CITY COUNCIL

 

MINUTES


July 17/18, 2012  –  Council Chamber

 

 

PRESENT

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty,
K. Diotte, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, T. Caterina

ABSENT

None

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

S. Farbrother, City Manager
A. Sinclair, City Clerk
M. Nathoo, Deputy 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             4

2.1        Select Items for Debate                                                                      4

2.2        Requests to Speak                                                                              4

2.3        Requests for Specific Time on Agenda                                         4

2.4        Vote on Bylaws not Selected for Debate                                      4

3.          COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES                                                                 4

3.1        Evening Parking Rates Time Schedule (J. Batty)                       4

3.2        Parking Spots Originally Designated as Passenger

             Pick-up Zones (S. Mandel)                                                                 5

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

5.          STATUS REPORT                                                                               5

6.          REPORTS                                                                                              5

6.1        Quarterly Update of the Redevelopment of the City

             Centre Airport                                                                                       5

6.2        City Image and Reputation Initiative                                               6

6.3        Code of Conduct for LRT Governance Board Members          6

6.4        Edmonton Arts Council - Community Investment

             Program - Community Arts Project Grant

             Recommendations                                                                              7

6.5        Update to City Policy C523 and the Fire Rescue

             Master Plan                                                                                            7

6.6        Age-Friendly Edmonton Action Plan Update -

             Seniors Declaration Service Area

             Alignments/Age-Friendly Action Plan Update                              7

6.7        Local Authorities Election Act - Alberta

             Municipal Affairs Consultation                                                         8

6.8        Cost Shared Industry Park Development Request                    9

6.9        Downtown Arena Update                                                                  9

6.10       Updated CRL Revenue Forecast (K. Krushell)                        10

6.11      The Way We Prosper - Draft Goals and Strategic

             Objectives                                                                                            10

7.          BYLAWS                                                                                              11

7.1        Body Rub/Massage Industry - Restricted Hours of

             Operation                                                                                             11

7.2        Bylaw 16195 - Amendment to the Contaminated Gas

             Stations Task Force Bylaw 15363 - Term Extension               11

8.          PRIVATE REPORTS                                                                         12

8.1        Key Board Recruitment - Edmonton Police

             Commission - Verbal report                                                            12

9.          NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY

             NOTICE                                                                                                13

10.        ADJOURNMENT                                                                                13

 

 

 

 

Carried

Carried

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Not considered

None

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None

None

 

 

Carried

Carried

Carried

 

 

Carried

 

Carried

 

Carried

 

 

Action

Carried

Carried

Carried

 

Carried

 

 

Action

 

Third reading

 

 

Carried

 

None

 

DECISION SUMMARY

ITEM

 

DECISION

1.

CALL TO ORDER AND RELATED BUSINESS

1.1

Call to Order

 

 

 

Mayor S. Mandel called the meeting to order at 9:37 a.m.

 

Pastor Matt Lyseng, Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church, led the assembly in prayer.

 

1.2

Adoption of Agenda

 

 

Moved J. Batty - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the July 17/18, 2012, City Council meeting agenda be adopted with the following change:

Replacement Page:

  • 6.6 Age-Friendly Edmonton Action Plan Update – Seniors Declaration Service Area Alignments/Age-Friendly Action Plan Update - Community Services Committee report 3

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell,
K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

1.3

Adoption of Minutes

 

 

Moved E. Gibbons - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the following City Council meeting minutes be adopted:

·         July 3, 2012, City Council Public Hearing

·         July 4, 2012, City Council

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell,
K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

1.4

Protocol Items

 

 

Canadian Capital Cities Organization (J. Batty)

 

 

 

Councillor J. Batty, on behalf of City Council, recognized the 2012 Canadian Capital Cities Conference and Annual General Meeting, being held in Edmonton from August 28 to August 31, 2012. It is being hosted jointly by The City of Edmonton and the Legislative Assembly of Alberta and the theme of this year's conference is "Creating a Capital Experience", highlighting the contributions and unique partnerships among businesses, non-profit organizations, governments and the Legislative Assembly in making Edmonton a dynamic capital city. Delegate sessions include topics such as Anniversaries and Milestones to Designing Capital Infrastructure, to Building a Capital Identity. Delegates will also get the opportunity to visit City Hall, the Legislative Building (celebrating 100 years), and other destinations within Edmonton.

