Item - 2016.EX14.2

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on May 3, 2016 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by Executive Committee on April 18, 2016 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on May 3, 2016.

EX14.2 - Update on Paid Duty Activities

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on May 3, 4 and 5, 2016, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council request the Province of Ontario to amend Section 134(1) and (2) of the Highway Traffic Act to permit alternatives to police officers, such as special constables, peace officers, municipal officers, and other authorized officials, to direct traffic and close highways.

 

2.  City Council request the Province of Ontario to amend Ontario Traffic Manual Book 7 Temporary Conditions to remove language that states that paid duty officers must be used to control traffic within 30 metres of an intersection with active signals.

 

3.  City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to develop guidelines for paid duty policing, in consultation with the appropriate City officials to align the guidelines with City permit requirements, and with consideration of suggestions made by special event organizers to reduce costs and improve service set out in Attachment A to the report (April 4, 2016) from the City Manager, and to report to Executive Committee on the outcome.

 

4.  City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board and the General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with the Toronto Police Service, to enter into a new Memorandum of Understanding regarding guidelines for traffic control during road occupancy before the end of the second quarter of 2016.

 

5.   City Council direct the City Manager, in consultation with stakeholders, to develop an implementation plan to appoint special constables under the Police Services Act with authority to direct traffic under the Highway Traffic Act, in anticipation of amendments to Section 134 of the Highway Traffic Act.

 

6.  City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to report the total amount of paid duty charges to third parties working on behalf of the City annually from 2011 to 2015.

 

7.  City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to report the paid duty wage rate and how it compared to the rate of inflation annually from 2004 to 2015.

 

8.  City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to request the Auditor General to add a review of the Toronto Police Services Paid Duty Program to the 2016 Work Plan or the 2017 Work Plan.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 4, 2016) Report from the City Manager on Update on Paid Duty Activities
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-91848.pdf
Attachment A: Special Event and BIA Users of Paid Duty Survey Results
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-91849.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(April 18, 2016) Letter from Miguel Avila (EX.New.EX14.2.1)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Chin Lee (Carried)

That City Council amend Executive Committee Recommendation 8 by deleting the year "2015" and adding the words "or the 2017 Work Plan" so that the recommendation now reads as follows:

  

8.  City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to request the Auditor General to add a review of the Toronto Police Services Paid Duty Program to the 2016 Work Plan or the 2017 Work Plan.

Vote (Amend Item) May-04-2016 2:16 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX14.2 - Lee - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 41 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, 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, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Christin Carmichael Greb, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

EX14.2 - Update on Paid Duty Activities

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council request the Province of Ontario to amend Section 134(1) and (2) of the Highway Traffic Act to permit alternatives to police officers, such as special constables, peace officers, municipal officers, and other authorized officials, to direct traffic and close highways.

 

2.  City Council request the Province of Ontario to amend Ontario Traffic Manual Book 7 Temporary Conditions to remove language that states that paid duty officers must be used to control traffic within 30 metres of an intersection with active signals.

 

3.  City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to develop guidelines for paid duty policing in consultation with the appropriate City officials to align the guidelines with City permit requirements, and with consideration of suggestions made by special event organizers to reduce costs and improve service set out in Attachment A to the report (April 4, 2016) from the City Manager, and report to Executive Committee on the outcome.

 

4.  City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board and the General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with the Toronto Police Service, to enter into a new Memorandum of Understanding regarding guidelines for traffic control during road occupancy before the end of the second quarter of 2016.

 

5.   City Council direct the City Manager, in consultation with stakeholders, to develop an implementation plan to appoint special constables under the Police Services Act with authority to direct traffic under the Highway Traffic Act, in anticipation of amendments to Section 134 of the Highway Traffic Act.

 

 6.  City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to report the total amount of paid duty charges to third parties working on behalf of the City annually from 2011 to 2015.

 

7.  City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to report the paid duty wage rate and how it compared to the rate of inflation annually from 2004 to 2015.

 

8.  City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to request the Auditor General to add a review of the Toronto Police Services Paid Duty Program to the 2015 - 2016 Work Plan.

Origin

(April 4, 2016) Report from the City Manager

Summary

City Council has directed City staff, and requested the Toronto Police Services Board (TPSB), to explore alternative models for the delivery of traffic control services provided by police officers on paid duty. Further, City Council has directed staff to consult with special event organizers and Business Improvement Associations (BIAs) on their use of paid duty services. This report provides an update on these efforts, as well as other initiatives related to paid duty services.

 

Consultations have been held with provincial officials to determine whether there are any legislative barriers to using special constables appointed by the Toronto Police Services Board to engage in traffic direction and to explore other legislative changes that could enable other persons to be authorized to conduct active traffic direction. This report recommends amendments to the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) and Provincial traffic guidelines to enable the use of alternative models.

 

Special event organizers were also consulted on means to reduce paid duty costs and improve service delivery. This report recommends that Toronto Police Services Board and Toronto Police Service consider suggestions made by this end user group in the development of guidelines for paid duty. It is also recommended that Toronto Police Service consult with City staff and enter into a new Memorandum of Understanding to carry out paid duty requirements for the City.

Background Information

(April 4, 2016) Report from the City Manager on Update on Paid Duty Activities
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-91848.pdf
Attachment A: Special Event and BIA Users of Paid Duty Survey Results
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-91849.pdf

Communications

(April 18, 2016) Letter from Miguel Avila (EX.New.EX14.2.1)

Speakers

Miguel Avila
Councillor Frances Nunziata
Councillor Pam McConnell

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Jaye Robinson (Carried)

That:

 

1.   City Council direct the City Manager, in consultation with stakeholders, to develop an implementation plan to appoint special constables under the Police Services Act with authority to direct traffic under the Highway Traffic Act, in anticipation of amendments to Section 134 of the Highway Traffic Act.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Apr-18-2016

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 12 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Gary Crawford, Frank Di Giorgio, Michelle Holland, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Cesar Palacio

2a - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)

That:

 

1.  City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to report the total amount of paid duty charges to third parties working on behalf of the City annually from 2011 to 2015.

 

2.  City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to report the paid duty wage rate and how it compared to the rate of inflation annually from 2004 to 2015.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Apr-18-2016

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 12 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Gary Crawford, Frank Di Giorgio, Michelle Holland, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Cesar Palacio

2b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)

That:

 

1.  City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to request the Auditor General to add a review of the Toronto Police Services Paid Duty Program to the 2015 – 2016 Work Plan.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Apr-18-2016

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 12 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Gary Crawford, Frank Di Giorgio, Michelle Holland, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Cesar Palacio

3 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Michael Thompson (Carried)

That Recommendation 4 be amended by adding the words: "before the end of the second quarter of 2016", so that it reads as follows:

 

4.  City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board and the General Manager, Transportation Services, in consultation with the Toronto Police Service, to enter into a new Memorandum of Understanding regarding guidelines for traffic control during road occupancy before the end of the second quarter of 2016.

 

Vote (Amend Item) Apr-18-2016

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 12 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Gary Crawford, Frank Di Giorgio, Michelle Holland, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Cesar Palacio

4 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Apr-18-2016

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 12 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Gary Crawford, Frank Di Giorgio, Michelle Holland, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Cesar Palacio
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council