COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC SERVICES COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


August 21, 2019  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

S. Hamilton, B. Esslinger, M. Banga, D. Iveson, M. Walters
Mayor D. Iveson is a Committee Member pursuant to section 15(3), Council Committees Bylaw 18156

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

B. Henderson, A. Knack, S. McKeen, A. Paquette
K. Gibson, Office of the City Clerk
R. Yusuf, 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                                                                                      2

2.          ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS             2

2.1        Select Items for Debate                                                                      3

2.2        Requests to Speak                                                                              3

2.3        Requests for Specific Time on Agenda                                         4

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 4

4.          UPDATES ON SCHEDULED REPORTS                                       4

5.          STATUS REPORT AND REQUESTS TO RE-ROUTE                4

5.1        Reduction of Makeshift Camps                                                       4

5.2        Buena Vista/Laurier Park Master Plan

             Implementation Results                                                                     4

5.3        Snow and Ice Complaints Process (A. Knack)                            4

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              5

6.1        Conversion Therapy Practices                                                        5

6.2        Animal Protection Act Enforcement Services -

             Service Package                                                                                  6

6.3        Restrictions on Sale of Spray Paint Canisters                            6

6.4        Community Facility Partner Capital Grant Program

             - 2019 Grant Award Recommendations                                         7

6.5        Anti-Racism Advisory Committee Funding Strategy                 7

6.6        Bylaw 18970 to Create an Anti-Racism Advisory

             Committee                                                                                              8

6.7        Edmonton Arts Council - 2019 Arts Building

             Operating Grant Recommendations                                               8

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                9

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                           9

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                   9

9.1        YEG Innovation Compass (A. Knack)                                            9

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  9

 

 

 

 

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DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

Councillor S. Hamilton called the meeting to order at
9:31 a.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved M. Banga:

 

 

 

That the August 21, 2019, Community Services Committee meeting agenda be adopted with the following change:

Replacement Pages:
 

 5.1 Reduction of Makeshift Camps
 - New revised due date

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Hamilton, B. Esslinger, M. Banga, M. Walters

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That the following Community and Public Services Committee meeting minutes be adopted:

  • July 10, 2019, Community and Public Services Committee
  • July 11, 2019, Community and Public Services Committee meeting.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Hamilton, B. Esslinger, M. Banga, M. Walters

 

1.4

Protocol Items

 

 

 

There were no Protocol Items.

 

2.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS

2.1

Select Items for Debate

 

 

 

The following items were selected for debate: 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.5 and 6.6.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That Community and Public Services Committee hear from the following speakers, in panels when appropriate:

6.1 Conversion Therapy Practices

  • M. Phair
  • G. Lieb, Institute for Sexual Minority Studies
  • K. Wells, MacEwan University
  • R. Boissonnault
  • I. MacIsaac
  • A. Gillies, on behalf of Bob Fife
  • R. Lowry
  • A. Katiiti
  • B. Coldwell
  • E. Barron
  • Sava
  • J. Irwin
  • J. Ruba, Christian Ministry
  • R. Baillie, Edmonton Area Ministerial Association
  • C. Gallaway

6.5      Anti-Racism Advisory Committee Funding
Strategy

 6.6    Bylaw 18970 to Create an Anti-Racism Advisory Committee

  • M. Thomas, MacEwan University
  • S. Singh, Edmonton Shift Lab
  • M. Accord, Taccalusa Institute
  • H. Fankah-Arthur
  • R. Charchuk, Alberta Refugee Health Coalition
  • M. Olaosebikan, Robbin Rouge Foundation
  • U. Odebala-Fregene, Reez Community
  • E. Onah, ACEC

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Hamilton, B. Esslinger, M. Banga, M. Walters

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

 

There were no requests for any items to be dealt with at a specific time.

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

 

 

There were no Councillor Inquiries.

 

4.

UPDATES ON SCHEDULED REPORTS - NONE

5.

STATUS REPORT AND REQUESTS TO RE-ROUTE

5.1

Reduction of Makeshift Camps

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of November 20, 2019, be approved

Citizen Svcs.

Due Date:
Nov. 20, 2019

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Hamilton, B. Esslinger, M. Banga, M. Walters

 

5.2

Buena Vista/Laurier Park Master Plan Implementation Results

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of Fourth Quarter 2020, be approved.

Integrated Infrastructure Services

Due Date:
Fourth Quarter 2020

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Hamilton, B. Esslinger, M. Banga, M. Walters

 

5.3

Snow and Ice Complaints Process (A. Knack)

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of September 4, 2019, be approved

Citizen Svcs.

Due Date:
Sept. 4, 2019

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Hamilton, B. Esslinger, M. Banga, M. Walters

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Conversion Therapy Practices

 

 

 

S. McCabe, Deputy City Manager and W. Ramirez, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development, made a presentation.

J. Irwin; and R. Boissonnault made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

G. Lieb, Institute for Sexual Minority Studies;
K. Wells, MacEwan University; J. Ruba, Christian Ministry; E. Barron; A. Gillies; B. Coldwell; Sava, on behalf of Bob Fife; and R. Baillie, Edmonton Area Ministerial Association, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions. M. Phair; R. Lowry made presentations.

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That Committee hear from S. Graham.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Hamilton, B. Esslinger, M. Banga, D. Iveson, M. Walters

 

 

 

S. Graham made a presentation.

S. McCabe, Deputy City Manager, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development; and N. Jacobsen, Office of the City Manager (Law), answered the Committee’s questions.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That Community and Public Services Committee recommend to City Council.

  1. That Administration prepare a bylaw to prohibit the licensing, practice and promotion of conversion therapy in Edmonton, looking at all mechanisms for enforcement, including a $10,000 fine, and return to City Council before the end of the year.
  2. That Attachment 3 of the August 21, 2019, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development report CR_7154 remain private pursuant to section 27 (privileged information) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Hamilton, B. Esslinger, M. Banga, D. Iveson, M. Walters

 

6.2

Animal Protection Act Enforcement Services - Service Package

 

 

 

R. Smyth, Deputy City Manager, and D. Aitkens, Citizen Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That Community and Public Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That Administration prepare a service package, based on option three, as outlined in the August 21, 2019, Citizen Services report CR_7213, for consideration by Council during the 2019 Fall Supplemental Operating Budget Adjustment deliberations.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Hamilton, B. Esslinger, M. Banga, D. Iveson, M. Walters

 

6.3

Restrictions on Sale of Spray Paint Canisters

 

 

 

D. Aitken, Citizen Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions. K. Scott and D. Belanger, Citizen Services; and V. Lee, Office of the City Manager (Law) answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

Graffiti Fines and Resolutions – Bylaw Amendment Options

That Administration consider options for bylaw amendments, related to people that commit graffiti, including increased fines and other alternative resolutions, and report back to Committee.

Citizen Svcs.

 


Due Date:
March 2020

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Hamilton, B. Esslinger, M. Banga, D. Iveson, M. Walters

 

 

6.4

Community Facility Partner Capital Grant Program - 2019 Grant Award Recommendations

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That Community and Public Services Committee recommend to City Council:

 

That the 2019 Community Facility Partner Capital Grant Program recommendations, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the August 21, 2019, Citizen Services report CR_7311, be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Hamilton, B. Esslinger, M. Banga, M. Walters

 

6.5

Anti-Racism Advisory Committee Funding Strategy

 

 

 

Items 6.5 and 6.6 were dealt with together.

R. Smyth, Deputy City Manager and J. Foord, Citizen Services, made presentations.

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That Committee hear from D. Nur.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Hamilton, B. Esslinger, M. Banga, D. Iveson, M. Walters

 

 

 

M. Thomas, MacEwan University, made a presentation.

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That Committee hear from J. Calahoo Stonehouse, Edmonton Shift Lab.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Hamilton, B. Esslinger, M. Banga, D. Iveson, M. Walters

 

 

 

J. Calahoo Stonehouse, Edmonton Shift Lab; H. Fankah-Arthur; and R. Charchuk, Alberta Refugee Health Coalition, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions. M. Thomas, Interracial Alliance of Edmonton, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That the August 21, 2019, Citizen Services report CR_6434, be postponed to the September 4, 2019, Community and Public Services Committee meeting, as first item of business and be cross-referenced with report CR_6431.

Citizen Svcs.


Due Date:
Sept. 4, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Hamilton, B. Esslinger, M. Banga, D. Iveson, M. Walters

 

6.6

Bylaw 18970 to Create an Anti-Racism Advisory Committee

 

 

 

Items 6.5 and 6.6 were dealt with together.

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That the August 21, 2019, Citizen Services report CR_6431, be postponed to the September 4, 2019, Community and Public Services Committee meeting and time specific as first item of business and be cross-referenced with report CR_6434.

Citizen Svcs.


Due Date:
Sept. 4, 2019

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Hamilton, B. Esslinger, M. Banga, D. Iveson, M. Walters

 

6.7

Edmonton Arts Council - 2019 Arts Building Operating Grant Recommendations

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That Community and Public Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That the recommendations, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the August 21, 2019, Edmonton Arts Council report CR_7415, be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Hamilton, B. Esslinger, M. Banga, M. Walters

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES - NONE

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

9.1

YEG Innovation Compass (A. Knack)

 

 

 

Councillor A. Knack stated that at the next regular meeting of City Council, he will move the following:

That EEDC work with TEC Edmonton, Health City, and other stakeholders and report back on the status of the recommendations in the YEG Innovation Compass Report. This report should specifically address opportunities to reduce overlap, clarify roles and governance, accelerate the technology economy, and better serve the municipal innovation ecosystem.

 

·         Notice of Motion Given: August 21, 2019, Community and Public Services Committee

 

 

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 3:29 p.m.

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk