Item - 2020.EX14.8

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on June 29, 2020 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by Executive Committee on June 22, 2020 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on June 29, 2020.
  • See also CC9.2

EX14.8 - Toronto Transit Commission Status Update - Anti-Racism Strategy and Ombudsman Recommendations

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on June 29 and 30, 2020, adopted the following:

 

1. City Council request the Toronto Transit Commission Board to direct the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission to:

 

a. report back to the Executive Committee with an update and a projected date for final completion of the Toronto Transit Commission Anti-Racism Strategy in the first quarter of 2021;

 

b. release all ongoing data collected through its Anti-Racism Strategy to the City of Toronto Open Data Portal in compliance with the Data Standards for the Identification and Monitoring of Systemic Racism, also known as Ontario’s Anti-Racism Data Standards (Standards) which were established to help identify and monitor systemic racism and racial disparities within the public sector;

 

c. ensure the independence of the Special Constable and Transit Enforcement Officer Complaints Investigator by requiring that this investigator report directly to the Toronto Transit Commission Board of Directors; and

 

d.  review the mandate of the Special Constable Unit, in consultation with Streets to Homes and Confronting Anti-Black Racism, with a review to include uniforms, training, and customer service practices, and specifically in regards uniforms to seek to eliminate as much as possible of the equipment carried by special constables.

Background Information (Committee)

(February 27, 2020) Letter from the Toronto Transit Commission Board on Toronto Transit Commission Status Update - Anti-Racism Strategy and Ombudsman Recommendations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-147503.pdf
(February 25, 2020) Report from the Chief People Officer, Toronto Transit Commission on Toronto Transit Commission Status Update - Anti-Racism Strategy and Ombudsman Recommendations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-147504.pdf

Motions (City Council)

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

That City Council request the Toronto Transit Commission Board to request the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission to present an option in the 2021 budget submission to eliminate the Special Constable Unit.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jun-30-2020

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX14.8 - Perks - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 10 Members that voted Yes are Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 14 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Gary Crawford, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Cynthia Lai, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Jaye Robinson

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

That City Council request the Toronto Transit Commission Board to direct the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission to ensure the independence of the Special Constable and Transit Enforcement Officer Complaints Investigator by requiring that this investigator report directly to the Toronto Transit Commission Board of Directors.


3 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Mayor John Tory (Carried)

That City Council request the Toronto Transit Commission Board to request the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission to review the mandate of the Special Constable Unit, in consultation with Streets to Homes and Confronting Anti-Black Racism, with a review to include uniforms, training, and customer service practices, and specifically in regards uniforms to seek to eliminate as much as possible of the equipment carried by special constables.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

EX14.8 - Toronto Transit Commission Status Update - Anti-Racism Strategy and Ombudsman Recommendations

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council request the Toronto Transit Commission Board to direct the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission to:

 

a. report back to the Executive Committee with an update and a projected date for final completion of the Toronto Transit Commission Anti-Racism Strategy in the first quarter of 2021; and

 

b. release all ongoing data collected through its Anti-Racism Strategy to the City of Toronto Open Data Portal in compliance with the Data Standards for the Identification and Monitoring of Systemic Racism, also known as Ontario’s Anti-Racism Data Standards (Standards) which were established to help identify and monitor systemic racism and racial disparities within the public sector.

Origin

(February 27, 2020) Letter from the Toronto Transit Commission Board

Summary

At its meeting on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 the Toronto Transit Commission Board considered the report (February 25, 2020) from the Chief People Officer, Toronto Transit Commission titled "Toronto Transit Commission Status Update – Anti-Racism Strategy and Ombudsman Recommendations".

 

The Board approved the recommendations in the subject report, as follows:

 

It is recommended that the Toronto Transit Commission Board:

 

1.  Receive this report for information.

 

2.  Forward this report to the City of Toronto Executive Committee in response to Item CC9.2 – Ombudsman Toronto Enquiry Report:  Review of the Toronto Transit Commission's Investigation of a February 18, 2018 Incident Involving Transit Fare Inspectors.

 

In accordance with Recommendation 2 above, this item is forwarded for the consideration of the Executive Committee.

Background Information

(February 27, 2020) Letter from the Toronto Transit Commission Board on Toronto Transit Commission Status Update - Anti-Racism Strategy and Ombudsman Recommendations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-147503.pdf
(February 25, 2020) Report from the Chief People Officer, Toronto Transit Commission on Toronto Transit Commission Status Update - Anti-Racism Strategy and Ombudsman Recommendations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2020/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-147504.pdf

Speakers

Miguel Avila-Velarde, Regent Park Neighborhood Association

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)

That City Council request the Toronto Transit Commission Board to direct the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission to:

 

1. Report back to the Executive Committee with an update and a projected date for final completion of the Toronto Transit Commission Anti-Racism Strategy in the first quarter of 2021.

 

2. Release all ongoing data collected through its Anti-Racism Strategy to the City of Toronto Open Data Portal in compliance with the Data Standards for the Identification and Monitoring of Systemic Racism, also known as Ontario’s Anti-Racism Data Standards (Standards) which were established to help identify and monitor systemic racism and racial disparities within the public sector.


2 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council