City Council Minutes

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Council Chamber, 2nd floor, City Hall
Present:
  • A. Sohi, 
  • T. Cartmell, 
  • S. Hamilton, 
  • M. Janz, 
  • A. Knack, 
  • A. Paquette, 
  • K. Principe, 
  • J. Rice, 
  • E. Rutherford, 
  • A. Salvador, 
  • A. Stevenson, 
  • K. Tang, 
  • and J. Wright

Mayor A. Sohi called the meeting to order at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 19, 2022, and acknowledged that City Council meets on the traditional land of Treaty 6 Territory. The Chair also acknowledged the diverse Indigenous peoples whose ancestors' footsteps have marked this territory for centuries such as: Cree, Dene, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Nakota Sioux, as well as Metis and Inuit, and now settlers from around the world.

Mayor A. Sohi conducted roll call and confirmed the attendance of Members of City Council.

Councillor T. Cartmell was absent with notice for a portion of the meeting.

A. Corbould, City Manager; and A. Giesbrecht, City Clerk, R. Yusuf and E. Norton, Office of the City Clerk, were also in attendance.

  • Moved by:S. Hamilton
    Seconded by:J. Rice

    That the April 19/20, 2022, City Council meeting agenda be adopted with the following changes:

    Additions:

    • 5. Requests to Reschedule Reports
      - 5.1​ ​Licenses for Rental Providers and Public Access to Information (M. Janz)
    • 8. Motions Pending

    Replacement attachments:

    • 7.6  Bylaw 20069 - A Bylaw to amend Bylaw 16642, as amended by Bylaws 17637, 17981 and 18476, to authorize the City of Edmonton to undertake, construct and finance Integrated Infrastructure Services Project, High Solids Anaerobics Digestion Facility
      - Attachment 1
    • 7.7 Bylaw 20070 - A Bylaw to amend Bylaw 18735, as amended by Bylaws 19248 and 19615, to authorize the City of Edmonton to undertake, construct and finance Integrated Infrastructure Services Project, Waste Services IIS Infrastructure Delivery
      - Attachment 1
    • 7.10  Bylaw 20037 - A Bylaw to amend Bylaw 18732, to authorize the City of Edmonton to undertake, construct and finance Integrated Infrastructure Services Project, On-Site Microgeneration Solar Photovoltaics
      - Attachment 1

    Deletion:

    • 9.1 Collective Bargaining Update - Verbal report

    Request to postpone:

    • 9.2 Leadership Update
      Due Date: May 9/11, 2022, City Council

     

    In Favour (13)A. Knack, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette, T. Cartmell, A. Sohi, A. Salvador, M. Janz, J. Rice, K. Tang, E. Rutherford, A. Stevenson, J. Wright, and K. Principe
    Carried (13 to 0)
  • Moved by:S. Hamilton
    Seconded by:A. Stevenson

    That the following be added to the April 19/20, 2022, City Council meeting agenda:

    • 6.10 Council Calendar Changes
    In Favour (12)A. Knack, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette, A. Sohi, A. Salvador, M. Janz, J. Rice, K. Tang, E. Rutherford, A. Stevenson, J. Wright, and K. Principe
    Carried (12 to 0)
  • Moved by:A. Knack
    Seconded by:J. Rice

    That the minutes from the following meetings be approved:

    • April 4/5/6, 2022, City Council
    • April 5, 2022, City Council Public Hearing
    • April 13, 2022, City Council - Non-Regular
    In Favour (13)A. Knack, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette, T. Cartmell, A. Sohi, A. Salvador, M. Janz, J. Rice, K. Tang, E. Rutherford, A. Stevenson, J. Wright, and K. Principe
    Carried (13 to 0)

There were no Protocol Items.

The following items were selected for debate: 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.8, 6.9, 7.1, 7.2, 7.6, 7.8, 7.11 and 9.19.

  • Moved by:E. Rutherford
    Seconded by:A. Stevenson

    That the recommendations in the following reports be approved:

    • 5.1 Licenses for Rental Providers and Public Access to Information (M. Janz) 
    • 6.7 City of Edmonton 2021 Consolidated Financial Statements
    • 9.3 Appointment of Externally-Nominated Representatives to Edmonton Design Committee
    • 9.4 Appointment of Externally-Nominated Representatives to Naming Committee
    • 9.5 Women's Advocacy Voice of Edmonton Committee - Appointment Recommendations
    • 9.6 Accessibility Advisory Committee - Appointment Recommendations
    • 9.7 Community Services Advisory Board - Appointment Recommendations
    • 9.8 Community Standards and Licence Appeal Committee - Appointment Recommendations
    • 9.9 Edmonton Combative Sports Commission - Appointment Recommendations
    • 9.10 Edmonton Historical Board - Appointment Recommendations
    • 9.11 Edmonton Design Committee - Appointment Recommendations
    • 9.12 Edmonton Transit Service Advisory Board - Appointment Recommendations
    • 9.13 Naming Committee - Appointment Recommendations
    • 9.14 Subdivision and Development Appeal Board - Appointment Recommendations
    • 9.15 Assessment Review Board - Appointment Recommendations
    • 9.16 Civida Board - Appointment Recommendations
    • 9.17 Edmonton Salutes Committee - Appointment Recommendations
    • 9.18 Energy Transition Climate Resilience Committee - Appointment Recommendations
    In Favour (13)A. Knack, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette, T. Cartmell, A. Sohi, A. Salvador, M. Janz, J. Rice, K. Tang, E. Rutherford, A. Stevenson, J. Wright, and K. Principe
    Carried (13 to 0)

Requests to Speak were not considered.

There were no requests for items to be dealt with at a specific time on the agenda.

  • Moved by:T. Cartmell
    Seconded by:A. Stevenson

    That the following Bylaws be read a first time:

    • 7.3 Bylaw 19971 - A Bylaw to authorize the City of Edmonton to construct, finance and assess Sidewalk Reconstruction Local Improvements in the Pleasantview Neighbourhood
    • 7.4 Bylaw 19972 - A Bylaw to authorize the City of Edmonton to construct, finance and assess Neighbourhoods Overlay Local Improvements in the Eastgate Business Park
    • 7.5 Bylaw 20068 - A Bylaw to amend Bylaw 19756, to authorize the City of Edmonton to provide a guarantee on a line of credit for Edmonton Metropolitan Transit Services Commission (EMTSC)
    • 7.7 Bylaw 20070 - A Bylaw to amend Bylaw 18735, as amended by Bylaws 19248 and 19615, to authorize the City of Edmonton to undertake, construct and finance Integrated Infrastructure Services Project, Waste Services IIS Infrastructure Delivery
    • 7.10 Bylaw 20037 - A Bylaw to amend Bylaw 18732, to authorize the City of Edmonton to undertake, construct and finance Integrated Infrastructure Services Project, On-Site Microgeneration Solar Photovoltaics
    In Favour (13)A. Knack, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette, T. Cartmell, A. Sohi, A. Salvador, M. Janz, J. Rice, K. Tang, E. Rutherford, A. Stevenson, J. Wright, and K. Principe
    Carried (13 to 0)
  • Moved by:T. Cartmell
    Seconded by:A. Stevenson

    That the following Bylaws be read a second time:

    • 7.3 Bylaw 19971 - A Bylaw to authorize the City of Edmonton to construct, finance and assess Sidewalk Reconstruction Local Improvements in the Pleasantview Neighbourhood
    • 7.4 Bylaw 19972 - A Bylaw to authorize the City of Edmonton to construct, finance and assess Neighbourhoods Overlay Local Improvements in the Eastgate Business Park
    • 7.7 Bylaw 20070 - A Bylaw to amend Bylaw 18735, as amended by Bylaws 19248 and 19615, to authorize the City of Edmonton to undertake, construct and finance Integrated Infrastructure Services Project, Waste Services IIS Infrastructure Delivery
    • 7.10 Bylaw 20037 - A Bylaw to amend Bylaw 18732, to authorize the City of Edmonton to undertake, construct and finance Integrated Infrastructure Services Project, On-Site Microgeneration Solar Photovoltaics
    In Favour (13)A. Knack, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette, T. Cartmell, A. Sohi, A. Salvador, M. Janz, J. Rice, K. Tang, E. Rutherford, A. Stevenson, J. Wright, and K. Principe
    Carried (13 to 0)
  • Moved by:T. Cartmell
    Seconded by:A. Stevenson

    That the following Bylaws be considered for third reading:

    • 7.3 Bylaw 19971 - A Bylaw to authorize the City of Edmonton to construct, finance and assess Sidewalk Reconstruction Local Improvements in the Pleasantview Neighbourhood
    • 7.4 Bylaw 19972 - A Bylaw to authorize the City of Edmonton to construct, finance and assess Neighbourhoods Overlay Local Improvements in the Eastgate Business Park
    • 7.7 Bylaw 20070 - A Bylaw to amend Bylaw 18735, as amended by Bylaws 19248 and 19615, to authorize the City of Edmonton to undertake, construct and finance Integrated Infrastructure Services Project, Waste Services IIS Infrastructure Delivery
    • 7.10 Bylaw 20037 - A Bylaw to amend Bylaw 18732, to authorize the City of Edmonton to undertake, construct and finance Integrated Infrastructure Services Project, On-Site Microgeneration Solar Photovoltaics
    In Favour (13)A. Knack, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette, T. Cartmell, A. Sohi, A. Salvador, M. Janz, J. Rice, K. Tang, E. Rutherford, A. Stevenson, J. Wright, and K. Principe
    Carried (13 to 0)
  • Moved by:T. Cartmell
    Seconded by:A. Stevenson

    That the following Bylaws be read a third time:

    • 7.3 Bylaw 19971 - A Bylaw to authorize the City of Edmonton to construct, finance and assess Sidewalk Reconstruction Local Improvements in the Pleasantview Neighbourhood
    • 7.4 Bylaw 19972 - A Bylaw to authorize the City of Edmonton to construct, finance and assess Neighbourhoods Overlay Local Improvements in the Eastgate Business Park
    • 7.7 Bylaw 20070 - A Bylaw to amend Bylaw 18735, as amended by Bylaws 19248 and 19615, to authorize the City of Edmonton to undertake, construct and finance Integrated Infrastructure Services Project, Waste Services IIS Infrastructure Delivery
    • 7.10 Bylaw 20037 - A Bylaw to amend Bylaw 18732, to authorize the City of Edmonton to undertake, construct and finance Integrated Infrastructure Services Project, On-Site Microgeneration Solar Photovoltaics
    In Favour (13)A. Knack, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette, T. Cartmell, A. Sohi, A. Salvador, M. Janz, J. Rice, K. Tang, E. Rutherford, A. Stevenson, J. Wright, and K. Principe
    Carried (13 to 0)
  • Moved by:T. Cartmell
    Seconded by:A. Stevenson

    That the following Bylaw be read a second time:

    • 7.9 Bylaw 20036 - A Bylaw to authorize the City of Edmonton to undertake, construct and finance Integrated Infrastructure Services Project, Edmonton EXPO Centre Rehabilitation

     

    In Favour (13)A. Knack, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette, T. Cartmell, A. Sohi, A. Salvador, M. Janz, J. Rice, K. Tang, E. Rutherford, A. Stevenson, J. Wright, and K. Principe
    Carried (13 to 0)
  • Moved by:T. Cartmell
    Seconded by:A. Stevenson

    That the following Bylaw be read a third time:

    • 7.9 Bylaw 20036 - A Bylaw to authorize the City of Edmonton to undertake, construct and finance Integrated Infrastructure Services Project, Edmonton EXPO Centre Rehabilitation
    In Favour (13)A. Knack, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette, T. Cartmell, A. Sohi, A. Salvador, M. Janz, J. Rice, K. Tang, E. Rutherford, A. Stevenson, J. Wright, and K. Principe
    Carried (13 to 0)

There were no Councillor Inquiries.

There were no Reports to be Dealt with at a Different Meeting.

This item was not selected for debate and was dealt with as part of item 2.2. The following motion carried:

That the revised due date of April 26, 2022, Urban Planning Committee, for the Urban Planning and Economy report UPE01090, Licenses for Rental Providers and Public Access to Information (M. Janz), be approved.

Revised Due Date: April 26, 2022, Urban Planning Committee

The following members of Administration’s delegation made a presentation:

  • F. Mutheardy, Financial and Corporate Services
  • J. Graham, Financial and Corporate Services

The following members of Administration’s delegation made a presentation and answered questions:

  • A. Corbould, City Manager
  • S. Padbury, Chief Financial Officer and Deputy City Manager, Financial and Corporate Services

The following members of Administration’s delegation answered questions:

  • H. Rai, Financial and Corporate Services
  • C. Hotton-MacDonald, City Operations
  • G. Cebryk, Deputy City Manager, City Operations
  • Moved by:A. Knack
    Seconded by:S. Hamilton
    1. That adjustments to the 2022 Operating Budget, as outlined in Attachment 1 of the April 19, 2022, Financial and Corporate Services report FCS01143, be approved.
    2. That the City Manager be authorized to spend up to $8.0 million in COVID-19 funds appropriated in the Financial Stabilization Reserve, subject to availability of funding, for the 2022 fiscal year, to address emergent COVID needs, with reporting back to Council on the use of the funds through regular financing reporting.
    3. That the agreement term sheet outlined in Attachment 3 of the April 19, 2022, Financial and Corporate Services report FCS01143, be approved, and that the agreements be in a form and content acceptable to the City Manager. 
    In Favour (13)A. Knack, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette, T. Cartmell, A. Sohi, A. Salvador, M. Janz, J. Rice, K. Tang, E. Rutherford, A. Stevenson, J. Wright, and K. Principe
    Carried (13 to 0)

The following members of Administration’s delegation answered questions:

  • J. Flaman, Deputy City Manager, Community Services
  • A. Corbould, City Manager
  • Moved by:T. Cartmell
    Seconded by:M. Janz
    1. That Administration work collaboratively with stakeholders (including but not limited to Alberta Health Services, Alberta Health, Edmonton Police Services, public health and medical experts, people with lived experience, family and patient advocates, and Indigenous peoples) to:
      1. develop recommendations to reduce drug poisoning injuries and deaths in Edmonton, and
      2. prepare a draft submission to Health Canada for a section 56(1) exemption to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act to decriminalize simple personal possession (excluding trafficking) of illicit substances in Edmonton.
    2. That Administration develop an intergovernmental advocacy strategy to reduce drug poisoning injury and deaths in Edmonton, including decriminalization of simple personal possession, safe supply, safe consumption sites, treatment and supportive housing. 

    Members of City Council requested that the motion be split for voting purposes.


  • Part 1 of Motion, put:

    Moved by:T. Cartmell
    Seconded by:M. Janz

    Reducing Drug Poisoning Injuries - Recommendation and Draft Submission to Health Canada and Intergovernmental Advocacy

    1. That Administration work collaboratively with stakeholders (including but not limited to Alberta Health Services, Alberta Health, Edmonton Police Services, public health and medical experts, people with lived experience, family and patient advocates, and Indigenous peoples) to:
      1. develop recommendations to reduce drug poisoning injuries and deaths in Edmonton, and
      2. prepare a draft submission to Health Canada for a section 56(1) exemption to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act to decriminalize simple personal possession (excluding trafficking) of illicit substances in Edmonton.

    Due Date: First Quarter 2023, Community and Public Services Committee

    In Favour (11)A. Knack, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette, T. Cartmell, A. Sohi, A. Salvador, M. Janz, K. Tang, E. Rutherford, A. Stevenson, and J. Wright
    Opposed (2)J. Rice, and K. Principe
    Carried (11 to 2)
  • Part 2 of Motion, put:

    Moved by:T. Cartmell
    Seconded by:M. Janz

    2. That Administration develop an intergovernmental advocacy strategy to reduce drug poisoning injury and deaths in Edmonton, including decriminalization of simple personal possession, safe supply, safe consumption sites, treatment and supportive housing and and return to Committee as part of Community Services report CS01242.

    Due Date: First Quarter 2023, Community and Public Services Committee

    In Favour (13)A. Knack, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette, T. Cartmell, A. Sohi, A. Salvador, M. Janz, J. Rice, K. Tang, E. Rutherford, A. Stevenson, J. Wright, and K. Principe
    Carried (13 to 0)

The following member of Administration’s delegation answered questions:

  • A. Corbould, City Manager
  • Moved by:T. Cartmell
    Seconded by:A. Salvador
    1. That the Fire Rescue Services Branch, Office of the City Manager, 2022 operating budget be increased by up to $850,000 on a one-time basis with funding from the Edmonton Police Services funds held within Financial Strategies, for the purpose of extending the Community Property Safety Team pilot for up to 18 months, and prepare an unfunded service package for consideration at the 2023-2026 budget.
    2. That the Community Standards and Neighbourhoods Branch, Community Services, 2022 operating budget be increased by $915,000 on a one-time basis with funding from the Edmonton Police Services funds held within Financial Strategies, to enhance dedicated resources for problem properties as outlined in the April 11, 2022, Community Services report CS00896, and prepare an unfunded service package for consideration at the 2023-2026 budget.
    3. That Administration provide a report to Committee outlining: 
      1. options for definitions of “derelict" residential and non-residential properties for the purposes of creating tax subclasses, including:
        1. a discussion of tax rate differentials for a “derelict properties” subclasses, including the maximum allowable rate ratio associated with a derelict non-residential tax subclass;
        2. details of an off-setting grant program, along with a draft policy, that could further incentivize redevelopment of “derelict properties”; and
        3. methodology for monitoring and proving that derelict non-residential property are unoccupied for at least one year to ensure compliance with the Edmonton City Charter, 2018 Regulation. 
      2. an approach for increasing the demolition and/or disposition of problem properties, including but not limited to increased acquisition of properties through tax forfeiture. 

    Members of City Council requested that the motion be split for voting purposes.


  • Parts 1 and 2 of Motion, put:

    Moved by:T. Cartmell
    Seconded by:A. Salvador
    1. That the Fire Rescue Services Branch, Office of the City Manager, 2022 operating budget be increased by up to $850,000 on a one-time basis with funding from the Edmonton Police Services funds held within Financial Strategies, for the purpose of extending the Community Property Safety Team pilot for up to 18 months, and prepare an unfunded service package for consideration at the 2023-2026 budget. 
    2. That the Community Standards and Neighbourhoods Branch, Community Services, 2022 operating budget be increased by $915,000 on a one-time basis with funding from the Edmonton Police Services funds held within Financial Strategies, to enhance dedicated resources for problem properties as outlined in the April 11, 2022, Community Services report CS00896, and prepare an unfunded service package for consideration at the 2023-2026 budget.
    In Favour (12)A. Knack, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette, T. Cartmell, A. Sohi, A. Salvador, M. Janz, J. Rice, K. Tang, E. Rutherford, A. Stevenson, and J. Wright
    Opposed (1)K. Principe
    Carried (12 to 1)
  • Part 3 of Motion, put:

    Moved by:T. Cartmell
    Seconded by:A. Salvador

    Derelict Residential and Non-Residential Properties -  Grant Program and Draft Policy

    3. That Administration provide a report to Committee outlining: 

      1. options for definitions of “derelict" residential and non-residential properties for the purposes of creating tax subclasses, including:
        1. a discussion of tax rate differentials for a “derelict properties” subclasses, including the maximum allowable rate ratio associated with a derelict non-residential tax subclass;
        2. details of an off-setting grant program, along with a draft policy, that could further incentivize redevelopment of “derelict properties”; and
        3. methodology for monitoring and proving that derelict non-residential property are unoccupied for at least one year to ensure compliance with the Edmonton City Charter, 2018 Regulation. 
      2. an approach for increasing the demolition and/or disposition of problem properties, including but not limited to increased acquisition of properties through tax forfeiture. 

    Due Date: October 28, 2022, Community and Public Services Committee

    In Favour (12)A. Knack, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette, T. Cartmell, A. Sohi, A. Salvador, M. Janz, K. Tang, E. Rutherford, A. Stevenson, J. Wright, and K. Principe
    Opposed (1)J. Rice
    Carried (12 to 1)
  • Moved by:T. Cartmell
    Seconded by:J. Wright
    1. That Administration, as part of the upcoming update of the City of Edmonton Affordable Housing Strategy, incorporate the housing needs of women and other persons fleeing domestic violence, and identify key actions. 
    2. That the Mayor, on behalf of City Council, write a letter to the Ministry of Community and Social Services, highlighting the need for additional financial resources to address the shelter needs of women and other persons fleeing domestic violence in Edmonton and requesting that additional financial measures be considered. 
    3. That Administration, as part of its on-going advocacy efforts, incorporate an advocacy strategy to raise the profile/awareness of women and other persons fleeing domestic violence and the need for immediate supports for them and their families.
    4. That the Social Development Branch, Community Services, 2022 Operating budget be increased by $880,000 on a one-time basis with funding from the Edmonton Police Services funds held within Financial Strategies, to fund the Edmonton Women's Shelters' request as outlined in the April 11, 2022, Community Services report CS00947.

     

    In Favour (13)A. Knack, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette, T. Cartmell, A. Sohi, A. Salvador, M. Janz, J. Rice, K. Tang, E. Rutherford, A. Stevenson, J. Wright, and K. Principe
    Carried (13 to 0)

The following members of Administration’s delegation answered questions:

  • A. Laughlin, Deputy City Manager, Integrated Infrastructure Services
  • J. Lamarre, City Operations
  • Moved by:A. Knack
    Seconded by:J. Wright

    That the planned traffic light at 136th Street and Stony Plain road be removed and the existing pedestrian crossing be retained.

    In Favour (9)A. Knack, A. Paquette, T. Cartmell, M. Janz, J. Rice, K. Tang, A. Stevenson, J. Wright, and K. Principe
    Opposed (4)S. Hamilton, A. Sohi, A. Salvador, and E. Rutherford
    Carried (9 to 4)

The following members of Administration’s delegation answered questions:

  • S. McCabe, Deputy City Manager, Urban Planning and Economy
  • S. Bohle, Urban Planning and Economy
  • Moved by:S. Hamilton
    Seconded by:A. Salvador

    District Plans and District General Policy

    That Administration prepare district plans and the district general policy, as outlined in the April 12, 2022, Urban Planning and Economy report UPE01052, in alignment with The City Plan Policy 2.3.2.2. 

    Due Date: Third Quarter 2023, City Council Public Hearing

    In Favour (10)A. Knack, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette, A. Sohi, A. Salvador, M. Janz, K. Tang, E. Rutherford, A. Stevenson, and J. Wright
    Opposed (2)J. Rice, and K. Principe
    Carried (10 to 2)

This item was not selected for debate and was dealt with as part of item 2.2. The following motion carried:

That the 2021 City of Edmonton audited consolidated financial statements, as set out in Attachment 1 of the April 12, 2022, Financial and Corporate Services report FCS01074, be approved. 

  • Moved by:T. Cartmell
    Seconded by:A. Knack

    That the alignment of the dedicated transit lane from 53rd Avenue to 40th Avenue, forming part of Phase 2 of the Terwillegar Drive Project, be revised to the alternate alignment described in Attachment 1 of the April 13, 2022, Integrated Infrastructure Services report IIS01184. 

    In Favour (6)A. Knack, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette, T. Cartmell, J. Rice, and K. Tang
    Opposed (7)A. Sohi, A. Salvador, M. Janz, E. Rutherford, A. Stevenson, J. Wright, and K. Principe
    Defeated (6 to 7)

The following members of Administration’s delegation answered questions:

  • G. Cebryk, Deputy City Manager, City Operations
  • S. Feldman, City Operations
  • C. Hotton-MacDonald, City Operations
  • A. Corbould, City Manager
  • C. Watt, Financial and Corporate Services
  • S. McCabe, Deputy City Manager, Urban Planning and Economy
  • Moved by:A. Stevenson
    Seconded by:A. Paquette

    Revenue Source for Transit - Potential, Risk and Implementation and Intergovernmental Advocacy

    1. That Administration conduct further analysis on the revenue potential, risks and possible implementation of a suite of options as outlined in the April 13, 2022, City Operations report CO00607, including Community Revitalization Levies, dedicated transit funding, real estate opportunities and parking fees, and model these tools to determine potential for a long term sustainable, predictable revenue source for transit that meets both the capital and operating mass transit objectives laid out in the City Plan; and
    2. That Administration explore interest in shared advocacy opportunities with Alberta municipalities, regional partners and transit stakeholders to push for legislative changes to pursue additional transit revenue options including but not limited to possible vehicle registration fees, and a standing agreement to receive a portion of the provincial government’s motor fuel tax.

    Due Date: August 24, 2022, Executive Committee

    In Favour (12)A. Knack, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette, T. Cartmell, A. Sohi, A. Salvador, J. Rice, K. Tang, E. Rutherford, A. Stevenson, J. Wright, and K. Principe
    Opposed (1)M. Janz
    Carried (12 to 1)

The following member of Administration’s delegation answered questions:

  • A. Giesbrecht, City Clerk
  • Moved by:E. Rutherford
    Seconded by:J. Wright
    1. That an Audit Selection Committee meeting be scheduled on May 26, 2022, from 9:30 a.m. to noon.
    2. That an Audit Selection Committee meeting be scheduled on June 17, 2022, from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
    3. That a City Manager and City Auditor Performance Evaluation Committee meeting be scheduled on May 25, 2022, from 9:30 a.m. to noon.
    In Favour (13)A. Knack, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette, T. Cartmell, A. Sohi, A. Salvador, M. Janz, J. Rice, K. Tang, E. Rutherford, A. Stevenson, J. Wright, and K. Principe
    Carried (13 to 0)

7.

The following members of Administration’s delegation answered questions:

  • A. Laughlin, Deputy City Manager, Integrated Infrastructure Services
  • I. Johnson, Office of the City Manager (Legal Services)
  • A. Corbould, City Manager
  • G. Cebryk, Deputy City Manager, City Operations
  • Moved by:K. Principe
    Seconded by:J. Rice

    That Bylaw 19969 be read a first time.

    In Favour (13)A. Knack, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette, T. Cartmell, A. Sohi, A. Salvador, M. Janz, J. Rice, K. Tang, E. Rutherford, A. Stevenson, J. Wright, and K. Principe
    Carried (13 to 0)
  • Moved by:K. Principe
    Seconded by:J. Rice

    That Bylaw 19969 be read a second time.

    In Favour (13)A. Knack, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette, T. Cartmell, A. Sohi, A. Salvador, M. Janz, J. Rice, K. Tang, E. Rutherford, A. Stevenson, J. Wright, and K. Principe
    Carried (13 to 0)
  • Moved by:K. Principe
    Seconded by:J. Rice

    That Bylaw 19969 be considered for third readiing.

    In Favour (13)A. Knack, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette, T. Cartmell, A. Sohi, A. Salvador, M. Janz, J. Rice, K. Tang, E. Rutherford, A. Stevenson, J. Wright, and K. Principe
    Carried (13 to 0)
  • Moved by:K. Principe
    Seconded by:J. Rice

    That Bylaw 19969 be read a third time.

    In Favour (13)A. Knack, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette, T. Cartmell, A. Sohi, A. Salvador, M. Janz, J. Rice, K. Tang, E. Rutherford, A. Stevenson, J. Wright, and K. Principe
    Carried (13 to 0)
  • Moved by:T. Cartmell
    Seconded by:A. Stevenson
    1. That the terms of the guarantee agreement between the City of Edmonton and Edmonton Metropolitan Transit Services Commission, for an amount not to exceed $4,633,333, as outlined in Attachment 3 of the April 19, 2022, Financial and Corporate Services report FCS01140, be approved, and that the agreement be in form and content acceptable to the City Manager.
    2. That an additional $1,333,333 be appropriated from the Financial Stabilization Reserve in the event that the guarantee is called upon. 
    In Favour (13)A. Knack, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette, T. Cartmell, A. Sohi, A. Salvador, M. Janz, J. Rice, K. Tang, E. Rutherford, A. Stevenson, J. Wright, and K. Principe
    Carried (13 to 0)

    This item was not selected for debate and was dealt with as part of item 2.5. Bylaw 20068 received first reading.


The following members of Administration’s delegation answered questions:

  • A. Laughlin, Deputy City Manager, Integrated Infrastructure Services
  • J. Meliefste, Integrated Infrastructure Services
  • S. Padbury, Chief Financial Officer and Deputy City Manager, Financial and Corporate Services
  • Moved by:J. Rice
    Seconded by:K. Principe

    That Bylaw 20069 be read a first time.

    In Favour (13)A. Knack, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette, T. Cartmell, A. Sohi, A. Salvador, M. Janz, J. Rice, K. Tang, E. Rutherford, A. Stevenson, J. Wright, and K. Principe
    Carried (13 to 0)
  • Moved by:J. Rice
    Seconded by:K. Principe

    That Bylaw 20069 be read a second time.

    In Favour (13)A. Knack, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette, T. Cartmell, A. Sohi, A. Salvador, M. Janz, J. Rice, K. Tang, E. Rutherford, A. Stevenson, J. Wright, and K. Principe
    Carried (13 to 0)
  • Moved by:J. Rice
    Seconded by:K. Principe

    That Bylaw 20069 be considered for third reading.

    In Favour (13)A. Knack, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette, T. Cartmell, A. Sohi, A. Salvador, M. Janz, J. Rice, K. Tang, E. Rutherford, A. Stevenson, J. Wright, and K. Principe
    Carried (13 to 0)
  • Moved by:J. Rice
    Seconded by:K. Principe

    That Bylaw 20069 be read a third time.

    In Favour (13)A. Knack, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette, T. Cartmell, A. Sohi, A. Salvador, M. Janz, J. Rice, K. Tang, E. Rutherford, A. Stevenson, J. Wright, and K. Principe
    Carried (13 to 0)

The following member of Administration’s delegation answered questions:

  • I. Johnson, Office of the City Manager (Legal Services)
  • Moved by:J. Rice
    Seconded by:K. Principe

    That Bylaw 20031 be read a second time.

    In Favour (11)A. Knack, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette, T. Cartmell, A. Sohi, A. Salvador, J. Rice, K. Tang, E. Rutherford, J. Wright, and K. Principe
    Opposed (2)M. Janz, and A. Stevenson
    Carried (11 to 2)
  • Moved by:J. Rice
    Seconded by:K. Principe

    That Bylaw 20031 be read a third time.

    In Favour (11)A. Knack, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette, T. Cartmell, A. Sohi, A. Salvador, J. Rice, K. Tang, E. Rutherford, J. Wright, and K. Principe
    Opposed (2)M. Janz, and A. Stevenson
    Carried (11 to 2)

The following members of Administration’s delegation answered questions:

  • J. Lamarre, City Operations
  • G. Cebryk, Deputy City Manager, City Operations
  • Moved by:J. Rice
    Seconded by:K. Principe

    That Bylaw 19984 be read a first time.

    In Favour (13)A. Knack, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette, T. Cartmell, A. Sohi, A. Salvador, M. Janz, J. Rice, K. Tang, E. Rutherford, A. Stevenson, J. Wright, and K. Principe
    Carried (13 to 0)
  • Moved by:J. Rice
    Seconded by:K. Principe

    That Bylaw 19984 be read a second time.

    In Favour (13)A. Knack, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette, T. Cartmell, A. Sohi, A. Salvador, M. Janz, J. Rice, K. Tang, E. Rutherford, A. Stevenson, J. Wright, and K. Principe
    Carried (13 to 0)
  • Moved by:J. Rice
    Seconded by:K. Principe

    That Bylaw 19984 be considered for third reading.

    In Favour (13)A. Knack, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette, T. Cartmell, A. Sohi, A. Salvador, M. Janz, J. Rice, K. Tang, E. Rutherford, A. Stevenson, J. Wright, and K. Principe
    Carried (13 to 0)
  • Moved by:J. Rice
    Seconded by:K. Principe

    That Bylaw 19984 be read a third time.

    In Favour (13)A. Knack, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette, T. Cartmell, A. Sohi, A. Salvador, M. Janz, J. Rice, K. Tang, E. Rutherford, A. Stevenson, J. Wright, and K. Principe
    Carried (13 to 0)
  • Moved by:E. Rutherford
    Seconded by:A. Sohi

    That Administration prepare an unfunded service package for the Community League Operating Grant and Community League Infrastructure Program and return to the fall 2023-2026 budget deliberations. The unfunded service package will propose increases that account for inflation and also provide options incorporating Community Leagues as key partners in COVID-19 recovery. 

    Due Date: 2023-2026 City Council Budget Deliberations

    In Favour (13)A. Knack, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette, T. Cartmell, A. Sohi, A. Salvador, M. Janz, J. Rice, K. Tang, E. Rutherford, A. Stevenson, J. Wright, and K. Principe
    Carried (13 to 0)

The following member of Administration’s delegation answered questions:

  • A. Corbould, City Manager
  • Moved by:E. Rutherford
    Seconded by:A. Sohi

    Equity and Efficiency in Application Processes - Community League Operating Grant and Community League Infrastructure Program 

    That Administration provide a report, in consultation with Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues, with recommendations for amendments to the Community League Operating Grant and Community League Infrastructure Program with the intent of enhancing equity and efficiency in application processes and distribution of funds. 

    Due Date: August 22, 2022, Community and Public Services Committee

    In Favour (13)A. Knack, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette, T. Cartmell, A. Sohi, A. Salvador, M. Janz, J. Rice, K. Tang, E. Rutherford, A. Stevenson, J. Wright, and K. Principe
    Carried (13 to 0)

The following member of Administration’s delegation answered questions:

  • A. Laughlin, Deputy City Manager, Integrated Infrastructure Services
  • Moved by:E. Rutherford
    Seconded by:K. Principe

    That Administration prepare an unfunded capital profile for the fall 2023-2026 budget deliberations for the purpose of land acquisition for the Metro-line Northwest LRT Blatchford to Castledowns extension. 

    Due Date: 2023-2026 City Council Budget Deliberations

    In Favour (13)A. Knack, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette, T. Cartmell, A. Sohi, A. Salvador, M. Janz, J. Rice, K. Tang, E. Rutherford, A. Stevenson, J. Wright, and K. Principe
    Carried (13 to 0)

The following member of Administration’s delegation answered questions:

  • D. Vriend, City Operations
  • Moved by:A. Knack
    Seconded by:A. Salvador

    That Administration bring forward an unfunded capital profile to advance the planning, design and delivery of semi-exclusive routes B1 and B2 from the City Plan Mass Transit Network for consideration during the 2023-2026 budget deliberations, as well as planning and design of the remaining network to 1.25 million.

    Due Date: 2023-2026 City Council Budget Deliberations

    In Favour (13)A. Knack, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette, T. Cartmell, A. Sohi, A. Salvador, M. Janz, J. Rice, K. Tang, E. Rutherford, A. Stevenson, J. Wright, and K. Principe
    Carried (13 to 0)

Councillor M. Janz stated that he would not be making the motion for which he had given notice at the April 13, 2022, Executive Committee meeting.

This item was deleted from the agenda (see item 1.3).

This item was postponed to the May 9/11, 2022, City Council meeting (see item 1.3).

This item was not selected for debate and was dealt with as part of item 2.2. The following motion carried:

  1. That the externally-nominated representatives listed in Attachment 1 of the April 19, 2022, Office of the City Clerk report OCC01201, be appointed to the Edmonton Design Committee for the term of May 1, 2022, to April 30, 2023.
  2. That the April 19, 2022, Office of the City Clerk report OCC01201 remain private, until approved by City Council, pursuant to sections 17 (disclosure harmful to personal privacy) and 24 (advice from officials) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

This item was not selected for debate and was dealt with as part of item 2.2. The following motion carried:

  1. That the externally-nominated representatives listed in Attachment 1 of the April 19, 2022, Office of the City Clerk report OCC01201, be appointed to the Edmonton Design Committee for the term of May 1, 2022, to April 30, 2023.
  2. That the April 19, 2022, Office of the City Clerk report OCC01201 remain private, until approved by City Council, pursuant to sections 17 (disclosure harmful to personal privacy) and 24 (advice from officials) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

This item was not selected for debate and was dealt with as part of item 2.2. The following motion carried:

  1. That the individuals listed in Attachment 1 of the April 19, 2022, Office of the City Clerk report OCC01203, be appointed to the Women’s Advocacy Voice of Edmonton Committee, for the term of May 1, 2022, to April 30, 2024.
  2. That the April 19, 2022, Office of the City Clerk report OCC01203 remain private, until approved by City Council, pursuant to sections 17 (disclosure harmful to personal privacy) and 24 (advice from officials) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

This item was not selected for debate and was dealt with as part of item 2.2. The following motion carried:

  1. That the actions outlined in Attachment 15 of the April 7, 2022, Office of the City Clerk report OCC00962, be approved.
  2. That the individuals listed in revised Attachment 1 of the April 7, 2022, Office of the City Clerk report OCC00962, be appointed to the Accessibility Advisory Committee, for the term of May 1, 2022, to April 30, 2023.
  3. That the April 7, 2022, Office of the City Clerk report OCC00962 remain private pursuant to sections 17 (disclosure harmful to personal privacy) and 24 (advice from officials) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

This item was not selected for debate and was dealt with as part of item 2.2. The following motion carried:

  1. That the individuals listed in table 1 (new appointment and reappointments) of the revised Attachment 1 of the April 7, 2022, Office of the City Clerk report OCC00997, be appointed to the Community Services Advisory Board, for the term of May 1, 2022, to April 30, 2023.
  2. That the April 7, 2022 Office of the City Clerk report OCC00997 report remain private pursuant to sections 17 (disclosure harmful to personal privacy) and 24 (advice from officials) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

This item was not selected for debate and was dealt with as part of item 2.2. The following motion carried:

  1. That the individuals listed in revised Attachment 1 of the April 7, 2022, Office of the City Clerk report OCC00998, be appointed to the Community Standards and Licence Appeal Committee, for the 2022-2023 terms.
  2. That the April 7, 2022, Office of the City Clerk report OCC00998 remain private pursuant to sections 17 (disclosure harmful to personal privacy) and 24 (advice from officials) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
  3. That an exemption to City Policy C575D Civic Agencies section 9.D, for the purpose of appointing the individual listed in Figure 1 of revised Attachment 1 of the April 7, 2022, Office of the City Clerk report OCC00998, be approved.

This item was not selected for debate and was dealt with as part of item 2.2. The following motion carried:

  1. That the individuals listed in revised Attachment 1 of the April 7, 2022, Office of the City Clerk report OCC00999, be appointed to the Edmonton Combative Sports Commission, for the term of May 1, 2022, to April 30, 2024.
  2. That the April 7, 2022, Office of the City Clerk report OCC00999 remain private pursuant to sections 17 (disclosure harmful to personal privacy) and 24 (advice from officials) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

This item was not selected for debate and was dealt with as part of item 2.2. The following motion carried:

  1. That the individuals listed in revised Attachment 1 of the April 7, 2022, Office of the City Clerk report OCC01000, be appointed to the Edmonton Historical Board, for the term of May 1, 2022, to April 30, 2023.
  2. That the April 7, 2022, Office of the City Clerk report OCC01000 remain private pursuant to sections 17 (disclosure harmful to personal privacy) and 24 (advice from officials) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
  3. That an exemption to City Policy C575D Civic Agencies section 9.D, for the purpose of appointing the individual listed in Figure 1 of revised Attachment 1 of the April 7, 2022, Office of the City Clerk report OCC01000, be approved.

This item was not selected for debate and was dealt with as part of item 2.2. The following motion carried:

  1. That the individuals listed in revised Attachment 1 of the April 8, 2022, Office of the City Clerk report OCC01009, be appointed to the Edmonton Design Committee, for the term of May 1, 2022 to April 30, 2023.
  2. That April 8, 2022 Office of the City Clerk report OCC01009 remain private pursuant to sections 17 (disclosure harmful to personal privacy) and 24 (advice from officials) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

This item was not selected for debate and was dealt with as part of item 2.2. The following motion carried:

  1. That the individuals listed in revised Attachment 1 of the April 8, 2022, Office of the City Clerk report OCC01010, be appointed to the Edmonton Transit Service Advisory Board, for the term of May 1, 2022 to April 30, 2023.
  2. That April 8, 2022 Office of the City Clerk report OCC01010 remain private pursuant to sections 17 (disclosure harmful to personal privacy) and 24 (advice from officials) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

This item was not selected for debate and was dealt with as part of item 2.2. The following motion carried:

  1. That the individuals listed in revised Attachment 1 of the April 8, 2022, Office of the City Clerk report OCC01011, be appointed to the Naming Committee, for the term of May 1, 2022, to April 30, 2023.
  2. That April 8, 2022 Office of the City Clerk report OCC01011 remain private pursuant to sections 17 (disclosure harmful to personal privacy) and 24 (advice from officials) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

This item was not selected for debate and was dealt with as part of item 2.2. The following motion carried:

  1. That the individuals listed in revised Attachment 1 of the April 8, 2022, Office of the City Clerk report OCC01012, be appointed to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board, for the 2022-2023 terms as shown.
  2. That April 8, 2022 Office of the City Clerk report OCC01012 remain private pursuant to sections 17 (disclosure harmful to personal privacy) and 24 (advice from officials) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
  3. That an exemption to City Policy C575D Civic Agencies section 9.D, for the purpose of appointing the individual listed in Figure 1 of revised Attachment 1 of the April 7, 2022, Office of the City Clerk report OCC01012, be approved.

This item was not selected for debate and was dealt with as part of item 2.2. The following motion carried:

  1. That the individuals listed in revised Attachment 1, Attachment 18 and Attachment 19 of the April 8, 2022, Office of the City Clerk report OCC01001, be appointed to the Assessment Review Board, for the term of May 1, 2022, to April 30, 2023.
  2. That an exemption to section 9(c) of Policy C575D (Agencies, Boards, Committees and Commissions), be granted to allow the individual listed in Attachment 18 of the April 8, 2022, Office of the City Clerk report OCC01001, to be reappointed to the Assessment Review Board for a one year extension beyond the maximum term limit; and that an exemption to section 9(e) of Policy C575D (Agencies, Boards, Committees and Commissions), be granted to allow the individual listed in Attachment 19 to be appointed to the Assessment Review Board without at least two years having passed since this person was last member of this Board.
  3. That the April 8, 2022, Office of the City Clerk report OCC01001 remain private pursuant to sections 17 (disclosure harmful to personal privacy) and 24 (advice from officials) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

This item was not selected for debate and was dealt with as part of item 2.2. The following motion carried:

  1. That the individuals listed in revised Attachment 1 of the April 8, 2022, Office of the City Clerk report OCC01002, be appointed to the Civida Board, for the term of May 1, 2022, to April 30, 2024.
  2. That the April 8, 2022, Office of the City Clerk report OCC01002 remain private pursuant to sections 17 (disclosure harmful to personal privacy) and 24 (advice from officials) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

This item was not selected for debate and was dealt with as part of item 2.2. The following motion carried:

  1. That the individuals listed in revised Attachment 1 of the April 8, 2022, Office of the City Clerk report OCC01004, be appointed to Edmonton Salutes Committee, for the term of May 1, 2022, to April 30, 2024.
  2. That the April 8, 2022, Office of the City Clerk report OCC01004 remain private pursuant to sections 17 (disclosure harmful to personal privacy) and 24 (advice from officials) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

This item was not selected for debate and was dealt with as part of item 2.2. The following motion carried:

  1. That the individuals listed in revised Attachment 1 of the April 8, 2022, Office of the City Clerk report OCC01005, be appointed to the Energy Transition Climate Resilience Committee, for the term of May 1, 2022, to April 30, 2024.
  2. That the April 8, 2022, Office of the City Clerk report OCC01005 remain private pursuant to sections 17 (disclosure harmful to personal privacy) and 24 (advice from officials) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
  • Moved by:A. Stevenson
    Seconded by:K. Principe

    That City Council meet in private pursuant to sections 17 (disclosure harmful to personal privacy), 24 (advice from officials) and 27 (privileged information) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the discussion of item 9.19.

    In Favour (13)A. Knack, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette, T. Cartmell, A. Sohi, A. Salvador, M. Janz, J. Rice, K. Tang, E. Rutherford, A. Stevenson, J. Wright, and K. Principe
    Carried (13 to 0)

    City Council met in private at 3:57 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, 2022.

    The following members of Administration’s delegation answered questions:

    • A. Corbould, City Manager
    • M. Plouffe, City Solicitor

    The following answered questions:

    • A. Giesbrecht, City Clerk

  • Moved by:S. Hamilton
    Seconded by:J. Rice

    That City Council meet in public.

    In Favour (13)A. Knack, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette, T. Cartmell, A. Sohi, A. Salvador, M. Janz, J. Rice, K. Tang, E. Rutherford, A. Stevenson, J. Wright, and K. Principe
    Carried (13 to 0)

    City Council met in public at 4:24 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, 2022.


  • Moved by:S. Hamilton
    Seconded by:A. Stevenson
    1. That Attachment 15 of the April 8, 2022, Office of the City Clerk report OCC01231, be revised as per the discussion at the April 19, 2022, City Council meeting.
    2. That the actions outlined in revised Attachment 15 of the April 8, 2022, Office of the City Clerk report OCC01231, be approved.
    3. That the April 8, 2022, Office of the City Clerk report OCC01231 remain private pursuant to sections 17 (disclosure harmful to personal privacy), 24 (advice from officials) and 27 (privileged information) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
    In Favour (12)A. Knack, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette, T. Cartmell, A. Sohi, A. Salvador, M. Janz, K. Tang, E. Rutherford, A. Stevenson, J. Wright, and K. Principe
    Opposed (1)J. Rice
    Carried (12 to 1)

Councillor K. Tang requested permission to make a motion without notice regarding increased provincial support for responding to the drug poisoning crisis.

  • Moved by:A. Knack
    Seconded by:A. Paquette

    That City Council waive the rules on providing notice of motion as set out in section 32 of Bylaw 18155 - Council Procedures Bylaw to allow Councillor K. Tang to make a motion without notice regarding increased provincial support for responding to the drug poisoning crisis.

    In Favour (13)A. Knack, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette, T. Cartmell, A. Sohi, A. Salvador, M. Janz, J. Rice, K. Tang, E. Rutherford, A. Stevenson, J. Wright, and K. Principe
    Carried (13 to 0)
  • Moved by:K. Tang
    Seconded by:A. Knack

    Intergovernmental Update - Advancing Action on Alberta’s Drug Poisoning Crisis 

    That Administration draft a resolution, for the 2022 Alberta Municipalities Association Annual Convention, to seek increased provincial support for responding to the drug poisoning crisis and return to Council for endorsement by May 31, 2022.

    Due Date: April 28, 2022, City Council Non-Regular

    In Favour (12)A. Knack, S. Hamilton, A. Paquette, T. Cartmell, A. Sohi, A. Salvador, M. Janz, K. Tang, E. Rutherford, A. Stevenson, J. Wright, and K. Principe
    Opposed (1)J. Rice
    Carried (12 to 1)

The meeting adjourned at 4:41 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, 2022.

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