COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC SERVICES COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


May 8, 2019  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

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

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

B. Henderson, A. Knack, S. McKeen
L. Cochrane, City Manager
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                                                                      2

2.2        Requests to Speak                                                                              2

2.3        Requests for Specific Time on Agenda                                         3

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 3

4.          UPDATES ON SCHEDULED REPORTS                                       3

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               3

5.1        Current Leasing Status of the Orange Hub - Update                 3

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              3

6.1        Opioid Update                                                                                      3

6.2        Interim Housing                                                                                   4

6.3        Commonwealth Games Bid                                                              5

6.4        Edmonton Arts Council - 2019 Arts Operating Grant

             Recommendations                                                                              5

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                6

7.1        Fire Rescue Services - Fees for Service  - (M. Nickel)                6

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                           6

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                   6

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  6

 

 

 

 

Carried

Carried

None

 

See minutes

See minutes

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None

None

 

Carried

 

Carried

Action

Carried

 

Carried

 

Postponed

None

 

None

 

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
9:30 a.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved M. Banga:

 

 

 

That the May 8, 2019, Community and Public Services Committee meeting agenda be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved M. Banga:

 

 

 

That the April 24, 2019, Community and Public Services Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

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

 

 

 

Items 6.1 and 6.2 were selected for debate.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

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

6.2     Interim Housing

  • C. McDonald, Riverdale Community
  • J. Pede
  • H. Mah, Chinatown and Area Business Association
  • G. Lane, McCauley Community League

 

 

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

5.1

Current Leasing Status of the Orange Hub - Update

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of June 26, 2019, be approved.

 

Citizen Svcs.

Due Date:
June 26, 2019

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Opioid Update

 

 

 

R. Smith, Deputy City Manager, and J. Foord, Citizen Services; and C. Sikora, Alberta Health Services, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.
C. Blasetti, Boyle McCauley Health Centre; and
D. Jones, Edmonton Police Service, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That the May 8, 2019, Citizen Services report CR_7031, be received for information.

Citizen Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.2

Interim Housing

 

 

 

J. Foord and C. Kjenner, Citizen Services, made a presentation.

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That the Committee hear from W. Champion.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

C. McDonald, Riverdale Community; J. Pede; H. Mah, Chinatown and Area Business Association; G. Lane, McCauley Community League; and W. Champion, made presentations. C. McDonald; H. Mah; G. Lane, and J. Pede, answered the Committee's questions.

 

A handout provided by J. Pede was distributed to Members of the Committee and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

 

L. Cochrane, City Manager; R. Smyth, Deputy City Manager, J. Foord and C. Kjenner, Citizen Services;
S. McGee, Homeward Trust; and B. Simpson, City Operations, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

Administrative Response Team - Composition and Action Plan - Verbal report

1.    That Administration form an Administrative Response Team to spearhead and fast-track the development of 600 units of permanent supportive housing, and update Committee with the composition of and an action plan for the Team.

2.    That Administration engage with the province on interim steps to fast-track temporary transitional housing (eg. modular, trailer or prefabricated) and update Committee.

3.    That Administration engage with the province on Modernized Shelter Standards to establish safe, compassionate and uplifting standards for shelter operations and update Committee.

Citizen Svcs.

 

Due by:
May 22, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

Reduction of Makeshift Camps

That Administration provide a progress update report to Committee, on the work underway to reduce the number of Edmontonians sleeping in makeshift camps around the city, including Dawson Park.

Citizen Svcs.

 

Due by:
Aug 21, 2019

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.3

Commonwealth Games Bid

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That Community and Public Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That the City of Edmonton pass on the opportunity to submit a 2026 or 2030 Commonwealth Games bid.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.4

Edmonton Arts Council - 2019 Arts Operating Grant Recommendations

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That Community and Public Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That the grant recommendations as presented in Attachment 1 of the May 8, 2019, Edmonton Arts Council report CR_7148, be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

7.1

Fire Rescue Services - Fees for Service (M. Nickel)

 

 

Moved M. Banga:

 

 

 

That the May 8, 2019, Citizen Services report CR_6896, be postponed to the May 22, 2019, Community and Public Services Committee meeting.

Citizen Svcs.

Due Date:
May 22, 2019

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

Councillor S. Hamilton asked if there were any Notices of Motion. There were none.

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 3:01 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk