Item - 2021.MM32.9

Tracking Status

  • City Council considered this item on May 5, 2021 and referred this item to an official or another committee or body. Consult the text of the decision for further information on the referral.
  • See also 2021.EC24.11

MM32.9 - 5n2 Kitchens Food Security for Scarborough South East - by Councillor Paul Ainslie, seconded by Councillor Jennifer McKelvie

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Referred
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on May 5 and 6, 2021, referred Motion MM32.9 to the Economic and Community Development Committee.

Background Information (City Council)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Waive Referral (Lost)

Speaker Nunziata advised Council that the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require that Motion MM32.9 be referred to the Economic and Community Developoment Committee. A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.

Vote (Waive Referral) May-06-2021 3:00 PM

Result: Lost Two-Thirds Required - MM32.9 - Waive referral
Total members that voted Yes: 10 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Nick Mantas, Josh Matlow, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson
Total members that voted No: 14 Members that voted No are Shelley Carroll, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Jennifer McKelvie, Gord Perks, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Brad Bradford, James Pasternak

Point of Order by Councillor Shelley Carroll

Councillor Carroll, on a Point of Order, stated that Items MM32.9 and MM32.15 should be subject to referral to the Economic and Community Development Committee, and not the General Government and Licensing Committee, because the higher priority is funding for the programs, not securing a below-market rent, and asked the Speaker to rule on the matter.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and ruled that staff have advised that Items MM32.9 and MM32.15 are subject to referral to the General Government and Licensing Committee and the appropriate staff could report on funding through that Committee.


Point of Order by Councillor Shelley Carroll

Councillor Carroll, on a Point of Order, stated that she appreciated staff's advice and was asking for a Ruling from the Speaker on where the Items should be referred so that funding, related to MM32.9 and MM32.15, could be discussed with the appropriate staff before proceeding to real estate and, if the items are referred to the General Government and Licensing Committee, will she lose the opportunity to discuss the program funding.


Point of Order by Councillor Gord Perks

Councillor Perks, on a Point of Order, stated that he would like to know, should Council waive referral to the General Government and Licensing Committee, could Council then later move a motion to refer the Items to Economic and Community Development Committee.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata, accepted the Points of Order and advised that the Items would be held down so the Speaker could consult with staff.

Speaker Nunziata subsequently ruled that that the correct committee to which Council should waive referral is the Economic and Community Development Committee, as Motions MM32.9 and MM32.15 are primarily about providing support to organizations.

Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council