CODE OF CONDUCT
SUB-COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


February 11, 2020  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

B. Esslinger, S. Hamilton, A. Knack, S. McKeen
Councillor S. Hamilton was absent for a portion of the meeting without notice.

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

T. Cartmell, B. Henderson, A. Paquette
A. Giesbrecht, City Clerk
D. Beaudry, Deputy City Clerk
M. de Guzman, Office of the City Clerk

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ITEM

                                                                                                         PAGE

DECISION

 

1.          CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS                            1

1.1        Call to Order                                                                                          2

1.2        Adoption of Agenda                                                                            2

2.          ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS             2

2.1        Requests to Speak                                                                              2

2.2        Requests for Specific Time on Agenda                                         2

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 2

4.          UPDATE ON SCHEDULED REPORTS                                          2

5.          STATUS REPORT AND REQUESTS TO RE-ROUTE                2

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              2

6.1        Code of Conduct Update                                                                  2

7.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                           3

8.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                   3

8.1        Transit Tickets and No Fixed Address (S. McKeen)                  3

9.          ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  4

 

 

 

 

Carried

 

None

None

None

None

None

 

Action

None

 

 

See minutes

 

DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

Councillor B. Esslinger called the meeting to order at
1:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved S. McKeen:

 

 

 

That the February 11, 2020, Code of Conduct Sub-Committee meeting agenda be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Esslinger, A. Knack, S. McKeen

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

S. Hamilton

 

2.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS

2.1

Requests to Speak

 

 

 

There were no Requests to Speak.

 

 

 

 

 

2.2

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.

UPDATE ON SCHEDULED REPORTS - NONE

5.

STATUS REPORT AND REQUESTS TO RE-ROUTE - NONE

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Code of Conduct Update

 

 

 

B. Rathgeber, Ethics Advisor; J. Pytel, Integrity Commissioner; A. Giesbrecht, City Clerk; and D. Beaudry, Deputy City Clerk, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved S. Hamilton:

 

 

 

That the Code of Conduct Sub-Committee recommend to City Council:

 

  1. That Administration solicit feedback from members of Council with respect to events or occasions that they were unable to or uncomfortable attending because of the Code of Conduct, and provide the results of this engagement to the Integrity Commissioner and Ethics Advisor. 
  2. That the Integrity Commissioner and Ethics Advisor review the feedback provided by members of Council with respect to events or occasions that they were unable to or uncomfortable attending because of the Code of Conduct, and return to Council Services Committee with recommendations for potential amendments to the Council Code of Conduct to provide additional clarity, if required.

Due Date: March 31, 2020, at the same time as the Lobbyist Registry report

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

B. Esslinger, S. Hamilton, A. Knack

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

S. McKeen

 

7.

PRIVATE REPORTS

8.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

8.1

Transit Tickets and No Fixed Address (S. McKeen)

 

 

 

Councillor S. McKeen stated that at the next regular meeting of City Council, he would move the following:

That Administration provide a report responding to the information gathered by the Student Legal Services of Edmonton, on the disproportionate ticketing of individuals with no fixed addresses, by Edmonton Transit Peace Officers, including information on:

·         the policies that govern the enforcement of Bylaw 5590, which includes Bylaws 8353 and 14614,

·         the current training program for Transit Peace Officers in regards to working with vulnerable people,

·         and partnerships with social services like 24/7 crisis diversion.

Due Date: May 20, 2020

·         Notice of Motion Given: February 11, 2020, Code of Conduct Sub-Committee

 

 

 

 

 

9.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 2:34 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk