Item - 2019.CC8.1

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on June 18, 2019 with amendments.

CC8.1 - Outstanding Requests for Investigation and Guidance about the Toronto Parking Authority, the Emery Village Business Improvement Area and the Code of Conduct

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on June 18 and 19, 2019, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council direct the City Manager, in consultation with the Integrity Commissioner, to provide advice and recommendations to City Council about best practices, possible protocols or amendments to the Code of Conduct for Members of Council to improve and clarify the obligations of Members of Council serving on local boards when the local board is considering a matter of specific interest to the Member because it is a project or initiative located within the Member’s Ward.


2. City Council refer the following Integrity Commissioner recommendation to the City Manager for consideration and report back to the Executive Committee: 

 

City Council amend the Code of Conduct for Members of Council, the Code of Conduct of Members of Local Boards (Restricted Definition) and the Code of Conduct of Members Adjudicative Boards in accordance with Attachment 2 to the report (June 10, 2019) from the Integrity Commissioner.

 

3.  City Council request the City Manager to include in the report back to Executive Committee in Part 2 above, the feasibility of enhancing the Code of Conduct to enable City Council to respond when witnesses or subjects who are Members of Council or the local board fail to participate in inquiries.

Background Information (City Council)

(June 10, 2019) Cover report from the Integrity Commissioner on Outstanding Requests for Investigation and Guidance about the Toronto Parking Authority, the Emery Village Business Improvement Area and the Code of Conduct (CC8.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-134431.pdf
Attachment 1 - Report Responding to City Councilís Request for an Investigation into the Conduct of the Board Members of the Toronto Parking Authority and the Emery Village Business Improvement Area (City Council Decision 2017.AU9.12)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-134432.pdf
Attachment 2 - Recommended Amendments to the Codes of Conduct
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-134433.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(June 17, 2019) Letter from Gavin Tighe, Partner, Gardiner Roberts LLP (CC.New.CC8.1.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-95351.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor John Filion (Carried)

That:

 

1.  City Council refer Recommendation 2 to the City Manager for consideration and report back to the Executive Committee.

 

Recommendation to be referred:

 

2. City Council amend the Code of Conduct for Members of Council, the Code of Conduct of Members of Local Boards (Restricted Definition) and the Code of Conduct of Members Adjudicative Boards in accordance with Attachment 2 to the report (June 10, 2019) from the Integrity Commissioner. 

 

2.  City Council request the City Manager to include in the report back to Executive Committee in Part 1 above, the feasibility of enhancing the Code of Conduct to enable City Council to respond when witnesses or subjects who are Members of Council or the local board fail to participate in inquiries.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council