EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

 

MINUTES


July 4, 2017  –  River Valley Room

 

 

PRESENT

D. Iveson, M. Walters, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, M. Oshry

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

M. Banga, B. Esslinger, E. Gibbons, B. Henderson, A. Knack, D. Loken, S. McKeen, M. Nickel
L. Cochrane, City Manager
D. Beaudry, Office of the City Clerk
T. Orbell, 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                                                                           3

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                                                                 4

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

5.1        The Way Ahead Program and Service Review – Update

             Report                                                                                                     4

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              5

6.1        Update on the Image, Brand and Reputation Strategy             5

6.2        Alternative Downtown Tower Uses                                                5

6.3        Addressing Fiscal Impacts of Greenfield Growth                       6

6.4        Edmonton's Business Climate Competitiveness                       7

6.5        Bylaw 18112 - Bylaw to amend Bylaw 17939 –

             Closure of a portion of road right-of-way along

             85 Street NW, between 93 Avenue NW and 90 Avenue

             NW, Holyrood                                                                                        7

6.6        Request to Cancel Local Improvement Charges - Our

             Lady Queen of Peace Ranch (Northern Alberta) Ltd.                 7

6.7        Integrated Approach to the Skyrattler Site -

             Further Consultation and Options                                                  8

6.8        Clareview Town Centre Partnership - City of

             Edmonton and Cameron Communities Inc.                                 9

6.9        Inner City Wellness Plan - Terms of Reference                           9

6.10       Supportive Housing Strategy                                                         9

6.11       Housing Affordability in Supporting Diverse,

             Inclusive and Complete Communities                                         10

6.12       Public Engagement Process in the Affordable

             Housing Siting and Development Process                                11

6.13       Blatchford Affordable Housing - Further

             Consultation                                                                                       11

6.14       Fort Edmonton Park Enhancement Project -

             Environmental Impact Assessments and Site

             Location Study                                                                                   11

6.15       Whitemud Creek Ravine Boardwalk Replacement -

             Environmental Impact Assessment and Site

             Location Study                                                                                   12

7.          RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                              12

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                         12

8.1        Intergovernmental Housing                                                           12

8.2        Confidential Expropriation Settlement  - Drainage

             Project                                                                                                  13

8.3        Confidential Expropriation Settlement -

             Interchange Project                                                                           13

8.4        Terra Losa Pond - Acquisition of an interest in

             land - Utility Right of Way                                                                14

8.5        Intergovernmental: City Charter Update                                     14

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                14

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                14

 

 

 

 

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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 M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the July 4, 2017, Executive Committee agenda be adopted with the following change:

Deletion:

8.5 Intergovernmental: City Charter Update

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, M. Walters, T. Caterina, M. Oshry

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

B. Anderson

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the June 22, 2017, Executive Committee meeting minutes be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, M. Walters, T. Caterina, M. Oshry

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

B. Anderson

 

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, 6.6, 6.9, 6.10, 6.11, 6.12, 6.13 and 8.1.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the following item be made time specific:

Second item of Business   6.4 - Edmonton Business Climate Competitiveness

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, M. Walters, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, M. Oshry

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

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

6.6 Request to Cancel Local Improvement Charges –
      Our Lady Queen of Peace Ranch (Norther Alberta)
      Ltd.

  • M. Doherty, Our Lady Queen of Peace Ranch

6.9 Inner City Wellness Plan – Terms of Reference

  • K. Tang

6.10 Supportive Housing Strategy
6.11 Housing Affordability in Supporting Diverse,
        Inclusive and Complete Communities
6.12 Public Engagement Process in the Affordable
        Housing Siting and Development Process
6.13 Blatchford Affordable Housing – Further
        Consultation

  • D. Grimble, Fort Road Business Association
  • C. McDonald, The Right at Home Housing Society

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, M. Walters, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, M. Oshry

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

 

See item 2.1.

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

 

 

There were no Councillor Inquiries.

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING – NONE

5.

STATUS REPORT

5.1

The Way Ahead Program and Service Review – Update Report

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the revised due date of August 22, 2017, be approved.

 

Office of the City Manager

Due Date:
Aug. 22, 2017

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, M. Walters, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, M. Oshry

 

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Update on the Image, Brand and Reputation Strategy

 

 

 

C. Campbell, Deputy City Manager, and R. Barkway, Communications and Engagement; and B. Fergusson, Edmonton Economic Development Corporation, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions. 
L. Cochrane, City Manager, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved D. Iveson:

 

 

 

Brand and Reputation Role Clarity

That Administration provide a report on brand and reputation role clarity including, but not limited to, talent, tourism and investment, for the City, Edmonton Economic Development Corporation, region and major stakeholders, and return to Committee in January 2018.

Comm. and Engagement

Due Date:
Jan. 2018

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, M. Walters, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, M. Oshry

 

6.2

Alternative Downtown Tower Uses

 

 

 

B. Ferguson, Edmonton Economic Development Corporation; W. Trocenko and R. Guenther, Sustainable Development; and R. Risling, Financial and Corporate Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

Downtown Vacancy Rate Reduction - Five Initiatives Update

That Administration provide an update to Committee in July 2018 on the progress of the five initiatives being undertaken to reduce downtown vacancy rates, as outlined in the July 4, 2017, Sustainable Development report CR_4190, and report on emergent issues in the interim as needed.

