COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


March 15, 2010  –  COUNCIL CHAMBER

 

 

PRESENT

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

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

Councillors B. Henderson, K. Leibovici and T. Caterina
J. Charchun, Office of the City Clerk
M. Barnes, 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 - March 1, 2010                                              2

1.4        Protocol Items                                                                                      2

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                                         3

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 3

4.          STATUS REPORT                                                                                3

4.1        Options to Address Panhandling                                                    3

4.2        Meeting to Discuss Issues Relating to Taxi Service                  4

5.          REPORTS                                                                                              4

5.1        Delegation of Authority - Semi Annual Information

             Report - Edmonton Police Service                                                  4

5.2        Status Report Update – Vehicle for Hire

             Commission and Edmonton Airports Authority                          4

5.3        Policy C458C Revision - Percent for Art to

             Provide and Encourage Art in Public Areas                                 6

5.4        Velodrome Redevelopment Project                                               6

5.5        Immigrant and Multicultural Organizations -

             Family and Community Support Services Funding                   6

5.5        Family and Community Support Services                                    7

6.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                            7

6.1        Civic Agency Recruitment - Applicant Interviews                       7

7.          NOTICES OF MOTION                                                                         8

8.          ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  8

 

 

 

 

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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 9:32 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

 

That the March 15, 2010, Community Services Committee meeting agenda be adopted with the following changes:

 

5.4    Velodrome Redevelopment Project

1. That the Velodrome Redevelopment Project item be deleted from the agenda.

 

2. That Administration provide an updated report to the April 6, 2010, Community Services Committee meeting.

Community Svcs

 

 

Due Date: Apr. 6, 2010

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes - March 1, 2010

 

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

 

That the March 1, 2010, Community Services Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

The Committee selected the following items for debate:

5.1, 5.2, 5.5 and 6.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee hear from the following speakers in a panel:

 

5.2 Status Report Update - Vehicle for Hire Commission and Edmonton Airports Authority

*A. Aslam, United Drivers Association

*B. Manhas, Untied Cabbies Association of Alberta

*J. Halabi, Formal Limousine Inc.

*D. Thompson, Prestige Limousine

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

 

That the following item be made time specific for 1:30 p.m.

 

6.1 Civic Agency Recruitment  - Applicant Interviews

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

 

 

 

There were no Councillor Inquiries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

STATUS REPORT

 

4.1

Options to Address Panhandling

 

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

 

That the revised due date of April 19, 2010, be approved.

 

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date: Apr. 19, 2010

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.2

Meeting to Discuss Issues Relating to Taxi Service

 

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

 

That the revised due date of June 14, 2010, be approved.

 

Planning & Dev.

 

Due Date: Jun. 14, 2010

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

REPORTS

 

5.1

Delegation of Authority - Semi Annual Information Report - Edmonton Police Service

 

 

 

 

B. Kisilevich and B. Gibson, Chair, Edmonton Police Commission, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

 

That the February 11, 2010, Edmonton Police Commission report 2010PAC01 be received for information.

Police Commission

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.2

Status Report Update – Vehicle for Hire Commission and Edmonton Airports Authority

 

 

 

 

P. Fearon, Planning and Development Department and L. Lubin, Chair, Vehicle for Hire Commission, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions. B. Loewen, Corporate Services Department (Law), answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B. Manhas, United Cabbies Association of Edmonton; A. Aslam, United Drivers Association; J. Halabi, Formal Limousine Inc; and D. Thompson, Prestige Limousine, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions. Copies of a handout provided by D. Thompson, Prestige Limousine, were distributed to Members of the Committee and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

 

That the February 23, 2010, Planning and Development Department and Vehicle for Hire Commission report 2010PCS005 be received for information.

Planning & Dev.

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

 

Taxi and Limousine Zones

 

That Administration work with the Vehicle for Hire Commission, in consultation with the Airport Authority, and return to Community Services Committee with a report outlining further discussions regarding existing Zones and the work being done to create consistent Zone Charts for both taxis and limousines.

Planning & Dev.

 

Due Date: Jun. 14, 2010

 

 

 

 

L. Lubin, Chair, Vehicle for Hire Commission, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

 

Limousine Definition Best Practices

 

That Administration work with the Vehicle for Hire Commission, to determine best practices in terms of defining a “limousine”, and provide a report to Community Services Committee.

Planning & Dev.

 

Due Date: Jun. 14, 2010

 

 

 

 

L. Lubin, Chair, Vehicle for Hire Commission and P. Fearon, Planning and Development Department, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.3

Policy C458C Revision - Percent for Art to Provide and Encourage Art in Public Areas

 

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

 

1.  That the revised Policy C458C, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the March 2, 2010, Edmonton Arts Council report 2010EAC003 be approved.

 

2.  That the definition of “Art Bank” in Policies C547 Public Art Administration, Registration and Outreach; C548 Public Art Gift and Accession; and C549 Public Art Conservation, De-accession and Re-Site, be changed to “an account set up to hold funds for public art conservation and outreach programming and to fund the protection of Civic Art Collection Artworks not currently on public display.”

 

3.  That the Public Art Accession, Selection Criteria and Gift Policy C548, Section 2.3.6 be changed to “Donations of funds for Public Artworks can be allocated to specific initiatives according to the donor’s request or in the absence of a donor’s request, the funds will be allocated to a specific public art initiative identified by the Public Art Commission.”

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.4

Velodrome Redevelopment Project

 

 

 

 

This item was deleted from the agenda (see Item 1.2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.5

Immigrant and Multicultural Organizations - Family and Community Support Services Funding

 

 

 

 

K. Barnhart, C. Burton Ochocki and L. Cochrane, General Manager, Community Services Department answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

 

That the February 17, 2010, Community Services Department report 2010CSW009 be received for information.

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.6

Family and Community Support Services

 

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

 

That the February 8, 2010, Community Services Department report 2010CSW010 be received for information.

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.

PRIVATE REPORTS

 

6.1

Civic Agency Recruitment - Applicant Interviews

 

 

 

 

The Committee met in private at 11:32 a.m., pursuant to sections 17, 23 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

 

 

 

The Committee met in public at 2:40 p.m.

 

 

 

Moved J. Batty:

 

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

 

1.  That the citizen-at-large appointment recommendations, for terms as outlined in Attachment 1 of the March 15, 2010, Community Services Committee Report 2 be approved.

 

2.  That Attachment 1 of the March 15, 2010, Community Services Committee Report 2 remain private, pursuant to sections 17, 23 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, until approved by Council.

 

 

 

 

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 2:41 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                           City Clerk