COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


October 31, 2011  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, *S. Mandel

*Mayor S. Mandel is a Committee Member pursuant to section 150 (2), Procedures and Committees Bylaw 12300

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

Councillors B. Henderson, D. Iveson, J. Batty

M. Nathoo, Office of the City Clerk

L. Long, 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.          REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING        3

5.          STATUS REPORT - NONE                                                                 3

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              3

6.1        Bylaw 15594 - Combative Sports Bylaw                                       3

6.2        Bylaw 15638 - Edmonton Combative Sports

             Commission Bylaw                                                                             4

6.3        Update on Space for Non-Profit Organizations                          4

6.4        CASA Centre - Funding Request                                                    4

6.5        Centre for Artistic Expression - Funding Request                     5

6.6        Racism Free Edmonton Annual Report                                        6

7.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                            7

7.1        Civic Agency Chair Interviews and Short Listing                       7

7.2        Combative Sports - Legal Issues                                                    7

8.          NOTICES OF MOTION                                                                         8

9.          ADJOURNMENT                                                                                  8

 

 

 

 

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DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

Councillor E. Gibbons called the meeting to order at
9:31 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the October 31, 2011, Community Services Committee meeting agenda be adopted.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

That the October 17, 2011, Community Services Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici

 

1.4

Protocol Items

 

 

 

There were no protocol items.

 

 

 

 

 

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, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 7.1 and 7.2.

 

 

 

 

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

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

6.4 CASA Centre - Funding Request

* V. Hartwell, CASA Foundation

* G. Dechant, CASA Foundation

* D. Copus, CASA

6.5 Centre for Artistic Expression - Funding Request

* K. Regan, CKUA Board

* Senator T. Banks, CKUA Board

* P. Moulton, CKUA Board

* B. Steen, CKUA Board

6.6 Racism Free Edmonton Annual Report

* C. Hay, Centre for Race and Culture

* O. Kamau

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the following item be made time specific for 11 a.m.:

6.5 Centre for Artistic Expression - Funding Request

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

 

 

There were no Councillor inquiries.

 

 

 

 

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING

 

 

There were no reports released early as part of this agenda.

 

5.

STATUS REPORT - NONE

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Bylaw 15594 - Combative Sports Bylaw

 

 

 

Items 6.1, 6.2 and 7.2 were dealt with together.

V. Gunderson, Corporate Services, made a presentation.

A. Kaplan, Corporate Services (Law), V. Ioannides, Combative Sports Commission; and D. Aitkin, Community Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

        That Bylaw 15594 be given the appropriate readings.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici

 

6.2

Bylaw 15638 - Edmonton Combative Sports Commission Bylaw

 

 

 

Items 6.1, 6.2 and 7.2 were dealt with together.

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

        That Bylaw 15638 be given the appropriate readings.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici

 

 

 

 

 

6.3

Update on Space for Non-Profit Organizations

 

 

 

H. McRae, Community Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee’s questions.

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

That the October 31, 2011, Community Services report 2011CSS002 be received for information.

 

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici

 

6.4

CASA Centre - Funding Request

 

 

 

H. McRae, Community Services, made a presentation.

V. Hartwell, D. Copus, and G. Dechant, CASA Foundation, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

Copies of handouts provided by G. Dechant were distributed to Members of the Committee and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

H. McRae, Community Services; and T. Burge, Financial Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

CASA - Development of a Strategy

That the October 31, 2011, Community Services report 2011CSS015 be referred back to Administration to work with CASA  to:

1.  provide advocacy support to CASA for federal and provincial governments for additional funding to support the valuable services provided by CASA throughout the province

2. consider the possibility of joint-use agreements, for example, playground space

3. work with CASA to develop a business case for possible financial support

4. provide an analysis of how this funding fits within the City's municipal mandate and long-term plans

5. determine whether there are opportunities to support CASA from Capital Budget funding

and the above information return to Community Services Committee June 25, 2012.

 

Community Svcs.

Financial Svcs.

 

Due Date: Jun.  25, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, K. Leibovici

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Krushell, S. Mandel

 

6.5

Centre for Artistic Expression - Funding Request

 

 

 

H. McRae, Community Services, made a presentation.

K. Regan, Senator T. Banks, P. Moulton, B. Steen, CKUA Board, made presentations. K. Regan, and Senator T. Banks, answered the Committee's questions.

Copies of a handout provided by CKUA were distributed to Members of the Committee and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

H. McRae, Community Services, T. Burge, Financial Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

1.      That the October 31, 2011, Community Services report 2011CSS008, be referred back to Administration to:

a.      include CKUA’s Request for Funding as a profile in the Capital Budget

b.      include a cross-reference to where the item is in the Operating Budget

2.      That this additional information be brought back to the November 9, 2011, City Council meeting.

Financial Svcs. Community Svcs.

Due Date: Nov. 9, 2011

City Council

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, K. Leibovici, S. Mandel

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Krushell

 

6.6

Racism Free Edmonton Annual Report

 

 

 

H. McRae, Community Services, made a presentation.

O, Kamau, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

M. Kroening, J. Reilly, Community Services, and
J. MacPherson, Corporate Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

1. That the Racism Free Edmonton Annual Report as outlined in Attachment 1 of the October 31, 2011, Community Services report 2011CSS019, be approved.

2. That Administration submit the Racism Free Edmonton Annual Report as outlined in Attachment 1, of the October 31, 2011, Community Services report 2011CSS019, to the Canadian Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on behalf of the City of Edmonton.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici

 

7.

PRIVATE REPORTS

7.1

Civic Agency Chair Interviews and Short Listing

 

 

 

Committee met in private at 12:14 p.m. pursuant to sections 17, 23 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Committee met in public in public at 3:46 p.m.

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

1.  That the October 31, 2011, Corporate Services verbal reports be received for information.

2. That the verbal reports remain private pursuant to sections 17, 23 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

Corporate Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, K. Leibovici

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

K. Krushell

 

7.2

Combative Sports - Legal Issues

 

 

 

Committee met in private at 9:35 a.m., pursuant to sections 24, 25 and 27 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Committee met in public at 9:45 a.m.

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

1. That the October 31, 2011, Corporate Services report 2011COL014 be received for information.

2. That the October 31, 2011, Corporate Services report 2011COL014 remain private pursuant to sections 24, 25 and 27 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

Corporate Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

E. Gibbons, A. Sohi, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici

 

8.

NOTICES OF MOTION

 

 

Councillor E. Gibbons asked whether there were any Notices of Motion.  There were none.

 

9.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 4:23 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                           City Clerk