OTTAWA CITY COUNCIL

11 July 2007

ANDREW S. HAYDON HALL

10:00 a.m.

 

MINUTES 18

 

 

The Council of the City of Ottawa met at Andrew S. Haydon Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, on 11 July 2007 at 10:00 a.m.

 

The Mayor, Larry O’Brien, presided and the Acting Clerk led Council in prayer.

 

The National Anthem was performed by Ken Sanford and Constable Wayne Wilson.

 

 

Announcements/Ceremonial Activities

 

PRESENTATION – CITY MANAGER’S AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE

 

City Manager, Kent Kirkpatrick, presented City Manager’s Awards to the following employees: Dan Brisebois, Area Manager, Parks and Recreation Branch; Pierre St. Jean, Manager of Municipal Fleet Maintenance, Fleet Services Branch; Bob Manion, Program Manager, Municipal Fleet Maintenance, Fleet Services Branch; Allan Lowe, Coordinator, Maintenance Programming, Fleet Services Branch; Serge Desnoyers, Licensed Technician, Fleet Services Branch; and Michel Guilbeault, District Manager, Employment and Financial Assistance Branch

 

 

Roll Call

 

ALL MEMBERS WERE PRESENT EXCEPT COUNCILLORS A. CULLEN AND G. BÉDARD.

 

 

Confirmation of Minutes

 

The Minutes of the regular meeting of 27 and 28 June 2007 were confirmed.

 

 

 

Declarations of pecuniary interest including those originally arising from prior meetings

 

No Declarations of Interest were filed.

 

 

Communications

 

·                     Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Alerts :

·                     Ministry of Community and Social Services Announces Public Review of Transportation Standard.

·                     AMO Report to Members on June 2007 Board Meeting

·                     Province Proclaims the Clean Water Act - Municipal Government Action is Required

·                     Federal Government Announces Negotiations Process to Conclude Agreements on the Building Canada Fund

 

·                     List of Outstanding Inquiries to 31 June 2007

 

 

Regrets

 

Councillors A. Cullen and G. Bédard advised they would be absent from the Council meeting of 11 July 2007.

 

 

Motion to Introduce Reports

 

MOTION NO. 18/1

 

That the Mayor and City Manager’s report entitled “2007-2010 Draft City Strategic Directions”; the City Manager’s report entitled “2006 Corporate Annual Report; Community and Protective Services Committee Report 10, Items 2, 4, and 5; Community and Protective Services Committee Report 11, Items 1, 2 and 4; Ottawa Police Services Board Report 5; Planning and Environment Committee Reports 11A and 12; and Transit Committee Report 10, Item 1 be received and considered.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 


Postponements and Deferrals

 

MAYOR AND CITY MANAGER

 

 

1.             2007-2010 DRAFT CITY STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS

 

 

 

REPORT RECOMMENDATIONS

 

1.         That the 2007-2010 Draft City Strategic Directions report be received and tabled at the Council meeting of June 27, 2007 for consideration by Council sitting as Committee of the Whole on July 9, 2007 to receive public delegations and for discussion and approval as Council at the July City Council meeting;

 

2.         That, upon approval of the 2007-2010 Draft City Strategic Directions, City Council direct staff to prepare a draft City Corporate Plan based on the approved City Strategic Directions for subsequent discussion and approval by Council at its meeting of September 26, 2007;

 

3.         That, upon approval of the 2007-2010 Draft City Strategic Directions, City Council direct the Long-Range Financial Plan Sub-committee to:

 

a)      complete the review of financial policies and propose financial policy directions required to provide a framework for the development of the multi-year budget; and

 

b)      based on the recommended financial policy directions, complete development of the 2008, 2009 and 2010 operating and capital budget directions,  and

 

c)      bring the final recommendations on financial policies and the 2008-2010 operating and capital budget directions to Corporate Services and Economic Development Committee and City Council prior to the launch of the 2008 budget process this Fall.

 
CITY COUNCIL 27 JUNE 2007

 

TABLED AND REFERRED TO THE 9 JULY 2007 COUNCIL MEETING TO RECEIVE PUBLIC DELEGATIONS AND FOR DISCUSSION AND APPROVAL AT THE 11 JULY 2007 COUNCIL MEETING.

 

CITY COUNCIL 11 JULY 2007

 
MOTION NO. 18/2

 

Moved by Councillor M. McRae

Seconded by Councillor C. Leadman

 

That the Mayor’s remarks be printed in the City Council Minutes.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

The text of the Mayor’s remarks follows:

 

I would like to talk a little bit about the debate we’re going to have on the Strategic Directions.  This is just another step in the transformation of the process launched back on April 18th and in fact originally commenced last November during the election where over 250,000 people voted for realignment of our strategic objectives and directions in the City of Ottawa.  It is important to put this debate in that context and how we as a Council have reached out to the various interest groups, our staff and everyday citizens in a rather magnificent way over the last three months.

 

To start we held a series of 17 open meetings at Lansdowne Park and Pineview where there was much open dialogue amongst Council, much debate, much discussion.  In addition we sought input through various vehicles including a public survey on our website with over 2400 surveys completed.  We had a scientific and geographically representative survey of 1000 people from the city of Ottawa conducted by Decima Research where we as a Council had an opportunity to review what their priorities were in a scientific manner.

 

We listened to our internal staff with over 1100 members of our internal staff completing a survey regarding the Strategic Directions.  Individual ward councillors held many meetings in their wards with their own residents and in addition our senior staff canvassed each of their departments and provided Council with an environmental scan of current and emerging issues that will impact the City’s ability to deliver services.  And, this past Monday, we heard from representatives of the 15 Advisory Committees and another 60 or so citizens representing a diversity of groups in our community from social services, business, arts, culture, women’s groups and other communities.  This total does not include what I believe is the hundreds of e-mails received in our office and I’m sure in each of the offices of the Councillors telling you as Councillors, positions that the residents would like you to put forth.

 

So, the opinions voiced on Monday are added to all of the additional work that we have done in Council to talk about Strategic Directions.  This is a very important document going forward.  Indeed, it has been said that this is unprecedented and unparalleled level of public consultation for this term of Council’s Strategic Directions, which will form the basis and the beginning of our Corporate Plan for the balance of our mandate.

 

I would like to thank the many citizens for suggesting key improvements to our draft strategic plan on this past Monday.  These suggestions challenged us to do more, be more specific in certain instances and to strive to improve our city in every facet of its operations.  Today we saw an example of the capability of our City staff in terms of the awards presented by the City Manager and I guess we should all feel very proud that we have a major social and service tool at our disposal called the staff of the City of Ottawa.

 

But the citizens are challenging us to get out of our comfort zone.  They’re challenging us to consider change; they’re challenging us to look for better, more effective and more efficient ways of doing things.  For example, under our priorities for transit and transportation we are challenged under Objective 1 to re-evaluate whether the completion of the Transitway by 2015 solely for buses is compatible with the Task Force on Transportation report, the Mayor’s Task Force.  The citizens challenged us to think bigger on Objective 3 to not only attain by 2021 a 30% modal split, but maybe even surpass that target.  A common theme on our transit and transportation was that we should get moving on implementing a new transit vision for our citizens very quickly.  In fact, we have had overwhelming support in our office for the Mayor’s Task Force on Transit and we are starting to get support from the business organizations and the communities that surround Ottawa as well.

 

Under our priorities for infrastructure renewal there was almost unanimous support for all six of our objectives and some suggestions that any capital levy be dedicated in the area of renewal of our infrastructure.  It was deemed to be one of the most important priorities for the citizens of Ottawa.

 

Under our priorities for a sustainable healthy and active city, several citizens commented we must be more inclusive and clear in the language we use and that this Council not be constrained simply by the objectives we put in our Strategic document.  We have listened to the citizens and during today’s debate, motions will come forward to change references from clients to citizens and there will be active debate on that.  Another issue was from children to residents of the city of Ottawa.  So there are wording changes that we will debate vis-à-vis motions today.

 

In terms of our transformation priority, citizens were also very constructive and indicated their clear wishes that as Council and as a city we improve and expand our public consultation process.  And, that we ensure that we find more ways to engage our staff in that process.  Again, as Mayor, I take these comments to heart and thank the public for their commitment to helping us all in Council make this city the greatest urban village in the world or one of the finest cities in the world.

 

I would also like to remind my colleagues and all citizens that these Strategic Directions are just one step in our continuing journey of transformation.

 

The Long Range Financial Planning Committee set its workplan last week and it will meet again next Wednesday as part of a very busy schedule of summer meetings to build the City’s financial framework and that will result in Council discussing and debating budget directions in the fall and lead toward a multi-year budgeting process for 2008 to 2010.

 

As well, during our strategic planning process, the Council has established three political action groups working on financial sustainability, communications and environmental issues with draft terms of reference and they will also meet over the summer months to inform our citizens and influence the debate in this fall’s provincial election and the next federal election.  This is a very important component of our Council work and that is to advise the citizens of Ottawa and the voters in the next provincial and federal election that it is time that the other orders of government take responsibility and action on solving once and for all the financial imbalance between the City’s and the provincial and federal governments.  It is an important part of our work and it has to be done in a manner that puts into perspective the environmental issues facing not only our city but Canada and the entire world and also has to be done in the context of running an efficient and an effective city.

 

I am confident in the ability of my Council colleagues.  We have had much debate in the first seven months that I have been Mayor but I am now very confident that the vast majority of your Council, your City Council, is on the same page towards finding better and more effective ways of providing services that do not impact the services delivered to the citizens of Ottawa, but in fact create greater value for the tax-dollars spent by our hard-working citizens.

 

I am also confident that this Council, by working together, will secure policy commitments from all the political parties to fundamentally address and work as partners with us, to fix those funding problems and those downloading issues.

 

The final issue I wish to address is one of perception around the 20/20 process.  The 20/20 process was a good one and a valid one and the base line from which we moved ahead to create our draft City Strategic Directions.  The 20/20 plan (and the policies and the platitudes and the concepts defined in it) was the very first document that this process considered as part of the Strategic Directions setting.

 

Council’s transformation exercise which was given birth to our present strategic planning discussion and our debate today is to set priorities for this term of Council.  In 2010 voters will judge us by what we have accomplished vis-à-vis the directions we as a Council have clearly and after much hard work and consideration, determined is our action plan for the next three and a half years.  They should and will hold us accountable in areas of transportation, in areas of City services and taxation, in areas of trash and all the other issues that have been identified in this report and I want to remind Council as we go through our debate today that this is our opportunity to get this document right.  I don’t expect total agreement but it is a document that we will hold and put forward on the table as our own yardstick for measuring our success over the coming three and a half years.  So, this discussion and this debate I believe is yet another one of the important debates we will have at Council that will set the tone and set the agenda going forward.

 

To my Council colleagues I want to thank you for the patience you’ve shown me as Mayor; it’s been a steep learning curve but now I feel that I am from almost all perspectives on the same page as my experienced Councillors.  The City of Ottawa put us in an awkward position last November when they hired a new Mayor with no Council experience and they asked me to lead a change with an experienced Council who had had six years of practice in the new City of Ottawa.  Change is going to happen whether we like it or not but as a Council we will be able to work together to make sure that change is progressive for the citizens of Ottawa.  This is our opportunity.  It will take us out of our comfort zone, I don’t expect that all Councillors will be comfortable as we try to execute this change; I don’t expect City staff in fact will be comfortable as we move forward on our change agenda.  And even our citizens from time to time will wonder what’s going on, but at the end of this process, I can assure you if you work to your capability and I’ve gotten to know each and every one of you over the last seven months and I am impressed and delighted by the intellectual horsepower we have available at this Council.  If we all work in the best interests of our citizens, in the year 2010 people will look back and say this Council did a magnificent job; they are providing better services, they’re doing it in a more cost effective manner and they have solved the very real problems that are facing this wonderful city of ours.  I am eagerly looking forward to today’s debate and I hope that we all hold the importance of this debate high in our internal priority list because this is what is going to set the agenda over the coming three and a half years.

 

 

MOTION NO. 18/3

 

Moved by Councillor D. Holmes

Seconded by Councillor P. Feltmate

 

WHEREAS City Council is discussing the priorities for the City of Ottawa and has heard submissions from many interested residents and agencies;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council include the following amendments to the Draft City Strategic Directions Report

 

In Methodology

Add a 4th bullet following ‘…these Council Strategic Planning Sessions help achieve:’

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED


 
MOTION NO. 18/4

 

Moved by Councillor J. Harder

Seconded by Mayor L. O’Brien

 

WHEREAS the Committee of the Whole on July 9, 2007 heard from public delegations on the Draft City Strategic Directions;

 

AND WHEREAS a number of presenters noted that the City Strategic Directions document strategic directions should better reflect the nature of the City’s relationship to its stakeholders;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the following changes be made to wording of the objectives and the narrative in the City Strategic directions document:

 

1)                  That any reference to “client” be replaced with “resident and/or business” and

 

2)                  That the reference to “every child” in Service Objective 6 in E. Sustainable Healthy and Active City be replaced with “every resident and in particular every child.”

 

CARRIED with Councillor E. El-Chantiry dissenting on Resolution 1).

 

 

MOTION NO. 18/5

 

Moved by Councillor M. McRae

Seconded by Councillor P. Hume

 

WHEREAS objective A3 currently reads: “Coordinate and encourage federal and provincial participation in transportation programs to current obligations”.

 

AND WHEREAS in order to give direction to staff the wording of this objective must be clarified from a technical standpoint;

 

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED THAT objective A3 be replaced with: “Ensure current federal and provincial commitments for transportation programs are maintained, and seek enhanced support for existing and new potential programs”

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 
 

MOTION NO. 18/6

 

Moved by Councillor M. McRae

Seconded by Councillor J. Harder

 

WHEREAS the joint meeting of the Transit and Transportation Committee will report back on August 15th with costs and options for immediate and near-term transit system completion priorities;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED Objective 1), under priority B –Transit, be amended to read as follows “Finish the Transitway as soon as practicable.”

 

LOST on a division of 9 YEAS to 13 NAYS as follows:

 

Yeas (9):          Councillors C. Leadman, R. Chiarelli, M. McRae, G. Brooks, G. Hunter, S. Desroches, D. Thompson, J. Harder and Mayor O’Brien. 

 

Nays (13):        Councillors S. Qadri, D. Holmes, C. Doucet, E. El-Chantiry, B. Monette, M. Bellemare, M. Wilkinson, P. Hume, J. Legendre, R. Bloess, D. Deans, P. Feltmate and R. Jellett.

 

 

MOTION NO. 18/7

 

Moved by Councillor M. McRae

Seconded by Councillor C. Leadman

 

WHEREAS Council at its meeting on July 11, 2007 will consider its 2007 - 2010 Draft City Strategic Directions Document;

 

AND WHEREAS the draft document includes under Priority C - Infrastructure Renewal, Objective 2 which is to close the gap in sidewalks, street signals and stop sign renewal by 2010;

 

AND WHEREAS completing the renewal of all existing traffic control signals and signs by 2010 is not possible due to the impact on traffic operations and the availability of materials and resources required;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Priority C Infrastructure Renewal be revised to read “develop a 10 year renewal plan for sidewalks, street signals and stop signs that will fully close the infrastructure renewal gap by 2017.”

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

MOTIONO. 18/8

 

Moved by Councillor P. Hume

Seconded by Councillor R. Jellett

 

WHEREAS at the Council Strategic Priority Setting session on June 14, Council reviewed and agreed to the wording of the Corporate Objectives for the 2007-2010 Draft City Strategic Directions for Infrastructure Renewal C6 “establish or restore key municipal facilities of city-wide significance”;

 

AND WHEREAS the City already has an established lifecycle renewal program for general buildings when funding is available;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the wording of the proposed objective C6 be changed to “identify key municipal facilities of city-wide significance and implement an effective remediation and restoration plan for these assets where required”.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

MOTION NO. 18/9

 

Moved by Councillor P. Hume

Seconded by Councillor R. Jellett

 

WHEREAS at the Council Strategic Priority Setting session on June 14, Council reviewed and agreed to the wording of the Corporate Objectives for the 2007-2010 Draft City Strategic Directions for Solid Waste and Environment D5 “meet the intent of the LEED standard by 2020”.

 

AND WHEREAS the City already has an existing LEED policy for new facility construction;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the wording of the proposed objective D5 be changed to “meet the intent of the LEED standard by 2020, for existing City owned buildings to support the implementation of Council approved environmental goals and targets”.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 


MOTION NO. 18/10

 

Moved by Councillor D. Holmes

Seconded by Councillor P. Feltmate

 

WHEREAS City Council is discussing the priorities for the City of Ottawa and has heard submissions from many interested residents and agencies;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council include the following amendments to the Draft City Strategic Directions Report

 

In Service Priorities, E, Sustainable Healthy and Active City

Add new item after #2

Set a high level and a proactive municipal response to meet the social services, social housing, supported living and public health needs of Ottawa residents;

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

MOTION NO. 18/11

 

Moved by Councillor D. Holmes

Seconded by Councillor P. Feltmate

 

WHEREAS City Council is discussing the priorities for the City of Ottawa and has heard submissions from many interested residents and agencies;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council include the following amendments to the Draft City Strategic Directions Report

 

In Service Priorities, E, Sustainable Healthy and Active City

Add new item after #8

Operationalize the 20/20 Arts and Heritage Plan and the recently approved Museum Sustainability Plan;

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

Deputy Mayor Harder was in the Chair when Mayor O’Brien moved the following motion.

 

 

MOTION NO. 18/12

 

Moved by Mayor L. O’Brien

Seconded by Councillor G. Brooks

 

WHEREAS protecting and improving the occupational health and safety of City staff is an important component of improving service delivery to the public and important for the City as part of its commitment to its staff;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that a new Objective 10 under Service Delivery Priority E. Sustainable Healthy and Active City be added as follows, “The City strives to annually reduce the number of lost-time injuries received by City of Ottawa staff.”

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

MOTION NO. 18/13

 

Moved by Councillor D. Deans

Seconded by Councillor D. Holmes

 

BE IT RESOLVED that objective E3, Sustainable Healthy and Active City be revised to read:

 

Upload the cost of social services, social housing and public health while retaining responsibility for local administration to reflect the needs of the local community

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

MOTION NO. 18/14

 

Moved by Councillor D. Deans

Seconded by Councillor D. Holmes

 

WHEREAS the intent of objective 7 under the Sustainable Healthy and Active City priority is to ensure that all provincial social assistance is to be provided, at a minimum, to pre-1995 levels;

 

AND WHEREAS some rates [e.g., Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)] are presently provided at above pre-1995 rates;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that objective 7 be revised to read:

 

Continue to lobby the provincial government to align social assistance benefits with low-income thresholds determined by Statistics Canada.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

MOTION NO. 18/15

 

Moved by Councillor P. Feltmate

Seconded by Councillor S. Desroches

 

BE IT RESOLVED that under E, Sustainable, Healthy and Active City, add #9 “develop a 10 year plan for new sidewalks, traffic control signals, street lights and bicycle lanes infrastructure that has been warranted and unfunded and close the gap by 2017.”

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

MOTION NO. 18/16

 

Moved by Councillor D. Holmes

Seconded by Councillor P. Feltmate

 

WHEREAS City Council is the Board of Health;

 

AND WHEREAS a sustainable and healthy city with a productive and efficient workforce is dependent on the health of all its citizens;

 

AND WHEREAS Public Health Programs contribute to the well being of all by promoting healthy behaviours, protecting citizens from known causes of disease and preventing infectious disease

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the following 9th objective be added under Priority Section E. - Sustainable Healthy and Active City:

 

9.  Ensure Public Health programs that work to promote health and prevent disease are maintained in concert with the growing population of the City.

 

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

MOTION NO. 18/17

 

Moved by Councillor D. Holmes

Seconded by Councillor P. Feltmate

 

WHEREAS City Council is discussing the priorities for the City of Ottawa and has heard submissions from many interested residents and agencies;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council include the following amendments to the Draft City Strategic Directions Report

 

In Service Priorities, E. Sustainable Healthy and Active City

Add new objective:

Continue to pressure for the annual development of 500 units that people on low incomes can afford with the objective of closing the gap in affordable and appropriate housing supply.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

MOTION NO. 18/18

 

Moved by Councillor D. Holmes

Seconded by Councillor P. Feltmate

 

WHEREAS City Council is discussing the priorities for the City of Ottawa and has heard submissions from many interested residents and agencies;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council include the following amendments to the Draft City Strategic Directions Report

 

In Service Priorities, F, Planning and Growth Management

Add to #1

Become the leading edge in community and urban design including creating housing, including for those in the city living on low incomes;

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 


MOTION NO. 18/19

 

Moved by Councillor D. Deans

Seconded by Councillor D. Holmes

 

Be it resolved that Objective F1 be revised to read:

 

Become leading edge in community and urban design and include at least 1% for public art program requirement in all city and private developments.

 

LOST on a division of 3 YEAS to 18 NAYS as follows:

 

YEAS:             Councillors D. Holmes, C. Doucet and D. Deans.

 

NAYS:             Councillors S. Qadri, E. El-Chantiry, B. Monette, M. Bellemare, C. Leadman, M. Wilkinson, M. McRae, G. Brooks, P. Hume, J. Legendre, R. Bloess, G. Hunter, P. Feltmate, S. Desroches, D. Thompson, R. Jellett, J. Harder and Mayor L. O’Brien.

 

 

MOTION NO. 18/20

 

Moved by Councillor P. Hume

Seconded by Councillor M. McRae

 

WHEREAS objective F2 currently reads: “Make growth integrate seamlessly (in terms of intensification and existing hard services) so that new growth doesn’t damage old growth”.

 

AND WHEREAS in order to give direction to staff the wording of this objective must be clarified from a technical standpoint;

 

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED THAT objective F2 be replaced with: “Respect the existing urban fabric, neighbourhood form and the limits of hard services so that new growth is integrated seamlessly with established communities”.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 


MOTION NO. 18/21

 

Moved by Councillor P. Hume

Seconded by Councillor M. McRae

 

WHEREAS objective F4 currently reads: “Ensure that infrastructure improvements to service growth are integrated with actual growth”.

 

AND WHEREAS in order to give direction to staff the wording of this objective must be clarified from a technical standpoint;

 

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED THAT objective F4 be replaced with: “Ensure that City infrastructure required for new growth is built or improved as needed to serve the growth”.

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

MOTION NO. 18/22

 

Moved by Councillor M. McRae

Seconded by Councillor P. Hume

 

WHEREAS Priority a (Governance) Objective 1 under “Transformation Priorities” on page 8 of the Draft City Strategic Directions incorrectly refers to increasing the appropriate delegation of authority to “Steering Committees;”

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Priority a (Governance), Objective 1 under “Transformation Priorities” be amended to replace the term “Steering Committees” with “Standing Committees.”

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

MOTION NO. 18/23

 

Moved by Councillor G. Hunter

Seconded by Councillor R. Bloess

 

Whereas a significant number of public delegations on City Strategic Directions asked for more clarity regarding how strategic priorities will be set for City services that are not reflected in the high level City Strategic Directions document;

 

AND Whereas the discussions that resulted in Transformation Priority Objective 2 for Governance, namely,  “Enhance the ability of Council to set the strategic direction of the City”, included the notion of Standing Committees working with City staff to set strategic priorities for departmental initiatives and on-going activities (i.e. departmental business plans for the term of Council);

 

Therefore Be It Resolved that Transformation Priority Objective 2 for Governance, be amended to read,  “Enhance the ability of Council to set the strategic direction of the City, including working through Standing Committees to set Term of Council strategic priorities for departmental initiatives and on-going activities”.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

MOTION NO. 18/24

 

Moved by Councillor D. Holmes

Seconded by Councillor P. Feltmate

 

WHEREAS City Council is discussing the priorities for the City of Ottawa and has heard submissions from many interested residents and agencies;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council include the following amendments to the Draft City Strategic Directions Report

 

In Transformation Priorities, A, Governance

Replace #3

Commit to and develop a democratic, engaging and visible process to maximize input from citizens in the work of Council and in policy development, while ensuring that seniors, new Canadians, women and the economically disadvantaged are included;

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 
 
MOTION NO. 18/25

 

Moved by Councillor M. McRae

Seconded by Councillor M. Wilkinson

 

WHEREAS in order to secure and maintain public confidence in the integrity of City of Ottawa operations, in particular the conduct of staff and elected officials pursuant to their duties, an Integrity Commissioner is required to interpret and investigate questions of conduct;

 

WHEREAS in 2004 Ottawa City Council requested an amendment to The Municipal Act to enable the City of Ottawa to appoint an Integrity Commissioner with powers to conduct investigations;

 

WHEREAS The Municipal Act was amended in 2006 to permit municipalities to establish the position of Integrity Commissioner with powers of investigation;

 

WHEREAS the City of Toronto has in place an Integrity Commissioner, who plays a crucial role in maintaining the public's confidence in City Hall and in ensuring that the codes of behaviour and ethics governing elected officials and staff are objectively communicated and applied;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Ottawa seek to establish the position of Integrity Commissioner,

 

And that a report be brought to Corporate Services & Economic Development Committee in time for the 2008 budget deliberations for the purpose of establishing the position of Integrity Commissioner.

 

LOST on a division of 4 YEAS to 17 NAYS as follows:

 

YEAS:             Councillors M. McRae, D. Deans, S. Desroches and R. Jellett

 

NAYS:             Councillors S. Qadri, D. Holmes, E. El-Chantiry, B. Monette, M. Bellemare, C. Leadman, M. Wilkinson, R. Chiarelli, G. Brooks, P. Hume, J. Legendre, R. Bloess, G. Hunter, P. Feltmate, D. Thompson, J. Harder and Mayor O’Brien.

 

 

MOTION NO. 18/26

 

Moved by Councillor D. Holmes

Seconded by Councillor P. Feltmate

 

WHEREAS City Council is discussing the priorities for the City of Ottawa and has heard submissions from many interested residents and agencies;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council include the following amendments to the Draft City Strategic Directions Report

 

In Transformation Priorities, B, Service Delivery

Replace #1

Create a resident and/or business service culture that recognizes and balances the needs of all citizens in their encounters with city services, programs and staff;

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 


MOTION NO. 18/27

 

Moved by Councillor J. Legendre

Seconded by Councillor M. Bellemare

 

WHEREAS in the Transformation Priorities, Service Delivery Section b(1) states, “1. Create a resident/business service culture.”;

 

WHEREAS during Monday’s day of consultation, several groups representative of various sectors of the francophone community found that this statement left unsaid what is an important principle adopted in the very first year of the newly amalgamated City of Ottawa;

 

WHEREAS the City’s own bi-cultural Advisory Committee on French Language Services also drew attention to this missing element of the City’s Draft Strategic Directions 2007-2010 document;

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Section b(1) on page 8 be amended to read – "Create a resident/business service culture that recognizes the need to deliver services in both English and French pursuant to the current policy."

 

CARRIED on a division of 20 YEAS to 1 NAY as follows:

 

YEAS:             Councillors S. Qadri, D. Holmes, C. Doucet., B. Monette, M. Bellemare, C. Leadman, M. Wilkinson, R. Chiarelli, M. McRae, G. Brooks, P. Hume, J. Legendre, R. Bloess, D. Deans, P. Feltmate, S. Desroches, D. Thompson, R. Jellett, J. Harder and Mayor O’Brien.

 

NAYS: Councillor E. El-Chantiry.

 

 

MOTION NO. 18/28

 

 

Moved by Councillor P. Hume

Seconded by Councillor R. Jellett

 

WHEREAS at the Council Strategic Priority Setting session on June 14, Council reviewed and agreed to the wording of the Corporate Objectives for the 2007-2010 Draft City Strategic Directions for Service Delivery Priority b1 “create a client service culture”;

 

AND WHEREAS the City already recognizes and engages in a client service culture;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the wording of the proposed objective b1 be changed to “continue to improve the service culture at the City”.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

MOTION NO. 18/29

 

Moved by Councillor P. Hume

Seconded by Councillor R. Jellett

 

WHEREAS at the Council Strategic Priority Setting session on June 14, Council reviewed and agreed to the wording of the Corporate Objectives for the 2007-2010 Draft City Strategic Directions for Service Delivery Priority b2 “establish an outcome-based management approach to service delivery”;

 

AND WHEREAS the City already has developed an outcome-based management approach to service delivery;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the wording of the proposed objective b2 be changed to “integrate outcome-based performance measurement into a flexible evolving service delivery model to respond to community and environmental demands”.

 

CARRIED with Councillor G. Hunter dissenting.

 

MOTION NO. 18/30

 

Moved by Councillor J. Legendre

Seconded by Councillor D. Holmes

 

WHEREAS in the Transformation Priorities, Service Delivery Section b(2) states, “2. Establish an outcome-based management approach to service delivery.;

 

WHEREAS during Monday’s day of consultation, several delegations found that this statement was too limited in its scope;

 

WHEREAS City Councillors during the discussions on the Strategic Plan had discussed the importance of a triple bottom line approach which includes environmental, social as well as financial aspects of a healthy, sustainable City;

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Section b(2) on page 8 be amended to read –

" Establish an outcome-based triple bottom line management approach to service delivery."

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

MOTION NO. 18/31

 

Moved by Councillor P. Hume

Seconded by Councillor R. Jellett

 

WHEREAS the Committee of the Whole on July 9, 2007 heard from public delegations on the Draft City Strategic Directions;

 

AND WHEREAS a number of presenters noted that the City Strategic Directions document strategic directions should better explain what is meant by improving staff engagement;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Transformation Priority B. Service Delivery Objective 5 be amended to read, “Increase staff engagement, including participating in decision-making about service delivery improvements.”

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

MOTION NO. 18/32

 

Moved by Councillor D. Holmes

Seconded by Councillor P. Feltmate

 

WHEREAS City Council is discussing the priorities for the City of Ottawa and has heard submissions from many interested residents and agencies;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council include the following amendments to the Draft City Strategic Directions Report

 

In Transformation Priorities, C, Sustainable Finances

Add to #2

Include closing the gap in affordable and appropriate housing supply (new item) in this direction on how to fund infrastructure renewal.

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

MOTION NO. 18/33

 

Moved by Councillor P. Feltmate

Seconded by Councillor P. Hume

 

BE IT RESOLVED That section c under Transformation Priorities be amended by adding a new point to read as follows,

 

“10. Following the principles of Ottawa 20/20, ensure the review of the Official Plan includes:

a)      The impact on the operating and capital budgets of development in each of these areas: inside the greenbelt; within the urban boundary outside the greenbelt; within villages; and in rural Ottawa outside of village boundaries,

b)      A review of the effective measures to direct growth.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

MOTION NO. 18/34

 

Moved by Councillor M. McRae

Seconded by Councillor C. Leadman

 

WHEREAS a number of amending motions may have focused on a single objective;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Manager or his delegate be authorized to revise the 2007-2010 City Strategic Directions Document for the purposes of grammatical correctness or other minor editorial improvements without altering the meaning of the document.

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

The Mayor and City Manager’s 2007- 2010 Draft City Strategic Directions report was then put to Council and CARRIED as amended by Motion Nos. 18/3, 18/4, 18/5, 18/7, 18/8, 18/9, 18/10, 18/11, 18/12, 18/13, 18/14, 18/15, 18/16, 18/17, 18/18, 18/20, 18/21, 18/22, 18/23, 18/24, 18/26, 18/27, 18/28/ 18/29, 18/30, 18/31, 18/32, 18/33 and 18/34.

 

CITY MANAGER

 

 

1.             2006 CORPORATE ANNUAL REPORT

 

 

REPORT RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive the 2006 City of Ottawa Annual Report for information.

 

                                                                                                RECEIVED

 


 

COMMUNITY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT 10

 

 

2.             PHASE II - INTEGRATED DRUGS AND ADDICTIONS STRATEGY

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONs

 

That Council:

 

1.      Endorse the four pillar approach to Drugs and Addictions for the City of Ottawa.

 

2.      Endorse the projects proposed by the Community Network as follows:

 

Treatment

a.      Endorse the Community Network’s pursuance of a 48-bed residential treatment facility for youth 13-17 of which 32 beds would be for Anglophone youth and 16 beds would be for Francophone youth.

b.      Endorse the Community Network’s pursuance of funds to conduct a comprehensive gap analysis of housing availability for individuals who have problems with addictions both pre and post treatment in the City of Ottawa.

c.       Endorse the Community Network’s pursuance of a peer intervention program for drugs and addictions.

d.      Endorse the Community Network’s identified need for primary care and support services for people using substances and lobby the Provincial Government to increase both.

e.      Endorse the Community Network’s identified need for increased employment opportunities for people with substance use and/or mental health issues and lobby the Provincial Government to increase employment opportunities for both.

 

Prevention

a.      Endorse the Community Network’s development of a web based tool kit of information on substance use and abuse and support the project by directing staff to include a request for $19,000 in 2008 and $13,000 in 2009 and 2010 as part of their budget to support the management of the project.

b.      Endorse the Community Network’s development of an Education program for youth, school staff, parents and youth services agencies.

c.       Endorse the Community Network’s development of a 3 year public awareness campaign aimed at changing behaviour.

 

Harm Reduction

a.      Endorse the Community Network’s proposal by directing staff to expand the membership of the Site Development Consultative Group membership (who provide guidance on harm reduction programming in Ottawa) to include Police, Crime Prevention Ottawa, BIA's, community representatives and service providers.

b.      Endorse the Community Network’s proposal to complete a feasibility study on substitution therapy options for crack and cocaine addictions.

c.       Endorse the Community Network’s proposal to conduct an independent operational review of the “Safer Inhalation Program” and its effectiveness and direct staff to include a request for  required funding to complete an independent review of the Safer Inhalation Site program as part of the 2008 budget.

d.      Endorse the Community Network’s development of a public information program for concerned communities about addictions, harm reduction policies and procedures and direct staff to participate in the development of the project plan.

e.      Endorse the Community Network’s development of a joint education program for service providers and direct staff to participate in developing the project plan.

 

Enforcement

a.      Endorse the Community Network’s proposal to pilot a coordinated single access approach to addressing drug related issues as part of existing City of Ottawa or Community led problem solving mechanisms and direct staff to participate on the project team.

b.      Endorse the Community Network’s identified need for new or revised legislation to support efforts to address public disorder concerns and request Crime Prevention Ottawa to report back with detail on the needs and proposed legislation.

 

 

MOTION NO. 18/35

 

Moved by Councillor R. Chiarelli

Seconded by Councillor E. El-Chantiry

 

WHEREAS the City of Ottawa or its agencies should not be involved in distributing drug paraphernalia that is illegal under the Criminal Code of Canada; and

 

WHERAS the evidence of the benefits of “safer inhalation programs” is not conclusive; and the presence of discarded government issued drug paraphernalia poses a health risk in our communities.

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that sections b) and c) under Harm Reduction of IDAS Phase II be rejected and that the City of Ottawa divest itself of all responsibility and inventory for safe inhalation programs by July 31, 2007 with the operating dollars directed towards beginning to develop treatment and recovery services.

 

CARRIED on a division of 15 YEAS to 7 NAYS as follows:

 

YEAS:             Councillors S. Qadri, E. El-Chantiry, B. Monette, C. Leadman, M. Wilkinson, R. Chiarelli, M. McRae, G. Brooks, R. Bloess, G. Hunter, S. Desroches, D. Thompson, R. Jellett, J. Harder and Mayor O’Brien.

 

NAYS:             Councillors D. Holmes, C. Doucet, M. Bellemare, P. Hume, J. Legendre, D. Deans and P. Feltmate

 

 
MOTION NO. 18/36

 

Moved by Councillor M. Wilkinson

Seconded by Councillor S. Qadri

 

WHEREAS the savings in health costs from any harm reduction program go to the provincial health system.

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Province of Ontario be asked to conduct a review of the “Safer Inhalation Program” as suggested by the Community Network.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

Community and Protective Services Committee Report 10, Item 2 was then put to Council and CARRIED as amended by Motion Nos. 18/35 and 18/36.

 

 

 

4.             HOUSING NEEDS IN OTTAWA

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive this report and approve that it be forwarded to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing as the City of Ottawa’s request for funding for the next 3 years to address housing needs in Ottawa.

 

MOTION NO. 18/37

 

Moved by Councillor J. Legendre

Seconded by Councillor C. Leadman

 

WHEREAS there are circumstances where portable housing allowances may best serve Ottawa residents;

 

WHEREAS the Province of Ontario will itself be incorporating a housing allowance approach ( i.e. $185 M of the $392 M ), in allocating Ontario’s share of the current  Federal funds for housing to a new provincial housing program to serve approximately 30,000 households across Ontario;

 

WHEREAS $185 M spent on new construction would help 1,800 households starting three of four years from now, while $185 M spent on housing allowances will help 30,000 households for the next five years;

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the request in the Housing Needs Report to be transmitted to the Province be amended by adding: “and that the Province of Ontario be requested to permit options in the City’s implementation of a housing program that in City Council’s opinion best responds to the needs of its citizens, including portable housing allowances.”

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

Community and Protective Services Committee Report 10, Item 4 was then put to Council and CARRIED as amended by Motion No. 18/37.

 

 

 

5.             ACTION OTTAWA 2007 – Beaver bARRACKS

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

That Council, in accordance with the provisions of the Action Ottawa program, approve that:

 

1.         The proposal by Centretown Citizens Ottawa Corporation (CCOC) be recommended to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing for funding under the terms of the Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program (AHP);

 

2.         That up to $7.0 million from the AHP funds allocated to the City of Ottawa; $3.0 million City capital funds; an estimated $242,287 for grants in lieu of building permit fees; an estimated $1.2 million in relief from development fees and planning fees be awarded sufficient to fund the project described in Schedule A, subject to any conditions made by the Selection committee and subject to Council enacting a Municipal Housing Project Facilities By-law for this project.

 

3.         That up to $300,000 be provided from the Social Housing Reserve for the environmental clean-up cost of the 424 Metcalfe site.

 

4.         Staff be directed to negotiate Municipal Housing Project Facilities Agreements with the selected proponents subject to the terms and conditions of the February 20, 2007 Action Ottawa RFP, the Selection Committee recommendations of June 4-5, 2007, the provisions of the Municipal Housing Project Facilities By-law (2005), and the limits of the City municipal capital facility contributions.

 

5.         Upon successful negotiation of project facilities agreements with the proponent, authorize the Director of Legal Services to proceed directly to Council to authorize the project specific Municipal Housing Project Facilities by-laws by way of placing the by-laws on the Order of the Day for enactment, within the limits set by negotiated agreements, the recommendations in this report, and the Municipal Housing Project Facilities By-law (2005). 

 

6.           Upon passing project specific by-laws, delegate authority to the City Manager to execute the project specific Municipal Housing Project Facilities agreements. 

 

7.         Staff be directed to negotiate the sale of the property located at 424 Metcalfe, subject to the provision of the right to first refusal to recover the property in the event of sale, and subject to the provisions of the negotiated Municipal Housing Project Facilities agreement and in accordance with the Municipal Housing Project Facilities By-law (2005) and provisions of this report.

 

MOTION NO. 18/38

 

Moved by Councillor J. Legendre

Seconded by Councillor D. Holmes

 

WHEREAS Adjacent to this site, there is a heritage building at the corner of Argyle and Metcalfe, which has struggled for decades with a service entrance which is ill-suited to modern servicing requirements (e.g. moving-van access, solid waste collection access);

 

WHEREAS the streets surrounding the site (both Argyle and Metcalfe) do not allow for parking or stopping of moving vans or other servicing vehicles;

 

WHEREAS there would appear to be a public benefit to be had if the result were to be only one service entrance, providing the needs of both properties, and accessing a very busy downtown street.

 

WHEREAS Council has previously approved a motion calling on the City of Ottawa to consider the interests of the adjacent heritage building (The Windsor Arms) when disposing of the Beaver Barracks property, in order that an opportunity to possibly integrate the servicing requirements of the new development with that of the Windsor Arms not be lost;

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT staff be instructed to participate in the mandatory community consultation process in the fall “to refine the design …” (see page 103) so that this opportunity to provide better servicing to an existing site can be thoroughly investigated when planning the new site requirements.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

Community and Protective Services Committee Report 10, Item 5 was then put to Council and CARRIED as amended by Motion No. 18/38.

 

 

COMMUNITY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT 11

 

 

1.             TAXI BY-LAW – ACCESSIBLE SERVICE – AMENDMENTS

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS AS AMENDED

 

That Council approve amendments to Taxi By-law Number 2005-481, as detailed in Document 1, as amended below, to improve on-demand accessible taxicab service and to address certain administrative matters related to all taxicabs, to take effect as specified in Document 1.

 

A.        Be it resolved that Recommendations 1 and 2 in Document 1 be deleted and replaced with the following:

 

1.         Authorize the Chief License Inspector to issue the remaining 120 accessible taxicab plates designated for issuance as outlined below and that the plates be issued to persons on the accessible priority list according to their placement on the list in accordance with the by-law and repeal the existing provisions limiting the number of accessible plates issued annually to 40:

a.         40 on October 1, 2007

b.         40 on October 1, 2008

c.         40 on October 1, 2009

 

2.         Subject to the issuance of the accessible taxicab plates as outlined in Recommendation 1, those persons who are eligible for said plates have twelve (12) months from the date of eligibility to qualify for said plates in accordance with the by-law;

 

And be it further resolved that Document 1 be amended to add the following provision:

 

Require that the accessible taxicab plate holder be the primary driver, i.e. the driver who operates the accessible taxicab 50% of the time or more.  If the plate holder cannot be the primary driver for valid reasons (including illness, injury, parental leave, bereavement, or holidays), provide that the Chief Licence Inspector may approve relief from that requirement for up to 30 days and that any request for extension by the plate holder beyond the approved 30 days be brought forward to Licence Committee for approval;

 

Be it further resolved that the plates referred to above shall not be transferable;

 

Be it further resolved that, in the event that there are an insufficient number of individuals interested in acquiring the plates referred to above by October 1, 2008, the Chief License Inspector shall report back to Committee and Council on alternate methods of plate issuance.

 

            B.        Be it resolved that Recommendation 3 in Document 1 be amended to replace, in the preamble, the date “January 1, 2009” with “October 1, 2010”.

 

            C.        Be it resolved that Recommendation 3b in Document 1 be amended to replace the term “pregnancy” with “parental leave”.

 

D.        That Recommendation 7a be amended to read:  “the waiver is only valid for a period of 30 days”.

 

E.         Be it resolved that Recommendation 13 in Document 1 be amended to require that all taxicab drivers wear clothing that clearly identifies them as taxicab drivers or accessible taxicab drivers as the case may be; and,

 

                        Be it further resolved that the clothing is uniform amongst all drivers.

 

F.         That Recommendation 29 of Document 1 be deleted.

 

G.        That the Department report back to the Community and Protective Services Committee by January 1, 2010 on the appropriateness of the numbers of accessible cabs specified in Recommendation 6.

 

H.        Be it resolved that the issue of taxicabs using bus lanes be referred to the Transportation Committee.

 

I.          Be it resolved that the Taxi Advisory Committee be reconstituted to enable the Committee to be more effective and efficient and a report be prepared for the Community and Protective Services Committee on this topic.

 

J.         Be it resolved that staff draft, for the signature of the Chair of the CPS Committee, a letter to the Airport Authority to respond to its letter of 4 July 2007 and suggest that, if the accessible taxicabs on the curb at the airport are not being utilized, they release them back for use by the general population and that the Airport Authority consider increasing the number of standard taxicabs at the curb in order to better serve the travelling public.

 

 

MOTION NO. 18/39

 

Moved by Councillor S. Qadri

Seconded by Councillor E. El-Chantiry

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT in Committee Recommendation A.2, the first four lines be deleted and replaced with the following:

2.         Subject to the issuance of the accessible taxicab plates as outlined in Recommendation 1:

a)   the Chief License Inspector shall notify, in writing by registered mail, those persons selected from the Accessible Priority List of their eligibility for issuance of an accessible taxi plate holder license and such persons shall notify, in writing by registered mail, the Chief License Inspector within thirty (30) days of the notice, of their acceptance or rejection of their selection; and,

b)   those persons who have accepted eligibility for said plates shall have twelve (12) months from the date of their acceptance to obtain the said plates in accordance with the by-law.

 

                                                                                                CARRIED

 


MOTION NO. 18/40

 

Moved by Councillor R. Chiarelli

Seconded by Councillor B. Monette

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that recommendation A2 be amended to provide that the next 80 plates to be issued shall be transferable after 10 years of the date of issuance and any plates issued subsequently shall not be transferable.

 

LOST on a division of 3 YEAS to 18 NAYS as follows:

 

YEAS:             Councillors E. El-Chantiry, B. Monette and R. Chiarelli.

 

NAYS:             Councillors S. Qadri, D. Holmes, C. Doucet, M. Bellemare, C. Leadman, M. Wilkinson, M. McRae, G. Brooks, P. Hume, J. Legendre, R. Bloess, G. Hunter, D. Deans, P. Feltmate, S. Desroches, R. Jellett, J. Harder and Mayor O’Brien.

 

MOTION NO. 18/41

 

Moved by Councillor M. Bellemare

Seconded by Councillor D. Deans

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT staff Recommendation 13 in Document 1 be approved and further that a dress code be implemented for the remainder of the fleet.

 

LOST on a division of 9 YEAS to 11 NAYS as follows:

 

YEAS:             Councillors E. El-Chantiry, M. Bellemare, M. Wilkinson, R. Chiarelli, M. McRae, G. Brooks, D. Deans, S. Desroches and R. Jellett. 

 

NAYS:             Councillors S. Qadri, D. Holmes, C. Doucet, B. Monette, C. Leadman, P. Hume, J. Legendre, R. Bloess, G. Hunter, P. Feltmate, and J. Harder.

 

The Committee Recommendation E. (regarding Recommendation 13 in Document 1) was then put to Council and CARRIED on a division of 14 YEAS to 6 NAYS as follows:

 

YEAS:             Councillors S. Qadri, D. Holmes, C. Doucet, B. Monette, M. Bellemare, C. Leadman, M. Wilkinson, M. McRae, G. Brooks, P. Hume, J. Legendre, R. Bloess, P. Feltmate and S. Desroches.

 

NAYS:             Councillors E. El-Chantiry, R. Chiarelli, G. Hunter, D. Deans, R. Jellett and J. Harder. 

 

MOTION NO. 18/42

 

Moved by Councillor S. Qadri

Seconded by Councillor E. El-Chantiry

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Recommendations 25, 26 and 27 in Document 1 be amended by adding the following immediately after the word “debit”; “/credit”; and,

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the effective date identified in Recommendations 25, 26 and 27 in Document 1 be amended from “October 1, 2008” to “October 1, 2007”

 

                                                                                                CARRIED

 

MOTION NO. 18/43

 

Moved by Councillor J. Harder

Seconded by Councillor R. Bloess

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT consideration of Recommendation 28 in Document 1 respecting the replacement of all taxicab vehicles with accessible taxicab vehicles by January 1, 2013 be deferred until 2010.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

Community and Protective Services Committee Report 11, Item 1 was then put to Council and CARRIED as amended by Motion Nos. 18/39, 18/42 and 18/43 and with Councillor Holmes dissenting on Committee Recommendations A1 and F.

 

 

 

2.             TAXIS – REPORT ON THE JURY RECOMMENDATIONS ARISING OUT OF THE CORONER’S INQUEST INTO THE DEATH OF SARAH MCCARTHY – RECOMMENDED AMENDMENTS TO TAXI BY-LAW

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS AS AMENDED

 

That Council approve amendments to Taxi By-law Number 2005-481, as detailed in Document 1, to address the recommendations presented by the Coroner’s Jury into the accidental death of Sarah McCarthy (November 27, 2005), to take effect as specified in Document 1, as amended by the following:

 

            1.         Be it resolved that refresher courses be conducted by the union according to the content and evaluation regime prescribed by the Chief License Inspector and that the Chief License Inspector report back to the Community and Protective Services Committee on the matter as required.

 

2.         Be it resolved that Recommendations 4, 5 and 6 of Document 1 be amended to require that the GPS requirement apply to Accessible Taxicabs only; and,

 

Be it further resolved that staff be directed to report back in January 2009 to the Community and Protective Services Committee and Council with recommendations to amend the Taxi By-law to require GPS in all standard taxicabs if the industry has failed to do so by December 31, 2008.

 

 

MOTION NO. 18/44

 

Moved by Councillor J. Legendre

Seconded by Councillor S. Qadri

 

WHEREAS there is broad agreement that the safety of the public and the driver requires that taxis be equipped with cameras, silent alarms and GPS.

 

WHEREAS the department noted the ‘ … concern that a “flasher” activated in a deserted area could result in further aggression toward the taxi driver’;

 

WHEREAS rear flashers are potentially dangerous for the driver, especially at night in isolated locations, and a poor low-tech substitute requiring external intervention of the general public;

 

WHEREAS modern systems covertly inform the operators and police of emergencies, and do not require the intervention of the public or lay-people outside the taxicab.

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the intent of recommendations 4(c) and 5(c) of the Coroner’s Jury is completely satisfied by the other recommendations requiring in-car cameras, silent alarms and on-board GPS systems and that the proposed evaluation of “rear flashers” is therefore unnecessary and rejected.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

Community and Protective Services Committee Report 11, Item 2 was then put to Council and CARRIED as amended by Motion No. 18/44.

 


 



 

4.             PARAMEDIC MEAL PERIOD DAMAGE AWARD

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

 

That, subject to the 2007 year-end close of operations, Council approve a one-time contribution from the City Tax Rate Stabilization Reserve Fund of $408,111.75 to offset the costs associated with the arbitration decisions on the Paramedics’ meal period award.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

OTTAWA POLICE SERVICES BOARD REPORT 5

 

 

1.       AUDITOR GENERAL'S FOLLOW-UP REPORT ON THE AUDIT OF THE POLICE SERVICE BUDGET DEVELOPMENT PROCESSES

 

 

BOARD RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive this report and the Director of Finance and Materiel Management’s report dated 22 May 2007 for information.

 

                                                                                                RECEIVED

 

 

 

2.              POLICE OPERATIONS RELATED TO THE NHL PLAYOFFS

 

 

BOARD RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council approve the request for a one-time contribution from the City Tax Rate Stabilization Reserve of $572,000 to offset incremental costs of ensuring safety and security during the NHL playoffs.

 


MOTION NO 18/45

 

Moved by Councillor M. McRae

Seconded by Councillor C. Leadman

 

WHEREAS the City of Ottawa made it possible for the whole city to celebrate the Ottawa Senators run for the Stanley Cup safely and securely; and

 

WHEREAS the inter-disciplinary team of City and non-City service providers and Ottawa Police incurred costs that could not be foreseen at the time budgets were prepared and adopted, specifically

§  The Ottawa Police Services Board has identified $572,000 in incremental costs; and

§  The City of Ottawa has identified $340,000 in incremental costs, including equipment, rentals, signage, private security, cleaning and other costs.

 

WHEREAS the Chief of Police has indicated that he has no confidence that he will have the surplus to cover this amount;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that City Council approve a one-time contribution at year end from the City Tax Rate Stabilization Reserve Fund of $912,000 to offset the incremental costs of ensuring safety and security, identified above, during the City’s celebrations of the Ottawa Senators run for the Cup.

 

MOTION NO. 18/46

 

Moved by Councillor M. Wilkinson

Seconded by Councillor S. Qadri

 

That Motion No. 18/45 on the costs of the NHL Playoffs and the recommendation from the Ottawa Police Board be referred to the City Treasurer to be dealt with under standard procedures at year end.

 

 

CARRIED on a division of 12 YEAS to 8 NAYS as follows:

 

YEAS:             Councillors S. Qadri, D. Holmes, C. Doucet, M. Bellemare, M. Wilkinson, R. Chiarelli, G. Brooks, R. Bloess, G. Hunter, P. Feltmate, S. Desroches and J. Harder.

 

NAYS:             Councillors E. El-Chantiry, B. Monette, C. Leadman, M. McRae, J. Legendre, D. Deans, R. Jellett and Mayor O’Brien.

 

 

3.              STRATEGIC STAFFING INITIATIVE 2002 – 2006 FINAL REPORT

 

 

BOARD RECOMMENDATION

 

That Council receive this report for information.

 

                                                                                                            RECEIVED

 

PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE REPORT 12  

 

 

 

1.         OFFICIAL PLAN AND ZONING - 830, 846, 856, AND 860 MARCH ROAD

 

 

Committee recommendationS AS AMENDED

 

(This application is not subject to Bill 51)

 

That Council:

 

1.                  Approve and adopt an amendment to the Official Plan to redesignate 830, 846, 856, and 860 March Road from "Enterprise Area" to "General Urban Area" as detailed in Document 2; and

 

2.                  Approve amendments to the former City of Kanata Zoning By-laws 74-79 and 164‑93 to change the zoning of 830, 846, 856, and 860 March Road from ER (Estate Residential Zone) to CG-4 (Special General Commercial Zone) and OS1 (Open Space Type 1 Zone), as detailed in Document 3, and shown in Document 4; and

 

3.                  Approve an amendment to the former City of Kanata Zoning By-law 164-93 to replace the provisions for CG-4 (Special General Commercial Zone), as detailed in Document 3.

 

4.         WHEREAS the report recommendation of Planning and Environment Committee Report ACS2007-PTE-APR-0023 contains a minor error in the details of recommended zoning, Document 3;
 
AND WHEREAS in numbers 1 and 2 of the said Document 3, reference is made to “Document 5” and this reference should be changed to read “Document 4” to properly identify the zoning key plan which identifies the lands to be rezoned;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the required correction in numbers 1 and 2 of the said Document 3 be approved, so that reference is made to “Document 4” and:

 

That no further notice will be given under subsection 34(17) of the Planning Act.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

TRANSIT COMMITTEE REPORT 10

 

 

1.             RESPONSE TO THE CANADIAN TRANSPORTATION AGENCY (CTA) DECISION      

                NO. 200AT-MV-2007

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS AS AMENDED

 

That Council approve:

 

1.     To include a project to incorporate the fully automated stop announcement program in the Department's 2008 Capital budget submission, and that the budget submission include the status of the Transit GPS Project, the amount spent to date and what needs to be spent to bring about the necessary results.

 

2.      That Transit Services Staff be directed to:

 

a)      implement interim measures in the nature of training, improved low-tech solutions (e.g. headsets) communications and monitoring to achieve a high level of compliance in calling out major and requested stops;

 

b)      improve compliance with procedures to recover from any errors that occur in providing information to persons with disabilities on a specific stop;

 

c)      review and improve customer relations centre training requirements in communicating with all customers, and particularly customers with disabilities.

 

d)      amend staff training to clarify that:

(i)    policies regarding location announcements, specifically requested and otherwise, is a serious matter as well as a matter of public safety; and

(ii)   disciplinary action can be expected if the policy is not followed.

 

e)         develop a policy to have bus stops called out on all regular routes and for drop off locations on express routes and implement a training program to ensure compliance with this policy.

 

3.         That OC Transpo’s proposed response to the CTA’s suggested corrective measures be communicated to all Member of the Transit Committee five working days in advance of being submitted to the CTA.

 

 

MOTION 18/47

 

Moved by Councillor M. Wilkinson

Seconded by Councillor R. Bloess

 

That Item 2 (e) be amended to read:

e)         develop a policy to have bus stops called out at all major stops and that a training program to ensure compliance with this policy be developed.

 

 

MOTION 18/48

 

Moved by Councillor C. Doucet

Seconded by Councillor D. Holmes

 

WHEREAS a court ruling requires Ottawa’s transit operators to alert riders of approaching stops;

 

WHEREAS the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has also received the same court ruling on not calling out stops;

 

WHEREAS it has not proved possible to do this for various reasons:

 

·        The number of responsibilities that drivers are already required to undertake (e.g. GPS route-timing, handicapped entries and exits, bicycle carriage, the Transecure Program, articulated buses, fare check and safe driving, sometimes in difficult conditions).

 

BE IT RESOLVED that the staff recommendations to provide an automated announcement system be adopted.

 

 

MOTION NO. 18/49

 

 

Moved by Councillor D. Holmes

Seconded by Councillor C. Doucet

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that funds be pre-committed from the 2008 Capital Budget; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that staff report back to Transit Committee with an information report detailing the cost, technology, and supplier, prior to procurement.

 

 
MOTION NO. 18/50

 

Moved by Councillor B. Monette

Seconded by Councillor R. Bloess

 

That the question be now put on Motion Nos. 18/47, 18/48 and 18/49.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

Motion No. 18/47 was put to Council and CARRIED.

 

Motion No. 18/48 was put to Council and LOST on a division of 3 YEAS to 16 NAYS as follows:

 

YEAS:             Councillors D. Holmes, C. Doucet and J. Legendre.

 

NAYS:             Councillors S. Qadri, E. El-Chantiry, B. Monette, M. Bellemare, C. Leadman, M. Wilkinson, R. Chiarelli, M. McRae, G. Brooks, R. Bloess, G. Hunter, P. Feltmate, S. Desroches, R. Jellett, J. Harder and Mayor O’Brien

 

Motion No. 18/48 having lost, Deputy Mayor Harder ruled that Motion No. 18/49 was REDUNDANT.

 

Transit Committee Report 10, Item 1 was then put to Council and CARRIED as amended by Motion No. 18/47.


 

PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE REPORT 12-A  

 

 

1.         ZONING – 1411 HENRI LAUZON STREET

 

 
MOTION NO. 18/51

 

Moved by Councillor R. Bloess

Seconded by Councillor B. Monette

 

That the Rules of Procedure be waived to receive and approve Planning and Environment Committee Report 12-A , Zoning – 1411 Henri Lauzon and that the corresponding By-law be added to Council’s Agenda for approval today.

 

                                                                                                carried

 

Committee recommendationS AS AMENDED

 

WHEREAS the applicant originally requested an amendment to the former City of Gloucester Zoning By-law to change the zoning of 1401 Henri Lauzon Street from Residential (R) to Residential Low Density Apartment (Ra1 (E));

 

AND WHEREAS the majority of the residents of this community purchased their properties with the belief and understanding that the property at 1401 Henri Lauzon was zoned for residential single family dwellings only;

 

AND WHEREAS the applicant and the community have worked together to find a development proposal acceptable to the applicant, to the community and is consistent with the principles of good planning, supporting the City’s plan to maximize development in close proximity to transit, shopping and neighbourhood services while retaining the “community” feel for which with this neighbourhood has come to be known;

 

AND WHEREAS no further circulation to technical agencies and City departments, and no further public consultation is required;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Planning and Environment Committee endorses a rezoning to Rr1 - Row Dwelling Zone to accommodate approximately 25 town houses to a maximum height of 3-storeys;

 

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that no further notice be given pursuant to the Planning Act, subsection 34(17).

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

Motion to Adopt Reports

 

MOTION NO. 18/52

 

Moved by Councillor J. Legendre

Seconded by Councillor P. Hume

 

That the Mayor and City Manager’s report entitled “2007-2010 Draft City Strategic Directions”; the City Manager’s report entitled “2006 Corporate Annual Report; Community and Protective Services Committee Report 10, Items 2, 4, and 5; Community and Protective Services Committee Report 11, Items 1, 2 and 4; Ottawa Police Services Board Report 5; Planning and Environment Committee Report 12 and 12A; Transit Committee Report 10, Item 1 be received and adopted as amended.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

Motions of which Notice has Been Given Previously

 

MOTION NO. 18/53

 

Moved by Councillor S. Qadri

Seconded by Councillor J. Legendre

 

WHEREAS various annual reports are presented to Council, including Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc., Ottawa Community Housing Corporation and the Corporate Annual Report;

 

AND WHEREAS these annual reports contain information important to the public;

 

AND WHEREAS these annual reports contain financial information that needs proper analysis;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the following annual reports presented to Council be tabled at one meeting and considered and debated at the following Council meeting:

3)                  Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc.,

4)                  Ottawa Community Housing Corporation; and

5)                  The Corporate Annual Report;

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

MOTION NO. 18/54

 

Moved by Councillor C. Doucet

Seconded by Councillor D. Holmes

 

WHEREAS a clear majority of Council stated during the priority setting session that the 2008 budget should include a 2% based on the construction priced index increase and a 2% increase for physical and community infrastructure;

 

BE IT RESOLVED that Council include a 2% plus 2% increase as a priority for the 2008 budget and this should be decided by Council not a sub committee of Council.

 

                                                                                                            WITHDRAWN

 

 

Motions (Requiring Suspension of the Rules of Procedure)

 
MOTION NO. 18/55

 

Moved by Councillor J. Legendre

Seconded by Councillor C. Doucet

 

That the Rules of Procedure be suspended to consider and approve the following Motion:

 

WHEREAS Citizens of Ottawa do not have their own French community radio station;

 

WHEREAS Existing French language radio programming comes either from the Outaouais or from Radio-Canada;

 

WHEREAS The CRTC has only recently advised that, as it has received an application for a radio station in either Ottawa or Gatineau, it will consider applications from any and all interested parties before August 21, 2007;  

 

WHEREAS “La Radio Communautaire Francophone d’Ottawa (RCFO)" had been preparing to submit an application for a licence to operate a radio station to the CRTC this fall;

 

WHEREAS the RCFO was surprised by this advisory from the CRTC coupled with the fact that Council’s next meeting will not occur until August 29, 2007;

 

WHEREAS the RCFO has nonetheless already completed several crucial preliminary steps in this process and that it intends to do everything possible in order to complete  its application by the stated deadline of August 21, 2007;

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council support the development of its francophone community by officially endorsing a French Language Station in Ottawa.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

MOTION NO. 18/56

 

Moved by Councillor E. El-Chantiry

Seconded by Councillor G. Brooks

 

That the Rules of Procedure be suspended to consider and approve the following Motion:

 

WHEREAS the City of Ottawa has identified the delivery of Broadband Internet as a major priority through the adoption of the 20/20 Broadband Plan,  and

 

WHEREAS the Province of Ontario has announced the creation of Rural Connections...The Ontario Municipal Rural Broadband Partnership Program which provides funding support for rural broadband expansion, and


WHEREAS the City of Ottawa has entered into a public private partnership with Barrett Explore Inc. to meet our goal of 100% broadband coverage, and

 

WHEREAS the construction and commissioning of Stage II of this project, characterized as developing network infrastructure in areas of Rural Ottawa that will require new vertical real estate has not yet started, and

 

WHEREAS the Province limits its contribution to one-third of the total project costs to a maximum of one million dollars with the Municipality and its partners responsible for contributing the remaining two-thirds, and

 

WHEREAS the expected cost of the Stage II of the project is $1.125 million,

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Ottawa will submit an application, as a municipal priority, to the provincial Rural Connections Program requesting funding for the City of Ottawa in the sum of $375,000 in connection with Stage II of the Public Private Partnership and,

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City and its Partner, as outlined in the Public, Private Partnership Agreement, remain committed to funding the remaining $750,000 related to Stage II of the Public Private Partnership.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 


 

 

By-laws                                                                                      Three Readings

MOTION NO. 18/57

 

Moved by Councillor J. Legendre

Seconded by Councillor R. Jellett

 

That the following by-laws be enacted and passed:

 

2007-312                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2003-514 respecting fees for sewer use.

 

2007-313                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to adopt an emergency management program for the City of Ottawa.

 

2007-314                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to levy an annual tax upon colleges and universities for the year 2007.

 

2007-315                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to levy an annual amount upon Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre for the year 2007.

 

2007-316                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to levy an annual amount upon provincial education institutions for the year 2007.

 

2007-317                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to levy an annual amount upon public hospitals or provincial mental health facilities for the year 2007.

 

2007-318                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to designate 421 and 423 Cache Bay Crescent, as being exempt from Part Lot Control.

 

2007-319                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to designate certain lands on Granite Court, as being exempt from Part Lot Control.

 

2007-320                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to designate 120-126 Guigues Street and 226-230 Dalhousie Street, as being exempt from Part Lot Control.

 

2007-321                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2005-450 being a Zoning By-law of the City, to lift a holding zone in respect of 2080 Portobello Boulevard.

 

2007-322                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to designate certain lands on Madelon Drive and Berrigan Drive, as being exempt from Part Lot Control.

 

2007-323                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to designate certain lands on Stroget Private and Citiplace Drive, as being exempt from Part Lot Control.

 

2007-324                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to designate certain lands on Tandalee Crescent, as being exempt from Part Lot Control.

 

2007-325                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to designate certain lands on Watters Road, as being exempt from Part Lot Control.

 

2007-326                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to change the name of a municipal highway in the City of Ottawa (Spectrum Way to Alti Place).

 

2007-327                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend the Official Plan for the City of Ottawa to change the designation for the properties known municipally as 830, 846, 856 and 860 March Road.

 

2007-328                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law Numbers 74-79 and 164-93 of the former City of Kanata to change the zoning for the properties known municipally as 830, 846, 856 and 860 March Road.

 

2007-329                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to stop up and close part of MacFarlane Road.

 

2007-330                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to dedicate and lay out certain land as common and public highway (MacFarlane Road).

 

2007-331                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to dedicate and lay out certain land as common and public highway (Irwin Gate).

 

2007-332                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 266 of 1981 of the former Township of West Carleton to change the zoning for the property known municipally as 2017 Carp Road.

 

2007-333                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 333 of 1999 of the former City of Gloucester to change the zoning for the properties known municipally as 1101 and 1111 Ogilvie Road.

 

2007-334                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 100-2000 of the former City of Nepean to change the zoning for the property known municipally as 2 Valley Stream Drive.

 

2007-335                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law Number 93-98 of the former City of Ottawa to change the zoning for part of the property known municipally as 712 Somerset Street West.

 

2007-336                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law Number 93-98 of the former City of Ottawa to change the zoning for the property known municipally as 348 Woodroffe Avenue.

 

2007-337                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 333 of 1999 of the former City of Gloucester to change the zoning for part of the properties known municipally as 4051 Spratt Road, 4450 and 4500 Limebank Road and 804 Nakina Way.

 

2007-338                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to appoint Municipal Law Enforcement Officers in the Transit Services Branch of the Planning, Transit and the Environment Department and to repeal By-law Nos. 2005-359, 2005-430 and 2007-7.

 

2007-339                 A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2006-273 to appoint certain Municipal Law Enforcement Officers.

 

2007-340                A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 333 of 1999 of the former City of Gloucester to change the zoning for the property known municipally as 1411 Henri Lauzon Street.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

MOTION NO. 18/58

 

Moved by Councillor J. Legendre

Seconded by Councillor R. Jellett

 

That By-law 2007-341 to confirm the proceedings of Council be enacted and passed.

 

                                                                                                            CARRIED

 

 

Inquiries

 

No inquiries were filed.

 

 


Adjournment

 

Council adjourned the meeting at 6:08 p.m. with the following Members present:

 

Councillors S. Qadri, D. Holmes, C. Doucet, E. El-Chantiry, B. Monette, M. Bellemare, C. Leadman, M. Wilkinson, R. Chiarelli, M. McRae, G. Brooks, J. Legendre, R. Bloess, G. Hunter, P. Feltmate, S. Desroches, R. Jellett, J. Harder and Mayor O’Brien. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CITY CLERK

 

MAYOR