Programs         

            Legal Services         

            City Clerk's Office   

            City Council 

            Office of the Mayor

Background Information

Revised 2016 Budget Review Schedule
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87029.pdf
(December 21, 2015) Notice of Public Meeting - 2016 Proposed Changes to User Fees
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87139.pdf
(December 21, 2015) Notice of Public Meeting - 2016 Proposed Changes to User Fees - Appendix A - Recommended User Fee Changes
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87137.pdf
(December 21, 2015) Notice of Public Meeting - 2016 Proposed Changes to User Fees - Appendix B -Recommended New User Fees
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87138.pdf
(December 15, 2015) Presentation from the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget and 2016 - 2025 Capital Budget and Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86966.pdf
Appendix 1 - 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86967.pdf
Appendix 2 - Items referred to the Budget Process - New and Enhanced Detailed List
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86968.pdf
(January 4, 2016) Revised page 21 of Appendix 2 - Items referred to the Budget Process - New and Enhanced Detailed List
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87164.pdf
Appendix 3 - Preliminary Tax Impacts
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86969.pdf
Appendix 4 - Forecast - 2017 and 2018
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86971.pdf
(December 15, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget Notes - Affordable Housing Office
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86792.pdf
(December 14, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Capital Budget Notes - Children's Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86721.pdf
(December 15, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget Notes - Children's Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86728.pdf
(December 15, 2015) 2016 Prelininary Operating Budget Notes - Court Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86782.pdf
(December 15, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Capital Budget Notes - Economic Development and Culture
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86759.pdf
(December 15, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget Notes - Economic Development and Culture
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86791.pdf
(December 14, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Capital Budget Notes - Long-Term Care Homes and Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86709.pdf
(December 16, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget Notes - Long-Term Care Homes and Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86739.pdf
(December 22, 2015) Revised (with revised recommendations) 2016 Preliminary Capital Budget Notes - Parks, Forestry and Recreation
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86756.pdf
(December 23, 2015) Revised 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget Notes - Parks, Forestry and Recreation
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86789.pdf
(December 14, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Capital Budget Notes - Shelter, Support and Housing Administration
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86719.pdf
(December 16, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget Notes - Shelter, Support and Housing Administration
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86737.pdf
(December 16, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget Notes - Social Development, Finance and Administration
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86833.pdf
(December 14, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Capital Budget Notes - Toronto Employment and Social Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86718.pdf
(December 16, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget Notes - Toronto Employment and Social Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86839.pdf
(December 14, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Capital Budget Notes - Toronto Paramedic Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86716.pdf
(December 16, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget Notes - Toronto Paramedic Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86840.pdf
(December 15, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Capital Budget Notes - City Planning
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86724.pdf
(December 15, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget Notes - City Planning
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86758.pdf
(December 15, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget Notes - Engineering and Construction Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86754.pdf
(December 14, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Capital Budget Notes - Toronto Fire Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86705.pdf
(December 15, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget Notes - Toronto Fire Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86727.pdf
(December 15, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget Notes - Municipal Licensing and Standards
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86700.pdf
(December 15, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget Notes, Policy, Planning, Finance and Administration
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86706.pdf
(December 15, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget Notes - Toronto Building
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86704.pdf
(December 22, 2015) Revised 2016 Preliminary Capital Budget Notes - Transportation Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86753.pdf
(December 15, 2015) 2016 - Preliminary Operating Budget Notes - Transportation Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86761.pdf
(December 14, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Capital Budget Notes - Waterfront Revitalization Initiative
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86702.pdf
(December 14, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Capital Budget Notes - 311 Toronto
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86743.pdf
(December 14, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget Notes - 311 Toronto
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86752.pdf
(December 14, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Capital Budget Notes - Facilities, Real Estate, Environment and Energy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86741.pdf
(December 14, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget Notes - Facilities, Real Estate, Environment and Energy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86751.pdf
(December 15, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Capital Budget Notes - Financial Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86770.pdf
(January 5, 2016) Revised 2016 Preliminary Capital Budget Notes - Fleet Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86742.pdf
(January 5, 2016) Revised 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget Notes - Fleet Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86750.pdf
(December 15, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Capital Budget Notes - Information and Technology
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86771.pdf
(December 15, 2015) 2016 Prelininary Operating Budget Notes - Information and Technology
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86774.pdf
(December 15, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget Notes - Office of the Chief Financial Officer
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86765.pdf
(December 15, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget Notes - Office of the Treasurer
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86767.pdf
(December 14, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget Notes - City Manager's Office
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86745.pdf
(December 14, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Capital Budget Notes - City Clerk's Office
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86744.pdf
(December 15, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget Notes - City Clerk's Office
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86723.pdf
(December 14, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget Notes - Legal Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86749.pdf
(December 14, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Capital Budget Notes - Accountability Officers
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86701.pdf
(December 14, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget Notes - Accountability Officers
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86708.pdf
(December 14, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget Notes - City Council
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86747.pdf
(December 14, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget Notes - Office of the Mayor
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86746.pdf
(December 15, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget Notes - Arena Boards of Management
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86757.pdf
(December 15, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget Notes - Association of Community Centres
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86786.pdf
(December 15, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget Notes - Civic Theatres Toronto
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86772.pdf
(December 15, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Capital Budget Notes - Exhibition Place
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86760.pdf
(December 15, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget Notes - Exhibition Place
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86764.pdf
(December 15, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget Notes - Heritage Toronto
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86766.pdf
(December 15, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Capital Budget Notes - Sony Centre for Performing Arts
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86769.pdf
(December 15, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Capital Budget Notes - Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86778.pdf
(December 15, 2015) 2016 Prelininary Operating Budget Notes - Toronto Region and Conservation Authority
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86779.pdf
(December 15, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget Notes - Toronto Atmospheric Fund
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86808.pdf
(December 16, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Capital Budget Notes - Toronto Police Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86793.pdf
(December 15, 2015) 2016 Prelininary Operating Budget Notes - Toronto Police Services
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86785.pdf
(December 15, 2015) 2016 Prelininary Operating Budget Notes - Toronto Police Services Board
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86775.pdf
(December 15, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget Notes - Toronto Police Service - Parking Tags Enforcement and Operations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86810.pdf
(December 16, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Capital Budget Notes - Toronto Public Health
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86834.pdf
(December 16, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget Notes - Toronto Public Health
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86843.pdf
(December 16, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Capital Budget Notes - Toronto Public Library
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86731.pdf
(December 16, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget Notes - Toronto Public Library
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86847.pdf
(December 15, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Capital Budget Notes - Toronto Transit Commission
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86755.pdf
(December 15, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget Notes - Toronto Transit Commission
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86762.pdf
(December 15, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Capital Budget Notes - Toronto Zoo
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86787.pdf
(December 15, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget Notes - Toronto Zoo
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86790.pdf
(December 15, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Capital Budget Notes - Yonge-Dundas Square
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86781.pdf
(December 15, 2015) 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget Notes - Yonge-Dundas Square
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86783.pdf
(January 5, 2016) Presentation from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A on Cluster A 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget and 2016 - 2025 Preliminary Capital Budget and Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87199.pdf
(January 5, 2016) Presentation from the Chair, Toronto Services Board, and the Chief of Police on Toronto Police Service (including Parking and Board budgets) - 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget and 2016 - 2025 Preliminary Capital Budget & Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87200.pdf
(January 5, 2016) Presentation from the City Librarian on Toronto Public Library 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget and 2016 -2025 Preliminary Capital Budget and Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87201.pdf
(January 5, 2016) Operating Budget Briefing Note #1 - Changes to Existing User Fees and New User Fees in the 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87202.pdf
Operating Budget Briefing Note #1 - Changes to Existing User Fees and New User Fees in the 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget - Appendix A
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87203.pdf
Operating Budget Briefing Note #1 - Changes to Existing User Fees and New User Fees in the 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget - Appendix B
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87204.pdf
(January 5, 2016) Operating Budget Briefing Note #2 - Changes to Staff Complement
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87205.pdf
Operating Budget Briefing Note #2 - Changes to Staff Complement - Appendices 1, 2 and 3
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87206.pdf
(January 5, 2016) Operating Budget Briefing Note #3 - 2016 Gapping Rates
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87207.pdf
(January 5, 2016) Operating Budget Briefing Note #4 - Citizen Centred Services "A" Programs - 2013-2016 Trends for Specific Expenditure Accounts
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87208.pdf
(January 5, 2016) Operating Budget Briefing Note #5 - Long-Term Care Homes and Services - Meal Service
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87209.pdf
(January 5, 2016) Operating Budget Briefing Note #6 - Toronto Poverty Reduction Strategy and Attachments A and B
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87210.pdf
(January 5, 2016) Operating Budget Briefing Note #7 - Internal Services Programs - 2013-2016 Trends for Specific Expenditure Accounts
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87211.pdf
(January 5, 2016) Operating Budget Briefing Note #8 - Arena Boards of Management - Bill Bolton Arena: 2013-2016 Trends for Specific Expenditure Accounts
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87212.pdf
(January 5, 2016) Operating Budget Briefing Note #9 - Arena Boards of Management - George Bell Arena: 2013-2016 Trends for Specific Expenditure Accounts
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87213.pdf
(January 5, 2016) Operating Budget Briefing Note #10 - Arena Boards of Management - Ted Reeve Arena: 2013-2016 Trends for Specific Expenditure Accounts
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87173.pdf
(January 5, 2016) Operating Budget Briefing Note #11 - Civic Theatres Toronto 2013-2016 Trends for Specific Expenditure Accounts
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87174.pdf
(January 5, 2016) Operating Budget Briefing Note #12 - Board of Governors Exhibition Place - 2013-2016 Trends for Specific Expenditure Accounts
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87175.pdf
(January 5, 2016) Operating Budget Briefing Note #13 - Toronto Police Service - 2013-2016 Trends for Specific Expenditure Accounts
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87176.pdf
(January 5, 2016) Operating Budget Briefing Note #14 - Toronto Police Services Board - 2013-2016 Trends for Specific Expenditure Accounts
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87177.pdf
(January 5, 2016) Operating Budget Briefing Note #15 - Toronto Public Library - 2013-2016 Trends for Specific Expenditure Accounts
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87178.pdf
(January 5, 2016) Operating Budget Briefing Note #16 - Yonge-Dundas Square - 2013-2016 Trends for Specific Expenditure Accounts
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87179.pdf
(January 5, 2016) Operating Budget Briefing Note #17 - 2016 Current Value Assessment Changes (Residential Class)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87218.pdf
(January 5, 2016) Operating Budget Briefing Note #18 - Citizen Centred Services "B" Programs - 2013-2016 Trends for Specific Expenditure Accounts
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87219.pdf
(January 5, 2016) Operating Budget Briefing Note #19 - City Manager's Office; City Clerk's Office and Legal Services - 2013-2016 Trends for Specific Expenditure Accounts
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87220.pdf
(January 5, 2016) Operating Budget Briefing Note #20 - Association of Community Centres - 2013-2016 Trends for Specific Expenditure Accounts
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87221.pdf
(January 5, 2016) Operating Budget Briefing Note #21 - Toronto and Region Conservation Authority - 2013-2016 Trends for Specific Expenditure Accounts
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87222.pdf
(January 5, 2016) Operating Budget Briefing Note #22 - Toronto Public Health - 2013-2016 Trends for Specific Expenditure Accounts
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87223.pdf
(January 8, 2016) Operating Budget Briefing Note #23 - Heritage Toronto - 2013-2016 Trends for Specific Expenditure Accounts
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87270.pdf
(January 8, 2016) Operating Budget Briefing Note #24 - Toronto Transit Commission - 2013-2016 Trends for Specific Expenditure Accounts
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87271.pdf
(January 8, 2016) Operating Budget Briefing Note #25 - Toronto Zoo - 2013-2016 Trends for Specific Expenditure Accounts
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87272.pdf
(January 5, 2016) Capital Budget Briefing Note #1 - Corporate Issues - State of Good Repair (SOGR) Backlog
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87224.pdf
(January 6, 2016) Presentation from the Medical Officer of Health on Toronto Public Health 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget and 2016 - 2025 Preliminary Capital Budget and Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87240.pdf
(January 6, 2016) Presentation from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B on Cluster B 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget and 2016 - 2025 Preliminary Capital Budget and Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87242.pdf
(January 8, 2016) Presentation from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on Internal Services - 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget and 2016 - 2025 Preliminary Capital Budget and Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87261.pdf
(January 8, 2016) Presentation from the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission on Toronto Transit Commission - 2016 Preliminary Operating Budget and 2016 - 2025 Preliminary Capital Budget and Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87284.pdf
(January 11, 2016) Presentation from the Lobbyist Registrar on Office of the Lobbyist Registrar - 2016 Operating Budget and 2016-2025 Capital Budget and Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87348.pdf
(January 11, 2016) Presentation from the Integrity Commissioner on Office of the Integrity Commissioner - 2016 Operating Budget
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87349.pdf
(January 11, 2016) Presentation from the Ombudsman on Office of the Ombudsman - 2016 Operating Budget
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87350.pdf
(January 11, 2016) Presentation from the Chair, Board of Directors of the Toronto Community Housing on Toronto Community Housing 2016 Budget
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87351.pdf
Toronto Community Housing Corporation - 2016 Operating and Capital Budget Detailed Financial Summaries
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87354.pdf
(January 11, 2016) Presentation from the Auditor General on Auditor Generalís Office - 2016 Operating Budget Request and 2016-2025 Capital Request and Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87352.pdf

Communications

(November 20, 2015) E-mail from Brian Bailey, President, Citizens Concerned about the Future of the Etobicoke Waterfront (CCFEW) (BU.Main.BU16.1.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/comm/communicationfile-57801.pdf
(January 7, 2016) Letter from Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (BU.New.BU16.1.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/comm/communicationfile-57962.pdf

Speakers

Councillor Joe Mihevc
Councillor Janet Davis
Councillor Pam McConnell
Councillor Glenn DeBaeremaeker
Councillor Joe Cressy
Councillor Paula Fletcher
Councillor Sarah Doucette
Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam
Councillor Frances Nunziata
Councillor Frank Di Giorgio
Councillor Stephen Holyday
Councillor David Shiner
Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong
Councillor Jon Burnside

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Shelley Carroll (Carried)

That the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture provide a budget briefing note on a gross/net comparison of the 2014 budget of actuals to the 2016 proposed Economic Development and Culture Division budget, such report to demonstrate the Division's trend, net of Pan Am spending and funding.


2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor John Campbell (Carried)

That the Executive Director, Human Resources, in consultation with the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer provide budget briefing notes on the following as it relates to non-union employees:

 

1. Detailed information on the Financial impact of progression pay specifically noting the number of employees affected and the average rate of increase that is forecasted in 2016.

 

2. What is the impact of a freeze of the 2015 year end staffing level actuals (not 2015 approved budget).

3 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor James Pasternak (Carried)

That the General Manager, Transportation Services provide a budget briefing note on:

 

a.  a detailed list of bike lanes and off street bike trails construction projects over the past three years and their location from start to finish; and

 

b. a detailed list of shovel ready bike lane and trail projects for 2016.


4 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Justin J. Di Ciano (Carried)

That the Director, 311 provide a budget briefing note on the 20 most common inquiries and service requests by category received by 311 in 2014 and 2015.


5 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mike Layton (Carried)

Fire Services

 

1.  That the Fire Chief and General Manager, Fire Services provide a budget briefing note on:

 

a. Vertical Response times and resources required to address safety concerns associated with vertical response times.

 

b. Impacts to the Fire Underwriters' Survey of delay in hiring Fire Prevention Officers.

 

  

Economic Development and Culture

 

2.  That the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture provide a budget briefing note on the economic and employment impact of freezing Arts and Culture funding.

 

 

Municipal Licensing and Standards

 

3.  That the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards provide a budget briefing note assessing the staffing complement necessary to provide overnight and weekend enforcement of noise by-laws, whether through additional full time employees or shift changes.

 

 

Toronto Transit Commission

 

4.  That the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission, provide a budget briefing note on the impact to riders, ride times and vehicle frequency of new/enhanced service requests including:

 

a.  bus service reliability

b.  bus reliability centred maintenance

c.  streetcar service reliability

d.  new and enhanced express bus service

e.  subway service reliability

f.  Line 1: 3 minute or better service

 

 

5.  That the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission, provide a budget briefing note on the business case for hiring additional fare inspectors.


6 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Gary Crawford (Carried)

Affordable Housing

 

1. That the Director, Affordable Housing Office provide a budget briefing note on line by line detailed expenditures for office supplies, conferences and travel.

 

Children's Services

 

2. That the General Manager, Children's Services provide a budget briefing note on line by line detailed expenditures for office supplies and travel.

 

3. That the General Manager, Children's Services provide a budget briefing note on:

 

a. the number of spaces, and in what age groups, that are not currently covered by a purchase of service contract; particularly centres that have service contracts for other age groups. What is the current vacancy rate?

 

b. What is the estimated number of new licensed spaces that will be created in 2016 and 2017 and in what age groups?

 

City Manager

 

4. That the City Manager provide a budget briefing note on:

 

a. New revenue tools that could fund Council approved directions (Operating and Capital), including consideration of:

 

i. tools for which the City has legal authority to implement in 2016; and

 

ii. tools for which the City would require provincial authority. The briefing note should also include expected annual revenue cost to administration and other impacts.

 

Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer

 

5. That the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer provide a budget briefing note on the areas of the budget where inflation might be automatically included in the base operating budget (for example, Student Nutrition Programs and Community Partnership and Investment Program grants).

 

6. That the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer provide a budget briefing note on the tax stabilization reserve, which includes:

 

a. List of each one-time draw since 2011, and the details of the use of the draw.

 

b. Terms of Reference for the use of the reserve.

 

7. That the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer provide budget briefing notes on:

 

a. The cost of inflation in contracted services over 2015, by division and cost centre, and compared with in-house services.

 

b. the cost of consulting services, by division, for 2011 – 2016, and any available information on inflation costs.

 

c. User fees versus fines as User fees can only be cost-recovery.

 

i. What are the rules/policies for creating or increasing City fines for such things as building without a building permit; violating property standards, operating without a business licence, illegal dumping, illegal signs, operating an illegal rooming house, destroying protected trees, or installing an illegal parking pad?

 

ii. How much do we collect in fine revenue in addition to parking tag revenue?

 

d. the revenue and collection model for hotel tax revenue currently being collected by Toronto Hotels.

 

Engineering and Construction Services.

 

8. That the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services provide a Budget briefing note on:

 

a. The cost of contracted project management services vs. in-house project management

 

b. Inflation costs for project management contracts.

 

Toronto Public Health

 

9. That the Medical Officer of Health provide a budget briefing note on federal government's role in funding the City's Student Nutrition Program, including:

 

a. a review the commitments made;

 

b. a costing out of the dollars required to have the federal government match existing city and provincial monies; and

 

c. any necessary advocacy advice.

 

Parks, Forestry and Recreation

 

10. That the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation provide budget briefing notes on the following:

 

a. Park's "small capital" projects backlog and the amount required to address small capital needs.

 

b. Consideration for what can be done for hardship cases with respect to fees for lawn bowling clubs, as some clubs are reporting hardship and some have closed down.

 

11. That the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, in consultation with the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, provide a budget briefing note on how the City could fund the Mayor's tree protecting goal of increasing the planting budget by $7 million per year by 2018.

 

12. That the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation provide a budget briefing note on line by line detailed expenditures and explanation for increase over 2015 for:

 

a. Miscellaneous materials and supplies

b. Recreational and educational supplies

c. Machinery and Equipment - Recreational and Educational

d. Repairs and Maintenance - Other

e. Repairs and Maintenance – Ice Rink Refrigeration

f. Rental of Trailers

g. Training and Development - External

 

13. That the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation provide a budget briefing note on the Youth Spaces program, including usage rates and program outcomes of the 2014 and 2015 roll out and a description of the proposed 2016 enhancements and program objectives.

 

14. That the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation provide a budget briefing note on how much capital has been allocated to Skateboard Park state of good repair and new facilities, as requested by Council in two previous budget.

 

City Planning

 

15. That the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning provide a budget briefing note on:

 

a. The current backlog of requested area studies that includes timeline for completion with current staff levels and potential timeline for completion with increased staff resources.

 

b. The current backlog of properties to be evaluated for potential heritage value, that includes timeline for completion with current staff levels and potential timeline for completion with increased staff resources.

 

Revenue Services

 

16. That the Director, Revenue Services, the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Director, Court Services provide a Budget briefing note on revenues from on-street permit parking including: permit fees, voluntarily-paid fines, court-ordered fines for Toronto and East York District.

 

Shelter, Support and Housing Administration

 

17. That the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration provide a budget briefing note on line by line detailed expenditures for training, conference and office supplies.

 

18. That the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration provide a budget briefing note on:

 

a. The reductions in the base budget

 

b. The cold weather drop-ins "new and enhanced service", showing the breakdown of the $416,000 requested expenditure.

 

Toronto Police Services

 

19. That the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board provide a budget briefing note to the Budget Committee on:

 

a. Line by line detailed expenditures for training, conferences and office supplies.

 

b. An explanation and line by line detailed expenditures of $7 million increase for services and rents from 2014 to 2016.

 

20. That the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board provide a budget briefing note on paid duty police work, specifically addressing the following questions:

 

a. How much has been paid in the last five years by City Divisions and Agencies, Boards and Commissions' on paid duty?

 

b. What is the status of the Toronto Police Service Board reviewing policies related to paid duty with respect to reducing costs for both the private and public sectors? If the blockage is with Provincial legislation, what steps have been taken/ can be taken to allow for cheaper alternatives?

 

Transportation Services

 

21. That the General Manager, Transportation Services provide budget briefing notes on the following:

 

a. The capital funding required to build a minimum bicycle grid by 2018, with specific quanta required for 2016, 2017, and 2018, including responses to the following questions about bicycle infrastructure planning:

 

i. What is the current 2015 level of bicycle infrastructure funding? What is proposed for 2016? What are the projects under consideration?

 

ii. Specific to the Eglinton corridor alongside the Metrolinx project, what are the costs and strategies around this project? What is the projected timing for this project?

 

Toronto Transit Commission

 

22. That the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission provide a budget briefing note:

 

a. Providing a breakdown of where the identified $10 million in savings would come from.

 

b. Providing a line by line detailed expenditures on service and rents and the reason for increase from 2013 – 2016.

 

c. Providing a line by line detailed expenditures for training and conferences.

 

Accountability Officers

 

23. That the Accountability Officers provide budget briefing notes to the January 18th Budget meeting which detail expenditures in the 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 requests for the following cost categories:

 

-Mailing

-Advertising and Promotion

-Office Supplies

-Travel

-Training/Conferences

-Material and Equipment - Communications

-Rental of Office Equipment

-Contracted Services – Renovations

-Material and Equipment Hand Tools

-Professional and Tech-Management Fees

 

and for the 2016 figures, separate out base budget from total budget request into two columns.

 

Shelter Support and Housing Administration

 

24. That the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration provide a budget briefing note to the January 18th Budget meeting which detail Toronto Community Housing Corporation's expenditures in the 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 requests for the following cost categories:

 

-Mailing

-Advertising and Promotion

-Office Supplies

-Travel

-Training/Conferences

-Material and Equipment – Communications

-Rental of Office Equipment

-Contracted Services – Renovations

-Material and Equipment Hand Tools

-Professional and Tech-Management Fees

-Catering Services

-Uniforms


7 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Gary Crawford (Lost)

Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer

 

1. That the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer provide a budget briefing note on the tax stabilization reserve, which includes:

 

a. Current status and balance.

 

2. That the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer provide a Budget briefing note on:

 

a. the Estimated cost of administering Interdivisional charges.

 

Parks, Forestry and Recreation

 

3. That the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation provide a budget briefing note on the following:

 

a. The potential for a basic suite of free recreation programs for children, including consideration for what the cost would be to go system-wide, building on priority centres and the City's welcome policy, and noting administration cost savings.

 

Social Development, Finance and Administration

 

4. That the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration provide a budget briefing note on:

 

a. The reductions in the base budget

 

b. The proposed Toronto Youth Partnerships and Employment "new and enhanced service", showing the breakdown of the $633,000 requested expenditure.

 

Toronto Police Services

 

5. That the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board provide a budget briefing note on paid duty police work, specifically addressing the following questions:

 

a. How much has been paid by the private sector (malls, special events, developers, etc.) for paid duty in the last five years?

 

Transportation Services

 

6. That the General Manager, Transportation Services provide a budget briefing note on the following:

 

a. The pedestrian infrastructure projects, including what the current level of funding is and what projects are under consideration.

 


8 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Gary Crawford (Lost)

That the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation provide a budget briefing note on the following:

 

a. The cost for offering a basic minimum of after school programs across the City as a support for youth, especially latch key youth, and addressing what the costs would be to spread over a three year period, between 2016 to 2018 and how such a program could be rolled out.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jan-05-2016

Result: Lost Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 3 Members that voted Yes are Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Mike Layton
Total members that voted No: 4 Members that voted No are John Campbell, Gary Crawford (Chair), Justin J. Di Ciano, James Pasternak
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

9 - Motion to Set Committee Rule moved by Councillor Gary Crawford (Lost)

That the Budget Committee ask questions of the non-program budgets.


10 - Motion to Defer Item moved by Councillor Gary Crawford (Carried)

That consideration of item BU16.1 be deferred until the January 18, 2016 meeting of the Budget Committee.

Declared Interests

The following member(s) declared an interest:

Councillor James Pasternak - as it relates to the Toronto Public Library, as his wife works for the Toronto Public Library.

1a - Auditor General's Office 2016-2025 Capital Budget and Plan

Origin
(October 23, 2015) Letter from the Audit Committee
Summary

At its meeting of October 23, 2015, the Audit Committee approved the Auditor General's Office 2016-2025 Capital Budget and Plan at $0.244 million with cash flows of $0.244 million in 2016, and directed that it be forwarded to the Budget Committee.

Background Information
(October 23, 2015) Letter from the Audit Committee on Auditor General's Office 2016-2025 Capital Budget and Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86691.pdf
(October 1, 2015) Report from the Auditor General on Auditor General's Office 2016-2025 Capital Budget and Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86689.pdf
Attachment - 2016-2025 Capital Plan - Accountability Officers Budget Request Overview
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86693.pdf

1b - Auditor General's Office - 2016 Operating Budget

Origin
(October 23, 2015) Letter from the Audit Committee
Summary

At its meeting of October 23, 2015, the Audit Committee approved the 2016 Budget for the Auditor General's Office and directed that it be forwarded to Budget Committee.

 

The Auditor General's 2016 budget request is $5,726,900.

Background Information
(October 23, 2015) Letter from the Audit Committee on Auditor General's Office - 2016 Operating Budget
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86690.pdf
(October 7, 2015) Report from the Auditor General on Auditor General's Office - 2016 Operating Budget
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86687.pdf
Presentation material submitted by the Auditor General
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86688.pdf
Attachment - 2016 Operating Budget - Accountability Officers Budget Request Overview
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86694.pdf

1c - Office of Lobbyist Registrar - 2016-2025 Capital Budget and Plan

Origin
(December 8, 2015) Report from the Lobbyist Registrar
Summary

This report seeks Budget Committee's recommendation for City Council to approve the Office of Lobbyist Registrar's 2016-2025 Capital Budget and Plan.  This 10-Year Capital Budget and Plan enables the Office of the Lobbyist Registrar (OLR) to continue to provide and maintain an accessible, publicly available online lobbyist registry as required by the City of Toronto Act, 2006, s. 165.  The Capital Budget and Plan totals $1.201 million over the period from 2016 to 2025 for Lobbyist Registry State of Good Repair (SOGR).

Background Information
(December 8, 2015) Report from the Lobbyist Registrar on Office of Lobbyist Registrar - 2016-2025 Capital Budget and Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86682.pdf
Attachment - 2016-2025 Capital Plan - Accountability Officers Budget Request Overview
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86684.pdf

1d - Office of the Lobbyist Registrar - 2016 Operating Budget Request

Origin
(December 8, 2015) Report from the Lobbyist Registrar
Summary

This report seeks Budget Committee's recommendation for City Council to approve the Office of the Lobbyist Registrar's 2016 Operating Budget Request of $1,143.1 thousand net.  The 2016 Operating Budget Request represents a 1.7 percent increase over the 2015 Approved Operating Budget.  There is no change in approved staff positions as a result of the 2016 Operating Budget Request.

Background Information
(December 8, 2015) Report from the Lobbyist Registrar on Office of the Lobbyist Registrar on 2016 Operating Budget Request
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86685.pdf
Attachment - 2016 Operating Budget - Accountability Officers Budget Request Overview
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86686.pdf

1e - Toronto Police Service - 2016 - 2025 Capital Program Request

Origin
(November 16, 2015) Report from the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide the Budget Committee with the 2016-2025 capital program request for the Toronto Police Service (the "Service").

Background Information
(November 16, 2015) Report and Appendix A from the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board on Toronto Police Service - 2016 - 2025 Capital Program Request
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86508.pdf

1f - Toronto Police Service - Parking Enforcement Unit - 2016 Operating Budget Request

Origin
(November 16, 2015) Report from the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide the Budget Committee with the 2016 operating budget request for the Toronto Police Service - Parking Enforcement Unit.

Background Information
(November 16, 2015) Report and Appendix A from the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board on Toronto Police Service - Parking Enforcement Unit - 2016 Operating Budget Request
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86489.pdf

1g - Toronto Police Services Board - Proposed 2016 Net Operating Budget Request

Origin
(November 16, 2015) Report from the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide the Budget Committee with the proposed 2016 net operating budget for the Toronto Police Services Board ("the Board").

Background Information
(November 16, 2015) Report and Appendix A from the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board on Toronto Police Services Board - Proposed 2016 Net Operating Budget Request
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86525.pdf

1h - Toronto Public Health 2016-2025 Capital Budget and Plan Request

Origin
(November 30, 2015) Letter from the Board of Health
Summary

On its meeting on November 30, 2015, the Board of Health forwarded the report (November 10, 2015) from the Medical Officer of Health, including the attachment, to the City's Budget Committee for its consideration during the 2016 budget process.

Background Information
(November 30, 2015) Letter from the Board of Health on Toronto Public Health 2016-2025 Capital Budget and Plan Request
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86601.pdf
(November 10, 2015) Report from the Medical Officer of Health on Toronto Public Health 2016-2025 Capital Budget and Plan Request
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86602.pdf
Appendix 1 - Toronto Public Health 2016-2025 Capital Budget and Plan Request
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86603.pdf

1i - Toronto Public Health 2016 Operating Budget Request

Origin
(November 30, 2015) Letter from the Board of Health
Summary

At its meeting on November 30, 2015, the Board of Health forwarded the report (November 16, 2015) from the Medical Officer of Health, to the City's Budget Committee for its consideration during the 2016 budget process.

Background Information
(November 30, 2015) Letter from the Board of Health on Toronto Public Health 2016 Operating Budget Request
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86621.pdf
(November 16, 2015) Report from the Medical Officer of Health on Toronto Public Health 2016 Operating Budget Request
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86622.pdf
Attachment 1 - Toronto Public Health 2016 Operating Budget Request
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86623.pdf
Presentation from the Medical Officer of Health on the 2016 Operating and 2016 - 2025 Capital Plan Request
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86624.pdf

1j - Student Nutrition Program: 2016 Operating Budget Request and Municipal Funding Plan to 2018

Origin
(October 30, 2015) Letter from the Board of Health
Summary

The Toronto Board of Health on October 26, 2015, considered a report (October 9, 2015) from the Medical Officer of Health on Student Nutrition Program: 2016 Operating Budget Request and Municipal Funding Plan to 2018.

Background Information
(October 30, 2015) Letter from the Board of Health on Student Nutrition Program: 2016 Operating Budget Request and Municipal Funding Plan to 2018
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-85493.pdf
(October 9, 2015) Report and Appendix 1 from the Medical Officer of Health on the Student Nutrition Program: 2016 Operating Budget Request and Municipal Funding Plan to 2018
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-85492.pdf

1k - 2016 - 2025 Toronto Transit Commission Capital Budget

Origin
(November 25, 2015) Report from the Chief Financial and Administration Officer, Toronto Transit Commission
Summary

At its meeting on November 23, 2015 the Toronto Transit Commission Board forwarded the report entitled "2016 – 2025 Toronto Transit Commission Capital Budget" to the Budget Committee for consideration.

Background Information
(November 25, 2015) Letter from the Chief Financial and Administration Officer, Toronto Transit Commission on 2016 - 2025 Toronto Transit Commission Capital Budget
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86512.pdf
(November 23, 2015) Attachment - 2016 - 2025 Toronto Transit Commission Capital Budget
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86515.pdf

1l - 2016 Toronto Transit Commission and Wheel-Trans Operating Budgets

Origin
(November 25, 2015) Letter from the Chief Financial and Administration Officer, Toronto Transit Commission
Summary

At its meeting on November 23, 2015 the Toronto Transit Commission Board forwarded the  report entitled "2016 Toronto Transit Commission and Wheel-Trans Operating Budgets" for submission into the City Budget process and confirmation of the 2016 subsidy levels.

Background Information
(November 25, 2015) Letter from the Chief Financial and Administration Officer on 2016 Toronto Transit Commission and Wheel-Trans Operating Budgets
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86522.pdf
(November 23, 2015) Attachment - 2016 Toronto Transit Commission and Wheel-Trans Operating Budgets - Impact of Toronto Transit Commission Budget Committee Recommendations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86523.pdf

1m - Toronto Atmospheric Fund - Draft Operating Budget for 2016

Origin
(September 25, 2015) Letter from the Board of Directors of the Toronto Atmospheric Fund
Summary

At its meeting on September 25, 2015, the Board of Directors of the Toronto Atmospheric Fund submitted Toronto Atmospheric Fund's Draft 2016 Budget to the City's 2016 budget process for Council's approval.

Background Information
(September 25, 2015) Letter from the Board of Directors of the Toronto Atmospheric Fund on Draft Operating Budget for 2016
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86605.pdf
(September 14, 2015) Report from the Director of Finance on Draft Operating Budget for 2016
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86606.pdf
Attachment A - Toronto Atmospheric Fund 2016 Operating Budget - subject to Approval by Toronto City Council in early 2016
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86607.pdf

1n - 2016 Service Level Review - Executive Committee Programs

Origin
(June 30, 2015) Letter from the Executive Committee
Summary

At its meeting of June 30, 2015, the Executive Committee referred the presentations to the Budget Committee, the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, for consideration as part of the 2016 Budget Process.

Background Information
(June 30, 2015) Letter from the Executive Committee on 2016 Service Level Review - Executive Committee Programs
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86555.pdf
(June 30, 2015) Revised Presentation from the Director, Affordable Housing Office on Affordable Housing Office - 2016 Service Level Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86553.pdf
(June 30, 2015) Presentation from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on Office of the Chief Financial Officer - 2016 Service Level Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86544.pdf
(June 30, 2015) Presentation from the City Manager on City Manager's Office - 2016 Service Level Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86554.pdf
(June 30, 2015) Presentation from the City Clerk on City Clerk's Office - Service Level Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86545.pdf
(June 30, 2015) Presentation from the City Solicitor on Legal Services - 2016 Service Level Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86550.pdf
(June 30, 2015) Presentation from the Medical Officer of Health on Toronto Public Health - 2016 Service Level Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86552.pdf
(June 30, 2015) Presentation from the Manager, Financial Services, Toronto Zoo on Toronto Zoo - 2016 Service Level Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86543.pdf
(June 30, 2015) Presentation from the Exhibition Place on 2016 Service Level Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86546.pdf
(June 30, 2015) Presentation from theToronto Police Services Board on 2016 Service Level Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86547.pdf
(June 30, 2015) Presentation from the Toronto Police Service on 2016 Service Level Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86548.pdf
(June 30, 2015) Presentation from the Toronto Public Library on 2016 Service Level Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86549.pdf
(June 30, 2015) Presentation from the Toronto Transit Commission on 2016 Service Level Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86551.pdf

1o - 2016 Service Level Review - Community Development and Recreation Committee Programs

Origin
(June 24, 2015) Letter from the Community Development and Recreation Committee
Summary

At its meeting of June 24, 2015, the Community Development and Recreation Committee forwarded the presentations from staff to the Budget Committee, the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, for consideration as part of the 2016 Budget Process.

Background Information
(June 24, 2015) Letter from the Community Development and Recreation Committee on 2016 Service Level Review - Community Development and Recreation Committee Programs
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86526.pdf
(June 24, 2015) Presentation from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A, on Long-Term Care Homes and Services, Parks, Forestry and Recreation-Recreation, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, Social Development, Finance and Administration, Toronto Office of Partnerships, Toronto Paramedic Services, and Toronto Children's Services - 2016 Service Level Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86527.pdf
(June 24, 2015) Presentation from the Fire Chief and General Manager, Fire Services - 2016 Service Level Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86528.pdf
(June 24, 2015) Presentation from the Director, Office of Emergency Management - 2016 Service Level Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86529.pdf

1p - 2016 Service Level Review - Economic Development Committee

Origin
(June 23, 2015) Letter from the Economic Development Committee
Summary

At its meeting of June 23, 2015, the Economic Development Committeea forwarded the presentations to the Budget Committee, the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, for consideration as part of the 2016 Budget Process.

Background Information
(June 23, 2015) Letter from the Economic Development Committee on 2016 Service Level Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86530.pdf
(June 23, 2015) Presentation from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, the General Manager, Employment and Social Services and the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance, and Administration - 2016 Service Level Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86531.pdf

1q - 2016 Service Level Review - Government Management Committee Programs

Origin
(June 15, 2015) Letter from the Government Management Committee
Summary

At its meeting of June 15, 2015, the Government Management Committee referred the presentations to the Budget Committee, the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, for consideration as part of the 2016 Budget Process.

Background Information
(June 15, 2015) Letter from the Government Management Committee on 2016 Service Level Review - Government Management Committee Programs
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86491.pdf
(June 15, 2015) Presentation from Director, Court Services - 2016 Service Level Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86538.pdf
(June 15, 2015) Presentation from Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration - 2016 Service Level Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86532.pdf
(June 15, 2015) Presentation from Executive Director, Policy, Planning, Finance and Administration - 2016 Service Level Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86533.pdf
(June 15, 2015) Presentation from Chief Corporate Officer - 2016 Service Level Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86534.pdf
(June 15, 2015) Presentation from Director, Finance and Administration - 2016 Service Level Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86535.pdf
(June 15, 2015) Presentation from Chief Information Officer, Information and Technology - 2016 Service Level Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86536.pdf
(June 15, 2015) Presentation from Treasurer - 2016 Service Level Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86537.pdf

1r - 2016 Service Level Review - Licensing and Standards Committee

Origin
(June 25, 2015) Letter from the Licensing and Standards Committee
Summary

At its meeting of June 25, 2015, the Licensing and Standards Committee referred the presentation from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to the Budget Committee, the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer for consideration as part of the 2016 Budget process.

Background Information
(June 25, 2015) Letter from the Licensing and Standards Committee on 2016 Service Level Review - Licensing and Standards Committee
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86540.pdf
(June 25, 2015) Presentation from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards - 2016 Service Level Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86541.pdf

1s - Parks, Forestry and Recreation Service Levels

Origin
(September 30, 2015) Letter from City Council
Summary
City Council on September 30, October 1 and 2, 2015, referred Item PE5.3 headed "Parks, Forestry and Recreation Service Levels" to the Budget Committee, the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer for consideration as part of the 2016 Budget Process.
Background Information
(October 15, 2015) Committee Report from City Council on Forestry and Recreation Service Levels
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86542.pdf
(September 3, 2015) Revised Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, on Parks, Forestry and Recreation Service Levels
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86561.pdf

1t - 2016 Service Level Review - Planning and Growth Management Committee Programs

Origin
(September 16, 2015) Letter from the Planning and Growth Management Committee
Summary

At its meeting of September 16, 2015, the Planning and Growth Management Committee forwarded the revised presentation (September 16, 2015) from City Planning to the Budget Committee, the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, for consideration as part of the 2016 Budget Process, and advised that it supports a 2016 budget for City Planning and City Building without gapping.

Background Information
(September 16, 2015) Letter from the Planning and Growth Management Committee on 2016 Service Level Review - Planning and Growth Management Committee Programs
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86558.pdf
(September 16, 2015) Further Revised Presentation from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning - 2016 Service Level Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86559.pdf
(June 18, 2015) Presentation from the Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building - 2016 Service Level Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86582.pdf

1u - 2016 Service Level Review - Public Works and Infrastructure Committee Programs

Origin
(June 17, 2015) Letter from the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee
Summary

At its meeting of June 17, 2015, the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee referred the presentations to the Budget Committee, the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, for consideration as part of the 2016 Budget Process.

Background Information
(June 17, 2015) Letter from the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on 2016 Service Level Review - Public Works and Infrastructure Committee Programs
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86502.pdf
(June 17, 2015) Presentation from the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services - 2016 Service Level Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86501.pdf
(June 17, 2015) Presentation from the General Manager, Transportation Services - 2016 Service Level Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86576.pdf

1v - Oakwood Vaughan Strategy

Origin
(November 10, 2015) Letter from City Council
Summary

City Council on November 3 and 4, 2015, adopted Item CD7.7, headed "Oakwood Vaughan Strategy", and in so doing, has forwarded the Oakwood Vaughan Strategy and Actions to the Budget Committee for consideration with other City priorities for 2016.

 

At its meeting of August 25-28, 2014, City Council approved the staff report: Update on the Relocation of Cornerstone Place Shelter and directed City staff to undertake a set of actions in collaboration with neighbourhood stakeholders to develop an Oakwood Vaughan Strategy.

 

This report outlines the Oakwood Vaughan Strategy and identifies actions that can be accomplished within existing City resources and actions that require additional resources in order to implement the Strategy.

 

With the assistance of a third party facilitator, City staff have convened the Oakwood Vaughan Community Working Group (OVCWG) to collaborate on development of the Oakwood Vaughan Strategy. The working group includes local residents, businesses, the ward Councillor, community agency staff, and City staff.

 

In addition, an interdivisional Project Management Team (PMT), with representation from a number of City Divisions, Agencies and Boards including Social Development, Finance and Administration, Shelter Support and Housing Administration, Economic Development and Culture, Toronto Public Library, Toronto Public Health, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, City Planning and Toronto Police Service, has been established to facilitate internal supports for the development and implementation of the Oakwood Vaughan Strategy.

Background Information
(November 3, 2015) Committee Report from City Council on Oakwood Vaughan Strategy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86509.pdf
(September 30, 2015) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on Oakwood Vaughan Strategy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86510.pdf

1w - City Planning Division - Study Work Program Update

Origin
(October 8, 2015) Letter from the Planning and Growth Management Committee
Summary

At its meeting of October 8, 2015, the Planning and Growth Management Committee forwarded the report (September 28, 2015) from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, to the Budget Committee for information.

Background Information
(October 8, 2015) Letter from the Planning and Growth Management Committee on City Planning Division - Study Work Program Update
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86570.pdf
(September 28, 2015) Report and Attachments 1 and 2 from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on City Planning Division - Study Work Program Update
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-86556.pdf

1x - Office of the Ombudsman - 2016 - 2025 Capital Plan

Origin
(December 23, 2015) Report from the Interim Ombudsman
Summary

This report requests that Budget Committee recommends that City Council approve the Office of the Ombudsman’s 2016 - 2025 Capital Budget and Plan.  The plan includes a requirement of $1.230 million over the 10-year period for state of good repair maintenance of the case management system.

Background Information
(December 23, 2015) Report from the Interim Ombudsman on Office of the Ombudsman - 2016-2025 Capital Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87117.pdf
Attachment - 2016-2025 Capital Plan - Accountability Officers Budget Request Overview
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87118.pdf

1y - Office of the Ombudsman - 2016 Operating Budget

Origin
(December 23, 2015) Report from the Interim Ombudsman
Summary

This report details information about the 2016 operating budget for the Office of the Ombudsman, including a recommended full-year 2016 operating budget of $1,975.4 thousand gross and net for approval by City Council.

Background Information
(December 23, 2015) Report from the Interim Ombudsman on Office of the Ombudsman - 2016 Operating Budget
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87115.pdf
Attachment - 2016 Operating Budget - Accountability Officers Budget Request Overview
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87116.pdf

1z - Office of the Integrity Commissioner - 2016 Operating Budget

Origin
(December 21, 2015) Report from the Integrity Commissioner
Summary

This report details information related to the 2016 Operating Budget for the Office of the Integrity Commissioner (the "Office" or the "OIC") and recommends a full-year 2016 budget of $793.3 thousand for consideration by the Budget Committee.  This includes base budget pressures of $51.4 thousand and enhancements of $314.1 thousand.

Background Information
(December 21, 2015) Report from the Integrity Commissioner on Office of the Integrity Commissioner - 2016 Operating Budget
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87110.pdf
Appendix A - Statistics
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87111.pdf
Attachment - 2016 Operating Budget - Accountability Officers Budget Request Overview
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87109.pdf

1aa - Toronto Police Service - 2016 Revised Operating Budget Request

Origin
(December 16, 2015) Report from the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide the Budget Committee with the 2016 revised operating budget request for the Toronto Police Service (the "Service").

Background Information
(December 16, 2015) Report and Appendix A from the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board on Toronto Police Service - 2016 Revised Operating Budget Request
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87013.pdf

1ab - 2015 Participatory Budgeting Pilot

Origin
(December 30, 2015) Report from the City Manager
Summary

City staff undertook a Participatory Budgeting (PB) in 2015 in three areas of the City: Rustic in Ward 12 and Oakridge in Ward 35, both Neighbourhood Improvement Areas (NIAs), and Ward 33.  Participatory Budgeting (PB) is a process where residents propose, develop and vote on projects funded by the government, to improve their City.

 

The City of Toronto piloted a PB process in 2015 that resulted in the communities selecting seven (7) community improvement projects at a total cost of $435,000.  This report authorizes the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to fund the cost of these community improvements in the amount of $370.000 gross, $0 debt from the Parkland Acquisition Reserve Fund; and $65,000 gross, $0 debt from the Public Realm Reserve Fund. 

 

The findings of the City's pilot, and research from other PB initiatives around the world, suggest that the benefits of PB are often incremental when a PB process is implemented over several budget cycles, is a priority of the government, meets the needs of the community, adequately resourced and subject to ongoing evaluation. 

 

This report recommends that the 2015 pilot be extended for 2016 and 2017 in the same wards and that the capital funding allocation for each area is increased from $150,000 to $250,000.   The pilot extension requires a temporary position at a cost of $138,000 in the City Manager’s Office 2016 Operating Budget to coordinate the PB process and project evaluation. The pilot extension will conclude with a comprehensive evaluation and report to City Council in 2018.

Background Information
(December 30, 2015) Report and Attachment 1 from the City Manager on 2015 Participatory Budgeting Pilot
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87191.pdf
Attachment 2 - Final Report - Evaluation of Toronto's 2015 PB Pilot
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-87192.pdf
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council