Item - 2018.MM38.35

Tracking Status

MM38.35 - Appointment of Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building - by Councillor David Shiner, seconded by Councillor Justin J. Di Ciano

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on March 26 and 27, 2018, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council appoint William Johnston to the position of Chief Building Official and Executive Director for the City of Toronto, with such appointment to be effective April 9, 2018, subject to and following written acceptance by Mr. Johnston of the terms and conditions of a contract of employment offered by the City, on or before April 8, 2018.

 

2.  City Council authorize the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B to negotiate terms and conditions of employment with Mr. Johnston.

 

3.  City Council repeal By-law 1265-2017, being the by-law that appointed Diane Elizabeth Damiano as Chief Building Official and Executive Director for the City of Toronto on an interim basis effective on the date upon which the appointment of William Johnston takes effect. 

 

4.  City Council authorize the appropriate City officials to take the necessary action to give effect to City Council's decision, including the introduction in City Council of the necessary bill to appoint William Johnston as Chief Building Official and Executive Director under the Building Code Act, 1992, and to rescind the appointment of Diane Elizabeth Damiano as Chief Building Official and Executive Director for the City of Toronto on an interim basis.

 

5.  City Council authorize the public release of the name and curriculum vitae summary of the Chief Building Official and Executive Director.

 

The following curriculum vitae summary for William Johnston is now public:

 

Employment History

 

City of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

Toronto Building

Director and Deputy Chief Building Official                                                     2013 to Present

 

City of Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia

Licenses and Inspections Department

Director and Chief Building Official / Chief Licence Inspector                             2007 to 2013

Assistant Director and Deputy Chief Building Official                                          2005 to 2007

 

British Columbia Institute of Technology, Burnaby, British Columbia

Engineering Technology Instructor                                                       2000 to 2005 (Part time)

 

City of Vancouver; Vancouver, British Columbia

Licenses and Inspections Department                                                                     1997 to 2005

 

CFT Engineering, Vancouver, British Columbia

Engineering Project Manager                                                                                  1995 to 1997

 

 

Education and Professional Development

 

Master of Engineering (Fire Protection); University of British Columbia                          1999

 

Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering); California State University                                1995

City Council Decision Advice and Other Information

City Council recessed its public session and met as Committee of the Whole in closed session on March 27, 2018 to consider confidential information on this Item as it relates to a personnel matter pertaining to the appointment of a Chief Building Official and Executive Director.

Confidential Attachment - Personnel matter pertaining to the appointment of a Chief Building Official and Executive Director

Background Information (City Council)

Member Motion MM38.35
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-113686.pdf
(March 27, 2018) Joint report from the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B on Appointment of Chief Building Official and Executive Director
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-113687.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Introduce Motion without Notice moved by Councillor David Shiner (Carried)

That Councillor David Shiner be permitted to add to the agenda of today's meeting an urgent Motion without Notice concerning: 

 

Appointment of Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building 


Reason for Urgency:

 

This Motion is urgent as the recruitment process was undertaken and City Council should appoint a permanent Chief Building Official and Executive Director as soon as possible.


Report of Committee of the Whole

March 27, 2018 at 8:31 p.m. - Speaker Nunziata advised that City Council had completed its closed session consideration of Motion MM38.35 headed "Appointment of Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building". No motions were placed in the closed session. City Council would now proceed with the public debate on the Item.


Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Mar-27-2018 8:28 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM38.35 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 34 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Jim Hart, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Mary Fragedakis
Total members that were Absent: 10 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Justin J. Di Ciano, Sarah Doucette, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak

Vote (Adopt Item) Mar-27-2018 8:29 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM38.35 - Adopt the item - REVOTE
Total members that voted Yes: 35 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Hart, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 10 Members that were absent are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Justin J. Di Ciano, Sarah Doucette, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak

Motion to Reconsider Vote moved by Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker (Carried)

That in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, City Council reconsider the vote on Motion MM38.35.

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