Minutes

Confirmed on
April 15, 2019



Budget Committee


Meeting No. 2   (Special)   Contact Julie Amoroso, Committee Administrator
Meeting Date Monday, February 4, 2019
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
  Phone 416-392-4666
Start Time 9:30 AM
  E-mail buc@toronto.ca
Location Committee Room 1, City Hall
  Chair   Councillor Gary Crawford  

BU2.1

ACTION 

Deferred 

 

Ward: All 

2019 Rate Supported Budgets - 2019 Water and Wastewater Consumption Rates and Service Fees
Public Notice Given

Committee Decision

The Budget Committee:

 

1.  Deferred the consideration of item BU2.1 to the February 13, 2019 meeting of the Budget Committee along with the following motion:

 

Motion 1b by Councillor Mike Layton:

 

"That City Council direct that, effective January 1, 2019, City Council approve that the industrial waste surcharge program formula for the calculation of surcharge fees be applied to all treatable parameters that exceed the sewers by-law limits, instead of only the one parameter that exceeds the sewer by-law limits by the greatest amount, allowing full cost recovery for the wastewater services provided by the City, such surcharge to be phased in over a six year period to mitigate impacts to existing companies."

 

2.  Requested budget briefing notes as follows:

 

1. The General Manager, Toronto Water on:

 

a. examining the options for modifying the Block 2 Water Rate to provide economic benefits for large water consumption manufacturer's and present the implications for the increase of the discount rate using a range of 1 percent to 5 percent and consider a phase-in of options over a number of years.

 

b.  a list of the businesses charged under the Industrial Water Surcharge Program, and the parameters that they are exceeding to receive the surcharge; and

 

c.  a recommendation to move the Industrial Water Surcharge Program toward full cost recovery.

Origin
(January 21, 2019) Report from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and the Acting General Manager, Toronto Water
Summary

This report presents the recommended 2019 water and wastewater consumption rates and service fees arising from the concurrent adoption by City Council of the recommended 2019 Toronto Water Operating and Capital Budgets.  

 

In accordance with the City Council 10 year capital plan approved in 2015, this report recommends a 3.98 percent water and wastewater consumption rate increase, effective April 1, 2019, which is the equivalent of a 3 percent annualized increase in 2019.  In addition, this report recommends inflationary fee increases for certain existing water and wastewater service fees, reflecting cost recovery for these services.  

 

This report also seeks Council authority to proceed with the implementation and monitoring of a proposed two-year bulk water fill station pilot project at Toronto Water's Disco Yard location (Bulk Water Pilot) or alternate Toronto Water location, subject to a report back to the Infrastructure and Environment Committee, and the establishment of a related new bulk water service fee for any metered water dispensed to customers at the bulk water fill station, based on the Block 1 water and wastewater consumption rate (Bulk Water Fee), to offset the costs of the Bulk Water Pilot (additional details in Appendix A).

 

The recommended 2019 water and wastewater consumption rates, service fees and the Bulk Water Fee will allow the Toronto Water Program to remain fully self-funded and financially stable, with both operating and capital needs being met without excessive year-over-year fluctuations in pricing over the long term.

Background Information
(January 21, 2019) Report and Appendices A and B from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and the Acting General Manager, Toronto Water on 2019 Water and Wastewater Consumption Rates and Service Fees
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123775.pdf)

Appendix C - 2019 Water and Wastewater Consumption Rates
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123776.pdf)

Appendix D - 2019 Water and Wastewater Service Fees
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123777.pdf)

(January 28, 2019) Notice of Public Meeting - 2019 Rate Supported Budgets - 2019 Water and Wastewater Consumption Rates and Service Fees
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123888.pdf)

(January 28, 2019) Notice of Public Meeting - 2019 Rate Supported Budgets - Appendix A - Toronto Water and Recommended 2019 Water and Wastewater Consumption Rates and Service Fees
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123889.pdf)

(January 28, 2019) Notice of Public Meeting - 2019 Rate Supported Budgets - Appendix B - Toronto Water and Recommended 2019 Water and Wastewater Consumption Rates and Service Fees
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123890.pdf)

2019 Staff Recommended Operating and Capital Budget Notes - Toronto Water
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123935.pdf)

(February 4, 2019) Briefing Note 8 - 2019 Capital Budget - Basement Flooding Protection Program - Program Status Update
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124406.pdf)

Attachment to Briefing Note 8 - 2019 Capital Budget - Basement Flooding Protection Program - Program Status Update
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124427.pdf)

(February 4, 2019) Briefing Note 9 - 2019 Capital Budget - Basement Flooding Protection Program - Project List - 2019 to 2023
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124429.pdf)

Speakers

Councillor Gord Perks

Motions
1a - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mike Layton (Carried)

That the General Manager, Toronto Water provide budget briefing notes on the following:

 

1. a list of the businesses charged under the Industrial Water Surcharge Program, and the parameters that they are exceeding to receive the surcharge; and

 

2. a recommendation to move the Industrial Water Surcharge Program toward full cost recovery.


1b - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Mike Layton (Referred)

That City Council direct that, effective January 1, 2019, City Council approve that the industrial waste surcharge program formula for the calculation of surcharge fees be applied to all treatable parameters that exceed the sewers by-law limits, instead of only the one parameter that exceeds the sewer by-law limits by the greatest amount, allowing full cost recovery for the wastewater services provided by the City, such surcharge to be phased in over a six year period to mitigate impacts to existing companies


2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Gary Crawford (Carried)

That the General Manager, Toronto Water provide a budget briefing note that examines the options for modifying the Block 2 Water Rate to provide economic benefits for large water consumption manufacturer's and present the implications for the increase of the discount rate using a range of 1 percent to 5 percent and consider a phase-in of options over a number of years.


Vote (Amend Item (Additional))

Feb-04-2019

Result: Carried Majority Required
Yes: 5 Brad Bradford, Gary Crawford (Chair), Mike Layton, Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata 
No: 1 Shelley Carroll 
Absent: 0  

3 - Motion to Refer Motion moved by Councillor Gary Crawford (Carried)

That consideration of motion 1b by Councillor Layton be referred to the February 13, 2019 meeting of the Budget Committee.


4 - Motion to Defer Item moved by Councillor Gary Crawford (Carried)

That consideration of the item be deferred until the February 13, 2019 meeting of the Budget Committee.

Declared Interests

The following member(s) declared an interest:

Councillor Mike Layton - as it pertains to the fee for service that is received by an organization for the Blue Flag Program as his wife works for that organization.


BU2.2

ACTION 

Deferred 

 

Ward: All 

2019 Rate Supported Budgets - Solid Waste Management Services and Recommended 2019 Solid Waste Rates and Fees
Public Notice Given
Confidential Attachment - Personal matters about identifiable individuals, including municipal or local board employees and labour relations or employee negotiations

Committee Decision

The Budget Committee:

 

1.  Deferred the consideration of item BU2.2 to the February 13, 2019 meeting of the Budget Committee.

Origin
(January 30, 2019) Report from the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Summary

This report outlines the Recommended 2019 Solid Waste Management Services Rates and Fees arising from the concurrent adoption of the 2019 Recommended Solid Waste Management Services Operating and Capital Budgets. Recommended rate and fee increases will vary based on customer group. 

 

Table 1 highlights the recommended key Solid Waste Management Services Rates and Fees effective retroactive to January 1, 2019.

 

Table 1 - 2019 Recommended Rates and Fees Increases

 

Customer Group

Percent Rate Increase

Comments

Multi-Residential

1.0 percent

Same as 2018

Single Family and Residential Units Above Commercial

2.0 percent

Same as 2018

Bag Tags, Bin Purchase

5.2 percent

Same as Commercial

Commercial, Divisions, Agencies and Corporations, Schools, Tipping

5.2 percent

Same as 2018

Blended Rate

2.2 percent

Equal to Rate of Inflation

 

The 2019 Recommended Operating Budget is $391.620 million, an increase of $8.178 million over 2018 plus a $20.000 million contribution to the Waste Management Reserve Fund, all of which are offset by total revenues of $411.620 million. The aforementioned increase is attributed to an increase in organic collection and processing costs due to volume and contractual inflation adjustments, reduction in the sale of recyclable materials due to declining commodity market prices and to fund the Division's 10-Year Capital Budget and Plan. Some of these increases were partially offset by service changes and efficiencies of $4.978 million net and the net reduction in the contribution to the Solid Waste Management Reserve Fund.

 

The 2019 Recommended Capital Budget is $84.626 million which is comprised of $39.611 million in new 2019 funding and $45.015 million in funding carried forward from 2018 into 2019.  A key priority for Solid Waste Management Services in 2019 Capital Budget program is the continued implementation of the Long Term Waste Management Strategy, which includes making advancements in waste reduction and further diversion opportunities, as well as ensuring the long term fiscal sustainability of the Division.

 

The proposed blended 2.2 percent increase in Solid Waste Management Services Rates and Fees, which is in line with inflation, will generate $10.555 million in additional revenues required to primarily maintain the City Council approved service levels for Solid Waste Management Services within the 2019 Recommended Operating Budget and fund implementing the 2019 Recommended Capital Budget program.

Background Information
(January 30, 2019) Report from the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on 2019 Rate Supported Budgets - Solid Waste Management Services and Recommended 2019 Solid Waste Rates and Fees
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124309.pdf)

Appendix A - Recommended 2019 Solid Waste Management Services Rates and Fees
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124289.pdf)

Appendix B - 2019 to 2028 Solid Waste Management Services Rates and Fees Estimates
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124310.pdf)

(January 21, 2019) Report from the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on 2019 Rate Supported Budgets - Solid Waste Management Services and Recommended 2019 Solid Waste Rates and Fees - Notice of Pending Report
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123772.pdf)

(January 28, 2019) Public Notice - 2019 Rate Supported Budgets - Solid Waste Management Services and Recommended 2019 Solid Waste Rates and Fees
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123926.pdf)

(January 28, 2019) Public Notice - Appendix A - 2019 Rate Supported Budgets - Solid Waste Management Services and Recommended 2019 Solid Waste Rates and Fees
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123925.pdf)

(January 30, 2019) Revised 2019 Staff Recommended Operating and Capital Budget Notes - Solid Waste Management Services
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123937.pdf)

(January 29, 2019) Confidential Attachment to 2019 Staff Recommended Operating and Capital Budget Notes - Solid Waste Management Services
Motions
1 - Motion to Defer Item moved by Councillor Gary Crawford (Carried)

That consideration of the item be deferred until the February 13, 2019 meeting of the Budget Committee.


BU2.3

ACTION 

Deferred 

 

Ward: All 

2019 Rate Supported Budgets - Toronto Parking Authority
Public Notice Given

Committee Decision

The Budget Committee:

 

1.  Deferred the consideration of item BU2.3 to the February 13, 2019 meeting of the Budget Committee along with the following motion:

 

Motion 2 by Councillor Brad Bradford:

 

"That City Council request the Toronto Parking Authority Board to request the President, Toronto Parking Authority to report to Budget Committee on the following for consideration prior to the 2020 Budget Process: 

 

1. ridership changes at Bike Share stations directly adjacent to the Richmond/Adelaide and Bloor St W bike lanes, from before implementation to implementation.


2. the feasibility and financial impact of extending Bike Share travel times from 30 minutes to 45 minutes for annual members."

 

2.  Requested budget briefing notes as follows:

 

1.  The President, Toronto Parking Authority on:

  

a.  an explanation for the "Service and Rent" expenditure rise from $32.8 in 2018 to $57 million for 2019, and for why "Other Expenditures" (previously containing between $21-23 million for 2016-2018) is currently blank; and

 

b.  in consultation with the General Manager, Transportation Services, on the metrics of the discounts given as part of the King Street Pilot and whether these incentives continue to be necessary. 

 

2.  The General Manager, Transportation Services and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning on data to assist City Council with reviewing whether Toronto Parking Authority discounts are still necessary.

Summary

The City Manager and Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer have submitted recommendations for the 2019 Recommended Operating Budget and 2019 - 2028 Recommended Capital Budget and Plan for Toronto Parking Authority.

Background Information
(January 28, 2019) Public Notice - Toronto Parking Authority - 2019 Recommended Operating Budget, 2019 - 2028 Recommended Capital Budget and Plan
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123999.pdf)

2019 Staff Recommended Operating and Capital Budget Notes - Toronto Parking Authority
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123971.pdf)

Motions
1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mike Layton (Carried)

That:

 

1. the President, Toronto Parking Authority provide a budget briefing note on the following:

  

a. an explanation for the "Service and Rent" expenditure rise from $32.8 in 2018 to $57m for 2019, and for why "Other Expenditures" (previously containing between $21-23m for 2016-2018) is currently blank; and

 

b. in consultation with the General Manager, Transportation Services provide budget briefing notes on the following:

 

i.  on the metrics of the discounts given as part of the King Street Pilot and whether these incentives continue to be necessary. 

 

2. the General Manager, Transportation Services and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning provide a budget briefing note with data to assist City Council with reviewing whether Toronto Parking Authority discounts are still necessary.


2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Brad Bradford (Referred)

That City Council request the Toronto Parking Authority Board to request the President, Toronto Parking Authority to report to Budget Committee on the following for consideration prior to the 2020 Budget Process: 

 

1. ridership changes at Bike Share stations directly adjacent to the Richmond/Adelaide and Bloor St W bike lanes, from before implementation to implementation.


2. the feasibility and financial impact of extending Bike Share travel times from 30 minutes to 45 minutes for annual members.


3 - Motion to Refer Motion moved by Councillor Gary Crawford (Carried)

That consideration of Motion 2 by Councillor Bradford be referred to the February 13, 2019 meeting of the Budget Committee.


4 - Motion to Defer Item moved by Councillor Gary Crawford (Carried)

That consideration of the item be deferred until the February 13, 2019 meeting of the Budget Committee.


3a Bike Share Program Financial Considerations
Origin
(November 26, 2018) Letter from the Board of Directors of the Toronto Parking Authority
Summary

At its meeting on November 26, 2018, the Board of Directors of the Toronto Parking Authority considered Item PA16.3 - Bike Share Program Financial Considerations.

Background Information
(January 26, 2019) Letter from the Board of Directors of the Toronto Parking Authority on Bike Share Program Financial Considerations
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123928.pdf)

(November 20, 2018) Report and Appendices 1 to 3 from the Acting President, Toronto Parking Authority on Bike Share Program Financial Considerations
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123927.pdf)


BU2.4

ACTION 

Deferred 

 

Ward: All 

2019 Capital and Operating Budgets
Public Notice Given
Confidential Attachment - Personal matters about identifiable individuals, including municipal or local board employees and security of the property belonging to the City of Toronto or one of its agencies and corporations

Committee Decision

The Budget Committee:

 

1.  Deferred the consideration of item BU2.4 to the February 13, 2019 meeting of the Budget Committee along with the following motions:

 

Motion 3 by Councillor Brad Bradford:

 

"That:

 

City Planning

 

City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report to the Budget Committee on the following for consideration prior to the 2020 Budget Process:

 

1. the amount of Section 37 funds (cash contributions) secured for affordable housing and affordable housing initiatives city-wide over the past 5 years (2014-2018).

 

Economic Development and Culture

 

City Council request the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to report to the Budget Committee on the following for consideration prior to the 2020 Budget Process:

 

1. the metrics and tools that can be used to measure the impact on reducing vacant storefronts of the elimination of the vacant commercial and industrial tax rebate program.

 

Parks, Forestry and Recreation
 

City Council request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, in consultation with the General Manager, Toronto Water and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report to the Budget Committee on the following for consideration prior to the 2020 Budget Process: 

 

1. budget allocated for implementation of Toronto's Ravine Strategy."

 

Toronto Transit Commission

 

City Council request the City Manager, in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission to report to the Budget Committee on the following for consideration prior to the 2020 Budget Process:

 

1. request the Toronto Transit Commission and the City of Toronto have made to the Provincial and Federal Governments for operating and capital investment into Toronto’s transit system; and


2. the current and projected funds available from other levels of government in the 10-year capital budget, the time-periods for which the funding is available, and any additional funding requests that should be made to the Provincial and Federal Governments."

 

Motion 4 by Councillor Gary Crawford:

 

"That:

 

Auditor General

 

City Council request the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer to work with City Divisions and Agencies to identify and include in future annual budget process documents the cost, cost reductions and revenue increases resulting from the Auditor General's reports and recommendations.

 

City Council request the Auditor General to include in future Auditor General's Annual Report, beginning in 2020, savings achieved by City Divisions and Agencies resulting from the implementation of the Auditor General's reports and recommendations.

 

Social Development Finance and Administration

 

City Council request the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration consider the following in the Poverty Reduction Strategy 2.0:

 

1.  an evaluation of additional youth spaces and/or youth hubs;

 

2.  an evaluation of the current Toronto Public Library Open House program; and

 

3.  the amount of the base budget as a result of the strategy by 2035.

 

Transportation Services

 

City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services include following items be included in the review of winter maintenance requested by Mayor Tory:
 

1. cost and considerations for the delivery of enhanced snow clearing on
 

a. sidewalks on residential streets in every neighbourhood in Toronto;
 

b. pathways in Parks; and
 

c. enforcement of parking that obstructs Toronto Transit Commission and bike lanes; and
 

2. cost of increasing the amount of snow removal city-wide."

 

2.  Requested budget briefing notes as follows:

 

Corporate Services

 

1.  The Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services on:

 

a.  when it is anticipated that the St. Lawrence Market - South Construction project business case will be completed and whether it is anticipated that the project will be recommended for addition to the 10-year capital budget and plan at that time.

 

City Clerk’s Office

 

2.  The City Clerk on:

 

a.  the expected costs in the coming years to remain compliant with the Municipal Elections Act.

 

Economic Development and Culture

 

3.  The General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on:

 

a.  the specific areas that cuts are anticipated to be made in 2019 as part of the base expenditure review;

 

b.  the specific Economic Development and Culture services being examined for efficiencies in 2019;

 

c.  how savings were achieved in the area of Cost of Living Adjustment Expenditures in 2018;

 

d.  the specific funding that was reversed in 2018 to achieve one-time funding savings;

 

e.  what studies, if any, were originally planned to be initiated in 2019 that are being delayed to 2020 or later;

 

f.  whether delays to Building Condition Audits in the 2019 budget will risk increased costs or irreparable damage to heritage properties in the Economic Development and Culture portfolio;

 

g.  when the Major Special Events Reserve Fund would be exhausted, based on proposed and projected spending levels; and

 

h.  what groups are currently renting museum spaces and which among them represent equity-seeking or low-income groups.

 

Facilities Management

 

4.  The General Manager, Facilities Management on:

  

a. what the delays are in implementing TransformTO and how any delays might impact our ongoing CO2 reduction goals;

 

b. whether the deferral of payment towards the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act put the City at risk of being out of compliance with the province mandated deadline;

 

c. an explanation for why there are missing Service Level targets, and an estimated date for when we might receive the information currently listed as "under development; and

 

d.  a list of all security cost changes, operating and capital.

 

Financial Planning

 

5.  The Executive Director, Financial Planning on:

 

a.  the estimated Unmet Capital Need of the City of Toronto over 10 years, net of the Toronto Transit Commission's stated $33b in unmet needs.

 

Policy, Planning, Finance and Administration

 

6.  The Executive Director, Policy, Planning, Finance and Administration on:

 

a.  why there is no declaration of Actual Levels to compare with the Approved Service Levels referenced on pages 25 and 26 of the Briefing Notes, and a list of what those levels are. 

 

Shelter, Support and Housing Administration

 

7.  The General Manager, Shelter, Support, and Housing Administration on:

 

a.  the number of Supportive Housing units scheduled to be built in Toronto in 2019, 2020, and 2021, along with details on their funding source, partnership agreements, and other resource information;

 

b.  a list of City funding requests submitted to the National Housing Strategy;

 

c.  a list of all funding by year as a result of the National Housing Strategy;

 

d.  report on outcomes of the discussion with the provincial government and operators of 24 hour drop in centres about the resources needed for operations and what the cost would be to increase resources;

 

e.  the cost for an additional 2.5 FTE from the Tenant Defence Fund for tenant hotline and Outreach work;

 

f.  any possible budget impacts on Neighbourhood Information Post’s trusteeship or rent bank programs in 2019;

 

g.  any opportunities to expand Neighbourhood Information Post’s trusteeship or rent bank programs in 2019;

 

h.  the current status and estimated cost of funding Regent Park phases 4 and 5, including the Social Development Plan and the new Community Safety Plan; and

 

i. in consultation with the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, and the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, on the estimated costs to install and continuously stock free menstrual hygiene product dispensers at all City-funded shelters, drop-in centres, Strong Neighbourhood Community Centres and other centres working with homeless, street-involved, and low-income women, girls, and trans individuals, as directed in Member Motion 43.15 headed "Access to Menstrual Hygiene Products in Shelters - by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, seconded by Councillor Neethan Shan".

 

Social Development Finance and Administration

 

8.  The Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration on:

 

a.  list of actions/steps from the July 2018 Immediate Steps to Reduce Gun Violence report that are unfunded;

 

b. in consultation with the City Librarian, provide a budget briefing note regarding the implementation of 20 additional supportive youth spaces, which includes:

 

1. identification of 20 appropriate sites for either Enhanced Youth Spaces (operated by Parks, Forestry and Recreation) or Youth Hubs (operated by Toronto Public Library); and

 

2. budget impact in 2019 of implementing the sites identified in Part a above.

 

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

 

9.  The Chief Executive Officer, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority on:

 

a.  the cost of addressing the funding imbalance between municipalities over three years. 

 

Toronto Building

 

10.  The Chief Building Officer and Executive Director, Toronto Building on:

 

a.  a more detailed explanation of the "one-time CPI adjustment" referred to on page 10 of the 2019 Staff Recommended Operating Budget Notes - Toronto Building;

 

b.  what has led to the "Service and Rent" expenditures increases from 2017-2019; and

 

c.  why there are no achieved Service Levels for 2018 in Appendix 3 to the 2019 Staff Recommended Operating Budget Notes - Toronto Building, and a list of what those Service Levels are.

Decision Advice and Other Information

February 4, 2019:

 

The Chair, Toronto Police Services Board, the Chief of Police, Toronto Police Service, the Chief Administrative Officer, Toronto Police Service and the Director, Finance and Business Management, Toronto Police Service gave a presentation on Toronto Police Service, Toronto Police Services Board and Parking Tag Enforcement and Operations on Staff Recommended 2019 Operating Budget and 2019-2028 Capital Budget and Plan.

 

The Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services gave a presentation on Staff Recommended 2019 Operating Budget and 2019-2028 Capital Budget and Plan.

 

The Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services gave a presentation on Staff Recommended 2019 Operating Budget and 2019-2028 Capital Budget and Plan.

 

February 6, 2019:

 

The Auditor General gave a presentation on Recommended 2019 Operating Budget.

 

The Lobbyist Registrar gave a presentation on Recommended 2019 Operating Budget and 2019-2028 Capital Budget and Plan.

 

The Ombudsman gave a presentation on Recommended 2019 Operating Budget and 2019-2028 Capital Budget and Plan.

 

The Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Financial Officer and the Head of Finance and Treasurer, Toronto Transit Commission gave a presentation on Staff Recommended 2019 Operating Budget and 2019-2028 Capital Budget and Plan.

Summary

The Budget Committee will consider and make recommendations to the Executive Committee on the 2019 Capital and Operating Budgets.

 

The following schedule has been established for the consideration of the 2019 Staff Recommended Capital and Operating Budgets:

 

February 4, 2019:

 

Presentations:

 

Agencies
Toronto Police Service 
Toronto Police Services Board
Parking Tag Enforcement and Operations

 

Community and Social Services

Affordable Housing Office
Children's Services
Court Services
Economic Development and Culture
Toronto Paramedic Services
Long-Term Care Homes and Services
Parks, Forestry and Recreation
Shelter, Support and Housing Administration
Toronto Community Housing
Social Development, Finance and Administration
Toronto Employment and Social Services

  

Questions and answers only - no presentations:

 

Agencies
Toronto Public Health
Toronto Public Library

 

Presentations:

 

Infrastructure and Development Services
City Planning
Waterfront Revitalization Initiative (Capital only)
Engineering and Construction Services
Fire Services
Municipal Licensing and Standards
Policy, Planning, Finance and Administration
Toronto Building
Transportation Services
Solid Waste Management
Toronto Water

 

February 6, 2019:

 

Questions and answers only - no presentations:

 

Other Agencies
Association of Community Centres
Exhibition Place
Heritage Toronto 
Civic Theatres Toronto
Toronto Zoo
Arena Boards of Management
Yonge-Dundas Square
CreateTO
Toronto Parking Authority
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Toronto Atmospheric Fund

 

Presentations:

 

Accountability Officers
Auditor General's Office
Office of the Integrity Commissioner
Office of the Lobbyist Registrar
Office of the Ombudsman

 

Questions and answers only - no presentations:

 

Corporate Services
311 Toronto
Facilities, Real Estate, Environment and Energy
Fleet Services
Information and Technology

 

Financial and Treasury Services
Office of the Chief Financial Officer
Office of the Controller
Financial Services (Capital only)

 

Other City Programs
City Manager's Office
Legal Services
City Clerk's Office
City Council
Office of the Mayor

 

Presentation:

 

Agency
Toronto Transit Commission 

Background Information
(January 31, 2019) Revised 2019 Budget Review Schedule
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123548.pdf)

(February 5, 2019) Revised Notice of Public Meeting - 2019 Proposed Changes to User Fees
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124471.pdf)

Appendices A to C to Revised Notice of Public Meeting - 2019 Proposed Changes to User Fees
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124485.pdf)

(January 28, 2019) Notice of Public Meeting - 2019 Proposed Changes to User Fees
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123549.pdf)

(January 31, 2019) Revised Presentation from the City Manager on Staff Recommended Tax and Rate Supported 2019 Operating Budget and 2019-2028 Capital Budget and Plan
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124052.pdf)

Appendices 1-3 - Staff Recommended Tax and Rate Supported 2019 Operating Budget and 2019-2028 Capital Budget and Plan
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124031.pdf)

(February 4, 2019) Presentation from the Toronto Police Service, Toronto Police Services Board and Parking Tag Enforcement and Operations on Staff Recommended 2019 Operating Budget and 2019 -2028 Capital Budget and Plan
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124385.pdf)

(February 4, 2019) Presentation from the Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services on Staff Recommended 2019 Operating Budget and 2019 -2028 Capital Budget and Plan
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124386.pdf)

(February 4, 2019) Presentation from the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services on Staff Recommended 2019 Operating Budget and 2019 -2028 Capital Budget and Plan
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124387.pdf)

(February 6, 2019) Presentation from the Auditor General on Recommended 2019 Operating Budget
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124494.pdf)

(February 6, 2019) Presentation from the Integrity Commissioner on Recommended 2019 Operating Budget and Plan
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124492.pdf)

(February 6, 2019) Presentation from the Lobbyist Registrar on Recommended 2019 Operating Budget and 2019-2028 Capital Budget and Plan
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124493.pdf)

(February 6, 2019) Presentation from the Ombudsman on Recommended 2019 Operating Budget and 2019-2028 Capital Budget and Plan
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124505.pdf)

(February 6, 2019) Presentation from the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services on Staff Recommended 2019 Operating Budget and 2019-2028 Capital Budget and Plan
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124525.pdf)

(February 6, 2019) Presentation from Finance and Treasury Services on Staff Recommended 2019 Operating Budget and 2019-2028 Capital Budget and Plan
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124507.pdf)

(February 6, 2019) Presentation from the Toronto Transit Commission on Staff Recommended 2019 Operating Budget and 2019-2028 Capital Budget and Plan
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124508.pdf)

2019 Staff Recommended Operating and Capital Budget Notes - 311 Toronto
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123819.pdf)

2019 Staff Recommended Operating Budget Notes - Affordable Housing Office
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123807.pdf)

2019 Staff Recommended Operating Budget Notes - Arena Boards of Management
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123832.pdf)

2019 Staff Recommended Operating Budget Notes - Association of Community Centres
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123833.pdf)

2019 Staff Recommended Operating and Capital Budget Notes - Children's Services
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123808.pdf)

2019 Staff Recommended Operating and Capital Budget Notes - City Clerk's Office
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123827.pdf)

(January 29, 2019) Confidential Attachment to 2019 Staff Recommended Operating and Capital Budget Notes - City Clerk's Office
2019 Staff Recommended Operating Budget Notes - City Council
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123828.pdf)

(January 30, 2019) 2019 Staff Recommended Operating Budget Notes - City Manager's Office
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123826.pdf)

2019 Staff Recommended Operating and Capital Budget Notes - City Planning
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123987.pdf)

2019 Staff Recommended Operating and Capital Budget Notes - Civic Theatres Toronto
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123834.pdf)

2019 Staff Recommended Operating Budget Notes - Court Services
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123811.pdf)

2019 Staff Recommended Operating Budget Notes - CreateTO
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123835.pdf)

2019 Staff Recommended Operating and Capital Budget Notes - Economic Development and Culture
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123812.pdf)

2019 Staff Recommended Operating Budget Notes - Engineering and Construction Services
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123985.pdf)

2019 Staff Recommended Operating and Capital Budget Notes - Exhibition Place
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123836.pdf)

(February 1, 2019) Revised 2019 Staff Recommended Operating and Capital Budget Notes - Facilities, Real Estate, Environment and Energy
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123820.pdf)

(January 30, 2019) 2019 Staff Recommended Capital Budget Notes - Financial Services
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123824.pdf)

2019 Staff Recommended Operating and Capital Budget Notes - Fire Services
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123851.pdf)

(February 1, 2019) Revised 2019 Staff Recommended Operating and Capital Budget Notes - Fleet Services
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123821.pdf)

2019 Staff Recommended Operating Budget Notes - Heritage Toronto
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123837.pdf)

(January 28, 2019) 2019 Staff Recommended Operating and Capital Budget Notes - Information and Technology
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123822.pdf)

(January 29, 2019) Confidential Attachment to 2019 Staff Recommended Operating and Capital Budget Notes - Information and Technology
2019 Staff Recommended Operating Budget Notes - Legal Services
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123829.pdf)

2019 Staff Recommended Operating and Capital Budget Notes - Long Term Care Homes and Services
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123813.pdf)

2019 Staff Recommended Operating Budget Notes - Municipal Licensing and Standards
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123852.pdf)

2019 Staff Recommended Operating Budget Notes - Office of the Auditor General
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123988.pdf)

2019 Staff Recommended Operating Budget Notes - Office of the Chief Financial Officer
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123823.pdf)

(January 30, 2019) Revised 2019 Staff Recommended Operating Budget Notes - Office of the Controller
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123825.pdf)

2019 Staff Recommended Operating Budget Notes - Office of the Integrity Commissioner
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123989.pdf)

(January 30, 2019) Revised 2019 Staff Recommended Operating and Capital Budget Notes - Office of the Lobbyist Registrar
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123986.pdf)

2019 Staff Recommended Operating Budget Notes - Office of the Mayor
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123830.pdf)

2019 Staff Recommended Operating and Capital Budget Notes - Office of the Ombudsman Toronto
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124005.pdf)

(January 28, 2019) 2019 Staff Recommended Operating and Capital Budget Notes - Parks, Forestry and Recreation
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124026.pdf)

2019 Staff Recommended Operating Budget Notes - Policy Planning, Finance and Administration
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123853.pdf)

2019 Staff Recommended Operating and Capital Budget Notes - Shelter, Support and Housing Administration
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123815.pdf)

2019 Staff Recommended Operating Budget Notes - Social Development, Finance and Administration
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123816.pdf)

2019 Staff Recommended Operating and Capital Budget Notes - Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123839.pdf)

2019 Staff Recommended Operating Budget Notes - Toronto Atmospheric Fund
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123838.pdf)

2019 Staff Recommended Operating Budget Notes - Toronto Building
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123855.pdf)

2019 Staff Recommended Operating and Capital Budget Notes - Toronto Employment and Social Services
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123817.pdf)

2019 Staff Recommended Operating and Capital Budget Notes - Toronto Paramedic Services
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123818.pdf)

(January 28, 2019) 2019 Staff Recommended Operating and Capital Budget Notes - Toronto Police Service
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123841.pdf)

(January 28, 2019) 2019 Staff Recommended Operating Budget Notes - Parking Tags Enforcement and Operations
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123843.pdf)

2019 Staff Recommended Operating Budget Notes - Toronto Police Services Board
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123842.pdf)

2019 Staff Recommended Operating and Capital Budget Notes - Toronto Public Health
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123844.pdf)

(January 29, 2019) Confidential Attachment to 2019 Staff Recommended Operating and Capital Budget Notes - Toronto Public Health
2019 Staff Recommended Operating and Capital Budget Notes - Toronto Public Library
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123845.pdf)

(January 31, 2019) 2019 Staff Recommended Operating and Capital Budget Notes - Toronto Transit Commission
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123846.pdf)

2019 Staff Recommended Operating and Capital Budget Notes - Toronto Zoo
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123847.pdf)

2019 Staff Recommended Operating and Capital Budget Notes - Transportation Services
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123856.pdf)

2019 Staff Recommended Capital Budget Notes - Waterfront Revitalization Initiative
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123858.pdf)

2019 Staff Recommended Operating and Capital Budget Notes - Yonge-Dundas Square
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123848.pdf)

(February 4, 2019) Briefing Note 1 - 2019 Operating Budget - Changes to Existing User Fees and New User Fees in the 2019 Staff Recommended Operating Budget
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124405.pdf)

Appendix A - C to Briefing Note 1 - 2019 Operating Budget - Changes to Existing User Fees and New User Fees in the 2019 Staff Recommended Operating Budget
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124416.pdf)

(February 4, 2019) Briefing Note 2 - 2019 Operating Budget - Contributions to and Withdrawals from Reserves/Reserve Funds
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124425.pdf)

Appendix 1 and 2 to Briefing Note 2 - 2019 Operating Budget - Contributions to and Withdrawals from Reserves/Reserve Funds
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124412.pdf)

(February 4, 2019) Briefing Note 3 - 2019 Operating Budget - New / Enhanced Service Requests not included in the 2019 Staff Recommended Operating Budget
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124426.pdf)

(February 4, 2019) Briefing Note 4 - 2019 Operating Budget - Equity Impacts of Changes in the 2019 Operating Budget
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124428.pdf)

Attachment A to Briefing Note 4 - 2019 Operating Budget - Equity Impacts of Changes in the 2019 Operating Budget
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124407.pdf)

Attachment B to Briefing Note 4 - 2019 Operating Budget - Equity Impacts of Changes in the 2019 Operating Budget
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124430.pdf)

Attachment C to Briefing Note 4 - 2019 Operating Budget - Equity Impacts of Changes in the 2019 Operating Budget
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124408.pdf)

Attachment D to Briefing Note 4 - 2019 Operating Budget - Equity Impacts of Changes in the 2019 Operating Budget
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124431.pdf)

(February 4, 2019) Briefing Note 5 - 2019 Operating Budget - Toronto Youth Equity Strategy Implementation Status
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124432.pdf)

Appendix 1 to Briefing Note 5 - 2019 Operating Budget - Toronto Youth Equity Strategy Implementation Status
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124409.pdf)

Appendix 2 to Briefing Note 5 - 2019 Operating Budget - Toronto Youth Equity Strategy Implementation Status
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124433.pdf)

Appendix 3 to Briefing Note 5 - 2019 Operating Budget - Toronto Youth Equity Strategy Implementation Status
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124410.pdf)

(February 4, 2019) Briefing Note 6 - 2019 Operating Budget - Toronto Poverty Reduction Strategy
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124434.pdf)

(February 4, 2019) Briefing Note 7 - 2019 Operating Budget - Refugee claimant flows to Toronto and associated pressures on the shelter system
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124411.pdf)

(February 4, 2019) Briefing Note 10 - 2019 Operating Budget - TransformTO Update
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124435.pdf)

Communications
(January 24, 2019) Letter from Lyba Spring (BU.Supp.BU2.4.1)
(January 31, 2019) E-mail from Alex Sadowski (BU.Supp.BU2.4.2)
(January 31, 2019) E-mail from Liz Harjes (BU.Supp.BU2.4.3)
(January 31, 2019) E-mail from Elisha Hoang (BU.Supp.BU2.4.4)
(February 1, 2019) E-mail from Melanie Bacchus (BU.Supp.BU2.4.5)
(January 31, 2019) E-mail from Aaron Spring  (BU.Supp.BU2.4.6)
(February 1, 2019) E-mail from Drew Crocker (BU.Supp.BU2.4.7)
(February 1, 2019) E-mail from Justin Pears (BU.Supp.BU2.4.8)
(February 1, 2019) E-mail from Andrew Tran (BU.Supp.BU2.4.9)
(February 1, 2019) E-mail from Josh Robinson (BU.Supp.BU2.4.10)
(February 1, 2019) E-mail from Katerina Veliganova (BU.Supp.BU2.4.11)
(February 4, 2019) E-mail from Rachael Butler (BU.New.BU2.4.12)
(February 2, 2019) E-mail from Markus Kirton (BU.New.BU2.4.13)
(February 4, 2019) E-mail from Zack Zeng (BU.New.BU2.4.14)
(February 3, 2019) E-mail from Janique Hurley (BU.New.BU2.4.15)
(February 4, 2019) E-mail from Gobinaath Sivapatham (BU.New.BU2.4.16)
(February 3, 2019) E-mail from Gordon Lee (BU.New.BU2.4.17)
(February 3, 2019) E-mail from Amy Cameron (BU.New.BU2.4.18)
(February 2, 2019) E-mail from Michael-Jon Braaksma (BU.New.BU2.4.19)
(February 4, 2019) E-mail from Fontana Lim (BU.New.BU2.4.20)
(February 4, 2019) E-mail from Annalisa Hansson (BU.New.BU2.4.21)
(February 4, 2019) E-mail from John Chrobak (BU.New.BU2.4.22)
(February 4, 2019) E-mail from Kaylee Frandsen (BU.New.BU2.4.23)
(February 4, 2019) E-mail from Kathleen Fox (BU.New.BU2.4.24)
(February 4, 2019) E-mail from Giuseppe Manduca  (BU.New.BU2.4.25)
(February 4, 2019) E-mail from Ron Bootan  (BU.New.BU2.2.26)
(February 5, 2019) E-mail from Steve Miller (BU.New.BU2.4.27)
(February 4, 2019) E-mail from Johnny Conforzi (BU.New.BU2.4.28)
(February 5, 2019) E-mail from Peter Marcelo (BU.New.BU2.4.29)
(February 4, 2019) Letter from Valerie Jepson, Integrity Commissioner (BU.New.BU2.4.30)
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/comm/communicationfile-89247.pdf)

(February 5, 2019) E-mail from Deshanel Evans (BU.New.BU2.4.31)
(February 5, 2019) Letter from John Bossons, Midtown Ravines Group (BU.New.BU2.4.32)
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/comm/communicationfile-89286.pdf)

(February 5, 2019) E-mail from Mariela Huergo, Middle Childhood Matters Coalition Toronto (BU.New.BU2.4.33)
(February 5, 2019) E-mail from Lamya Hassan, Middle Childhood Matters Coalition Toronto (BU.New.BU2.4.34)
(February 7, 2019) E-mail from Gary Kinsman and Jocelyn Piercy, No Pride in Policing Coalition (BU.New.BU2.4.35)
Speakers

Councillor Gord Perks
Councillor Joe Cressy
Councillor Paula Fletcher
Councillor Ana Bailăo

Motions
1a - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mike Layton (Lost)

City Planning

 

That the Chief Planner, City Planning provide budget briefing notes on the following:

 

1.  a list of the current ongoing and planned Heritage Plans and Studies, and a timeline for when we expect to complete them;

 

2.  a strategy to address the backlog of Heritage Conservation District Applications; and

 

3. a strategy to address the backlog of requests to designate and list properties with heritage value


Vote (Amend Item (Additional))

Feb-04-2019

Result: Lost Majority Required
Yes: 2 Shelley Carroll, Mike Layton 
No: 4 Brad Bradford, Gary Crawford (Chair), Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata 
Absent: 0  

1b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mike Layton (Carried)

Facilities Management

 

That the General Manager, Facilities Management provide budget briefing notes on the following:

 

1. what the delays are in implementing TransformTO and how any delays might impact our ongoing CO2 reduction goals;


Vote (Amend Item (Additional))

Feb-04-2019

Result: Carried Majority Required
Yes: 4 Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Layton, Jennifer McKelvie 
No: 2 Gary Crawford (Chair), Frances Nunziata 
Absent: 0  

1c - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mike Layton (Carried)

Facilities Management

 

That the General Manager, Facilities Management provide budget briefing notes on the following:

 

2. whether the deferral of payment towards the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act put the City at risk of being out of compliance with the province mandated deadline.


Vote (Amend Item (Additional))

Feb-04-2019

Result: Carried Majority Required
Yes: 6 Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford (Chair), Mike Layton, Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata 
No: 0  
Absent: 0  

1d - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mike Layton (Carried)

Facilities Management

 

That the General Manager, Facilities Management provide budget briefing notes on the following:

 

5. an explanation for why there are missing Service Level targets, and an estimated date for when we might receive the information currently listed as "under development. 


Vote (Amend Item (Additional))

Feb-04-2019

Result: Carried Majority Required
Yes: 6 Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford (Chair), Mike Layton, Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata 
No: 0  
Absent: 0  

1e - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mike Layton (Carried)

Social Development Finance and Administration

 

That the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration provide budget briefing notes on the following:

 

1. list of actions/steps from the July 2018 Immediate Steps to Reduce Gun Violence report that are unfunded.


Vote (Amend Item (Additional))

Feb-04-2019

Result: Carried Majority Required
Yes: 6 Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford (Chair), Mike Layton, Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata 
No: 0  
Absent: 0  

1f - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mike Layton (Carried)

Social Development Finance and Administration

 

That the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration provide budget briefing notes on the following:

 

2. in consultation with the City Librarian, provide a budget briefing note regarding the implementation of 20 additional supportive youth spaces, which includes:

 

a. identification of 20 appropriate sites for either Enhanced Youth Spaces (operated by Parks, Forestry and Recreation) or Youth Hubs (operated by Toronto Public Library); and

 

b. budget impact in 2019 of implementing the sites identified in Part a above.


Vote (Amend Item (Additional))

Feb-04-2019

Result: Carried Majority Required
Yes: 4 Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Layton, Frances Nunziata 
No: 2 Gary Crawford (Chair), Jennifer McKelvie 
Absent: 0  

1g - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mike Layton (Lost)

Toronto Public Library

 

That the City Librarian, Toronto Public Library provide budget briefing notes on the following:

 

1. information about the anticipated effects to the public of delaying the initiation of the Open Hours program;

 

2. details about the effects of delaying the initiation of the Open Hours program with have on the program itself, and any other programs it might be meant to work in concert with (the Toronto Poverty Reduction Strategy, Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020, Raising the Village, or Measuring the Well-being of Children and Families in Toronto)


Vote (Amend Item (Additional))

Feb-04-2019

Result: Lost Majority Required
Yes: 2 Shelley Carroll, Mike Layton 
No: 4 Brad Bradford, Gary Crawford (Chair), Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata 
Absent: 0  

1h - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mike Layton (Lost)

Toronto Transit Commission

 

That the Chief Executive Officer of the Toronto Transit Commission provide budget briefing notes on the following:

 

1. provide a comparison of preventive and reactive spending on maintenance, total vehicle “out of service” time due to maintenance and the impact to commuters of maintenance for the past 4 years.


Vote (Amend Item (Additional))

Feb-04-2019

Result: Lost Majority Required
Yes: 2 Shelley Carroll, Mike Layton 
No: 4 Brad Bradford, Gary Crawford (Chair), Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata 
Absent: 0  

1i - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mike Layton (Lost)

Toronto Transit Commission

 

That the Chief Executive Officer of the Toronto Transit Commission provide budget briefing notes on the following:

 

2.  provide a comparison of the Revenue to Cost Ratio between the Toronto Transit Commission and other major transit in comparable urban centres globally. 


Vote (Amend Item (Additional))

Feb-04-2019

Result: Lost Majority Required
Yes: 2 Shelley Carroll, Mike Layton 
No: 4 Brad Bradford, Gary Crawford (Chair), Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata 
Absent: 0  

1j - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mike Layton (Lost)

Transportation Services

 

That the General Manager, Transportation Services provide budget briefing notes on the following:

 

1.  the cost and considerations for the delivery of enhanced snow clearing on

 

              a. sidewalks on residential streets in every neighbourhood in Toronto;

 

b. pathways in Parks; and

 

c. enforcement of parking that obstructs Toronto Transit Commission and bike lanes; and

 

2. the cost of increasing the amount of snow removal city-wide.


Vote (Amend Item (Additional))

Feb-04-2019

Result: Lost Majority Required
Yes: 2 Shelley Carroll, Mike Layton 
No: 4 Brad Bradford, Gary Crawford (Chair), Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata 
Absent: 0  

1k - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mike Layton (Carried)

City Clerk’s Office

 

That the City Clerk provide a budget briefing note on the following:

 

1. the expected costs in the coming years to remain compliant with the Municipal Elections Act.

 

Facilities Management

 

That the General Manager, Facilities Management provide budget briefing notes on the following:

  

3. a list of all security cost changes, operating and capital. 

 

Policy, Planning, Finance and Administration

 

That the Executive Director, Policy, Planning, Finance and Administration provide budget briefing notes on the following:

 

1. why there is no declaration of Actual Levels to compare with the Approved Service Levels referenced on pages 25 and 26 of the Briefing Notes, and a list of what those levels are. 

 

Shelter, Support and Housing Administration

 

That the General Manager, Shelter, Support, and Housing Administration provide a briefing note on the following:

 

1. the number of Supportive Housing units scheduled to be built in Toronto in 2019, 2020, and 2021, along with details on their funding source, partnership agreements, and other resource information;

 

2. a list of City funding requests submitted to the National Housing Strategy;

 

3. a list of all funding by year as a result of the National Housing Strategy;

 

4. report on outcomes of the discussion with the provincial government and operators of 24 hour drop in centres about the resources needed for operations and what the cost would be to increase resources;

 

5. the cost for an additional 2.5 FTE from the Tenant Defence Fund for tenant hotline and Outreach work.

 

Toronto Building

 

That the Chief Building Officer and Executive Director, Toronto Building provide budget briefing notes on the following:

 

1. a more detailed explanation of the "one-time CPI adjustment" referred to on page 10 of the Briefing Notes;

 

2. what has led to the "Service and Rent" expenditures increases from 2017-2019; and

 

3. why there are no achieved Service Levels for 2018 in Appendix 3 of the Briefing Notes, and a list of what those Service Levels are.


1l - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mike Layton (Lost)

Facilities Management

 

That the General Manager, Facilities Management provide budget briefing notes on the following:

 

4. the consequences of delaying or not completing the NW Path Phase 2.

 

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

 

That the Chief Executive Officer of the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority provide budget briefing notes on the following:

 

1. report on the annual cost of damage to Toronto ravines, including Toronto water infrastructure, tree canopy and ecological infrastructure of severe weather.


2a - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Shelley Carroll (Carried)

Corporate Services

 

That the Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services provide a budget briefing note on when it is anticipated that the St. Lawrence Market – South Construction project business case will be completed and whether it is anticipated that the project will be recommended for addition to the 10-year capital budget and plan at that time.


Vote (Amend Item (Additional))

Feb-04-2019

Result: Carried Majority Required
Yes: 6 Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford (Chair), Mike Layton, Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata 
No: 0  
Absent: 0  

2b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Shelley Carroll (Carried)

Economic Development and Culture

 

That the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture provide a budget briefing note on the following:

 

a.  the specific areas that cuts are anticipated to be made in 2019 as part of the base expenditure review;

 

b.  the specific Economic Development and Culture services being examined for efficiencies in 2019;

 

c.  how savings were achieved in the area of Cost of Living Adjustment Expenditures in 2018;

 

d.  the specific funding that was reversed in 2018 to achieve one-time funding savings;

 

e.  what studies, if any, were originally planned to be initiated in 2019 that are being delayed to 2020 or later;

 

f.  whether delays to Building Condition Audits in the 2019 budget will risk increased costs or irreparable damage to heritage properties in the Economic Development and Culture portfolio;

 

g.  when the Major Special Events Reserve Fund would be exhausted, based on proposed and projected spending levels; and

 

h.  what groups are currently renting museum spaces and which among them represent equity-seeking or low-income groups.


Vote (Amend Item (Additional))

Feb-04-2019

Result: Carried Majority Required
Yes: 6 Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford (Chair), Mike Layton, Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata 
No: 0  
Absent: 0  

2c - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Shelley Carroll (Carried)

Shelter, Support, and Housing Administration

 

That the General Manager, Shelter, Support, and Housing Administration provide a briefing note on the following:

 

a.  any possible budget impacts on Neighbourhood Information Post’s trusteeship or rent bank programs in 2019;

 

b.  any opportunities to expand Neighbourhood Information Post’s trusteeship or rent bank programs in 2019;

 

c.  the current status and estimated cost of funding Regent Park phases 4 and 5, including the Social Development Plan and the new Community Safety Plan; and

 

d. in consultation with the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance & Administration, and the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, on the estimated costs to install and continuously stock free menstrual hygiene product dispensers at all City-funded shelters, drop-in centres, Strong Neighbourhood Community Centres and other centres working with homeless, street-involved, and low-income women, girls, and trans individuals, as directed in Member Motion 43.15 headed "Access to Menstrual Hygiene Products in Shelters - by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, seconded by Councillor Neethan Shan".


Vote (Amend Item (Additional))

Feb-04-2019

Result: Carried Majority Required
Yes: 6 Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford (Chair), Mike Layton, Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata 
No: 0  
Absent: 0  

2d - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Shelley Carroll (Lost)

Social Development, Finance and Administration

 

That the Executive Director Social Development, Finance and Administration provide a briefing note on the following:

 

whether the Poverty Reduction Strategy can be fully implemented through 2035 at current funding levels.


Vote (Amend Item (Additional))

Feb-04-2019

Result: Lost Majority Required
Yes: 2 Shelley Carroll, Mike Layton 
No: 4 Brad Bradford, Gary Crawford (Chair), Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata 
Absent: 0  

2e - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Shelley Carroll (Carried)

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

 

That the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority provide a budget briefing note outlining the cost of addressing the funding imbalance between municipalities over three years. 


Vote (Amend Item (Additional))

Feb-04-2019

Result: Carried Majority Required
Yes: 6 Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford (Chair), Mike Layton, Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata 
No: 0  
Absent: 0  

2f - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Shelley Carroll (Carried)

Financial Planning

 

That the Executive Director, Financial Planning provide a budget briefing note on the estimated Unmet Capital Need of the City of Toronto over 10 years, net of the Toronto Transit Commission's stated $33b in unmet needs.

 


Vote (Amend Item (Additional))

Feb-04-2019

Result: Carried Majority Required
Yes: 6 Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford (Chair), Mike Layton, Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata 
No: 0  
Absent: 0  

3 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Brad Bradford (Referred)

That:

 

Economic Development and Culture

 

City Council request the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture to report to the Budget Committee on the following for consideration prior to the 2020 Budget Process:

 

1. the metrics and tools that can be used to measure the impact on reducing vacant storefronts of the elimination of the vacant commercial and industrial tax rebate program.
 

City Planning

 

City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report to the Budget Committee on the following for consideration prior to the 2020 Budget Process:

 

1. the amount of Section 37 funds (cash contributions) secured for affordable housing and affordable housing initiatives city-wide over the past 5 years (2014-2018).

 

Toronto Transit Commission

 

City Council request the City Manager, in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission to report to the Budget Committee on the following for consideration prior to the 2020 Budget Process:

 

1. request the Toronto Transit Commission and the City of Toronto have made to the Provincial and Federal Governments for operating and capital investment into Toronto’s transit system; and


2. the current and projected funds available from other levels of government in the 10-year capital budget, the time-periods for which the funding is available, and any additional funding requests that should be made to the Provincial and Federal Governments.

 

Parks, Forestry and Recreation
 

City Council request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, in consultation with the General Manager, Toronto Water and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning to report to the Budget Committee on the following for consideration prior to the 2020 Budget Process: 

 

1. budget allocated for implementation of Toronto's Ravine Strategy. 


4 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Gary Crawford (Referred)

That:

 

Social Development Finance and Administration

 

City Council request the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration consider the following in the Poverty Reduction Strategy 2.0:

 

1.  an evaluation of additional youth spaces and/or youth hubs;

 

2.  an evaluation of the current Toronto Public Library Open House program; and

 

3.  the amount of the base budget as a result of the strategy by 2035.

 

Auditor General

 

City Council request the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer to work with City Divisions and Agencies to identify and include in future annual budget process documents the cost, cost reductions and revenue increases resulting from the Auditor General's reports and recommendations.

 

City Council request the Auditor General to include in future Auditor General's Annual Report, beginning in 2020, savings achieved by City Divisions and Agencies resulting from the implementation of the Auditor General's reports and recommendations.

 

Transportation Services

 

City Council request the General Manager, Transportation Services include following items be included in the review of winter maintenance requested by Mayor Tory:
 

1. cost and considerations for the delivery of enhanced snow clearing on
 

a. sidewalks on residential streets in every neighbourhood in Toronto;
 

b. pathways in Parks; and
 

c. enforcement of parking that obstructs Toronto Transit Commission and bike lanes; and
 

2. cost of increasing the amount of snow removal city-wide 


5 - Motion to Refer Motion moved by Councillor Gary Crawford (Carried)

That consideration of Motion 3 by Councillor Bradford and Motion 4 by Councillor Crawford be referred to the February 13, 2019 meeting of the Budget Committee.


6 - Motion to Defer Item moved by Councillor Gary Crawford (Carried)

That consideration of the item be deferred until the February 13, 2019 meeting of the Budget Committee.


4a Auditor General's Office 2019 Operating Budget
Origin
(January 21, 2019) Report from the Auditor General
Summary

This report transmits to Budget Committee the recommended 2019 Operating Budget for the Auditor General's Office.

 

The Auditor General's report (Attachment 1) provides information to the Budget Committee on her Office's 2019 Operating Budget request. The report supplements the budget notes (Attachment 2) being submitted to the Budget Committee for consideration during its deliberation on the City's 2019 budget, which launches on January 28, 2019.

 

Chapter 3 of the Toronto Municipal Code states that "The Auditor General shall submit his or her annual budget request to the Audit Committee for consideration and recommendation to Council".

 

In normal circumstances, the budget of the Auditor General’s Office would be considered by the Audit Committee in October, prior to its submission to the Budget Committee. Due to the election and the compressed budget process time frame, this was not possible.

 

The Audit Committee will consider the Auditor General's report and 2019 Operating Budget request at its meeting on February 22, 2019. The Audit Committee will submit its recommendation regarding the Auditor General's 2019 Operating Budget to Council through Executive Committee at its meeting on March 4, 2019, so that the recommendations from both the Budget Committee and the Audit Committee are before the Executive Committee at the same time.

 

This approach is consistent with the past practice taken following the 2014 election. The current Budget Chief and the former Chair of the Audit Committee have been updated on the approach being taken this year.

