Proposed Amendments to the City of Toronto Municipal Code for Street Event User Fees for Business Improvement Areas
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Notice is hereby given that City officials are recommending to Toronto City Council the enactment of a by-law amending the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 441, Fees and Charges; Chapter 442 Fees and Charges, Administration Of; and Chapter 743 Streets and Sidewalks, Use of, and any other necessary Municipal Code Chapters as may be required to:
• Provide revised Street Event user fees specific to Business Improvement Areas.
The proposed street event user fees, are shown in Appendix 1 of the report.
The particulars of the proposed street event fees are set out in the report to the Budget Committee of Toronto City Council from the General Manager, Transportation Services entitled “Street Event User Fees for Business Improvement Areas” (the “Report”).
The rationalization of street event fees are intended to fully recover the staff costs associated with administering the events, including staff time required to monitor events on site to ensure compliance with permit conditions and to maintain public safety. To this point, Transportation Services recommended a series of increases to the street event fees as part of the 2017 Operating Budget process. In considering these changes, City Council requested the General Manager, Transportation Services to conduct further consultation with the Business Improvement Areas on the impact of the Street Event Fee increases in the 2017 Transportation Services Operating Budget. As a result of the consultation, staff are recommending the new fees be implemented through a two-year phased-in approach.
The Budget Committee will hear public deputations from any person, or their counsel, agent or solicitor, who wishes to speak to the matter at the following meeting:
Date: November 27, 2017
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Committee Room 2
Toronto City Hall, 2nd Floor
100 Queen Street West
To make a presentation at the Budget Committee meeting on November 27, 2017, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-392-4666 no later than 12:00 p.m., November 24, 2017. Presentations will be limited to 5 minutes per person, unless the Committee decides otherwise.
Written comments may be submitted to the Budget Committee, by email email@example.com, by fax 416-392-1879 or by mail addressed to:
Toronto City Hall
100 Queen Street West, 10th Floor, West Tower
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2
Any comments received after the Committee meetings will be forwarded to City Council.
The Budget Committee will make its final recommendations on November 27, 2017, which will be forwarded for consideration by the Executive Committee at its meeting on November 28, 2017 and then to City Council at its meeting on December 6, 7 and 8, 2017.
While the Report sets out the recommended rates and fee increases, the appropriate Committee may change these recommendations.
Further, Toronto City Council may adopt rates and fees that differ from the recommendations, including rates and fees that are higher or lower than the rates and fees set out in the Report, changes to rates and fees for which no change is recommended, and may adopt additional new rates or fees.
The adopted rates and fees will be implemented through a by-law that will amend the Municipal Code.
For further information concerning the Report and the proposed rates and fee increases, please contact Dave Twaddle, Acting Director, Toronto and East York District, Transportation Services, 17th Floor, Metro Hall, 55 John Street, Toronto ON M5V 3C6, Telephone: 416-392-7714, E-mail: Dave.Twaddle@toronto.ca.
To obtain at no cost, or to view a copy of the Report, please visit the City Clerk’s website at: http://www.toronto.ca/council.
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Dated at the City of Toronto this 20th day of November, 2017.
Ulli S. Watkiss