COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


January 23, 2012  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

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

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

B. Anderson, B. Henderson, J. Batty
L. Sahli, Office of the City Clerk
M. de Guzman, 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                                         3

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 4

3.1        Steps to an Edmonton Poverty Reduction Strategy

             (B. Henderson/K. Leibovici)                                                              4

4.          REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING        5

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                                5

5.1        Violence Reduction Funding Opportunities                                5

5.2        Outdoor Smoking Amendments to Bylaw 14614                        5

5.3        Proposal for Cost Effective Children's Sand Area

             at Hawrelak Park                                                                                  5

5.4        Potential for Restricting Dogs by Breed                                       6

5.5        Animal Rescue                                                                                     6

5.6        Sharing Archives Facility With Other Organizations                  6

4.          REPORTS                                                                                              7

6.1        Edmonton Arts Council Community Investment

             Program Cultural Diversity in the Arts Awards

             (2011) Recommendations                                                                  7

6.2        % of Citizens Who Feel that Edmonton has the

             Appropriate Emergency Services in Place to

             Respond to a Major Emergency                                                      7

6.3        Bylaw 15941 - A Bylaw to Amend the Community

             Standards Bylaw 14600                                                                     7

6.4        Bylaw 15943 - A Bylaw to Amend the Bylaw

             Enforcement Officer Bylaw 8081                                                     8

6.5        Bylaw 15444 - Impact of Changes - To Bylaw 12800

             (Edmonton Zoning Bylaw) with Respect to Light

             Commercial Vehicles                                                                          8

6.6        Central McDougall/Queen Mary Park Revitalization

             Strategy                                                                                                  8

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                9

7.1        Bullying Bylaw Effectiveness (B. Henderson)                             9

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                            9

8.1        Civic Agency Recruitment - Edmonton Space and

             Science Foundation - Verbal Report                                              9

8.2        Civic Agency Issue - Verbal Report                                              10

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                 10

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                10

 

 

 

 

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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

9:32 a.m.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the January 23, 2012, Community Services Committee meeting agenda be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

That the following minutes be adopted:

  • November 14, 2011, Community Services
  • November 28, 2011, Special Community Services

 

 

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: 6.2, 6.3, 6.5, 6.6, 7.1, 8.1 and 8.2.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved A.Sohi:

 

 

 

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

6.6 Central McDougall/Queen Mary Park Revitalization Strategy

*B. Evans, Chair, Revitalization Committee Queen Mary Park/Central McDougall

*Q. Wade, Central McDougall Community League

*L. Luala, Nyarkenyi Development Foundation of Alberta

*A. Wilson, North Edge Business Association

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

That the following item be made time specific:

6.6 Central McDougall/Queen Mary Park Revitalization Strategy – 2nd item of business.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

3.1

Steps to an Edmonton Poverty Reduction Strategy                  (B. Henderson/K. Leibovici)

 

 

 

In an initiative started by the Inter City Forum on Social Policy, in partnership with a number of other organizations, progress is being made towards a Poverty Reduction Strategy across municipalities and other partners in the Province. In the course of moving this initiative forward it has become clear that a number of Cities in the Province including Red Deer, Calgary, Lethbridge and Medicine Hat have also started initiatives of their own. Given that the City of Edmonton has already done significant preventative and long term change work through efforts like its Homelessness Strategy, REACH and Neighbourhood Revitalization intitiatives that recognize that poverty is one of core impediments to real change in these areas. Can Administration report back to Community Services Committee on the following:

1. Some of the key components of an effective poverty reduction strategy

2. A summary of poverty reduction work currently underway in other municipalities across Canada and specifically Alberta.

3. A summary of poverty reduction work already being undertaken by key community building stakeholders in Edmonton (i.e. the United Way)

4. The possibility of partnerships in developing our own Edmonton strategy with those other stakeholders.

5. A summary of other Provinces that have implemented poverty reduction strategies and their effectiveness.

6. Alignment of a poverty reduction strategy with relevant City of Edmonton key strategic documents and current initiatives (i.e. The Way we Live, Ten Year Homelessness Strategy, Housing Strategy, REACH, and our Neighbourhood Revitalization Strategy).

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date: Apr. 23, 2012

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING - None

5.

STATUS REPORT

5.1

Violence Reduction Funding Opportunities

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of February 21, 2012, be approved.

 

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date: Feb. 21, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

5.2

Outdoor Smoking Amendments to Bylaw 14614

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of March 5, 2012, be approved.

 

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date: Mar. 5, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

5.3

Proposal for Cost Effective Children's Sand Area at Hawrelak Park

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of March 19, 2012, be approved.

 

Community Scvs.

 

Due Date: Mar. 19, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

5.4

Potential for Restricting Dogs by Breed

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of March 19, 2012, be approved.

 

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date: Mar. 19, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

5.5

Animal Rescue

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of March 19, 2012, be approved.

 

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date: Mar. 19, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

5.6

Sharing Archives Facility With Other Organizations

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of May 22, 2012, be approved.

 

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date: May 22, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Edmonton Arts Council Community Investment Program Cultural Diversity in the Arts Awards (2011) Recommendations

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That the recommendations for awarding the Cultural Diversity in the Arts Awards (2011), as outlined in Attachment 1 of the January 23, 2012, Edmonton Arts Council report 2012EAC001, be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.2

% of Citizens Who Feel that Edmonton has the Appropriate Emergency Services in Place to Respond to a Major Emergency

 

 

 

L. Cochrane, General Manager, and D. Galea, Community Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That the measure and targets for the Improve Edmonton's Livability Target Setting Information, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the November 14, 2011, Financial Services report 2011CF7592 be replaced with Attachment 2.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.3

Bylaw 15941 - A Bylaw to Amend the Community Standards Bylaw 14600

 

 

 

D. Aitken, Community Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.  S. Mcansh, Corporate Services (Law); and R. Pleckaitis, Community Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That Bylaw 15941 be given the appropriate readings.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.4

Bylaw 15943 - A Bylaw to Amend the Bylaw Enforcement Officer Bylaw 8081

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That Bylaw 15943 be given the appropriate readings.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.5

Bylaw 15444 - Impact of Changes - To Bylaw 12800 (Edmonton Zoning Bylaw) with Respect to Light Commercial Vehicles

 

 

 

D. Aitken, Community Services, made a presentation. 

S. Mcansh, Corporate Services (Law); and R. Pleckaitis, Community Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the January 23, 2012, Community Services report 2012CST001, be received for information.

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

E. Gibbons, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

A. Sohi

 

6.6

Central McDougall/Queen Mary Park Revitalization Strategy

 

 

 

K. Barnhart, W. Ramirez and S. Gauley, Community Services, made a presentation. 

B. Evans, Chair, Revitalization Committee Queen Mary Park/Central McDougall; Q. Wade, Central McDougall Community League; A. Wilson, North Edge Business Association; and L. Luala, Nyarkenyi Development Foundation of Alberta, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

L. Cochrane, General Manager, K. Barnhart, W. Ramirez and S. Gauley, Community Services, answered the Committee's questions. 

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That the Central McDougall/Queen Mark Park Revitalization Strategy, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the January 23, 2012, Community Services report 2012CSW003, be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

Annual Update on the Central McDougall/Queen Mary Park Revitalization Strategy

 

That Administration return to Community Services Committee in the first quarter of each year with an update on the progress of the Central McDougall/Queen Mark Park Revitalization Strategy.

Community Svcs.

 

 

Due Date:

1st Quarter 2013

1st Quarter Annually

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

7.1

Bullying Bylaw Effectiveness (B. Henderson)

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

That the January 23, 2012, Community Services Committee report 2012CST006 be postponed to the February 6, 2012, Community Services Committee meeting.

 

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date: Feb. 6, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS

8.1

Civic Agency Recruitment - Edmonton Space and Science Foundation - Verbal Report

 

 

 

The Committee met in private at 11:15 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 11:39 a.m.

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

That the January 23, 2012, Corporate Services verbal report be received for information and that it 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. Krushell, K. Leibovici

 

8.2

Civic Agency Issue - Verbal Report

 

 

 

The Committee met in private at 11:15 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 11:39 a.m.

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

That the January 23, 2012, Corporate Services verbal report be received for information and that it 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. Krushell, K. Leibovici

 

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

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

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 11:41 a.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                           City Clerk