Item - 2019.GV5.1

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on November 26, 2019 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by Special Committee on Governance on November 1, 2019 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on November 26, 2019.

GV5.1 - Special Committee on Governance - Summary of Findings

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on November 26 and 27, 2019, adopted the following:

 

1. City Council direct the City Manager and the City Clerk to identify further opportunities for delegation to Community Council so that City Council can focus on City-wide priorities and that these opportunities be presented to Council by the end of the fourth quarter of 2020.

 

2.  City Council request the City Manager, in consultation with the Clerk, to report to the Executive Committee by the second quarter of 2020, with a work plan to improve public engagement with Toronto’s government through:

 

a. expanded role of Community Councils beyond decision making, including assuming responsibility for select processes, consultation and other forms of direct interaction with citizens;

 

b. increasing opportunities and success factors for public engagement with Council and Committees through plain-language one-page summaries to new staff reports, new technology and open data, more meeting locations and times, other best practices and specific measures to address barriers faced by underrepresented or equity-seeking groups;

 

c. appropriate supports for neighbourhoods and neighbourhood organizations to access and interface with government; and

 

d. options for Participatory budgeting or other locally-based processes.

 

3. City Council request the City Clerk to report on any changes required to permit the electronic submission of petitions in advance of Council meetings. 

 

4. City Council request the City Clerk to identify opportunities to create a more welcoming atmosphere for public presentations (deputations), including increased information for newcomers, dedicated deputations guides, and posted speaking schedules.

 

5. City Council initiate the process to pass a by-law allowing for a ranked ballot election in 2022 by directing the appropriate City officials to undertake the steps set out in Ontario Regulation 310/16, namely:

 

a. preparing the required information about costs, voting procedure, technology and impacts on election administration for consideration by City Council and the public as described in s. 5 and s. 9 of the Regulation, and including existing sample ballots from other jurisdictions such as London, Ontario, San Francisco, California and other best practice ranked ballot municipalities; 

 

b. scheduling multiple open houses and conducting a thorough public consultation (in excess of the required single open house) in accordance with s. 10 of the Regulation; and 

 

c. subsequent to Council consideration of Parts 5.a and b., the City Clerk bring the proposed by-law to a public meeting required by s. 11(1) of the Regulation.

 

6. City Council request that the steps in Part 5 above be completed before the end of the third quarter of 2020 to permit the Clerk the maximum amount of time to prepare for a ranked ballot election. 

 

7. City Council direct that the Executive Committee hear the public comments at the public hearing required under the Regulation.

 

8. City Council request the City Clerk to look at all methods of Ranked Ballot Election.

 

9.  City Council request the City Clerk, in consultation with the City Manager, to report to the Executive Committee with a work plan and on the resources required to adequately consult and fully investigate Toronto's ability to change election vote counting for the purpose of increasing voter participation and increasing candidacy.

 

10. City Council request that the City Clerk to review and report back to the Executive Committee, on moving to a New York City Campaign Finance Authority model of financing Toronto Municipal Elections, such review to include:

 

a. an outline of the components of the model including pre-election day accountability and disclosures, grant campaign financing, nomination procedures to take part in grant financing, etc.;

 

b. a review of the impacts of the New York City model on post-election compliance challenges and legal challenges; and

 

c. a detailed estimate of the cost of a 26 member Council election under this model.

  

11.  City Council request the Speaker to help make City Council meetings more efficient by:

  

a. maintaining a strict definition of ‘urgent business';

 

b. ensuring that more information on motions without notice is provided to Members before they are introduced, and that they adequately describe the reason for urgency; and

 

c. sequencing notices of motion later in the Council Agenda to ensure the most urgent business is considered first. 

 

12.  City Council direct the City Manager to report to the Executive Committee on the feasibility of conducting an annual, rolling review of local agencies, boards, corporations, and commissions to ensure that each organization's operations are aligned with the City's strategic priorities and report the outcomes of these reviews to the Executive Committee.

 

13.  City Council request the City Manager to report to the Executive Committee on the feasibility of conducting, at the start of each term of Council, a large-scale public consultation on the City's long-term service priorities and financial direction to ensure Council's strategic direction for the four-year term is aligned with and understood by the community it serves.

 

14.  City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to consider partnering with a post-secondary institute to undertake research on the organizational structure of the Committee of Adjustment to better engage and empower residents in the process.

Background Information (Committee)

(October 23, 2019) Report from the City Manager on Special Committee on Governance - Summary of Findings
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gv/bgrd/backgroundfile-139129.pdf
Attachment 1 - Summary of Input to the Special Committee on Governance by Neighbourhood Associations and Members of Council
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gv/bgrd/backgroundfile-139264.pdf
Attachment 2 - Summary of Jurisdictional Review of Municipal Neighbourhood and Locally Based Governance Models
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gv/bgrd/backgroundfile-139265.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(October 28, 2019) E-mail from Morty Fine (GV.New.GV5.1.1)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Miriam Anderson (GV.New.GV5.1.2)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Graham Lavender (GV.New.GV5.1.3)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Cameron McLeod (GV.New.GV5.1.4)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Ripu Jagayat (GV.New.GV5.1.5)
(October 29, 2019) Letter from Geoff Kettel and Cathie Macdonald, Co-Chairs, Federation of North Toronto Residents' Associations (GV.New.GV5.1.6)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gv/comm/communicationfile-98576.pdf
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Robert Haskett (GV.New.GV5.1.7)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from John Miller (GV.New.GV5.1.8)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Josh Newman (GV.New.GV5.1.9)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Jeananne Robertson (GV.New.GV5.1.10)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Patrick Dinnen (GV.New.GV5.1.11)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Andrew Butash (GV.New.GV5.1.12)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Philipp Angermeyer (GV.New.GV5.1.13)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Heidi Tsao (GV.New.GV5.1.14)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Patrick Cavanagh (GV.New.GV5.1.15)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Bailey Chiu (GV.New.GV5.1.16)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Sebastian Keegan (GV.New.GV5.1.17)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Judy Land (GV.New.GV5.1.18)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Blake Connoy (GV.New.GV5.1.19)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Jane Garthson (GV.New.GV5.1.20)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Diana Hooper (GV.New.GV5.1.21)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Robin Shonfield (GV.New.GV5.1.22)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from June Rogers (GV.New.GV5.1.23)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Jacob Allderdice (GV.New.GV5.1.24)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Mark Henschel (GV.New.GV5.1.25)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Keith Weaver (GV.New.GV5.1.26)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Gord Doctorow (GV.New.GV5.1.27)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Jo-Anne Liburd (GV.New.GV5.1.28)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Ashlee Cooper (GV.New.GV5.1.29)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Sean Caragata (GV.New.GV5.1.30)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Nick Shcherban (GV.New.GV5.1.31)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Josh Harrower (GV.New.GV5.1.32)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Nick Hanning (GV.New.GV5.1.33)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Deborah Chalmers (GV.New.GV5.1.34)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Duncan Patterson (GV.New.GV5.1.35)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from David Simmons (GV.New.GV5.1.36)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Matt Welke (GV.New.GV5.1.37)
(October 30, 2019) E-mail from Adam Plackett and Maria Kelleher (GV.New.GV5.1.38)
(October 30, 2019) E-mail from Robert Kortright (GV.New.GV5.1.39)
(October 30, 2019) E-mail from Raj Bharati (GV.New.GV5.1.40)
(October 30, 2019) E-mail from April Aliermo (GV.New.GV5.1.41)
(October 30, 2019) E-mail from Hilde Reis-Smart (GV.New.GV5.1.42)
(October 30, 2019) E-mail from Sam Lyon (GV.New.GV5.1.43)
(October 30, 2019) E-mail from Lina Baltakys (GV.New.GV5.1.44)
(October 30, 2019) E-mail from Packrick DeRochie (GV.New.GV5.1.45)
(October 30, 2019) E-mail from Alex Rose (GV.New.GV5.1.46)
(October 30, 2019) E-mail from Henrik Bechmann (GV.New.GV5.1.47)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gv/comm/communicationfile-98683.pdf
(October 30, 2019) E-mail from Chloe Doesburg (GV.New.GV5.1.48)
(October 30, 2019) E-mail from Jasmin Earle (GV.New.GV5.1.49)
(October 30, 2019) E-mail from Elisabeth Anne Jocz (GV.New.GV5.1.50)
(October 30, 2019) E-mail from JoAnne McKeown (GV.New.GV5.1.51)
(October 30, 2019) Letter from Lee Jacobson, Treasurer, Wellington Place Neighbourhood Association (GV.New.GV5.1.52)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gv/comm/communicationfile-98696.pdf
(October 30, 2019) E-mail from Diana Bodnar (GV.New.GV5.1.53)
(October 30, 2019) E-mail from James Isbister (GV.New.GV5.1.54)
(October 30, 2019) E-mail from Murray Barrett (GV.New.GV5.1.55)
(October 30, 2019) E-mail from Brian Gottheil (GV.New.GV5.1.56)
(October 30, 2019) E-mail from Jesse Barke (GV.New.GV5.1.57)
(October 30, 2019) E-mail from Margrit Eichler (GV.New.GV5.1.58)
(October 30, 2019) E-mail from Andrew Trachsell (GV.New.GV5.1.59)
(October 30, 2019) E-mail from Marcus Peterson (GV.New.GV5.1.60)
(October 31, 2019) E-mail from Joe Moed (GV.New.GV5.1.61)
(October 31, 2019) E-mail from Brian Rutherford (GV.Supp.GV5.1.62)
(October 31, 2019) E-mail from Rodney Merchant (GV.Supp.GV5.1.63)
(October 31, 2019) Letter from William Roberts, Chair and Veronica Wynne, Secretary, Confederation of Resident & Ratepayer Associations in Toronto (GV.Supp.GV5.1.64)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gv/comm/communicationfile-98719.pdf
(October 31, 2019) E-mail from John Tench (GV.Supp.GC5.1.65)
(October 31, 2019) E-mail from Matt Kassirer (GV.Supp.GV5.1.66)
(October 31, 2019) E-mail from Vince Tschritter (GV.Supp.GV5.1.67)
(October 31, 2019) E-mail from Jim Roche (GV.Supp.GV5.1.68)
(October 31, 2019) E-mail from Fred Spek (GV.Supp.GV5.1.69)
(October 31, 2019) Letter from Suri Weinberg-≠Linsky, Communications Director, Weston Village Residents Association (GV.Supp.GV5.1.70)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gv/comm/communicationfile-98725.pdf
(October 31, 2019) E-mail from Jenn McIntyre, Director, Romero House (GV.New.GV5.1.71)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gv/comm/communicationfile-98786.pdf
(October 31, 2019) E-mail from Adrian Thatcher (GV.New.GV5.1.72)
(October 31, 2019) E-mail from Josh Stein (GV.New.GV5.1.73)
(October 31, 2019) E-mail from Carolyn Sealfon (GV.New.GV5.1.74)
(October 31, 2019) E-mail from Mark Smith (GV.New.GV5.1.75)
(October 31, 2019) E-mail from Devika Shah (GV.New.GV5.1.76)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gv/comm/communicationfile-98791.pdf
(October 31, 2019) Letter from Kathryn Holden, Bay Cloverleaf Community Association (GV.New.GV5.1.77)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gv/comm/communicationfile-98792.pdf
(October 31, 2019) Letter from Peggy Moulder, Secretary, Lakeshore Planning Council Corp. (GV.New.GV.5.1.78)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gv/comm/communicationfile-98793.pdf
(October 31, 2019) E-mail from David Cortellessa (GV.New.GV5.1.79)
(October 31, 2019) E-mail from Joanne Cortellessa (GV.New.GV5.1.80)
(October 31, 2019) E-mail from Kristine Kjeldsen (GV.New.GV5.1.81)
(October 31, 2019) E-mail from Heather Marshall, Campaigns Director, Toronto Environmental Alliance (GV.New.GV5.1.82)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gv/comm/communicationfile-98797.pdf
(October 31, 2019) E-mail from Michael Urban (GV.New.GV5.1.83)
(October 31, 2019) E-mail from Miriam Fine (GV.New.GV5.1.84)
(October 31, 2019) E-mail from Katie Overmonds (GV.New.GV5.1.85)
(November 1, 2019) E-mail from Nahum Mann (GV.New.GV5.1.86)
(October 31, 2019) E-mail from Elon Altar (GV.New.GV5.1.87)
(October 31, 2019) Letter from Rita Bilerman, Chair, Annex Residents' Association (GV.New.GV5.1.88)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gv/comm/communicationfile-98803.pdf
(November 1, 2019) E-mail from Sarah Climenhaga (GV.New.GV5.1.89)
(November 1, 2019) E-mail from Jackie DaSilva (GV.New.GV5.1.90)
(October 31, 2019) Letter from Sue Dexter, Board, Harbord Village Residents' Association (GV.New.GV5.1.91)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gv/comm/communicationfile-98807.pdf
(November 1, 2019) E-mail from Tim Dobson (GV.New.GV5.1.92)

