Item - 2022.MM47.20

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on July 19, 2022 with amendments.

MM47.20 - Keeping Torontonians Plugged in when Rogers goes out - by Councillor Josh Matlow, seconded by Councillor Mike Colle

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on July 19, 20, 21 and 22, 2022, adopted the following:

 

1. City Council request the City Manager to report to the Executive Committee in the second quarter of 2023 on the Rogers outage of June 8, 2022, such report to include the following:

 

a. the full cost to the Toronto economy;

 

b. City services and functions that were disrupted; and

 

c. utilizing ConnectTO infrastructure to provide a public alternative to private telecommunications, and all potential associated costs and staffing levels for the City of Toronto.

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 MM47.20 be referred to the Executive Committee. A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.

Vote (Waive Referral) Jul-20-2022 2:29 PM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds Required - MM47.20 - waive referral
Total members that voted Yes: 15 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Robin Buxton Potts, Mike Colle, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Mike Layton, Nick Mantas, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza
Total members that voted No: 7 Members that voted No are Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Stephen Holyday, Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Cynthia Lai, Jaye Robinson, John Tory

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

That City Council amend the Recommendation so that it now reads as follows:

 

1. City Council request the City Manager to report to the Executive Committee in the second quarter of 2023 on the Rogers outage of June 8, 2022, such report to include the following:

 

a. the full cost to the Toronto economy;

 

b. City services and functions that were disrupted; and

 

c. utilizing ConnectTO infrastructure to provide a public alternative to private telecommunications, and all potential associated costs and staffing levels for the City of Toronto.

 

Vote (Amend Item) Jul-22-2022 1:29 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM47.20 - Ainslie - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 17 Members that voted Yes are Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Robin Buxton Potts, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, John Filion, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Mike Layton, Nick Mantas, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Joe Mihevc, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak
Total members that were Absent: 5 Members that were absent are Gary Crawford, Paula Fletcher, Cynthia Lai, Denzil Minnan-Wong, John Tory

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jul-22-2022 1:34 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM47.20 - Part 1.c. as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 13 Members that voted Yes are Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Robin Buxton Potts, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Mark Grimes, Mike Layton, Nick Mantas, Josh Matlow, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza
Total members that voted No: 7 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, John Filion, Stephen Holyday, Jennifer McKelvie, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 5 Members that were absent are Gary Crawford, Paula Fletcher, Cynthia Lai, Denzil Minnan-Wong, John Tory

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jul-22-2022 1:36 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM47.20 - adopt balance of the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 18 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Robin Buxton Potts, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, John Filion, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Mike Layton, Nick Mantas, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are James Pasternak, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 5 Members that were absent are Gary Crawford, Paula Fletcher, Cynthia Lai, Denzil Minnan-Wong, John Tory

Declared Interests (City Council)

The following member(s) declared an interest:

Mayor John Tory - as it pertains to his previously declared interest with the Rogers Family Trust and the Rogers Company provides telephone, cellular and wireless services to the City of Toronto and is appropriate to declare an interest on this matter.
Written Declaration: https://secure.toronto.ca/council/declared-interest-file.do?id=11180
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council