COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


May 7, 2012  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

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

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

B. Henderson, D. Iveson, J. Batty, L. Sloan

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                                                                              3

2.3        Requests for Specific Time on Agenda                                         3

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 3

3.1        City Hall's 20th Anniversary (J. Batty)                                            3

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

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               4

5.1        Age Friendly Edmonton Action Plan Update -

             Seniors Declaration Service Area Alignments/Age

             Friendly Action Plan Update (L. Sloan/S. Mandel)                       4

5.2        Potential Improvements for Reduction of Bullying                    4

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              5

6.1        Traffic Light Preemptive System                                                     5

6.2        Community Investment Hosting Grant - Community

             Services Advisory Board - Community Investment

             Hosting Grant Award Recommendations for March 1,

             2012, Grant Deadline                                                                           5

6.3        Edmonton Arts Council Community Investment

             Program Arts Operating Grant Recommendations                     6

6.4        Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues -

             Request for Re-allocation of Funds                                                6

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                6

7.1        Steps to an Edmonton Poverty Reduction Strategy

             (B. Henderson/K. Leibovici)                                                              7

7.2        Emergency Medical Services (L. Sloan)                                        7

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                           8

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                   8

10.        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
9:32 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the May 7, 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 A. Sohi:

 

 

 

That the April 23, 2012, Community Services Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

1.4

Protocol Items

 

2.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS

2.1

Select Items for Debate

 

 

 

The following items were selected for debate: 6.1, 6.4, 7.1 and 7.2.

 

 

 

 

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

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

6.4  Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues – Request for Re-allocation of Funds

  • A. Bolstad, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues (to answer questions only)

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

  • A. Smith, The United Way
  • Dr. C. Sikora, Alberta Health Services
  • J. Melnychuck
  • S. Morrissey, Edmonton Social Planning Council

7.2   Emergency Medical Services (L. Sloan)

  • D. Weiss, Alberta Health Services (to answer questions only)
  • M. Scott, Alberta Health Services (to answer questions only)
  • M. Conroy, Alberta Health Services (to answer questions only)

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons:

 

 

 

That the following items be made time specific:

7.2 Emergency Medical Services (L. Sloan)

- 1st item of business

6.1 Traffic Light Preemptive System

- 2nd item of business

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

- 3rd item of business

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

3.1

City Hall's 20th Anniversary (J. Batty)

 

 

 

City Hall celebrates its 20th Anniversary on August 28, 2012, of this year.  I'd like to inquire as to what can be done to publicly recognize this occasion.

1.  Are there public events planned both leading up to and on August 28th?  Would it be possible to incorporate mention of this in tours of the building and other activities within the precinct?

2.  Would it be possible to have "celebrity" tours of the building?  Perhaps Gene Dub, current or former members of Council, artists or others could bring interesting perspectives?

3.  Would it be possible to recognize previous Councils that have served in the building, the builders of City Hall, architects and others responsible for City Hall and the Friendship Tower?

4.  City Hall is a wonderful gathering place for citizens and a great venue for public concerts.  Would it be possible for there to be one grand event, showcasing Edmonton talent and City Hall?

5.  Are there mementos such as a City Hall pin that could mark the 20th Anniversary?

Please prepare a report for the Community Services Committee presenting celebration options, including funding options.

 

City Manager

 

Due Date: Aug. 20, 2012

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING - NONE

5.

STATUS REPORT

5.1

Age Friendly Edmonton Action Plan Update - Seniors Declaration Service Area Alignments/Age Friendly Action Plan Update (L. Sloan/S. Mandel)

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of June 25, 2012, be approved.

 

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date: Jun 25, 2012

Jul. 9, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

5.2

Potential Improvements for Reduction of Bullying

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of August 20, 2012, be approved.

 

Community Svcs.

 

Due Date: Aug. 20, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Traffic Light Preemptive System

 

 

 

L. Cochrane, General Manager, Community Services, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.
K. Block, Community Services; and G. Cebryk, Transportation Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved A. Sohi:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That the April 23, 2012, Community Services report 2012CSF003, be received for information.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

Integration of Pre-emptive Traffic Light Systems with Existing Systems

That Administration look at potential for integration of pre-emptive traffic light systems with Alberta Health Services (Emergency Medical Services), Edmonton Police Service, and Edmonton Transit Service (particularly any existing systems), and report back to Community Services Committee on the possibilities for, and the actions that will be taken to effect, integration.

 

Transportation Svcs.

 

Due Date: Aug. 20, 2012

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.2

Community Investment Hosting Grant - Community Services Advisory Board - Community Investment Hosting Grant Award Recommendations for March 1, 2012, Grant Deadline

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That the March 1, 2012 Community Investment Hosting Grant Awards totalling $46,000, as outlined in Attachment 1, of the May 7, 2012, Community Services Advisory Board report 2012CAAB06, be approved.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.3

Edmonton Arts Council Community Investment Program Arts Operating Grant Recommendations

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That the recommendations for Arts Operating Grants, as outlined in Attachment 2 of the May 7, 2012, Edmonton Arts Council report 2012EAC006, be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

6.4

Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues - Request for
Re-allocation of Funds

 

 

 

L. Cochrane, General Manager, and S. Labonne, Community Services.

A. Bolstad, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues, answered the Committee’s questions.

H. McCrae, Community Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

That the Edmonton Federation of Community League’s request to reallocate $234,000, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the May 7, 2012, Community Services report 2012CSN003, be approved.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

E. Gibbons, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

A. Sohi

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

7.1

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

 

 

 

K. Barnhart, Community Services, made a presentation.

S. Morrissey, Edmonton Social Planning Council;
J. Melnychuck; and C. Sikora, Alberta Health Services, made presentations and answered the Committee’s questions.  

A handout provided by C. Sikora, was distributed to Members of the Committee, and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

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

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

That Community Services Committee recommend to City Council:

1.    That a Council Initiative called “Edmonton’s Poverty Reduction Initiative” be approved.

2.    That Councillors B. Henderson and A. Sohi be assigned to work as the advisorys and advocates on the Edmonton’s Poverty Reduction Initiative.

3.    That Administration work with key partners and appointed City Councillors to develop terms of reference for the development of a poverty reduction strategy for Edmonton, including:

·         proposed City role

·         Identification of partners and proposed partner roles

·         scope of the strategy

·         timelines

·         integration with Provincial initiatives

·         integration with other City efforts such as The Way We Live, Immigration Settlement Policy, Aboriginal Accord, Ten Year Homelessness Strategy, Cornerstones Plan for Affordable Housing, and REACH

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

7.2

Emergency Medical Services (L. Sloan)

 

 

 

L. Cochrane, General Manager and K. Block, Community Services, answered the Committee’s questions.

M. Scott, M. Conroy, and D. Weiss, Alberta Health Services, answered the Committee's questions. 

 

A handout provided by D. Weiss, Alberta Health Services, was distributed to Members of the Committee, and a copy was filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

 

 

Moved K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That the May 7, 2012, Community Services report 2012CSF001, be received for information.

 

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

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

 

 

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS - NONE

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 12:08 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk