COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


May 3, 2010  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

A. Sohi, B. Anderson, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, *S. Mandel

*Committee Member pursuant to section 150 (2), Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

Councillors B. Henderson, K. Leibovici, L. Sloan
K. McKeown, Office of the City Clerk
L. Turvey, 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                                                                      2

2.2        Requests to Speak                                                                              2

2.3        Requests for Specific Time on Agenda                                         3

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 3

4.          STATUS REPORT - NONE                                                                 3

5.          REPORTS                                                                                              3

5.1        Edmonton Seniors Declaration                                                       3

5.2        Partnership Proposal for South Edmonton

             Multicultural Centre - Funding Request                                         4

5.3        Partnership Opportunities with School Boards                          4

6.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                5

6.1        Safety Concerns - Vehicle for Hire Drivers (A.

             Sohi)                                                                                                        5

7.          NOTICES OF MOTION                                                                         6

8.          ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  6

 

 

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Action

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DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

Councillor A. Sohi called the meeting to order at 9:35 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the May 3, 2010, Community Services Committee meeting agenda be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, B. Anderson , E. Gibbons, J. Batty

 

 

 

 

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the April 19, 2010, Community Services Committee minutes be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, B. Anderson , E. Gibbons, J. Batty

 

1.4

Protocol Items

 

 

 

There were no Protocol items.

 

 

 

 

 

2.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS

2.1

Select Items for Debate

 

 

 

Community Services Committee selected the following items for debate:  5.1, 5.2 and 6.1.

 

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the Community Services Committee hear from the following speakers in panels:

5.1  Edmonton Seniors Declaration

* S. Hallett, Executive Director, Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council

* J. Innes, Co-Chair, Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council

 

5.2  Partnership Proposal forSouth Edmonton Multicultural Centre - Funding Request

* A. Son, Edmonton Korean Community Centre Foundation

* D. Bai, Edmonton Korean Community Centre Foundation

 

6.1  Safety Concerns - Vehicle for Hire Drivers

* B. Manhas, President, United Cab Drivers Association

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, B. Anderson , E. Gibbons, J. Batty

 

 

 

 

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

 

There were no requests for time specifics.

 

 

 

 

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

 

 

There were no Councillor Inquiries.

 

 

 

 

 

4.

STATUS REPORT - NONE

5.

REPORTS

5.1

Edmonton Seniors Declaration

 

 

 

H. McRae, Community Services Department, made a presentation.

S. Hallett, Executive Director, and J. Innes, Co-Chair, Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

L. Cochrane, General Manager, Community Services Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That the Edmonton Seniors Declaration, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the April 8, 2010, Community Services Department report 2010CSS013, be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, B. Anderson , E. Gibbons, J. Batty

 

 

 

 

 

5.2

Partnership Proposal for South Edmonton Multicultural Centre - Funding Request

 

 

 

H. McRae, Community Services Department, made a presentation.

D. Bai and A. Son, Edmonton Korean Community Centre Foundation, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

L. Cochrane, General Manager, and H. McRae, Community Services Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the April 9, 2010, Community Services Department report 2010CSS012 be received for information.

 

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, B. Anderson, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, S. Mandel

 

 

 

 

 

5.3

Partnership Opportunities with School Boards

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the April 12, 2010, Community Services Department report 2010CSR007 be received for information.

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, B. Anderson , E. Gibbons, J. Batty

 

6.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

6.1

Safety Concerns - Vehicle for Hire Drivers (A. Sohi)

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the Committee hear from the following speaker:

* B. Brunet, Teamsters Union

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, B. Anderson , E. Gibbons, J. Batty

 

 

 

H. Naboulsi, Chair, Vehicle for Hire Commission, made a presentation.

B. Manhas, President, United Cab Drivers Association; and B. Brunet, Teamster's Union, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

P. Fearon and D. Aitken, Planning and Development Department; H. Naboulsi, Vehicle for Hire Commission; and K. McKeown, Office of the City Clerk, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

That the April 13, 2010, Vehicle for Hire Commission/Planning and Development Department report 2010PCS009 be received for information.

Vehicle for Hire Commission/
Planning & Dev.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, B. Anderson , E. Gibbons, J. Batty

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That the Mayor write to the Federal Minister of Justice requesting that trial judges take into account the increased vulnerability of transit operators and taxi drivers, who through the course of their job become victims of violence, and that sentencing regarding these cases be as stringent as possible.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, B. Anderson , E. Gibbons, J. Batty

 

 

 

 

 

7.

NOTICES OF MOTION

 

 

Councillor A. Sohi asked whether there were any Notices of Motion.  There were none.

 

 

 

 

 

8.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 12:09 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                           City Clerk