Sustainable Dev.

Due Date:
Jul. 2018

 

 

 

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

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, M. Walters, B. Anderson, M. Oshry

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

T. Caterina

 

6.3

Addressing Fiscal Impacts of Greenfield Growth

 

 

 

P. Ohm, Sustainable Development; B. Armstrong, Qualico; and B. Leeman, Integrated Infrastructure Services, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the July 4, 2017, Sustainable Development report CR_3592, be received for information.

 

Sustainable Dev.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, M. Walters, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, M. Oshry

 

6.4

Edmonton's Business Climate Competitiveness

 

 

 

B. Ferguson, Edmonton Economic Development Corporation, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.  R. G. Klassen, Deputy City Manager, Sustainable Development, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

Process to Update The Way We Prosper – Ensuring Alignment to
The Way Ahead

 

That Administration, working in conjunction with Edmonton Economic Development Corporation, bring process, timeline and resource recommendations to Committee for how best to update (or replace) The Way We Prosper Plan, as part of the overall refresh of The Way Ahead, to reflect the changing economic realities, the innovation imperative, and implications for more regionalized approaches, and return to Committee in September 2017.

 

Sustainable Dev.

Due Date:
Sep. 2017

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, M. Walters, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, M. Oshry

 

6.5

Bylaw 18112 - Bylaw to amend Bylaw 17939 – Closure of a portion of road right-of-way along 85 Street NW, between 93 Avenue NW and 90 Avenue NW, Holyrood

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That Executive Committee recommend to City Council:

That Bylaw 18112 be given the appropriate readings.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, M. Walters, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, M. Oshry

 

6.6

Request to Cancel Local Improvement Charges - Our Lady Queen of Peace Ranch (Northern Alberta) Ltd.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That Item 6.6 be made time specific at 3:45 p.m.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, M. Walters, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, M. Oshry

 

 

 

R. Risling, Financial and Corporate Services, made a presentation.

M. Doherty, Our Lady Queen of Peace Ranch, made a presentation and answered the Committee's questions.

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

 

 

Moved B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That Executive Committee recommend to City Council:

1.    That the 2017 local improvement levies for Our Lady Queen of Peace Ranch (Northern Alberta) Ltd. (Tax Rolls 1099522, 1099530 and 1223353) be deferred until 2035, to allow for restructuring to occur.

2.    That the partial payment of 2017 local improvement levies made by Our Lady Queen of Peace Ranch (Northern Alberta) Ltd. to Tax Rolls 1099522, 1099530 and 1223353 be refunded.

3.    That the local improvement revenue in corporate budgets be reduced, and on a one-time basis, the 2017 payment of $151,859.54 be funded from year end surplus.

4.    That a report return to Executive Committee by May 2018 providing an update on the property’s status and discussing the need for further deferral or other action, as appropriate.

 

 

 

L. Cochrane, City Manager; T. Burge, Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, Financial and Corporate Services; and I. Johnson, Financial and Corporate Services (Law), answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, M. Walters, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, M. Oshry

 

6.7

Integrated Approach to the Skyrattler Site - Further Consultation and Options

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the July 4, 2017, Sustainable Development report CR_1068rev, be received for information.

 

Sustainable Dev.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, M. Walters, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, M. Oshry

 

6.8

Clareview Town Centre Partnership - City of Edmonton and Cameron Communities Inc.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

Conceptual Planning Clareview Town Centre

That Administration collaborate with Cameron Communities Inc. to evolve the conceptual planning work for Clareview Town Centre, and return to City Council through Executive Committee in first quarter of 2018.

 

Sustainable Dev.

Due Date:
Mar. 2018

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, M. Walters, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, M. Oshry

 

6.9

Inner City Wellness Plan - Terms of Reference

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the Committee hear from P. O'Hara; and W. Lau.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, M. Walters, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, M. Oshry

 

 

 

R. Smythe, Deputy City Manager, Citizen Services, made a presentation.

K. Tang; W. Lau; and P. O'Hara made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

R. Smythe, Deputy City Manager, L. Brenneis and
S. Coward, Citizen Services; and D. Veitch, Edmonton Police Service, answered the Committee's questions.

 

 

 

Mayor D. Iveson and Councillor M. Oshry referred this item to City Council without a recommendation.

 

6.10

Supportive Housing Strategy

 

 

 

Items 6.10, 6.11, 6.12 and 6.13 were dealt with together.

 

 

Moved T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the Committee hear from W. Champion, Central McDougall Community League, on Items 6.10, 6.11, 6.12 and 6.13.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, M. Walters, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, M. Oshry

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the Committee hear from S. McGee, Homeward Trust on Items 6.10 to 6.13.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, M. Walters, B. Anderson, M. Oshry

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

T. Caterina

 

 

 

M. Rachwalski, Sustainable Development, made a presentation.

D. Grimble, Fort Road Business Association; C. McDonald, The Right at Home Housing Society; W. Champion, Central McDougall Community League; and S. McGee, Homeward Trust, made presentations and answered the Committee's questions.

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

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the July 4, 2017, Sustainable Development report CR_4219, be received for information.

 

Sustainable Dev.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, M. Walters, B. Anderson, M. Oshry

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

T. Caterina

 

6.11

Housing Affordability in Supporting Diverse, Inclusive and Complete Communities

 

 

 

Items 6.10, 6.11, 6.12 and 6.13 were dealt with together.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That Executive Committee recommend to City Council:

That Administration prepare a City Policy based on the City-Wide Affordable Housing Framework as described in the July 4, 2017, Sustainable Development report CR_4625.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, M. Walters, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, M. Oshry

 

6.12

Public Engagement Process in the Affordable Housing Siting and Development Process

 

 

 

Items 6.10, 6.11, 6.12 and 6.13 were dealt with together.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the July 4, 2017, Sustainable Development report CR_4108, be received for information.

 

Sustainable Dev.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, M. Walters, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, M. Oshry

 

6.13

Blatchford Affordable Housing - Further Consultation

 

 

 

Items 6.10, 6.11, 6.12 and 6.13 were dealt with together.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That Executive Committee recommend to City Council:

  1. That affordable housing in Blatchford be developed in accordance with the guidelines for the development of affordable housing as outlined in the July 4, 2017, Sustainable Development report CR_4625, including the guideline of 10 percent affordable housing.
  2. That the $10 million earmarked for affordable housing be used for permanent supportive housing (a component of affordable housing) in Blatchford or an in-kind contribution of land valued at $10 million be dedicated for permanent supportive housing, and the appropriate budget adjustment be brought forward for City Council approval.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, M. Walters, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, M. Oshry

 

6.14

Fort Edmonton Park Enhancement Project - Environmental Impact Assessments and Site Location Study

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That Executive Committee recommend to City Council:

  1. That the Environmental Impact Assessment, as outlined in Attachment 1, and the Site Location Study, as outlined in Attachment 3 of the July 4, 2017, Integrated Infrastructure Services report CR_4648, be approved.
  2. That the locations of the Fort Edmonton Park Enhancement Project, as outlined in Attachment 3 of the July 4, 2017, Integrated Infrastructure Services report CR_4648, be deemed essential and approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, M. Walters, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, M. Oshry

 

6.15

Whitemud Creek Ravine Boardwalk Replacement - Environmental Impact Assessment and Site Location Study

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That Executive Committee recommend to City Council:

  1. That the Site Location Study and Environmental Impact Assessment, as outlined in Attachments 2 and 3 of the July 4, 2017, Integrated Infrastructure Services report CR_4728, be approved.
  2. That the location of the park elements within the River Valley, as outlined in Attachment 2 of the
    July 4, 2017, Integrated Infrastructure Services report CR_4728, be deemed essential and approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, M. Walters, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, M. Oshry

 

7.

RESPONSES TO COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES - NONE

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS

8.1

Intergovernmental Housing

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the Committee meet in private pursuant to sections 21, 24 and 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, M. Walters, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, M. Oshry

 

 

 

The Committee met in private at 3:16 p.m.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the Committee meet in public.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, M. Walters, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, M. Oshry

 

 

 

The Committee met in public at 3:53 p.m.

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

That the July 4, 2017, Intergovernmental Housing Verbal report be received for information and remain private pursuant to sections 21, 24 and 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Office of the City Manager

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, M. Walters, B. Anderson, M. Oshry

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

T. Caterina

 

8.2

Confidential Expropriation Settlement  - Drainage Project

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

1.    That the settlement outlined in the July 4, 2017, Financial and Corporate Services report CR_4930, be approved.

2.    That the July 4, 2017, Financial and Corporate Services report CR_4930 remain private pursuant to sections 16 and 27 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Financial and Corporate Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, M. Walters, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, M. Oshry

 

8.3

Confidential Expropriation Settlement - Interchange Project

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

1.    That the settlement outlined in the July 4, 2017, Financial and Corporate Services report CR_4931, be approved.

2.    That the July 4, 2017, Financial and Corporate Services report CR_4931 remain private pursuant to sections 16, 25, and 27 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Financial and Corporate Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, M. Walters, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, M. Oshry

 

8.4

Terra Losa Pond - Acquisition of an interest in land - Utility Right of Way

 

 

Moved M. Walters:

 

 

 

1.    That the acquisition of a Utility Right of Way as shown on Attachment 1 and detailed in Attachment 2 of the July 4, 2017, Sustainable Development report CR_4684, be approved and that the agreement be in a form and content acceptable to the City Manager.

2.    That the July 4, 2017, Sustainable Development report CR_4684 remain private pursuant to sections 24 and 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Sustainable Dev.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

D. Iveson, M. Walters, B. Anderson, T. Caterina, M. Oshry

 

8.5

Intergovernmental: City Charter Update

 

 

 

This item was deleted.  See Item 1.2.

 

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 6:16 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk