Item - 2019.MM3.2

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on February 26, 2019 with amendments.

MM3.2 - Data Governance and Smart Cities - by Councillor Joe Cressy, seconded by Councillor Paul Ainslie

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on February 26, 2019, adopted the following:

 

1. City Council direct the Chief Information Officer and the City Clerk, in consultation with appropriate City staff, to develop a City-wide policy framework and governance model associated with digital infrastructure, such as smart cities, and a work plan for implementation according to the following City of Toronto policy principles:

 

a. privacy, transparency, and accountability;

           

b. public ownership and protecting the public interest; and

 

c. equity and human rights.

 

2.  City Council direct the Chief Information Officer and City Clerk, as part of the framework and governance model, to ensure that City data, as much as possible and within legislation requirements, be shared internally and externally to maximize the use of the information.

 

3. City Council request the Chief Information Officer and the City Clerk to consider the work of the Province of Ontario Information and Privacy Commission in this area and endeavour to avoid overlap or conflict in the policies of the City and the Information and Privacy Commission, and to include details in future reports.

 

4. City Council direct the City Manager, in collaboration with the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning, the Chief Information Officer and the City Clerk, and in consultation with appropriate City staff, to conduct a City-wide public consultation process on the data governance principles and proposed model to inform the implementation of the plan to be applied to Quayside and other smart city developments; the consultations would include a jurisdictional review of others cities' work and leading institutions and organizations in this space.

Background Information (City Council)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Waive Referral (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata advised Council that the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require that Motion MM3.2 be referred to the Executive Committee. A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.


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

That:

 

1. City Council request the Chief Information Officer and the City Clerk to consider the work of the Province of Ontario Information and Privacy Commission in this area and endeavour to avoid overlap or conflict in the policies of the City and the Information and Privacy Commission, and to include details in future reports.

 

2.  City Council direct the Chief Information Officer and City Clerk, as part of the framework and governance model, ensure that City data as much as possible and within legislation requirements, be shared internally and externally to maximize the use of the information.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Feb-26-2019 2:03 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM3.2 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 24 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), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Jim Karygiannis, John Tory
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council