Background Information
(January 21, 2019) Report from the Auditor General on Auditor General's Office 2019 Operating Budget
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123861.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Auditor General's Office 2019 Operating Budget
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123862.pdf)

Attachment 2 - 2019 Staff Recommended Operating Budget Notes - Office of the Auditor General
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123863.pdf)

(February 6, 2019) Presentation from the Auditor General on Recommended 2019 Operating Budget
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124482.pdf)


4b Office of the Integrity Commissioner - 2019 Operating Budget
Origin
(January 21, 2019) Report from the Integrity Commissioner
Summary

This report transmits to Budget Committee the recommended 2019 Operating Budget for the Office of the Integrity Commissioner (the "Office" or the "OIC").

Background Information
(January 21, 2019) Report from the Integrity Commissioner on Office of the Integrity Commissioner - 2019 Operating Budget
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123773.pdf)

Attachment 1 - 2019 Staff Recommended Operating Budget Notes - Office of the Integrity Commissioner
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123774.pdf)

(February 6, 2019) Presentation from the Integrity Commissioner on Recommended 2019 Operating Budget and Plan
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124483.pdf)


4c Office of the Lobbyist Registrar - 2019 Operating Budget Request and 2019-2028 Capital Budget and Plan
Origin
(January 18, 2019) Report from the Lobbyist Registrar
Summary

This report seeks Budget Committee's recommendation for City Council to approve the Office of the Lobbyist Registrar's 2019 Operating Budget Request of $1.490 million gross and net and its 2019-2028 Capital Budget and Plan.

Background Information
(January 18, 2019) Report from the Lobbyist Registrar on Office of the Lobbyist Registrar - 2019 Operating Budget Request and 2019-2028 Capital Budget and Plan
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123766.pdf)

(January 30, 2019) Revised Attachment 1 - 2019 Staff Recommended Operating and Capital Budget Notes - Office of the Lobbyist Registrar
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124003.pdf)

(February 6, 2019) Presentation from the Lobbyist Registrar on Recommended 2019 Operating Budget and 2019-2028 Capital Budget and Plan
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124484.pdf)


4d Ombudsman Toronto 2019 Operating Budget Recommendation and 2019-2028 Capital Budget and Plan
Origin
(January 21, 2019) Report from the Ombudsman
Summary

This report transmits to Budget Committee the Ombudsman's recommendation for Ombudsman Toronto's 2019 Operating Budget and Ombudsman Toronto's 2019-2028 Capital Budget and Plan.

Background Information
(January 21, 2019) Report from the Ombudsman on Ombudsman Toronto 2019 Operating Budget Recommendation and 2019-2028 Capital Budget and Plan
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123770.pdf)

Attachment 1 - 2019 Staff Recommended Operating and Capital Budget Notes - Office of the Ombudsman Toronto
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123771.pdf)

(February 6, 2019) Presentation from the Ombudsman on Recommended 2019 Operating Budget and 2019-2028 Capital Budget and Plan
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124506.pdf)


4e Development Charges for the Leslie Nymark Toronto Community Housing Corporation Redevelopment
Origin
(July 9, 2018) Letter from City Council
Summary

City Council on June 26, 27, 28 and 29, 2018, adopted Motion MM43.48 as amended and has directed the Budget Committee to consider as part of the 2019 Budget Process, a one time increase in funding to Toronto Community Housing to fully compensate them for any reduction in Toronto Community Housing profit from the Leslie Nymark revitalization project due to development charge increases related to construction delays.

Background Information
(July 13, 2018) Letter from City Council on Development Charges for the Leslie Nymark Toronto Community Housing Corporation Redevelopment
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123666.pdf)


4f Vision Zero Road Safety Plan - Implementation of Community Safety Zones
Origin
(July 10, 2018) Letter from City Council
Summary

City Council on June 26, 27, 28 and 29, 2018, adopted Item PW30.5 as amended, and among other things has directed the Budget Committee to consider funding the implementation of Community Safety Zones at every school in Toronto, including high schools and private schools, as part of the 2019 Budget Process.

Background Information
(July 10, 2018) Letter from City Council on Vision Zero Road Safety Plan - Implementation of Community Safety Zones
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123665.pdf)


4g Implementation of Additional Road Safety Measures and Accelerating the Vision Zero Road Safety Plan
Origin
(December 19, 2018) Letter from City Council
Summary

City Council on December 4, 5 and 13, 2018, in adopting MM1.11 on Implementation of Additional Road Safety Measures and Accelerating the Vision Zero Road Safety Plan, has directed the Budget Committee to consider as part of the 2019 Budget Process the allocation of additional funds to Vision Zero in order to facilitate the accelerated rollout of vital elements of the Vision Zero Project.

Background Information
(December 19, 2018) Letter from City Council on Implementation of Additional Road Safety Measures and Accelerating the Vision Zero Road Safety Plan
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123667.pdf)


4h CreateTO 2019 Budget Request
Confidential Attachment - Personal matters about identifiable persons and contains financial information that belongs to the Board of Directors of CreateTO and has monetary value or potential monetary value.
Origin
(December 10, 2018) Letter from the Chair, CreateTO
Summary

The purpose of this report is to recommend the Board of Directors of CreateTO to approve the CreateTO 2019 budget.

Background Information
(December 10, 2018) Letter from the Chair of CreateTO on CreateTO 2019 Budget Request
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123675.pdf)

(November 27, 2018) Report from the Chief Financial Officer, CreateTO on CreateTO 2019 Budget Request
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123677.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1 - CreateTO 2019 Operating Budget

4i Toronto's Participatory Budgeting Pilot Evaluation
Origin
(January 31, 2019) Report from the City Manager
Summary

This report summarizes the findings from Toronto's 2015 to 2017 participatory budgeting pilot. The City of Toronto piloted participatory budgeting in the former Ward 33 and the Neighbourhood Improvement Areas of Oakridge in the former Ward 35, and Rustic in the former Ward 12. The findings from the pilot suggest that participatory budgeting may be an appropriate method of public participation under certain conditions, but has limitations and should be understood within the City's broader objectives and civic engagement strategy.

 

Many people use the term "participatory budgeting" to describe a wide range of civic engagement methods related to budgets, such as consultations, online budget guides and calculators, or public deputations or hearings.

 

However, participatory budgeting is distinct from other budget consultations and specifically refers to a method that invites the public to propose ideas, vote and have the final say on how a portion of a government's budget will be allocated.

 

The Pilot evaluation, along with research on participatory budgeting in other jurisdictions, found that:

 

- Residents seek and value clear information and ongoing opportunities to be more involved in decisions which affect their neighbourhoods, including local improvements and infrastructure planning;


- The public would like more opportunities to speak directly with City staff on a wide range of issues that are important to them, and appreciate engagement processes which include ways for them meet their neighbours, local groups and their Councillor; and


- Participatory budgeting supports specific types of decisions and can benefit communities, but has limited reach, is resource-intensive and can result in frustration, divisions within communities and a mismatch of investments against broader community needs.

 
Staff will share the feedback, templates, materials, and evaluation reports developed during the Pilot with City Councillors, City Divisions and community partners who may choose to host a participatory budgeting process or use participatory budgeting in their work.

 

The City Manager's Office will continue to review the City's civic engagement strategies to support decision making using a mix of appropriate engagement methodologies to involve and engage more residents on more issues than might be possible through participatory budgeting alone, including in capital infrastructure or local improvement decisions.

 

This report includes information on potential operating and capital costs, should City Council wish to consider implementing participatory budgeting more broadly in the future.

 

The full Participatory Budgeting Pilot evaluation report is available at https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/get-involved/participatory-budgeting/ and data from participant surveys and community improvement ideas suggested by residents can be found in the City's Open Data Catalogue https://www.toronto.ca/city-government/data-research-maps/open-data/open-data-catalogue/.

Background Information
(January 31, 2019) Report from the City Manager on Toronto's Participatory Budgeting Pilot Evaluation
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124370.pdf)

Appendix 1 - Examples of Participatory Budgeting Processes
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124371.pdf)

Appendix 2 - Examples of Participatory Budgeting Pilot Communication Materials
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124372.pdf)

Appendix 3 - Resource Considerations for Implementation of Participatory Budgeting
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124373.pdf)


4j Toronto Public Health 2019-2028 Capital Budget and Plan Request
Origin
(November 19, 2018) Letter from the Board of Health
Summary

At its meeting on November 19, 2019, the Board of Heath forwarded the report (October 30, 2018) from the Medical Officer of Health to the City of Toronto's Budget Committee for its consideration during the 2019 Budget Process.

Background Information
(November 19, 2018) Letter from Board of Health on Toronto Public Health 2019-2028 Capital Budget and Plan Request
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123669.pdf)

(October 30, 2018) Report from the Medical Officer of Health on Toronto Public Health 2019-2028 Capital Budget and Plan Request
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123670.pdf)

Appendix 1 - 2019-2028 Capital Budget as Plan Projects
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123671.pdf)

(November 19, 2018) Presentation from the Medical Officer of Health on Toronto Public Health 2019 Requested Operating Budget and 2019-2028 Requested Capital Budget and Plan
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123672.pdf)


4k Toronto Public Health 2019 Operating Budget Request
Confidential Attachment - Personal matters about identifiable persons and labour relations or employee negotiations.
Origin
(December 3, 2018) Letter from the Chair, Board of Health
Summary

At its meeting on November 19, 2018, the Board of Health forwarded the report (November 8, 2018) from the Medical Officer of Health to the City of Toronto's Budget Committee for its consideration during the 2019 Budget Process.

Background Information
(December 3, 2018) Letter from the Chair, Board of Health on Toronto Public Health 2019 Operating Budget Request
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123654.pdf)

(November 8, 2018) Report from the Medical Officer of Health on Toronto Public Health 2019 Operating Budget Request
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123655.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Toronto Public Health Service Accomplishments, Deliverables, and Performance Measures
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123656.pdf)

Confidential Attachment 1 -Toronto Public Health 2019 Requested Operating Budget
Confidential Attachment 2 - Proposals Recommended by Board of Health Budget Committee
Confidential Attachment 3 -Proposals to be Considered by the Board of Health
(November 19, 2018) Presentation from the Medical Officer of Health on Toronto Public Health 2019 Requested Operating Budget and 2019-2028 Requested Capital Budget and Plan
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-123660.pdf)


4l Toronto Transit Commission 15-Year Capital Investment Plan and 2019-2028 Capital Budget and Plan
Origin
(January 30, 2019) Letter from the Head of Commission Services, Toronto Transit Commission
Summary

At its meeting on January 24, 2019, the Toronto Transit Commission Board adopted the recommendations in the report titled "Toronto Transit Commission 15-Year Capital Investment Plan and 2019-2028 Capital Budget and Plan" and, among other things:

 

1. Forwarded the Capital Investment Plan to the Budget Committee and the City Manager to inform the City's Long-term Financial Plan; and

 

2. Forwarded this report to the Budget Committee and the City Manager as the official 2019-2028 Capital Budget and Plan submission for the Toronto Transit Commission.

Background Information
(January 30, 2019) Letter from the Head of Commission Services, Toronto Transit Commission on Toronto Transit Commission 15-Year Capital Investment Plan and 2019-2028 Capital Budget and Plan
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124215.pdf)

(January 30, 2019) Attachment - Toronto Transit Commission 15-Year Capital Investment Plan and 2019-2028 Capital Budget and Plan
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124216.pdf)


4m 2019 Toronto Transit Commission and Wheel-Trans Operating Budgets
Origin
(January 30, 2019) Letter from the Head of Commission Services, Toronto Transit Commission
Summary

At its meeting on Thursday, January 24, 2019 the Toronto Transit Commission Board adopted the recommendations in the report titled "2019 Toronto Transit Commission and Wheel-Trans Operating Budgets" and forwarded this report to the Budget Committee and the City Manager as the official 2019 Operating Budget submission for the Toronto Transit Commission.

Background Information
(January 30, 2019) Letter from the Head of Commission Services, Toronto Transit Commission on 2019 Toronto Transit Commission and Wheel-Trans Operating Budgets
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124196.pdf)

(January 30, 2019) Attachment - 2019 Toronto Transit Commission and Wheel-Trans Operating Budgets
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124197.pdf)


4n Toronto Police Services Board - 2019 Operating Budget Request
Origin
(January 30, 2019) Letter from the Toronto Police Services Board
Summary

At a meeting held on January 24, 2019, the Toronto Police Services Board was in receipt of a report dated January 16, 2019 containing the 2019 operating budget request for the Toronto Police Services Board.

Background Information
(January 30, 2019) Letter and Attachments from the Toronto Police Services Board on Toronto Police Services Board - 2019 Operating Budget Request
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124365.pdf)


4o Toronto Police Service - 2019 Operating Budget Request
Origin
(January 30, 2019) Letter from the Toronto Police Services Board
Summary

At a meeting held on January 24, 2019, the Toronto Police Services Board was in receipt of a report dated January 17, 2019 from Chief of Police Mark Saunders containing the 2019 operating budget request for the Toronto Police Service.

Background Information
(January 30, 2019) Letter and Attachments from the Toronto Police Services Board on Toronto Police Service - 2019 Operating Budget Request
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124366.pdf)


4p Toronto Police Service - Parking Enforcement Unit - 2019 Operating Budget Request
Origin
(January 30, 2019) Letter from the Toronto Police Services Board
Summary

At a meeting held on January 24, 2019, the Toronto Police Services Board was in receipt of a report dated January 11, 2019 from Chief of Police Mark Saunders containing the 2019 operating budget request for the Toronto Police Service - Parking Enforcement Unit.

Background Information
(January 30, 2019) Letter and Attachments from the Toronto Police Services Board on Toronto Police Service - Parking Enforcement Unit - 2019 Operating Budget Request
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124367.pdf)


4q Toronto Police Service - 2019-2028 Capital Program Request
Origin
(January 30, 2019) Letter from the Toronto Police Services Board
Summary

At its meeting held on January 24, 2019, the Toronto Police Services Board was in receipt of a report dated January 10, 2019 from Chief of Police Mark Saunders containing the Toronto Police Service's 2019-2028 Capital Program Request.

Background Information
(January 30, 2019) Letter and Attachments from the Toronto Police Services Board on Toronto Police Service - 2019-2028 Capital Program Request
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124368.pdf)


4r Investments in Culture
Origin
(February 1, 2019) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture
Summary

In 2018, the City of Toronto reached its longstanding target of directly investing $25 per capita in culture (including the arts, film and entertainment industries, and museums and heritage). The 2018 per capita is calculated using Statistics Canada's census population of 2.7 million people in 2016. This target was first established as part of the Culture Plan for the Creative City in 2003, when Toronto was investing $14 per capita with a population of 2.4 million people.

 

The City of Toronto has made significant progress. While all the impacts of increased cultural investment cannot be attributed solely to City funding, the sector has performed well overall, increasing earned revenues, expanding programming partnerships, and funding new positions to support the film and music sectors. New signature programs such as Cultural Hotspot, and two new local arts service organizations, North York Arts and East End Arts are the direct result of increased investment.

 

However, issues of equity and access to arts and heritage programs, affordable and sustainable space, adoption of new technologies and talent retention outside the downtown core remain.

Background Information
(February 1, 2019) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on Investments in Culture
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124351.pdf)

Attachment 1 - Impacts of Future Increases to Culture Funding
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124369.pdf)


4s Strengthening Toronto's Ability to Attract and Host Major Events Through the Toronto Significant Events Investment Program
Origin
(February 1, 2019) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture
Summary

Significant events have a large economic and tourism impact and play an important role in promoting Toronto as an international destination. Such events can advance City priorities and strategies, create jobs, attract visitors, and leave lasting legacies for the community. Given the volume of such events seeking the City's support, City Council adopted on June 7, 2016 the City of Toronto Bidding and Hosting Strategy for Significant Special Events providing a framework for managing and evaluating significant event opportunities in Toronto. Among the key objectives of the report was a commitment to identify dedicated resources to support competitive event opportunities that provide a high return on investment for the City.

 

This report recommends that the total new funding included in the 2019 Staff Recommended Operating Budget of $750,000 gross and $0 net, fully funded from the Major Special Events Reserve Fund be awarded to support the 2019 successful applicant organizations. It also recommends that a plan to establish ongoing tax base funding for the Toronto Significant Event Investment Program be submitted to the 2020 Budget Process for consideration.

Background Information
(February 1, 2019) Report from the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture on Strengthening Toronto's Ability to Attract and Host Major Events Through the Toronto Significant Events Investment Program
(https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-124352.pdf)


Procedural Motions
1 - Motion to Extend the Meeting moved by Councillor Gary Crawford (Carried)

February 6, 2019, 12:28 p.m. - That the Budget Committee extend its meeting to allow Councillor Gord Perks to complete questions of staff of Facilities, Real Estate, Environment and Energy.


2 - Motion to Recess moved by Councillor Gary Crawford (Carried)

February 6, 2019, 3:23 p.m. - That the Budget Committee recess for 10 minutes.

Announcements

The Chair gratefully acknowledged that the land the Budget Committee was meeting on is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples. The Chair also acknowledged that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Gary Crawford, Chair, Budget Committee
Meeting Sessions
Session Date Session Type Start Time End Time Public or Closed Session
2019-02-04 Morning 9:38 AM 12:25 PM Public
2019-02-04 Afternoon 1:34 PM 5:10 PM Public
2019-02-06 Morning 9:42 AM 12:31 PM Public
2019-02-06 Afternoon 1:38 PM 3:23 PM Public
2019-02-06 Afternoon 3:50 PM 4:22 PM Public
Attendance
Members were present for some or all of the time period indicated.
Date and Time Quorum Members
2019-02-04
09:38 AM - 12:25 PM
(Public Session)
Present Present: Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford (Chair), Mike Layton, Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata
Also present (non-members): Joe Cressy, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Gord Perks
2019-02-04
01:34 PM - 05:10 PM
(Public Session)
Present Present: Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford (Chair), Mike Layton, Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata
Also present (non-members): Ana Bailăo, Joe Cressy, Paula Fletcher, Gord Perks
2019-02-06
09:42 AM - 12:31 PM
(Public Session)
Present Present: Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford (Chair), Mike Layton, Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata
Also present (non-members): Gord Perks, Paula Fletcher
2019-02-06
01:38 PM - 03:23 PM
(Public Session)
Present Present: Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford (Chair), Mike Layton, Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata
Also present (non-members): Gord Perks
2019-02-06
03:50 PM - 04:22 PM
(Public Session)
Present Present: Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford (Chair), Mike Layton, Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata
Also present (non-members): Joe Cressy, Gord Perks