 

 

25th Anniversary of Black Friday (S. Mandel)

 

 

 

Mayor S. Mandel, on behalf of City Council, recognized Friday July 31, 1987, when a powerful and devastating tornado swept the eastern part of Edmonton and areas of Strathcona County. This tornado, known as Black Friday, killed 27 people, injured several hundred, destroyed more than 300 homes and caused more than $330 million in damages, making it the worst natural disaster in Alberta's recent history and one of the worst in Canada. July 31 is a day that will forever remind us of the devastation, lives lost and damage that was done - a day many of us will remember for the rest of our lives.

 

 

Historic Agreement Between the Confederacy of Treaty No. 6 First Nations and the City of Edmonton (S. Mandel)

 

 

 

Mayor S. Mandel, on behalf of City Council, announced that the City of Edmonton and the Confederacy of Treaty No. 6 First Nations have entered into a formal agreement that will strengthen their working relationship and set the foundation for further cooperation and dialog. July 6, 2012, will go down in history as the day the Mayor signed a Memorandum of Cooperation and Dialog with Grand Chief Cameron Alexis and Vice-Chief Stanley Lagrelle of the Treaty No. 6 First Nations to strengthen professional ties between the First Nations and the City. Signing took place at the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation annual traditional powwow on the north shore of Lac. St. Anne.

 

2.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND RELATED BUSINESS

2.1

Select Items for Debate

 

 

 

The following items were selected for debate: 6.1, 6.2, 6.7, 6.9, 6.10, 6.11 and 8.1.

 

2.2

Requests to Speak

 

 

 

The requests to speak were not considered.

 

2.3

Requests for Specific Time on Agenda

 

 

 

There were no requests for any items to be dealt with at a specific time.

 

2.4

Vote on Bylaws not Selected for Debate

 

 

 

See item 7.2.

 

3.

COUNCILLOR INQUIRIES

3.1

Evening Parking Rates Time Schedule (J. Batty)

 

 

 

The revitalization of Edmonton’s downtown is a component of our future City vision that we are striving to create a vibrant and successful area for all citizens to enjoy. The nightlife for citizens who come to downtown after their busy day should be both accessible and economical.
My office has received requests from various business owners who are inquiring about the evening parking rates time schedule. In order to offer the dinner and a play, movie, symphony, festival, etc., it appears to be inefficient to have the evening rates start at 6 p.m.
A 5 p.m. start time for evening rates would make their visit to downtown more enjoyable.
Would Administration please:

1. Identify the City owned/managed parkades offering an evening rate
2. Identify the loss of revenue if the evening parking rates begin at 5 p.m. rather than 6 p.m.
3. If a 5 p.m. start for evening rates is viable, when could the parking rate take effect?
The report to return to the appropriate Standing Committee.

Sustainable Dev.

 

Due Date: Oct. 24, 2012

Exec. Committee

 

3.2

Parking Spots Originally Designated as Passenger Pick-up Zones (S. Mandel)

 

 

 

At the last Transportation and Infrastructure Committee there was a great deal of discussion about new parking initiatives. I have noticed that bus stops are being extended in length, eliminating parking spots originally designated as passenger pickup zones (5-15 minute parking).
I would like Administration to provide a report to include:

·         A list of the changes the City has instituted that has limited the number of parking spaces in all areas of the City.

Transportation Svcs.

 

Due Date: Oct. 23, 2012

TI Committee

 

4.

REPORTS TO BE DEALT WITH AT A FUTURE MEETING - NONE

5.

STATUS REPORT - NONE

6.

REPORTS

6.1

Quarterly Update of the Redevelopment of the City Centre Airport

 

 

 

R. G. Klassen, General Manager and P. Sande, Sustainable Development, made presentations and answered Council's questions.
A. Sinclair, City Clerk, answered Council's questions.

J. Drohan and B. McCarry, Busby Perkins + Will; and
B. Johns, Group 2 Architecture Interior Design, made presentations and answered Council's questions.

 

 

Moved K. Krushell - D. Iveson:

 

 

 

That the July 17, 2012 Sustainable Development report 2012SC0778, be received for information.

Sustainable Dev.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell,
K. Leibovici, T. Caterina

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

L. Sloan

 

6.2

City Image and Reputation Initiative

 

 

 

L. Cochrane, General Manager, Community Services;
S. Farbrother, City Manager; and B. Latte, Office of the City Manager, answered Council's questions.

 

 

Moved J. Batty - A. Sohi:

 

 

 

That the July 17, 2012, Office of the City Manager report 2012CMC010, be received for information.

City Manager

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici,
L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

B. Anderson

 

6.3

Code of Conduct for LRT Governance Board Members

 

 

Moved J. Batty - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That City Policy C568, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Guidelines for LRT Governance Board Members, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the July 17, 2012, Corporate Services report 2012COC105, be approved.

Corporate Svcs.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell,
K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

6.4

Edmonton Arts Council - Community Investment Program - Community Arts Project Grant Recommendations

 

 

Moved J. Batty - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the recommendations for Community Arts Project Grants as outlined in Attachment 1 of the July 9, 2012, Edmonton Arts Council report 2012EAC007, be approved.

Arts Council

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell,
K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

6.5

Update to City Policy C523 and the Fire Rescue Master Plan

 

 

Moved J. Batty - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

1. That the Fire Rescue Service Delivery City Policy C523A, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the July 9, 2012, Community Services report 2012CSF006, be approved.
2. That the Fire Rescue Master Plan (2012), as outlined in Attachment 2 of the July 9, 2012, Community Services report 2012CSF006, be received for information.

Community Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell,
K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

6.6

Age-Friendly Edmonton Action Plan Update - Seniors Declaration Service Area Alignments/Age-Friendly Action Plan Update

 

 

Moved J. Batty - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

1. That the Vision for an Age-Friendly Edmonton Action Plan, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the July 9, 2012, Community Services report 2012CSW016, be approved.

Vision for an Age-Friendly Edmonton Action Plan - Budget Implications

2. That Administration, in conjunction with the Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council, key partners and stakeholders, return to City Council through Community Services Committee, with a report outlining detailed budget implications of the proposed action plan as outlined in Attachment 3 of the July 9, 2012, Community Services report 2012CSW016.

 

 

 

 


Community Svcs.

Due Date: Oct. 22, 2012

CS Committee

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell,
K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

6.7

Local Authorities Election Act - Alberta Municipal Affairs Consultation

 

 

 

A. Sinclair, City Clerk; S. Farbrother, City Manager;
D. H. Edey, General Manager, and L. Kennedy, Corporate Services, answered Council's questions.

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici - B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That the third paragraph on page 13 of 13 in Attachment 1 of the July 17, 2012, Corporate Services report 2012COC113, be deleted.

Corporate Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell,
K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

A. Sohi

 

 

Moved D. Iveson - K. Leibovici:

 

 

 

That the response to question 4 on page 2 of 13 in Attachment 1 of the July 17, 2012, Corporate Services report 2012COC113, be amended to state, “We do not support a Spring election”.

Corporate Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici,
L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

S. Mandel

 

 

Moved D. Iveson - K. Krushell:

 

 

 

That Administration submit the response as amended and outlined in Attachment 1 of the July 17, 2012, Corporate Services report 2012COC113, to Alberta Municipal Affairs regarding proposed changes to the Local Authorities Election Act.

Corporate Svcs.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell,
K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

6.8

Cost Shared Industry Park Development Request

 

 

Moved J. Batty - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That Capital Profile 12-17-1066, Advanced Park Development Partnerships, be added to the 2012-2014 Capital Budget, in the amount of $10 million, with funding from:
• $8 million in developer financing
• $2 million in funds in lieu of reserves.

Sustainable Dev. /
Financial Svcs. and Utilities

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell,
K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

6.9

Downtown Arena Update

 

 

 

S. Farbrother, City Manager; L. Cochrane, General Manager, Community Services; T. Romani, ICON Venue Group; and S. Ralston, 360 Architecture, made presentations and answered Council's questions.
R. G. Klassen, General Manager and R. Daviss, Sustainable Development; L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer; and A. Sinclair, City Clerk, answered Council's questions.

 

 

Moved K. Krushell - J. Batty:

 

 

 

That Administration proceed with Design Development based upon the Schematic Design presented to City Council May 16, 2012, subsequent value engineering work done now and in the future, and on the $450 million Arena Project budget.

Sustainable Dev.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

K. Diotte, L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

6.10

Updated CRL Revenue Forecast (K. Krushell)

 

 

 

R. Daviss, Sustainable Development, made a presentation and answered Council's questions.
L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer; and R. G. Klassen, General Manager, Sustainable Development, answered Council's questions.

 

 

Moved K. Krushell - J. Batty:

 

 

 

That the July 17, 2012, Sustainable Development report 2012SCO637, be received for information.

Sustainable Dev.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

6.11

The Way We Prosper - Draft Goals and Strategic Objectives

 

 

 

*Councillor K. Leibovici participated by telephone.

R. G. Klassen, General Manager and W. Trocenko, Sustainable Development; L. Millier, Millier Dickinson Blais; and J. Kent Stewart, Western Management Consultants, made presentations and answered Council's questions.

L. Rosen, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer; and
L. Cochrane, General Manager, Community Services, answered Council's questions.

 

 

Moved J. Batty - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

That the July 18, 2012, Sustainable Development report 2012SHE029, be received for information.

Sustainable Dev.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell, *K. Leibovici,
L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

 

Absent:

 

 

 

D. Iveson

 

7.

BYLAWS

7.1

Body Rub/Massage Industry - Restricted Hours of Operation – Bylaw 16119 – Business Licence Bylaw Amendment No. 21

 

 

 

G. Dziwenka, Sustainable Development, answered Council's questions.

 

 

Moved K. Leibovici - S. Mandel:

 

 

 

That the July 17, 2012, Sustainable Development report 2012SCP023, be referred back to Executive Committee, for the Committee to hear from any industry representatives or stakeholders and that Administration notify industry and stakeholders of the opportunity to speak to the Committee.

Sustainable Dev.

 

Due Date: Aug. 22, 2012

Exec. Committee

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty,
K. Diotte, K. Krushell, K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

 

Opposed:

 

 

 

A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson

 

7.2

Bylaw 16195 - Amendment to the Contaminated Gas Stations Task Force Bylaw 15363 - Term Extension

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 16195 be read a first time.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell,
K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 16195 be read a second time.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell,
K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

 

Moved B. Anderson - B. Henderson:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 16195 be considered for third reading.

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell,
K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

 

Moved B. Henderson - B. Anderson:

 

 

 

That Bylaw 16195 be read a third time.

Distribution List

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell,
K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

8.

PRIVATE REPORTS

8.1

Key Board Recruitment - Edmonton Police Commission - Verbal report

 

 

 

Council met in private at 11:35 a.m., pursuant to sections 17, 23 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Council met in public at 11:56 a.m.

A. Sinclair, City Clerk, answered Council's questions.

 

 

Moved D. Loken - T. Caterina:

 

 

 

1. That the Key Board Recruitment - Edmonton Police Commission verbal report, remain private pursuant to sections 17, 23 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

2. That Ms. Cathryn Palmer and Mr. Keli Tamaklo be reappointed to the Edmonton Police Commission for two-year terms ending December 31, 2014.

3. That City Policy C472F, Appointment Process to Certain Key Boards, be amended to allow Administration, in consultation with the Commission, to hire an external search consultant for the recruitment of new members to serve on the Edmonton Police Commission.

4. That the necessary and reasonable funding, to be determined by Administration, for the external search consultant for the recruitment of one new member for the Edmonton Police Commission be allocated from the Council Contingency Fund.

Corporate Svcs.

 

 

 

In Favour:

Carried

 

 

S. Mandel, A. Sohi, B. Anderson, B. Henderson, D. Iveson, D. Loken, E. Gibbons, J. Batty, K. Diotte, K. Krushell,
K. Leibovici, L. Sloan, T. Caterina

 

9.

NOTICES OF MOTION AND MOTIONS WITHOUT CUSTOMARY NOTICE

 

 

Mayor S. Mandel asked whether there were any Notices of Motion. There were none.

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

The meeting adjourned on July 18, 2012, at 11:23 a.m.

 

 

 

 

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Chair                                                                          City Clerk