EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


April 12, 2016  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

D. Iveson, B. Esslinger, M. Banga, B. Henderson, M. Nickel

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

B. Anderson, E. Gibbons, A. Knack, D. Loken, S. McKeen, M. Oshry, M. Walters
L. Cochrane, City Manager
L. Sahli, City Clerk
N. Rajan, 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             3

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                                                                 5

4.          REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING
             REPORTS REROUTED/POSTPONED BY AGENDA REVIEW
             COMMITTEE                                                                                          5

             Community Wellness Approaches to Serve Vulnerable

             Edmontonians                                                                                      5

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               5

5.1        Parameters for the Moment of Reflection at City

             Council Meetings                                                                                 5

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              5

6.1        Criteria for Exemption from the Non-Market

             Housing Pause                                                                                     5

6.2        Edmonton's Financial Sustainability Plan: The Way

             We Finance - User Fees White Paper                                             6

6.3        Municipal Development Corporation - 'super light'

             model - Costs, Benefits and Evaluation Mechanism                  7

6.4        Estimate of the Operating Costs of Vacant City

             Properties                                                                                              8

6.5        Integrated Approach to the Development of the

             Skyrattler Site                                                                                        8

6.6        City Heritage Building Inventory                                                     9

6.7        High Level Analysis on the Feasibility of

             Maintaining, Moving or Preserving the Graphic

             Arts Building - Mitchell and Reed Auction House

             (the "Artery")                                                                                         9

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                9

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                           9

8.1        Civic Agencies Recruitment - Applicant Interviews -

             VERBAL Report                                                                                   9

8.2        Confidential Litigation Settlement                                                11

8.3        Economic Development Opportunity - Verbal report              12

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                12

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                12

 

 

 

 

Carried

Carried

See Minutes

 

See Minutes

See Minutes

None

None

None

 

 

 

See Minutes

 

 

Carried

 

 

Action

 

Postponed

 

Action

 

Carried

 

Referred

Referred

 

 

 

Referred

None

 

 

Action

Carried

Carried

 

None

 

 

 

DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

Mayor D. Iveson called the meeting to order at 9:32 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That the April 12, 2016, Executive Committee meeting agenda be adopted with the following changes:

Additions:

8.2       Confidential Litigation Settlement - PRIVATE

            (Sections 24, 25 and 27 of the Freedom of             Information and Protection of Privacy Act)

8.3       Economic Development Opportunity - Verbal report -
            PRIVATE

            (Sections 16, 24 and 25 of the Freedom of
            Information and Protection of Privacy Act
)

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Esslinger, M. Banga, B. Henderson, M. Nickel

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the following Executive Committee meeting minutes be approved:

  • March 22, 2016, Executive Committee
  • March 24, 2016, Executive Committee
  • April 6, 2016, Special Executive Committee

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Esslinger, M. Banga, B. Henderson, M. Nickel

 

1.4

Protocol Items

 

 

George P. Nicholson School (D. Iveson)

 

 

 

Mayor D. Iveson, on behalf of Executive Committee, welcomed the Grade 6 class from George P. Nicholson School, and their teacher M. Sprague.

 

 

 

 

 

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, 6.6, 6.7, 8.1, 8.2 and 8.3.

 

 

 

 

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That Executive Committee hear from the following speakers, in panels when appropriate:

6.1       Criteria for Exemption from the Non-Market
            Housing Pause

·         T. Prouse, Eastwood Community League

·         J. Reiniger, Boyle Street Community Services

·         P. O'Hara, McCauley Community League

·         C. Haraba, Grovenor Communtiy League

·         W. Champion, Central McDougall Community League

·         D. Eckel, Central McDougall Communtiy League

Speakers approved at the March 22, 2016, Executive Committee meeting:

·         J. Whittaker, Edmonton Coalition on Housing and Homelessness

·         S. Agrawal

·         C. Haraba, Grovenor Community League

·         C. Basualdo

·         G. Forget, Realizing Housing Potentials Moratorium

·         C. McDonald, The Edmonton Inner City Housing Society

6.2       Edmonton's Financial Sustainability Plan: The
            Way We Finance - User Fees White Paper

·         P. Woods, BOMA Edmonton

·         J. Riopel, Edmonton Chamber of Commerce

6.3       Municipal Development Corporation - 'super
            light' model - Costs, Benefits and Evaluation
            Mechanism

·         C. Clish, NAIOP

·         P. Woods, BOMA Edmonton

·         J. Riopel, Edmonton Chamber of Commerce

·         C. Wiebe, Canadian Home Builders Association, Edmonton Region

·         G. Nakatsui, Canadian Home Builders Association, Edmonton Region

·         K. Cantor

·         L. Scott, Urban Development Institute, Edmonton Region

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Esslinger, M. Banga, B. Henderson, M. Nickel

 

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.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING – NONE
REPORTS REROUTED/POSTPONED BY AGENDA REVIEW COMMITTEE

 

Community Wellness Approaches to Serve Vulnerable Edmontonians

 

 

 

Rerouted to: May 9, 2016, Community Services Committee

 

 

 

 

 

5.

STATUS REPORT

5.1

Parameters for the Moment of Reflection at City Council Meetings

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of To Be Determined, be approved.

 

Office of the City Manager

Due by:       To Be Determined

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Esslinger, M. Banga, B. Henderson, M. Nickel

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Criteria for Exemption from the Non-Market Housing Pause

 

 

 

J. Singer, Sustainable Development, made a presentation.

J. Whittaker, Edmonton Coalition on Housing and Homelessness; S. Agrawal; C. Haraba, Grovenor Community League; C. Basualdo; G. Forget, Realing Housing Potentials Moratorium; and C. McDonald, The Edmonton Inner City Housing Society, made presentations.
J. Whittaker; S. Agrawal; C. Haraba; C. Basulado; and
C. McDonald answered the Committee's questions.
A handout provided by G. Forget was distributed to Members of the Committee and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

T. Prouse, Eastwood Community League; J. Reiniger, Boyle Street Community League; P. O'Hara, McCauley Community League; D. Eckel and W. Champion, Central McDougall Community League, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions. T. Prouse;
J. Reiniger; O'Hara; and D. Eckel, answered the Committee's questions.

W. Trocenko, Sustainable Development, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

Non-Market Housing Pause -  Addressing Concentration of Poverty and Neighbourhood Revitalization

1. That Administration work with the Non-Market Housing Pause neighbourhoods (Alberta Avenue, Central McDougall, East wood, McCauley and Queen Mary Park) to consider possible mechanisms for city housing interventions to lead neighbourhood revitalization and lessen the concentration of poverty, and report back to Executive Committee in the fourth quarter of 2016 with recommendations from that work, along with a recommendation regarding a possible further extension or modification of the Non-Market Housing pause.

 

Sustainable Dev.

 

Due by:   Dec. 6, 2016

2. That Executive Committee recommend to City Council:

That the Non-Market Housing Pause be extended until after Administration returns to Committee with the report on the “Non-Market Housing Pause – Addressing Concentration of Poverty and Neighbourhood Revitalization” from the motion of the April 12, 2016, Executive Committee meeting.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Esslinger, M. Banga, B. Henderson, M. Nickel

 

6.2

Edmonton's Financial Sustainability Plan: The Way We Finance - User Fees White Paper

 

 

 

L. Sahli, City Clerk; and T. Burge, Chief Financial Officer and General Manager, Financial and Corporate Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

1. That the Non-statutory Public Hearing on The Way We Finance White Paper on User Fees, and the April 12, 2016, Financial and Corporate Services report CR_3437, be postponed to the May 10, 2016, Executive Committee meeting, and that this item be made time specific by Agenda Review Committee.

The Way We Finance - Property Assessment and Taxation White Paper – Non-statutory Public Hearing

2. That a Non-statutory Public Hearing be held at the May 10, 2016, Executive Committee meeting, on The Way We Finance - Property Assessment and Taxation White Paper, and that this item be made time specific by Agenda Review Committee.

Financial and Corporate Svcs.

 

Due Date: May 10, 2016

 

 

 

Due Date: May 10, 2016

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Esslinger, M. Banga, B. Henderson, M. Nickel

 

 

 

 

 

6.3

Municipal Development Corporation - 'super light' model - Costs, Benefits and Evaluation Mechanism

 

 

 

M. Evans, Teleologic Strategy and Communications, made a presentation.

C. Clish, NAIOP; P. Woods, BOMA Edmonton; J. Riopel, Edmonton Chamber of Commerce; C. Wiebe and
G. Nakatsui, Canadian Home Builders Association, Edmonton Region; K. Cantor; and L. Scott, Urban Development Institute, Edmonton Region, made presentations. L. Scott, P. Woods; C. Wiebel; and
K. Cantor, answered the Committee's questions. Handouts provided by C. Clish, K. Cantor and L. Scott, were distributed to Members of the Committee and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

W. Trocenko, Sustainable Development; L. Cochrane, City Manager; and J. Day, John Day Developments, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

Municipal Development Corporation - Relationship and Land Inventory

That Administration develop and work with the business advisory committee (including perspectives of non-governmental organizations) as set out in the April 12, 2016, Sustainable Development report CR_3168, and return to Committee in the fourth quarter of 2016 with:

·         further information on the relationship between a possible Municipal Development Corporation and:

o   housing related matters (affordable housing)

o   market development

o   alignment with the possible Community Development Corporation.

·         an updated inventory of lands.

Sustainable Dev.

 

Due by:   Dec. 6, 2016

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Esslinger, M. Banga, B. Henderson, M. Nickel

 

6.4

Estimate of the Operating Costs of Vacant City Properties

 

 

Moved M. Nickel:

 

 

 

That the April 12, 2016, Sustainable Development report CR_3485, be received for information.

 

Sustainable Dev.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Esslinger, M. Banga, B. Henderson, M. Nickel

 

6.5

Integrated Approach to the Development of the Skyrattler Site

 

 

 

W. Trocenko, Sustainable Development, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

Integrated Approach to the Development of the Skyrattler Site - Further Consultation and Options

That the April 12, 2015, Sustainable Development report CR_1068, be referred back to Administration to consider other options, including consultation with the community, and return to Committee in the Fourth Quarter of 2016.

Sustainable Dev.

Due by:   Dec. 6, 2016

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Esslinger, M. Banga, B. Henderson, M. Nickel

 

6.6

City Heritage Building Inventory

 

 

 

L. Sahli, City Clerk, answered the Committee's questions.

 

Councillors M. Nickel and B. Henderson referred this item to City Council without a Committee recommendation

 

 

 

 

 

6.7

High Level Analysis on the Feasibility of Maintaining, Moving or Preserving the Graphic Arts Building - Mitchell and Reed Auction House (the "Artery")

 

 

 

Councillors M. Nickel and B. Henderson referred this item to City Council without a Committee recommendation.

 

 

 

 

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES - NONE

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS

8.1

Civic Agencies Recruitment - Applicant Interviews - VERBAL Report

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That the Committee meet in private pursuant to sections 17 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Esslinger, M. Banga, B. Henderson, M. Nickel

 

 

 

The Committee met in private at 3:37 p.m.

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That the Committee meet in public.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Esslinger, M. Banga, B. Henderson, M. Nickel

 

 

 

The Committee met in public at 5:14 p.m.

 

 

Moved M. Banga:

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Bylaw to Amend Bylaw 17431, Energy Transition Advisory Committee

That Administration prepare, for the April 19, 2016, City Council meeting, an amendment to Section 7 of Bylaw 17431, Energy Transition Advisory Committee, to increase the maximum number of members to 15.

 

Office of the City Manager

 

Due Date: Apr. 19, 2016
City Council

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Esslinger, M. Banga, B. Henderson, M. Nickel

 

 

Moved M. Banga:

 

 

 

1. That Attachment 1, Civic Agencies Recruitment - Appointment Recommendations from Executive Committee, be added to the April 12, 2016, Office of the City Manager verbal report on Civic Agencies Recruitment - Applicant Interviews.

2. That the discussion and materials, including Attachment 1, to the April 12, 2016, Office of the City Manager verbal report on Civic Agencies Recruitment - Applicant Interviews, remain private pursuant to sections 17 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

Office of the City Manager

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Esslinger, M. Banga, B. Henderson, M. Nickel

 

 

Moved M. Banga:

 

 

 

That Executive Committee recommend to City Council:

1.   That the appointments and re-appointments, as
outlined in Attachment 1 of the April 6/12, 2016, Executive Committee report, be approved.

2.   That Attachment 1 of the April 6/12, 2016, Executive Committee report, remain private until approved by City Council, pursuant to section 17 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Esslinger, M. Banga, B. Henderson, M. Nickel

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

That the Committee meet in private pursuant to sections 16, 24, 25 and 27 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the discussion of items 8.2 and 8.3.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Esslinger, M. Banga, B. Henderson, M. Nickel

 

 

 

The Committee met in private at 3:20 p.m.

 

 

Moved M. Banga:

 

 

 

That the Committee meet in public.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Esslinger, M. Banga, B. Henderson, M. Nickel

 

 

 

The Committee met in public at 3:35 p.m.

 

8.2

Confidential Litigation Settlement

 

 

 

The Committee met in private at 3:20 p.m., pursuant to sections 24, 25 and 27 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

 

 

The Committee met in public at 3:35 p.m.

 

 

Moved B. Esslinger:

 

 

 

1.   That the settlement as outlined in the April 12, 2016, Financial and Corporate Services report CR_3586, be approved.

2. That the April 12, 2016, Financial and Corporate Services report CR_3586, remain private pursuant to sections 24, 25 and 27 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Financial and Corporate Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Esslinger, M. Banga, B. Henderson, M. Nickel

 

8.3

Economic Development Opportunity - Verbal report

 

 

 

The Committee met in private at 3:20 p.m., pursuant to sections 16, 24 and 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

The Committee met in public at 3:35 p.m.

 

 

Moved B. Henderson:

 

 

 

1. That the April 12, 2016, verbal report and presentation on the Economic Development Opportunity, be received for information.

2. That the April 12, 2016, verbal report and presentation on the Economic Development Opportunity remain private pursuant to sections 16, 24 and 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Sustainable Dev.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, B. Esslinger, M. Banga, B. Henderson, M. Nickel

 

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

Mayor D. Iveson asked whether there were any Notices of Motion.  There were none.

 

 

 

 

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 5:17 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk