Comité des transports
28 October 2011 / 28 octobre 2011
Contact Person/Personne ressource : Melody Duffenais, Committee Coordinator
City Clerk and Solicitor/Greffier et Chef du contentieux
(613) 580-2424 x, 20113
Ref N°: ACS2011-CMR-TRC-0023
That the Transportation Committee consider the relevant portions of the draft 2012 Operating and Capital Budgets, including the following Capital projects that were referred from the Transit Commission’s budget:
905183 - TMP Supplementary Transit Network
906514 - Transit Priority Corridor 2012
906515 - Transit Priority Measures 2012
and forward its recommendations to Council, sitting as Committee of the Whole, for consideration at the meeting to be held November 30, 2011.
Que le Comité des transports examine les sections pertinentes des Budgets préliminaires d’immobilisations et de fonctionnement de 2012, y compris les projets d’immobilisations suivants, inclus par erreur dans le budget de la Commission du transport en commun :
905183 - Réseau de transport en commun supplémentaire du PDT
906514 - Couloir prioritaire de transport en commun de 2012
906515 - Mesures de priorité du transport en commun en 2012
et qu’il présente ses recommandations au Conseil, siégeant à titre de Comité plénier, aux fins d’examen lors de sa réunion prévue du 30 novembre 2011.
City Council, on 14 September 2011, approved the 2012 Budget Process and Timetable for developing and approving the 2012 budget, indicating that the individual Committees, Board and Commission would hold meetings to listen to public delegations, review their respective budgets and make recommendations to Council. At that time, Council also approved that the tax supported budgets for the following would be tabled on 26 October:
On 26 October 2011, City Council adopted the following Motion:
WHEREAS this Council is committed to promoting a culture of fiscal responsibility at City Hall; and
WHEREAS the Long Range Financial Plan incorporates a maximum tax increase of 2.5% for the years 2012 to 2014; and
WHEREAS this Council wishes the Standing Committee and Transit Commission Budget recommendations to be consistent with the Long Range Financial Plan;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that City Council direct each Standing Committee and the Transit Commission to work within the funding envelope for the budgets in their mandates, and that any additions to the budget will require offsetting reductions.
The Transit Commission, at a special meeting on 26 October 2011, tabled the relevant portions of its 2012 Operating and Capital Budgets and approved the following recommendation:
WHEREAS the budgets for three capital projects were inadvertently included in the Transit Commission’s budget; and
WHEREAS these three capital projects are within the mandate of the Transportation Committee (as they deal with the road network and not the Transitway);
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Transit Commission refer the following capital projects to the Transportation Committee budget deliberations for their consideration and recommendation to Council:
905183 - TMP Supplementary Transit Network (pg. 25)
906514 - Transit Priority Corridor 2012 (pg. 21)
906515 - Transit Priority Measures 2012 (pg. 22).
The 2012 Transportation Committee Draft Operating and Capital Budget, including the capital projects mentioned above, is now before the Committee for the purpose of hearing from public delegations and to consider and make recommendations to Council.
The Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee will review and make recommendations on those portions of the budget with Rural Implications.
This meeting was advertised in the three daily newspapers and public delegations will be received by the Commission. As well, there will be four multi-ward bilingual budget consultation meetings held between the 1st and 4th of November, in advance of Council's consideration of the Budget to be held on the 30th of November 2011.
There are no legal impediments to implementing the recommendation in this report.
There are no risk management impediments to implementing the recommendation in this report.
Financial Implications are identified in the 2012 Draft Operating and Capital Budgets, as well as in the City Treasurer's Transmittal Report dated 26 October 2011 and entitled "2012 Draft Operating and Capital Budgets - Tax Supported Programs", tabled with Council on 26 October 2011.
There is no accessibility impact associated with the consideration of this report.
Document 1 - City Treasurer's report (ACS2011-CMR-FIN-0050) dated 26 October 2011, entitled 2012 Draft Operating and Capital Budgets - Tax Supported Programs – English and French (issued previously to all Members of Council and held on file with the City Clerk.)
Document 2 - 2012 Revised Transportation Committee Draft Operating and Capital Budgets (issued previously to all Members of Council and held on file with the City Clerk.
The Committee Coordinator will forward the Committee's recommendations to Council for consideration at the meeting of November 30, 2011. Budgets will be amended as per Council deliberation and adoption.