Item - 2019.GV2.2

Tracking Status

GV2.2 - Special Committee on Governance Work Plan and Engagement Strategy

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Decision

The Special Committee on Governance:

 

1.  Approved the work plan in Attachment 1 to the report (March 29, 2019) from the City Manager.

 

2.  Approved the engagement strategy in Attachment 2 to the report (March 29, 2019) from the City Manager.

 

3.  Requested the City Manager to provide additional focus during public consultations to identify and articulate problems and issues identified by stakeholders as separate from solution ideas. 

 

4.  Requested the City Manager to provide special outreach through neighbourhood associations and to ensure there are targeted engagement opportunities for neighbourhood associations.

 

5.  Requested the City Manager to consider matters raised through consultation with stakeholders with consideration to identify them as:

 

a.  within staff purview

b.  conventions

c.  relating to by-laws

d.  relating to external authorities.

Origin

(March 29, 2019) Report from the City Manager

Summary

The Special Committee on Governance ("the Committee") was established by City Council at

its meeting on December 4, 2018 with a mandate to consider the impacts on the City's

governance structure and processes arising from the reduction in the size of Council and make

recommendations to City Council on any further changes to its governance structure.

 

At its meeting on February 21, 2019, the Committee requested staff report back at its next

meeting with a recommended work plan and public engagement process. The Committee also

requested staff include in the work plan research on an Office of Neighbourhoods, including

best practices and case studies from cities in North America.

 

This report broadly describes the themes brought to the Committee at its first meeting, and

recommends a work plan and engagement strategy to assist the Committee in its work until the

end of 2019.

Background Information

(March 29, 2019) Report from the City Manager on Special Committee on Governance Work Plan and Engagement Strategy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gv/bgrd/backgroundfile-131606.pdf
Attachment 1 - Special Committee on Governance Work Plan
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gv/bgrd/backgroundfile-131607.pdf
Attachment 2 - Engagement Plan - Toronto Special Committee on Governance
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gv/bgrd/backgroundfile-131608.pdf
Attachment 3 - Preliminary Summary of Submissions to Special Committee on Governance to Date - March 2019
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gv/bgrd/backgroundfile-131609.pdf

Communications

(April 10, 2019) Letter from Sue Dexter, Board, Harbord Village Residentsí Association (GV.New.GV2.2.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gv/comm/communicationfile-93505.pdf
(April 11, 2019) Letter from Veronica Wynne, Swansea Area Ratepayers' Association (GV.New.GV2.2.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gv/comm/communicationfile-93525.pdf
(April 11, 2019) Letter from Geoff Kettel and Cathie Macdonald, Co-Chairs, Federation of North Toronto Residents' Associations (GV.New.GV2.2.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gv/comm/communicationfile-93529.pdf
(April 11, 2019) E-mail from Alan Kasperski (GV.New.GV2.2.4)
(April 12, 2019) Submission from Doug Earl (GV.New.GV2.2.5)

Speakers

Alan Kasperski, Green Party of Toronto
Sue Dexter, Harbord Village Residents' Association
Veronica Wynne, Swansea Area Ratepayers Association
Doug Earl, Charter City Toronto
Linda Brett, Bloor Street East Neighbourhood Association
Geoff Kettel, Federation of North Toronto Residents' Associations

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Stephen Holyday (Carried)

That:

 

1.  The Special Committee on Governance request the City Manager to provide additional focus during public consultations to identify and articulate problems and issues identified by stakeholders as separate from solution ideas. 


2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Stephen Holyday (Carried)

That:

 

1.    The Special Committee on Governance request the City Manager to provide special outreach through neighbourhood associations and to ensure there are targeted engagement opportunities for neighbourhood associations.


3 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Stephen Holyday (Carried)

That:

 

1.  The Special Committee on Governance request the City Manager to consider matters raised through consultation with stakeholders with consideration to identify them as:

 

a.  within staff purview

b.  conventions

c.  relating to by-laws

d.  relating to external authorities


4 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Stephen Holyday (Carried)
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