CITY COUNCIL

 

MINUTES


December 12, 2012  –  Council Chamber

 

 

PRESENT

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty,
K. Diotte, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, T. Caterina

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

S. Farbrother, City Manager
A. Sinclair, City Clerk
M. de Guzman, Office of the City Clerk

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ITEM

                                                                                                         PAGE

DECISION

 

1.          CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS                            2

1.1        Call to Order                                                                                          2

1.2        Adoption of Agenda                                                                            2

1.3        Adoption of Minutes                                                                           2

1.4        Protocol Items                                                                                      3

2.          ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS             4

2.1        Select Items for Debate                                                                      4

2.2        Requests to Speak                                                                              4

2.3        Requests for Specific Time on Agenda                                         4

2.4        Vote on Bylaws not Selected for Debate                                      4

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 4

4.          REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING      4

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               4

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              4

6.1        Council Members' Updates on Agency and Initiative

             Appointments - Verbal report                                                           5

6.2        Edmonton Arts Council - Community Investment

             Program Travel Grant Recommendations                                    5

6.3        Edmonton Arts Council - Community Investment

             Program Community Arts Project Grant

             Recommendations                                                                              5

6.4        Edmonton Arts Council - Community Investment

             Program Cultural Diversity in the Arts Awards

             Recommendations                                                                              6

6.5        Appointment of 2013 Board of Directors to the

             Business Revitalization Zones of Edmonton                               6

6.6        Edmonton Business Revitalization Zones - 2013

             Budgets                                                                                                  6

6.7        Update on the Downtown Arena - Verbal report                         7

7.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                         10

7.1        Intergovernmental Affairs - Update - Verbal report                  10

7.2        Approval of an Agreement - LRT Governance Board             11

7.3        Appointment Nominations of External

             Representatives to Civic Agencies                                               11

7.4        Key Board Recruitment - Edmonton Regional

             Airports Authority - Verbal report                                                  12

7.5        Intergovernmental Matters - Update- Verbal report                  12

7.6        Regional Transit Governance Business Case

             Assessment                                                                                        13

8.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                13

9.          ADJOURNMENT                                                                                13

 

 

 

 

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Postponed

 

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DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

Mayor S. Mandel called the meeting to order at 9:31 a.m.

The Vocal Alchemy Choir, under the direction of Jordan Van Biert, led the assembly with inspirational singing. Mayor S. Mandel thanked the Choir for their excellent performance.

 

 

 

 

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved J. Batty - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the December 12, 2012, City Council meeting agenda be adopted with the following change:

Addition:

·         7.6 Regional Transit Governance Business Case Assessment - PRIVATE
(Pursuant to sections 21, 24 and 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act)

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell,
K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the November 28, 2012, City Council meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell,
K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

1.4

Protocol Items

 

 

A Christmas Poem (K. Krushell)

 

 

 

Councillor K. Krushell, recited a poem she wrote about her personal reflection on the 2013 Budget deliberations, as an ode to Council and city staff.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recognition of Darrell Nordell (S. Mandel)

 

 

 

Mayor S. Mandel, on behalf of City Council, recognized Darrell Nordell and his family, for Team Canada Men's Wheelchair Basketball gold medal win, in London, at the Paralympics Games in August. Canada beat Australia 64-58. Darrell has been part of the coaching staff of Canada's National Men's Team for 10 years. His contributions as assistant coach, has been a vital part of Team Canada's success at the Paralympics. A video was presented to Council of clips from the gold medal game in London. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Victoria School of Arts (S. Mandel)

 

 

 

Mayor S. Mandel, on behalf of City Council, welcomed grade 10 - 12 students from Victoria School of Arts and their teacher D. Schmitz. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Honour of former City Councillor Helen Paull (S. Mandel)

 

 

 

Mayor S. Mandel, on behalf of City Council, honoured the passing of former City Councillor Helen Paull, who passed away on October 15, 2012, at the age of 82. From 1986 to 1992, she served on Edmonton's City Council and had a strong belief in service to the community. After her time in office, she remained active in the community with various organizations and was a passionate advocate for the City of Edmonton and its people. Her passing is a great loss to all those who knew and loved her but she leaves behind a legacy of public service that will never be forgotten. Helen Paull is survived by her husband of 60 years; sons and daughters-in-law and five grandchildren. Her son, David, thanked City Council for recognizing his mother and Mayor S. Mandel presented the family with a gift of appreciation.

 

 

 

 

 

2.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS

2.1

Select Items for Debate

 

 

 

The following items were selected for debate: 6.1, 6.6, 6.7, 7.1, 7.4, and 7.5.

 

 

 

 

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved J. Batty – T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That City Council hear from the following speakers, in panels when appropriate:

6.7 Update on the Downtown Arena - Verbal report

·         J. Karvellas, Katz Group

·         J. Robert Black, Katz Group

·         B. Gilewich, Katz Group

·         P. Marcaccio, Katz Group

·         P. Laforge, Edmonton Oilers

·         M. Shugarman, Shugarman Architecture

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell,
K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - D. Loken:

 

 

 

That the following item be made time specific:

6.7 Update on the Downtown Arena - Verbal report -
1st item of business

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell,
K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

2.4

Vote on Bylaws not Selected for Debate - NONE

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES - NONE

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING - NONE

5.

STATUS REPORT - NONE

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Council Members' Updates on Agency and Initiative Appointments - Verbal report

 

 

Moved S. Mandel - D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the Council Members' Updates on Agency and Initiative Appointments - Verbal report, be postponed to the February 6, 2013, City Council meeting.

Corporate Svcs.

 

Due Date: Feb. 6, 2013

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell,
K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

6.2

Edmonton Arts Council - Community Investment Program Travel Grant Recommendations

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - L. Sloan:

 

 

 

That the Community Investment Program, Travel Grant recommendations, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the December 12, 2012, Edmonton Arts Council report 2012EAC013, be approved.

Arts Council

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell,
K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

6.3

Edmonton Arts Council - Community Investment Program Community Arts Project Grant Recommendations

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - L. Sloan:

 

 

 

That the Community Investment Program Community Arts Project Grant recommendations, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the December 12, 2012, Edmonton Arts Council report 2012EAC014, be approved.

Arts Council

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell,
K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

6.4

Edmonton Arts Council - Community Investment Program Cultural Diversity in the Arts Awards Recommendations

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - L. Sloan:

 

 

 

That the Community Investment Program Cultural Diversity in the Arts Awards recommendations, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the December 12, 2012, Edmonton Arts Council report 2012EAC015, be approved.

Arts Council

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell,
K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

6.5

Appointment of 2013 Board of Directors to the Business Revitalization Zones of Edmonton

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - L. Sloan:

 

 

 

That the individuals named in Attachment 1 of the December 12, 2012, Sustainable Development report 2012SHE051, as the Boards of Directors for the Business Revitalization Zones of Alberta Avenue; Beverly; Chinatown and Little Italy; Downtown; Fort Road; French Quarter and Area; Inglewood; Kingsway; Northwest Industrial; North Edge; Old Strathcona; Stony Plain Road and Area; and 124 Street, be appointed for the term of January 1, 2013, to December 31, 2013.

Sustainable Dev.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell,
K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

6.6

Edmonton Business Revitalization Zones - 2013 Budgets

 

 

 

A. Sinclair, City Clerk, answered Council's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved B. Henderson – B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the Old Strathcona Business Association meet with
A. Pecover, to understand his concerns and provide a report to Executive Committee by March 11, 2013, providing details of his concerns and the Old Stratchcona Business Association’s response to his concerns.

 

 

Amendment Moved J. Batty - B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That a Part 2 be added as follows:

2. That the following Edmonton Business Revitalization Zones’ 2013 budgets, as outlined in the December 12, 2012, Sustainable Development report 2012SHE052, be approved:

1. Alberta Avenue Business Association
2. Beverly Business Association
3. Chinatown and Little Italy Business Association
4. Downtown Business Association
5. Fort Road Business Association
6. French Quarter and Area Business Association
7. Inglewood Business Association
8. Kingsway Business Association
9. Northwest Industrial Business Association
10. North Edge Business Association
11. Old Strathcona Business Association
12. Stony Plain Road and Area Business Association
13. 124 Street Business Association

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell,
K. Leibovici

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

 

Motion as Amended, put:

 

 

 

Details of the Old Strathcona Business Association’s Response to Concerns

1. That the Old Strathcona Business Association meet with A. Pecover, to understand his concerns and provide a report to Executive Committee by March 11, 2013, providing details of his concerns and the Old Stratchcona Business Association’s response to his concerns.

2. That the following Edmonton Business Revitalization Zones’ 2013 budgets, as outlined in the December 12, 2012, Sustainable Development report 2012SHE052, be approved:

1. Alberta Avenue Business Association
2. Beverly Business Association
3. Chinatown and Little Italy Business Association
4. Downtown Business Association
5. Fort Road Business Association
6. French Quarter and Area Business Association
7. Inglewood Business Association
8. Kingsway Business Association
9. Northwest Industrial Business Association
10. North Edge Business Association
11. Old Strathcona Business Association
12. Stony Plain Road and Area Business Association
13. 124 Street Business Association

Sustainable Dev.

Due Date: Mar. 11, 2013 Exec. Committee

 

Sustainable Dev.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell,
K. Leibovici

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

6.7

Update on the Downtown Arena - Verbal report

 

 

 

S. Farbrother, City Manager, made a presentation and answered Council's questions. L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer; and R. Daviss, Sustainable Development, answered Council's questions.

Copies of a handout provided by J. Karvellas, Katz Group, were distributed to Members of Council and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

J. Karvellas, Katz Group; P. Laforge, Edmonton Oilers; and M. Shugarman, Shugarman Architecture, made presentations and answered Council's questions.
P. Marcaccio, B. Gilewich and J. Robert Black, Katz Group, answered Council's questions. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved L. Sloan - K. Diotte:

 

 

 

That this item be postponed until there is a formal presentation, in writing, from the Katz Group.

 

 

In Favour:

Lost

 

 

K. Diotte, L. Sloan

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici,
T. Caterina

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - D. Loken:

 

 

 

1. That Administration re-open negotiations with the Katz Group based on the October 26, 2011, Framework.

2. That Administration re-commence the design process of the arena area facilities consistent with the Interim Design Agreement, subject to an agreement on a decision-making process.

3. That Administration negotiate an extension in the deadline in the Land Inventory Agreement from December 31, 2012, to April 30, 2013.

4. That Administration work with the Katz Group to identify and appoint an individual who could act as a Mediator by January 23, 2013.

5. That the Mediator appoint a financial analyst to evaluate the City’s and the Katz Group’s financial assumptions and analysis for the arena revenue and expenses.

6. That Administration work with the Katz Group, under the support of the Mediator, to evaluate all other non-financial issues.

 

 

Amendment moved B. Henderson - J. Batty:

 

 

 

That Part 2 of motion be deleted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken,
J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, L. Sloan,
T. Caterina

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

B. Anderson, E. Gibbons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members of Council requested that Part 1 of motion be split out for voting purposes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part 1 of Motion, put:

 

 

 

1. That Administration re-open negotiations with the Katz Group based on the October 26, 2011, Framework.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici,
T. Caterina

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

K. Diotte, L. Sloan

 

 

Part 2 of Motion, put:

 

 

 

2. That Administration negotiate an extension in the deadline in the Land Inventory Agreement from December 31, 2012, to April 30, 2013.

3. That Administration work with the Katz Group to identify and appoint an individual who could act as a Mediator by January 23, 2013.

4. That the Mediator appoint a financial analyst to evaluate the City’s and the Katz Group’s financial assumptions and analysis for the arena revenue and expenses.

5. That Administration work with the Katz Group, under the support of the Mediator, to evaluate all other non-financial issues.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

K. Diotte, L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

 

Summary of Council’s Decision on item 6.7:

 

 

 

1. That Administration re-open negotiations with the Katz Group based on the October 26, 2011, Framework.

2. That Administration negotiate an extension in the deadline in the Land Inventory Agreement from December 31, 2012, to April 30, 2013.

3. That Administration work with the Katz Group to identify and appoint an individual who could act as a Mediator by January 23, 2013.

4. That the Mediator appoint a financial analyst to evaluate the City's and the Katz Group's financial assumptions and analysis for arena revenues and expenses.

5. That Administration work with the Katz Group, under the support of the Mediator, to evaluate all other non-financial issues.

City Manager  

Financial Svcs. and Utilities

Sustainable Dev.

 

 

7.

PRIVATE REPORTS

7.1

Intergovernmental Affairs - Update - Verbal report

 

 

 

Council met in private at 3:23 p.m. pursuant to section 21 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Council met in public at 4:45 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved A. Sohi - K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the Intergovernmental Affairs - Update verbal report, remain private pursuant to section 21 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

City Manager

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell,
K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

7.2

Approval of an Agreement - LRT Governance Board

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - L. Sloan:

 

 

 

1. That the Indemnity Agreement as outlined in Attachment 1 of the December 12, 2012, Corporate Services report 2012COL008, be approved.

2. That the December 12, 2012, Corporate Services report 2012COL008 remain private pursuant to sections 24 and 27 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Corporate Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell,
K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

7.3

Appointment Nominations of External Representatives to Civic Agencies

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - L. Sloan:

 

 

 

1. That the externally-nominated representatives to various civic agencies, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the December 12, 2012, Corporate Services report 2012COC173, be appointed for the term January 1 to December 31, 2013.

2. That the December 12, 2012, Corporate Services report 2012COC173, remain private until approved by City Council, pursuant to sections 17 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Corporate Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell,
K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

7.4

Key Board Recruitment - Edmonton Regional Airports Authority - Verbal report

 

 

 

A. Sinclair, City Clerk, answered Council's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved J. Batty - K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the Key Board Recruitment - Edmonton Regional Airports Authority – Verbal report, be postponed to a Special City Council meeting to be called by the Mayor and to be held in January 2013, in the Councillors' Boardroom.

Corporate Svcs.

 

Due Date: Jan. 2013

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell,
K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

7.5

Intergovernmental Matters - Update- Verbal report

 

 

 

Council met in private at 3:23 p.m. pursuant to sections 21, 23 and 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Council met in public at 4:45 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved A. Sohi - K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the Intergovernmental Matters - Update - verbal report, remain private pursuant to sections 21, 23 and 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Sustainable Dev.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell,
K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

7.6

Regional Transit Governance Business Case Assessment

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - L. Sloan:

 

 

 

1. That the terms of reference and funding proposal detailing the scope of the Regional Transit Governance Business Case Assessment, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the December 12, 2012, Office of the City Manager report 2012CMI013, be approved.

2. That the December 12, 2012, Office of the City Manager report 2012CMI013 remain private pursuant to sections 21, 24 and 25 of the Freedom of Information and Privacy Protection Act.

City Manager

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell,
K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

8.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

Mayor S. Mandel asked whether there were any Notices of Motions. There were none.

 

 

 

 

 

9.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 4:45 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk