Item - 2024.IE10.1

Tracking Status

IE10.1 - Administrative Penalty System for Red Light Camera and Automated Speed Enforcement Violations

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on February 6 and 7, 2024, adopted the following:

 

1. City Council establish a system of administrative penalties for Red Light Camera and Automated Speed Enforcement contraventions under, and in accordance with, the requirements of Ontario Regulation 355/22 made under the Highway Traffic Act, R.S.O. 1990, to be effective November 1, 2024.

 

2. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to amend City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 610, Penalties, Administration Of, so that it reads generally as set out in Attachment 1 to the report (December 21, 2023) from the City Solicitor, the Chief Technology Officer, the General Manager, Transportation Services, the Director, Court Services, and the Controller, such proposed replacement City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 610 to come into force on November 1, 2024.

 

3. City Council continue the Administrative Penalty Tribunal, expand the mandate of the Administrative Penalty Tribunal, and approve the updated Tribunal governance structure outlined in Attachment 2 to the report (December 21, 2023) from the City Solicitor, the Chief Technology Officer, the General Manager, Transportation Services, the Director, Court Services, and the Controller, such expanded mandate and updated Tribunal governance structure to be effective November 1, 2024.

 

4. City Council deem that any authorizations it has given prior to November 1, 2024, for City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 610, Penalties, Administration of, including the establishment of By-laws as designated By-laws and the establishment of penalty amounts, continue to apply to the proposed replacement City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 610 and its schedules, as necessary.

 

5. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce any necessary Bills to amend the proposed replacement City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 610 and its schedules to reflect any changes to the text and/or schedules between the date that City Council adopts this Item and November 1, 2024, that being the date that the proposed replacement City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 610 comes into force, to update the proposed replacement City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 610 to incorporate any changes made to the current City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 610 and its Schedules in the interim, as required, and to make any additional required amendments deemed necessary by the City Solicitor, in consultation with the General Manager, Transportation Services, the Director, Court Services, and the Controller, to the proposed replacement City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 610, including any amendments required as a result of any legislative changes.

 

6. City Council authorize the continued delegation to the City Solicitor to appoint Screening Officers, who will be City employees, as required by Ontario Regulation 611/06 and delegate to the City Solicitor the additional authority to appoint Screening Officers, who will be City employees, required by Ontario Regulation 355/22 to respond to requests for review of penalty notices issued under the City’s administrative penalty system established under that regulation.

 

7. City Council direct City staff to update the policies, guidelines and procedures that apply to the existing Administrative Penalty System as needed to give effect to the system of administrative penalties, procedures and the Administrative Penalty Tribunal as generally outlined in this report and make them publicly available on the City’s website.

 

8. City Council authorize the City Solicitor, in consultation with the City Clerk, to introduce any necessary bills to amend City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 217, Records, Corporate (City), City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 441, Fees and Charges, and Chapter 219, Records, Corporate (Local Boards), and to adopt new record retention schedules, subject to the approval of the City’s external auditor as required by section 201, to give effect to the system of administrative penalties, procedures and the Administrative Penalty Tribunal as generally outlined in the report (December 21, 2023) from the City Solicitor, the Chief Technology Officer, the General Manager, Transportation Services, the Director, Court Services, and the Controller, and generally outlined in Attachments 1 and 2 to the report (December 21, 2023) from the City Solicitor, the Chief Technology Officer, the General Manager, Transportation Services, the Director, Court Services, and the Controller, such amendments to come into force on November 1, 2024.

 

9. City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services, to negotiate, enter into and execute an agreement(s) with His Majesty the King in Right of Ontario, as represented by the Minister of Transportation, for the access and use of licence plate registration information in relation to administrative penalty proceedings for red light camera violations, on terms and conditions as generally outlined in the body of the report (December 21, 2023) from the City Solicitor, the Chief Technology Officer, the General Manager, Transportation Services, the Director, Court Services, and the Controller, and on such further terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Transportation Services, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.                

 

10. City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services to negotiate, enter into and execute an agreement(s) with His Majesty the King in Right of Ontario, as represented by the Minister of Transportation, for the access and use of license plate registration information in relation to administrative penalty proceedings for automated speed enforcement violations, on terms and conditions as generally set out in the report (December 21, 2023) from the City Solicitor, the Chief Technology Officer, the General Manager, Transportation Services, the Director, Court Services, and the Controller, and on such other terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Transportation Services and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

11. City Council authorize the Director, Revenue Services to negotiate, enter into and execute, on behalf of the City, an agreement(s) with His Majesty the King in Right of Ontario as represented by the Minister of Transportation and His Majesty the King in Right of Ontario, as represented by the Ministry of the Attorney General, for the access and use of licence plate registration information and for the City's access to the Defaulted Fines Control Centre to transmit requests to the Registrar of Motor Vehicles to refuse to issue or validate vehicle permits for unpaid administrative penalties for the purposes of the administrative parking penalty program, on such terms and conditions as generally set out in the report (December 21, 2023) from the City Solicitor, the Chief Technology Officer, the General Manager, Transportation Services, the Director, Court Services, and the Controller and on such other terms and conditions satisfactory to the Director, Revenue Services and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

12. City Council authorize the Director, Revenue Services to negotiate, enter into and execute, on behalf of the City, new agreement(s) with His Majesty the King in Right of Ontario, as represented by the Ministry of the Attorney General, in relation to camera systems administrative penalty enforcement programs, for the City's access to the Defaulted Fines Control Centre to transmit requests to the Registrar of Motor Vehicles, to refuse to issue or validate vehicle permits for unpaid administrative penalties, and for the remittance of penalty amounts collected by the Minister of Transportation to the City; and the arrangement(s) for the portion of the administrative penalty to be remitted by the City to the Ministry of the Attorney General to be credited to the victims' justice fund on such terms and conditions as generally set out in the report (December 21, 2023) from the City Solicitor, the Chief Technology Officer, the General Manager, Transportation Services, the Director, Court Services, and the Controller and on such other terms and conditions satisfactory to the Director, Revenue Services and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

13. City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services, to negotiate, enter into, and execute a new or amended agreement(s) between the City of Toronto and the Partnering Municipalities, said Partnering Municipalities generally as listed in Attachment 5 to the report (December 21, 2023) from the City Solicitor, the Chief Technology Officer, the General Manager, Transportation Services, the Director, Court Services, and the Controller, for Automated Speed Enforcement administrative penalty violation processing and for their cost-sharing of the expenses of the joint municipal processing centre and to amend such agreement(s) each time a new Municipality is added to such agreement for the duration of the contract between the City of Toronto and Redflex Traffic Systems (Canada) Incorporated, for the provision of Automated Speed Enforcement services, on terms and conditions generally as set out in the report (December 21, 2023) from the City Solicitor, the Chief Technology Officer, the General Manager, Transportation Services, the Director, Court Services, and the Controller satisfactory to the General Manager, Transportation Services, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor, and City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services to include all necessary budget and staff changes required to support other municipalities as part of the annual budget submission.

 

14. City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services, to negotiate, enter into, and execute a new agreement(s) between the City of Toronto and the Partnering Municipalities generally as listed in Attachment 6 to the report (December 21, 2023) from the City Solicitor, the Chief Technology Officer, the General Manager, Transportation Services, the Director, Court Services, and the Controller, for Red Light Camera administrative penalty violation processing and for their cost-sharing of the expenses of the joint municipal processing centre and to amend such agreement(s) each time a new Municipality is added to such agreement for the duration of the contract between the City of Toronto and Traffipax LLC., for the provision of Red Light Camera services, on terms and conditions generally as set out in the report (December 21, 2023) from the City Solicitor, the Chief Technology Officer, the General Manager, Transportation Services, the Director, Court Services, and the Controller and satisfactory to the General Manager, Transportation Services, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor, and City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services, to include all necessary budget and staff changes required to support other municipalities as part of the annual budget submission.

 

15. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the necessary Bills to give effect to City Council's decision and City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make any necessary clarifications, refinements, modifications, technical amendments, or by-law amendments as may be identified by the City Solicitor, in consultation with the General Manager, Transportation Services, the Director, Revenue Services, and the Director, Court Services, in order to give effect to City Council's decision.

 

16. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation Services, in collaboration with other departments as appropriate, to enhance public communications in the summer and fall of 2024 on the City’s increasing enforcement of road safety rules, including speed limits and red lights, and why they are necessary to make our city a better place to live.

Public Notice Given

Background Information (Committee)

(December 21, 2023) Report from the City Solicitor, the Chief Technology Officer, the General Manager, Transportation Services, the Director, Court Services, and the Controller on Administrative Penalty System for Red Light Camera and Automated Speed Enforcement Violations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-241741.pdf
Attachment 1 - Administrative Penalty System Procedural Requirements
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-241742.pdf
Attachment 2 - Updated Governance Structure for the Administrative Penalty Tribunal
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-241743.pdf
Attachment 3 - Administrative Fees related to Expanded Administrative Penalty System
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-241744.pdf
Attachment 4 - Benefits of an Administrative Penalty System for Automated Offences
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-241745.pdf
Attachment 5 - Automated Speed Enforcement Joint Processing Centre - Partnering Municipalities
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-241746.pdf
Attachment 6 - Red Light Camera Joint Processing Centre - Partnering Municipalities
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-241747.pdf
Public Notice
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-241887.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(January 5, 2024) E-mail from Murray Campbell and Pym Buitenhuis, Rathnelly Area Residentsí Association (IE.Supp)
(January 7, 2024) E-mail from Arlene Desjardins, Avenue Road Safety Coalition (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/ie/comm/communicationfile-175024.pdf
(January 8, 2024) E-mail from Alison Stewart, Cycle Toronto (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/ie/comm/communicationfile-175147.pdf
(January 8, 2024) E-mail from Jessica Spieker, Friends and Families for Safe Streets (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/ie/comm/communicationfile-175175.pdf
(January 8, 2024) E-mail from Ian Carmichael and John Caliendo, The ABC Residents Association, (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/ie/comm/communicationfile-175180.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(February 5, 2024) E-mail from George Bell (CC.New)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Feb-07-2024 10:16 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - IE10.1 - Adopt the Item
Total members that voted Yes: 26 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Brad Bradford, Alejandra Bravo, Jon Burnside, Shelley Carroll, Lily Cheng, Olivia Chow, Mike Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Paula Fletcher, Stephen Holyday, Parthi Kandavel, Ausma Malik, Nick Mantas, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Chris Moise, Amber Morley, Jamaal Myers, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Dianne Saxe, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

IE10.1 - Administrative Penalty System for Red Light Camera and Automated Speed Enforcement Violations

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Public Notice Given

Committee Recommendations

The Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council establish a system of administrative penalties for Red Light Camera and Automated Speed Enforcement contraventions under, and in accordance with, the requirements of Ontario Regulation 355/22 made under the Highway Traffic Act, R.S.O. 1990, to be effective November 1, 2024.

 

2. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to amend City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 610, Penalties, Administration Of, so that it reads generally as set out in Attachment 1 to the report (December 21, 2023) from the City Solicitor, Chief Technology Officer, General Manager, Transportation Services, Director, Court Services, and Controller, such proposed replacement City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 610 to come into force on November 1, 2024.

 

3. City Council continue the Administrative Penalty Tribunal, expand the mandate of the Administrative Penalty Tribunal, and approve the updated Tribunal governance structure outlined in Attachment 2 to the report (December 21, 2023) from the City Solicitor, the Chief Technology Officer, the General Manager, Transportation Services, the Director, Court Services, and the Controller, such expanded mandate and updated Tribunal governance structure to be effective November 1, 2024.

 

4. City Council deems that any authorizations it has given prior to November 1, 2024 for City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 610, Penalties, Administration Of, including the establishment of by-laws as designated by-laws and the establishment of penalty amounts, continue to apply to the proposed replacement City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 610 and its schedules, as necessary.

 

5. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce any necessary bills to amend the proposed replacement City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 610 and its schedules to reflect any changes to the text and / or schedules between the date that City Council adopts this Item and November 1, 2024, that being the date that the proposed replacement City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 610 comes into force, to update the proposed replacement City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 610 to incorporate any changes made to the current City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 610 and its Schedules in the interim, as required, and to make any additional required amendments deemed necessary by the City Solicitor, in consultation with the General Manager, Transportation Services, Director, Court Services, and Controller, to the proposed replacement City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 610, including any amendments required as a result of any legislative changes.

 

6. City Council authorize the continued delegation to the City Solicitor to appoint Screening Officers, who will be City employees, as required by O. Reg. 611/06 and delegate to the City Solicitor the additional authority to appoint Screening Officers, who will be City employees, required by O. Reg 355/22 to respond to requests for review of penalty notices issued under the City’s administrative penalty system established under that regulation.

 

7. City Council direct City staff to update the policies, guidelines and procedures that apply to the existing Administrative Penalty System as needed to give effect to the system of administrative penalties, procedures and the Administrative Penalty Tribunal as generally outlined in this report and make them publicly available on the City’s website.

 

8. City Council authorize the City Solicitor, in consultation with the City Clerk, to introduce any necessary bills to amend City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 217, Records, Corporate (City), City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 441, Fees and Charges, and Chapter 219, Records, Corporate (Local Boards) and to adopt new record retention schedules, subject to the approval of the City’s external auditor as required by s. 201, to give effect to the system of administrative penalties, procedures and the Administrative Penalty Tribunal as generally outlined in the report (December 21, 2023) from the City Solicitor, the Chief Technology Officer, the General Manager, Transportation Services, the Director, Court Services, and the Controller, and generally outlined in Attachments 1 and 2 inclusive to the report (December 21, 2023) from the City Solicitor, the Chief Technology Officer, the General Manager, Transportation Services, the Director, Court Services, and the Controller, such amendments to come into force on November 1, 2024.

 

9. City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services, to negotiate, enter into and execute an agreement(s) with His Majesty the King in Right of Ontario, as represented by the Minister of Transportation, for the access and use of licence plate registration information in relation to administrative penalty proceedings for red light camera violations, on terms and conditions as generally outlined in the body of the report (December 21, 2023) from the City Solicitor, Chief Technology Officer, General Manager, Transportation Services, Director, Court Services, and Controller and on such further terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Transportation Services, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.                

 

10. City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services to negotiate, enter into and execute an agreement(s) with His Majesty the King in Right of Ontario, as represented by the Minister of Transportation, for the access and use of license plate registration information in relation to administrative penalty proceedings for automated speed enforcement violations, on terms and conditions as generally set out in the report (December 21, 2023) from City Solicitor, Chief Technology Officer, General Manager, Transportation Services, Director, Court Services, and Controller, and on such other terms and conditions satisfactory to the General Manager, Transportation Services and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

11. City Council authorize the Director, Revenue Services to negotiate, enter into and execute, on behalf of the City, an agreement(s) with His Majesty the King in Right of Ontario as represented by the Minister of Transportation and His Majesty the King in Right of Ontario, as represented by the Attorney General (MAG), for the access and use of licence plate registration information and for the City's access to the Defaulted Fines Control Centre to transmit requests to the Registrar of Motor Vehicles to refuse to issue or validate vehicle permits for unpaid administrative penalties for the purposes of the administrative parking penalty program, on such terms and conditions as generally set out in the report (December 21, 2023) from the City Solicitor, Chief Technology Officer, General Manager, Transportation Services, Director, Court Services, and Controller and on such other terms and conditions satisfactory to the Director, Revenue Services and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

12. City Council authorize the Director, Revenue Services to negotiate, enter into and execute, on behalf of the City, new agreement(s) with His Majesty the King in Right of Ontario, as represented by the Attorney General (MAG), in relation to camera systems administrative penalty enforcement programs, for the City's access to the Defaulted Fines Control Centre to transmit requests to the Registrar of Motor Vehicles, to refuse to issue or validate vehicle permits for unpaid administrative penalties, and for the remittance of penalty amounts collected by the Minister of Transportation to the City; and the arrangement(s) for the portion of the administrative penalty to be remitted by the City to MAG to be credited to the victims' justice fund on such terms and conditions as generally set out in the report (December 21, 2023) from the City Solicitor, Chief Technology Officer, General Manager, Transportation Services, Director, Court Services, and Controller and on such other terms and conditions satisfactory to the Director, Revenue Services and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

13. City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services, to negotiate, enter into, and execute a new or amended agreement(s) between the City of Toronto and the Partnering Municipalities, said Partnering Municipalities generally as listed in Attachment 5 to the report (December 21, 2023) from the City Solicitor, Chief Technology Officer, General Manager, Transportation Services, Director, Court Services, and Controller, for Automated Speed Enforcement administrative penalty violation processing and for their cost-sharing of the expenses of the joint municipal processing centre and to amend such agreement(s) each time a new Municipality is added to such agreement for the duration of the contract between the City of Toronto and Redflex Traffic Systems (Canada) Incorporated, for the provision of Automated Speed Enforcement services, on terms and conditions generally as set out in the report (December 21, 2023) from the City Solicitor, Chief Technology Officer, General Manager, Transportation Services, Director, Court Services, and Controller satisfactory to the General Manager, Transportation Services, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor, and authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services to include all necessary budget and staff changes required to support other municipalities as part of the annual budget submission.

 

14. City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services, to negotiate, enter into, and execute a new agreement(s) between the City of Toronto and the Partnering Municipalities generally as listed in Attachment 6 to the report (December 21, 2023) from the City Solicitor, Chief Technology Officer, General Manager, Transportation Services, Director, Court Services, and Controller, for Red Light Camera administrative penalty violation processing and for their cost-sharing of the expenses of the joint municipal processing centre and to amend such agreement(s) each time a new Municipality is added to such agreement for the duration of the contract between the City of Toronto and Traffipax LLC., for the provision of Red Light Camera services, on terms and conditions generally as set out in the report (December 21, 2023) from the City Solicitor, Chief Technology Officer, General Manager, Transportation Services, Director, Court Services, and Controller and satisfactory to the General Manager, Transportation Services, and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor, and authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services, to include all necessary budget and staff changes required to support other municipalities as part of the annual budget submission.

 

15. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce the necessary Bills to give effect to City Council's decision and City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make any necessary clarifications, refinements, modifications, technical amendments, or by-law amendments as may be identified by the City Solicitor, in consultation with the General Manager, Transportation Services, the Director of Revenue Services, and the Director of Court Services, in order to give effect to Recommendations 1 to 14 inclusive.

 

16. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation, in collaboration with other departments as appropriate, to enhance public communications in the summer and fall of 2024 on the City’s increasing enforcement of road safety rules, including speed limits and red lights, and why they are necessary to make our city a better place to live.

Origin

(December 21, 2023) Report from the City Solicitor, the Chief Technology Officer, the General Manager, Transportation Services, the Director, Court Services, and the Controller

Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide City Council with an overview of the governance and administrative requirements to expand the City of Toronto's Administrative Penalty System to include Red Light Camera and Automated Speed Enforcement violations effective November 1, 2024. The report requests City Council approval of several recommendations to establish an expanded Administrative Penalty System. Under the Highway Traffic Act and Ontario Regulation 355/22: Administrative Penalties for Contraventions Detected Using Camera Systems, the City can establish an administrative penalty and dispute resolution process for specific Highway Traffic Act violations issued through camera systems.

 

This report responds to City Council's direction through Item 2022.IE27.8 – Update on Vision Zero Management Strategy and Related Initiatives to report back to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee with an update and any necessary recommendations to give effect to the operation of an Administrative Penalty System for the Red Light Camera and Automated Speed Enforcement programs.

 

Adopting an administrative penalty structure for Red Light Camera and Automated Speed Enforcement disputes will move forward Vision Zero, increase public safety, and increase efficient dispute resolution with the additional benefit of allowing more efficient use of limited court time in provincial courts. It will also allow the City to better manage the addition of cameras to both programs as per Council's direction, while maintaining a speedier dispute resolution timeline.

 

The Administrative Penalty System expansion project includes the procurement of a new adjudicative case management technology solution. The acquisition of a modern, robust, scalable, and versatile technology solution is necessary and will ensure the long-term viability of the City's Administrative Penalty System. The current case management system for parking violations is the Parking Tag Management System. This system was modified in 2017 to temporarily support the program and cannot be further modified to support expanded Administrative Penalty System operations. A new technology solution will allow for the efficient administration and management of administrative penalties for automated speed enforcement, red light camera, and parking and will allow for any future needed expansion of the Administrative Penalty System. Capital funding for a case management solution to replace the Parking Tag Management System has already been approved by Council through the capital budget.

Background Information

(December 21, 2023) Report from the City Solicitor, the Chief Technology Officer, the General Manager, Transportation Services, the Director, Court Services, and the Controller on Administrative Penalty System for Red Light Camera and Automated Speed Enforcement Violations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-241741.pdf
Attachment 1 - Administrative Penalty System Procedural Requirements
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-241742.pdf
Attachment 2 - Updated Governance Structure for the Administrative Penalty Tribunal
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-241743.pdf
Attachment 3 - Administrative Fees related to Expanded Administrative Penalty System
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-241744.pdf
Attachment 4 - Benefits of an Administrative Penalty System for Automated Offences
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-241745.pdf
Attachment 5 - Automated Speed Enforcement Joint Processing Centre - Partnering Municipalities
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-241746.pdf
Attachment 6 - Red Light Camera Joint Processing Centre - Partnering Municipalities
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-241747.pdf
Public Notice
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/ie/bgrd/backgroundfile-241887.pdf

Communications

(January 5, 2024) E-mail from Murray Campbell and Pym Buitenhuis, Rathnelly Area Residentsí Association (IE.Supp)
(January 7, 2024) E-mail from Arlene Desjardins, Avenue Road Safety Coalition (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/ie/comm/communicationfile-175024.pdf
(January 8, 2024) E-mail from Alison Stewart, Cycle Toronto (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/ie/comm/communicationfile-175147.pdf
(January 8, 2024) E-mail from Jessica Spieker, Friends and Families for Safe Streets (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/ie/comm/communicationfile-175175.pdf
(January 8, 2024) E-mail from Ian Carmichael and John Caliendo, The ABC Residents Association, (IE.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2024/ie/comm/communicationfile-175180.pdf

Speakers

Alison Stewart, Cycle Toronto

Motions

Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Dianne Saxe (Amended)

That Infrastructure and Environment Committee recommend that:

 

1. City Council direct the Chief Financial Officer to apply amounts collected through the Administrative Penalty System for Red Light Camera and Automated Speed Enforcement Violations (net of funding its capital and operating costs and after having remitted any amount required under provincial legislation or regulation) to improving the safety of vulnerable road users and to public transit, and to report back to Council on the amount and the impact of these investments by second quarter of 2026.

 

2. City Council direct the General Manager, Transportation, in collaboration with other departments as appropriate, to enhance public communications in the summer and fall of 2024 on the City’s increasing enforcement of road safety rules, including speed limits and red lights, and why they are necessary to make our city a better place to live.

 

3. City Council request the Minister of Transportation for the Province of Ontario to review the present fines and penalties for drivers who contravene red light and speeding provisions under the Highway Traffic Act and to consider increasing those fines and penalties, including considering increased fines for repeat offenders.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jan-09-2024

Result: Lost (tie) Majority Required - Part 3 of Motion by Councillor Saxe
Total members that voted Yes: 3 Members that voted Yes are Amber Morley, James Pasternak, Dianne Saxe
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are Mike Colle, Jennifer McKelvie (Chair), Anthony Perruzza
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jan-09-2024

Result: Lost Majority Required - Part 1 of Motion by Councillor Saxe
Total members that voted Yes: 2 Members that voted Yes are Amber Morley, Dianne Saxe
Total members that voted No: 4 Members that voted No are Mike Colle, Jennifer McKelvie (Chair), James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

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