Communications (City Council)

(November 22, 2019) Letter from Marabelle McTavish, President, Mimico Lakeshore Community Network (CC.Supp.GV5.1.93)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-99303.pdf
(November 22, 2019) Letter from Martin E. Gerwin and Judith A. Rutledge (CC.Supp.GV5.1.94)
(November 25, 2019) Letter from Peggy Moulder, Director, Lakeshore Planning Council Corp. (CC.Supp.GV5.1.95)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-99312.pdf
(November 25, 2019) Submission from William H. Roberts, Chair and Veronica Wynne, Secretary, Confederation of Resident and Ratepayer Associations in Toronto (CC.New.GV5.1.96)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-99327.pdf
(November 25, 2019) E-mail from Alon Eisenstein (CC.New.GV5.1.97)
(November 26, 2019) E-mail from Randy Barba (CC.New.GV5.1.98)
(November 27, 2019) Letter from Eileen Denny (CC.New.GV5.1.99)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/cc/comm/communicationfile-99367.pdf

Motions (City Council)

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

City Council request the City Manager, in consultation with the Clerk, to report to the Executive Committee by the second quarter of 2020, with a work plan to improve public engagement with Toronto’s government through:

 

a. expanded role of Community Councils beyond decision making, including assuming responsibility for select processes, consultation and other forms of direct interaction with citizens;

 

b. increasing opportunities and success factors for public engagement with Council and Committees through plain-language one-page summaries to new staff reports, new technology and open data, more meeting locations and times, other best practices and specific measures to address barriers faced by underrepresented or equity-seeking groups;

 

c. appropriate supports for neighbourhoods and neighbourhood organizations to access and interface with government; and

 

d. options for Participatory budgeting or other locally-based processes.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Nov-27-2019 4:57 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - GV5.1 - Holyday - motion 1a
Total members that voted Yes: 25 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Jaye Robinson

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

City Council request the Speaker to help make City Council meetings more efficient by:

 

a. maintaining a strict definition of ‘urgent business';

 

b. ensuring that more information on motions without notice is provided to Members before they are introduced, and that they adequately describe the reason for urgency; and

 

c. sequencing notices of motion later in the Council Agenda to ensure the most urgent business is considered first.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Nov-27-2019 4:58 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - GV5.1 - Holyday - motion 1b
Total members that voted Yes: 23 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Paula Fletcher, Josh Matlow
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Jaye Robinson

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

City Council request the City Clerk to report to the Executive Committee on the necessary amendments to the procedural by-law to require a two-thirds majority to appoint a different person than recommended by the applicable committee, panel or staff-led process, and affirm that the normal convention shall be to refer the matter back for reconsideration with additional instructions.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Nov-27-2019 4:59 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - GV5.1 - Holyday - motion 1c
Total members that voted Yes: 9 Members that voted Yes are Ana Bail„o, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), John Tory
Total members that voted No: 16 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Jaye Robinson

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

That City Council request the City Clerk, in consultation with the City Manager, to report to the Executive Committee with a work plan and on the resources required to adequately consult and fully investigate Toronto's ability to change election vote counting for the purpose of increasing voter participation and increasing candidacy.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Nov-27-2019 5:00 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - GV5.1 - Holyday - motion 1d
Total members that voted Yes: 18 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 7 Members that voted No are Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, John Filion, Stephen Holyday, Josh Matlow, Gord Perks, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Jaye Robinson

2a - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Shelley Carroll (Amended)

1. City Council initiate the process to pass a by-law allowing for a ranked ballot election in 2022 by directing the appropriate City officials to undertake the steps set out in Ontario Regulation 310/16, namely:

 

a. preparing the required information about costs, voting procedure, technology and impacts on election administration for consideration by City Council and the public as described in s. 5 and s. 9 of the Regulation; 

 

b. scheduling multiple open houses and conducting a thorough public consultation (in excess of the required single open house) in accordance with s. 10 of the Regulation; and

 

c. bringing the proposed by-law to a public meeting required by s. 11(1) of the Regulation. 

 

2. City Council request that these steps be completed before the end of the third quarter of 2020 to permit the Clerk the maximum amount of time to prepare for a ranked ballot election. 

 

3. City Council direct that the Executive Committee hear the public comments at the public hearing required under the Regulation.

 

Amended by motion 5b by Councillor Fletcher.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Nov-27-2019 5:02 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - GV5.1 - Carroll - motion 2a, as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 14 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 11 Members that voted No are Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Jaye Robinson

2b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Shelley Carroll (Carried)

That City Council request the City Manager to report to the Executive Committee on the feasibility of conducting, at the start of each term of Council, a large-scale public consultation on the City's long-term service priorities and financial direction to ensure Council's strategic direction for the four-year term is aligned with and understood by the community it serves.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Nov-27-2019 5:03 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - GV5.1 - Carroll - motion 2b
Total members that voted Yes: 16 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 9 Members that voted No are Mike Colle, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Jaye Robinson

2c - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Shelley Carroll (Lost)

That City Council direct the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer to present options for presenting the Tax-Supported Operating and Capital Budgets to the Executive Committee first to report on alignment with the Mayor and Council’s strategic direction, then be referred to Budget Committee, for review and engagement with Council members and the community.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Nov-27-2019 5:04 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - GV5.1 - Carroll - motion 2c
Total members that voted Yes: 9 Members that voted Yes are Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Gord Perks, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 16 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Jaye Robinson

2d - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Shelley Carroll (Carried)

That City Council direct the City Manager to report to the Executive Committee on the feasibility of conducting an annual, rolling review of local agencies, boards, corporations, and commissions to ensure that each organization's operations are aligned with the City's strategic priorities and report the outcomes of these reviews to the Executive Committee.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Nov-27-2019 5:05 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - GV5.1 - Carroll - motion 2d
Total members that voted Yes: 23 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Jim Karygiannis, James Pasternak
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Jaye Robinson

2e - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Shelley Carroll (Lost)

That City Council direct the City Manager to report back as part of the 2020 Budget process on the resources necessary to undertake a review of the City's engagement strategies, such review to include:

 

a. an assessment of the current resources applied to the City's engagement efforts City-wide;

 

b. an analysis of other municipal engagement strategies;

 

c. an assessment of best practice models to deliver effective engagement of stakeholders; and

 

d. a draft implementation plan of the highest and best practices in a multifaceted community engagement strategy.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Nov-27-2019 5:06 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - GV5.1 - Carroll - motion 2e
Total members that voted Yes: 12 Members that voted Yes are Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Gord Perks, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 13 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Gary Crawford, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Jaye Robinson

2f - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Shelley Carroll (Amended)

That City Council request that the City Clerk to review and report back to the Special Committee on Governance, on moving to a New York City Campaign Finance Authority model of financing Toronto Municipal Elections, such review to include:

 

a. an outline of the components of the model including pre-election day accountability and disclosures, grant campaign financing, nomination procedures to take part in grant financing, etc.;

 

b. a review of the impacts of the New York City model on post-election compliance challenges and legal challenges; and

 

c. a detailed estimate of the cost of a 26 member Council election under this model.

 

Amended by motion 4 by Councillor Crawford.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Nov-27-2019 5:08 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - GV5.1 - Carroll - motion 2f, as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 22 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Mike Layton
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Jaye Robinson

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Nov-27-2019 5:09 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - GV5.1 - Carroll - motion 2f, as amended - REVOTE
Total members that voted Yes: 22 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Denzil Minnan-Wong
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Jaye Robinson

Motion to Reconsider Vote moved by Councillor Michael Thompson (Carried)

That in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, City Council reconsider the vote on motion 2f by Councillor Carroll, as amended.


3 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Gord Perks (Lost)

That City Council request the Budget Committee to consider increasing the 2020 Operating budget for the City Manager's Office by $3.3 million to fund consultation and research on:

 

a. public engagement and civic literacy;


b. an Office of Neighbourhoods and supports to neighbourhood associations;


c. functions of City Councillors and possible delegation of some duties to appointed individuals or bodies;


d. permanent resident voting;


e. changes to the way committee meetings operate including presentations, Member Motions and agenda management;


f. Council advisory bodies; and


g. public appointments;

 

and direct the City Manager to carry out the consultation and research once the additional funds are approved.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Nov-27-2019 5:09 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - GV5.1 - Perks - motion 3
Total members that voted Yes: 8 Members that voted Yes are Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mike Layton, Gord Perks, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 17 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Jaye Robinson

4 - Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Gary Crawford (Carried)

That City Council amend motion 2f by Councillor Carroll by deleting the words "Special Committee on Governance" and inserting the words "Executive Committee" so that it now reads:

 

That City Council request that the City Clerk to review and report back to the Executive Committee, on moving to a New York City Campaign Finance Authority model of financing Toronto Municipal Elections, such review to include:

 

a. an outline of the components of the model including pre-election day accountability and disclosures, grant campaign financing, nomination procedures to take part in grant financing, etc.;

 

b. a review of the impacts of the New York City model on post-election compliance challenges and legal challenges; and

 

c. a detailed estimate of the cost of a 26 member Council election under this model.

Vote (Amend Motion) Nov-27-2019 5:06 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - GV5.1 - Crawford - motion 4
Total members that voted Yes: 19 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 6 Members that voted No are Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mike Layton, Gord Perks, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Jaye Robinson

5a - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paula Fletcher (Carried)

That City Council request the City Clerk to look at all methods of Ranked Ballot Election.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Nov-27-2019 5:10 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - GV5.1 - Fletcher - motion 5a
Total members that voted Yes: 15 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 10 Members that voted No are Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Jaye Robinson

5b - Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Paula Fletcher (Carried)

That City Council amend motion 2a by Councillor Shelley Carroll by adding the words "and including existing sample ballots from other jurisdictions such as London, Ontario, San Francisco, California and other best practice ranked ballot municipalities" to Part 1a and the words "Subsequent to Council consideration of a and b, the City Clerk bring" to part 1c so that Parts 1a and 1c of the Motion now read as follows:

 

1. City Council initiate the process to pass a by-law allowing for a ranked ballot election in 2022 by directing the appropriate City officials to undertake the steps set out in Ontario Regulation 310/16, namely:

 

a. preparing the required information about costs, voting procedure, technology and impacts on election administration for consideration by City Council and the public as described in s. 5 and s. 9 of the Regulation, and including existing sample ballots from other jurisdictions such as London, Ontario, San Francisco, California and other best practice ranked ballot municipalities

 

c. Subsequent to Council consideration of a and b, the City Clerk bring the proposed by-law to a public meeting required by s. 11(1) of the Regulation.

Vote (Amend Motion) Nov-27-2019 5:01 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - GV5.1 - Fletcher - motion 5b
Total members that voted Yes: 21 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 4 Members that voted No are Mike Colle, Mark Grimes, Jim Karygiannis, James Pasternak
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Jaye Robinson

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Nov-27-2019 5:11 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - GV5.1 - Adopt the Item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 17 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Stephen Holyday, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata (Chair), John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 8 Members that voted No are Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Jim Karygiannis, Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Jaye Robinson

Point of Privilege by Councillor Paula Fletcher

Councillor Fletcher, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated that she had not finished asking her question.


Point of Order by Councillor Jim Karygiannis

Councillor Karygiannis, rising on a Point of Order, stated that the Speaker should let Council know what Councillor Fletcher's questions have to do with clarification of Councillor Holyday's motion, because he does not think they do.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and ruled that Councillor Fletcher should only seek clarification of Councillor Holyday's motion.

Rulings (City Council)

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata ruled that Councillor Fletcher should allow Councillor Holyday to answer her question.

1a - Focus on: Member Motions

Background Information (Committee)
Revised Presentation from the Deputy City Clerk on Focus on: Members Motions
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gv/bgrd/backgroundfile-139675.pdf
Presentation from the Deputy City Clerk on Focus on: Members Motions
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gv/bgrd/backgroundfile-139269.pdf

1b - Public Appointment Debate Statistics

Background Information (Committee)
(October 24, 2019) Report from the City Clerk on Public Appointment Debate Statistics
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gv/bgrd/backgroundfile-139278.pdf

GV5.1 - Special Committee on Governance - Summary of Findings

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Special Committee on Governance recommends that:

 

1.  City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to consider partnering with a post-secondary institute to undertake research on the organizational structure of the Committee of Adjustment to better engage and empower residents in the process.

 

2. City Council direct the City Manager and the City Clerk to identify further opportunities for delegation to Community Council so that City Council can focus on city-wide priorities and that these opportunities be presented to Council by the end of the fourth quarter of 2020.

 

3. City Council request the City Clerk to report on any changes required to permit the electronic submission of petitions in advance of Council meetings.

 

4. City Council request the City Clerk to identify opportunities to create a more welcoming atmosphere for public presentations (deputations), including increased information for newcomers, dedicated deputations guides, and posted speaking schedules.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Deputy City Clerk gave a presentation on Focus on: Member Motions.

Origin

(October 23, 2019) Report from the City Manager

Summary

At its meeting of December 4, 2018, City Council considered the report CC1.1 "Recalibrating City Council's Governance System for 26 Members" and adopted an interim committee structure and mandates, adopted new Community Council boundaries, amended Council member appointments to the City's boards, committees and external bodies, and public member appointments to agencies, corporations and tribunals, amended the Public Appointments Policy, increased Councillor resources including their staffing budget, staffing salary cap, and newsletter funds, amended the Constituency Offices Policy and established a Special Committee on Governance.

 

The Special Committee on Governance was mandated 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.

 

Consultations conducted as part of the Special Committee on Governance's workplan show support for the interim standing committee mandates, Community Council boundaries, Council and public appointments and resources to Members of Council adopted by Council in December 2018.

 

In addition to general support for the interim governance model, staff also received input through the consultations on a number of major themes including:

 

-  Public engagement and civic literacy; 
-  An Office of Neighbourhoods and supports to neighbourhood associations; and
-  Functions of City Councillors and possible delegation of some duties to appointed

   individuals or bodies.

 

Other minor themes that were raised in the consultations include:

 

-  Electoral reform;
-  Changes to the way committee meetings operate including presentations, Member
   Motions and agenda management;
-  Council advisory bodies;
-  Public appointments; and
-  Onboarding and information to support public appointees to the City's agencies
   and corporations. 

 

This report provides information on these themes related to governance and engagement that emerged from the staff work, examples of ideas for consideration by the committee, and where possible estimated costs to further consult with the public, as requested by the Committee at its September 2019 meeting. A summary of input from the most recent consultations can be found in Attachment 1.

 

This report also recommends that the City partner with a post-secondary institute to research the efficacy of community impacts of the Committee of Adjustment system, as directed by the Committee at its meeting on June 11, 2019.

Background Information

(October 23, 2019) Report from the City Manager on Special Committee on Governance - Summary of Findings
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gv/bgrd/backgroundfile-139129.pdf
Attachment 1 - Summary of Input to the Special Committee on Governance by Neighbourhood Associations and Members of Council
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gv/bgrd/backgroundfile-139264.pdf
Attachment 2 - Summary of Jurisdictional Review of Municipal Neighbourhood and Locally Based Governance Models
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gv/bgrd/backgroundfile-139265.pdf

Communications

(October 28, 2019) E-mail from Morty Fine (GV.New.GV5.1.1)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Miriam Anderson (GV.New.GV5.1.2)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Graham Lavender (GV.New.GV5.1.3)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Cameron McLeod (GV.New.GV5.1.4)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Ripu Jagayat (GV.New.GV5.1.5)
(October 29, 2019) Letter from Geoff Kettel and Cathie Macdonald, Co-Chairs, Federation of North Toronto Residents' Associations (GV.New.GV5.1.6)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gv/comm/communicationfile-98576.pdf
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Robert Haskett (GV.New.GV5.1.7)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from John Miller (GV.New.GV5.1.8)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Josh Newman (GV.New.GV5.1.9)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Jeananne Robertson (GV.New.GV5.1.10)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Patrick Dinnen (GV.New.GV5.1.11)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Andrew Butash (GV.New.GV5.1.12)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Philipp Angermeyer (GV.New.GV5.1.13)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Heidi Tsao (GV.New.GV5.1.14)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Patrick Cavanagh (GV.New.GV5.1.15)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Bailey Chiu (GV.New.GV5.1.16)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Sebastian Keegan (GV.New.GV5.1.17)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Judy Land (GV.New.GV5.1.18)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Blake Connoy (GV.New.GV5.1.19)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Jane Garthson (GV.New.GV5.1.20)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Diana Hooper (GV.New.GV5.1.21)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Robin Shonfield (GV.New.GV5.1.22)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from June Rogers (GV.New.GV5.1.23)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Jacob Allderdice (GV.New.GV5.1.24)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Mark Henschel (GV.New.GV5.1.25)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Keith Weaver (GV.New.GV5.1.26)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Gord Doctorow (GV.New.GV5.1.27)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Jo-Anne Liburd (GV.New.GV5.1.28)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Ashlee Cooper (GV.New.GV5.1.29)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Sean Caragata (GV.New.GV5.1.30)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Nick Shcherban (GV.New.GV5.1.31)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Josh Harrower (GV.New.GV5.1.32)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Nick Hanning (GV.New.GV5.1.33)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Deborah Chalmers (GV.New.GV5.1.34)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Duncan Patterson (GV.New.GV5.1.35)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from David Simmons (GV.New.GV5.1.36)
(October 29, 2019) E-mail from Matt Welke (GV.New.GV5.1.37)
(October 30, 2019) E-mail from Adam Plackett and Maria Kelleher (GV.New.GV5.1.38)
(October 30, 2019) E-mail from Robert Kortright (GV.New.GV5.1.39)
(October 30, 2019) E-mail from Raj Bharati (GV.New.GV5.1.40)
(October 30, 2019) E-mail from April Aliermo (GV.New.GV5.1.41)
(October 30, 2019) E-mail from Hilde Reis-Smart (GV.New.GV5.1.42)
(October 30, 2019) E-mail from Sam Lyon (GV.New.GV5.1.43)
(October 30, 2019) E-mail from Lina Baltakys (GV.New.GV5.1.44)
(October 30, 2019) E-mail from Packrick DeRochie (GV.New.GV5.1.45)
(October 30, 2019) E-mail from Alex Rose (GV.New.GV5.1.46)
(October 30, 2019) E-mail from Henrik Bechmann (GV.New.GV5.1.47)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gv/comm/communicationfile-98683.pdf
(October 30, 2019) E-mail from Chloe Doesburg (GV.New.GV5.1.48)
(October 30, 2019) E-mail from Jasmin Earle (GV.New.GV5.1.49)
(October 30, 2019) E-mail from Elisabeth Anne Jocz (GV.New.GV5.1.50)
(October 30, 2019) E-mail from JoAnne McKeown (GV.New.GV5.1.51)
(October 30, 2019) Letter from Lee Jacobson, Treasurer, Wellington Place Neighbourhood Association (GV.New.GV5.1.52)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gv/comm/communicationfile-98696.pdf
(October 30, 2019) E-mail from Diana Bodnar (GV.New.GV5.1.53)
(October 30, 2019) E-mail from James Isbister (GV.New.GV5.1.54)
(October 30, 2019) E-mail from Murray Barrett (GV.New.GV5.1.55)
(October 30, 2019) E-mail from Brian Gottheil (GV.New.GV5.1.56)
(October 30, 2019) E-mail from Jesse Barke (GV.New.GV5.1.57)
(October 30, 2019) E-mail from Margrit Eichler (GV.New.GV5.1.58)
(October 30, 2019) E-mail from Andrew Trachsell (GV.New.GV5.1.59)
(October 30, 2019) E-mail from Marcus Peterson (GV.New.GV5.1.60)
(October 31, 2019) E-mail from Joe Moed (GV.New.GV5.1.61)
(October 31, 2019) E-mail from Brian Rutherford (GV.Supp.GV5.1.62)
(October 31, 2019) E-mail from Rodney Merchant (GV.Supp.GV5.1.63)
(October 31, 2019) Letter from William Roberts, Chair and Veronica Wynne, Secretary, Confederation of Resident & Ratepayer Associations in Toronto (GV.Supp.GV5.1.64)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gv/comm/communicationfile-98719.pdf
(October 31, 2019) E-mail from John Tench (GV.Supp.GC5.1.65)
(October 31, 2019) E-mail from Matt Kassirer (GV.Supp.GV5.1.66)
(October 31, 2019) E-mail from Vince Tschritter (GV.Supp.GV5.1.67)
(October 31, 2019) E-mail from Jim Roche (GV.Supp.GV5.1.68)
(October 31, 2019) E-mail from Fred Spek (GV.Supp.GV5.1.69)
(October 31, 2019) Letter from Suri Weinberg-≠Linsky, Communications Director, Weston Village Residents Association (GV.Supp.GV5.1.70)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gv/comm/communicationfile-98725.pdf
(October 31, 2019) E-mail from Jenn McIntyre, Director, Romero House (GV.New.GV5.1.71)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gv/comm/communicationfile-98786.pdf
(October 31, 2019) E-mail from Adrian Thatcher (GV.New.GV5.1.72)
(October 31, 2019) E-mail from Josh Stein (GV.New.GV5.1.73)
(October 31, 2019) E-mail from Carolyn Sealfon (GV.New.GV5.1.74)
(October 31, 2019) E-mail from Mark Smith (GV.New.GV5.1.75)
(October 31, 2019) E-mail from Devika Shah (GV.New.GV5.1.76)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gv/comm/communicationfile-98791.pdf
(October 31, 2019) Letter from Kathryn Holden, Bay Cloverleaf Community Association (GV.New.GV5.1.77)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gv/comm/communicationfile-98792.pdf
(October 31, 2019) Letter from Peggy Moulder, Secretary, Lakeshore Planning Council Corp. (GV.New.GV.5.1.78)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gv/comm/communicationfile-98793.pdf
(October 31, 2019) E-mail from David Cortellessa (GV.New.GV5.1.79)
(October 31, 2019) E-mail from Joanne Cortellessa (GV.New.GV5.1.80)
(October 31, 2019) E-mail from Kristine Kjeldsen (GV.New.GV5.1.81)
(October 31, 2019) E-mail from Heather Marshall, Campaigns Director, Toronto Environmental Alliance (GV.New.GV5.1.82)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gv/comm/communicationfile-98797.pdf
(October 31, 2019) E-mail from Michael Urban (GV.New.GV5.1.83)
(October 31, 2019) E-mail from Miriam Fine (GV.New.GV5.1.84)
(October 31, 2019) E-mail from Katie Overmonds (GV.New.GV5.1.85)
(November 1, 2019) E-mail from Nahum Mann (GV.New.GV5.1.86)
(October 31, 2019) E-mail from Elon Altar (GV.New.GV5.1.87)
(October 31, 2019) Letter from Rita Bilerman, Chair, Annex Residents' Association (GV.New.GV5.1.88)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gv/comm/communicationfile-98803.pdf
(November 1, 2019) E-mail from Sarah Climenhaga (GV.New.GV5.1.89)
(November 1, 2019) E-mail from Jackie DaSilva (GV.New.GV5.1.90)
(October 31, 2019) Letter from Sue Dexter, Board, Harbord Village Residents' Association (GV.New.GV5.1.91)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gv/comm/communicationfile-98807.pdf
(November 1, 2019) E-mail from Tim Dobson (GV.New.GV5.1.92)

Speakers

Alan Kasperski, Green Party of Toronto
Nahum Mann
Susan Dexter, Harbord Village Residentsí Association
Tim Ellis, Mimico Lakeshore Community Network
Mark Smith, Toronto Seniors Forum
Miriam Anderson
Blake Connoy
Geoff Kettel, Federation of North Toronto Residents' Associations
Cathie Macdonald, Federation of North Toronto Residents Association
Linda Brett
Adam Plackett
Saman Tabasi Nejad
Mosheh Herds
Veronica Wynne, Confederation of Resident & Ratepayer Associations in Toronto
Michael Urban
Devika Shah, Social Planning Toronto
Lindsay Kretschmer, Toronto Aboriginal Support Services Council
Derek Moran

Motions

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

That:

 

1.  City Council direct the City Manager to conduct, at the start of each term of Council, a large-scale public consultation on the City's long-term service priorities and financial direction to ensure Council's strategic direction for the four-year term is aligned with and understood by the community it serves.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Nov-01-2019

Result: Lost (tie) Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 2 Members that voted Yes are Shelley Carroll, Gord Perks
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Gary Crawford, Stephen Holyday (Chair)
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o

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

That:

 

1. City Council direct the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer to present options for presenting the Tax-Supported Operating and Capital Budgets to the Executive Committee first to report on alignment with the Mayor and Council’s strategic direction, then be referred to Budget Committee, for review and engagement with Council members and the community.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Nov-01-2019

Result: Lost (tie) Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 2 Members that voted Yes are Shelley Carroll, Gord Perks
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Gary Crawford, Stephen Holyday (Chair)
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o

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

That:

 

1. City Council direct the City Manager to conduct an annual, rolling review of local agencies, boards, corporations, and commissions to ensure that each organization's operations are aligned with the City's strategic priorities and report the outcomes of these reviews to the Executive Committee.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Nov-01-2019

Result: Lost (tie) Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 2 Members that voted Yes are Shelley Carroll, Gord Perks
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Gary Crawford, Stephen Holyday (Chair)
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o

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

That:

 

1. City Council direct the City Manager and the City Clerk to identify further opportunities for delegation to Community Council so that City Council can focus on city-wide priorities and that these opportunities be presented to Council by the end of the fourth quarter of 2020.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Nov-01-2019

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 4 Members that voted Yes are Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Stephen Holyday (Chair), Gord Perks
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o

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

That:

 

1. City Council request that the City Clerk report on any changes required to permit the electronic submission of petitions in advance of Council meetings.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Nov-01-2019

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 4 Members that voted Yes are Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Stephen Holyday (Chair), Gord Perks
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o

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

That:

 

1. City Council request that the City Clerk identify opportunities to create a more welcoming atmosphere for public presentations (deputations), including increased information for newcomers, dedicated deputations guides, and posted speaking schedules.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Nov-01-2019

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 4 Members that voted Yes are Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Stephen Holyday (Chair), Gord Perks
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o

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

That:

 

1. City Council direct the City Manager to report back as part of the 2020 Budget process on the resources necessary to undertake a review of the City's engagement strategies. This review should include:

 

a. an assessment of the current resources applied to the City's engagement efforts citywide;

 

b. an analysis of other municipal engagement strategies;

 

c. an assessment of best practice models to deliver effective engagement of stakeholders; and

 

d. a draft implementation plan of the highest and best practices in a multifaceted community engagement strategy.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Nov-01-2019

Result: Lost (tie) Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 2 Members that voted Yes are Shelley Carroll, Gord Perks
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Gary Crawford, Stephen Holyday (Chair)
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o

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

That:

 

1. City Council direct the City Manager and the City Clerk to report to the Executive Committee by the end of the second quarter of 2020 on steps needed to conduct the 2022 election for Mayor and Councillors by ranked ballot, such report to include, but not be limited to:

 

a. an update of previous reports focused on the use of ranked ballots by various municipalities, particularly in London, Ontario in 2018, as well as other comparable North American jurisdictions such as Minneapolis and San Francisco;

 

b. public consultation and public education requirements of a successful transition to a ranked ballot system, including those contained in the Municipal Elections Act and associated MEA Regulations;

 

c. technical aspects of transitioning to a ranked ballot system, such as compatible electronic tabulation technology and the technological solutions available to enable a cost effective implementation, such as renting technology from Elections Ontario; and

 

d. timelines and associated incremental costs required to implement a ranked ballot for the 2022 election.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Nov-01-2019

Result: Lost (tie) Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 2 Members that voted Yes are Shelley Carroll, Gord Perks
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Gary Crawford, Stephen Holyday (Chair)
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o

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

That:

 

1. City Council request that the City Clerk to review, and report back to the Special Committee on Governance, on moving to a New York City Campaign Finance Authority model of financing Toronto Municipal Elections, such review to include:

 

a. an outline of the components of the model including pre-election day accountability and disclosures, grant campaign financing, nomination procedures to take part in grant financing, etc.

 

b. a review of the impacts of the New York City model on post-election compliance challenges and legal challenges, and

 

c. a detailed estimate of the cost of a 26 member Council election under this model.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Nov-01-2019

Result: Lost (tie) Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 2 Members that voted Yes are Shelley Carroll, Gord Perks
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Gary Crawford, Stephen Holyday (Chair)
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o

2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Gord Perks (Lost)

That:

 

1.  Recommendation 1 in the staff report be deleted.

 

2. City Council request the Budget Committee to consider increasing the 2020 Operating budget for the City Manager's Office by $3.3 million to fund consultation and research on:

 

a. Public engagement and civic literacy;


b. An Office of Neighbourhoods and supports to neighbourhood associations;


c. Functions of City Councillors and possible delegation of some duties to appointed individuals or bodies;


d. Permanent resident voting;


e. Changes to the way committee meetings operate including presentations, Member Motions and agenda management;


f. Council advisory bodies; and


g. Public appointments;

 

and direct the City Manager to carry out the consultation and research once the additional funds are approved.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Nov-01-2019

Result: Lost (tie) Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 2 Members that voted Yes are Shelley Carroll, Gord Perks
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Gary Crawford, Stephen Holyday (Chair)
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o

3 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Stephen Holyday (Lost)

That:

 

1.  The Special Committee on Governance adopt Recommendation 1 of the staff report:

 

"1.  City Council direct that the governance model adopted by City Council on December 4, 2018 (CC1.1) remain in place as the continual model."

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Nov-01-2019

Result: Lost (tie) Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 2 Members that voted Yes are Gary Crawford, Stephen Holyday (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Shelley Carroll, Gord Perks
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o

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

That:

 

1.  The Special Committee on Governance adopt Recommendation 2 of the staff report:

 

"2.  City Council direct the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to consider partnering with a post-secondary institute to undertake research on the organizational structure of the Committee of Adjustment to better engage and empower residents in the process."

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Nov-01-2019

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 4 Members that voted Yes are Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Stephen Holyday (Chair), Gord Perks
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o

1a - Focus on: Member Motions

Summary

The purpose of this presentation is to provide the committee with an overview of the purpose, rules and trends in the use of Member Motions as a way for Members to add new business to Council's decision-making system. The presentation covers the first 10 meetings of the 2018-2022 term office.

Background Information
Revised Presentation from the Deputy City Clerk on Focus on: Members Motions
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gv/bgrd/backgroundfile-139675.pdf
Presentation from the Deputy City Clerk on Focus on: Members Motions
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gv/bgrd/backgroundfile-139269.pdf

1b - Public Appointment Debate Statistics

Origin
(October 24, 2019) Report from the City Clerk
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide the number of public appointments debated in the past two terms as requested by the Committee at its September meeting.

Background Information
(October 24, 2019) Report from the City Clerk on Public Appointment Debate Statistics
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/gv/bgrd/backgroundfile-139278.pdf
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council