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STRATEGIC POLICIES AND PRIORITIES COMMITTEE

A G E N D A

 

Date of Meeting: Tuesday, February 24, 1998 Enquiry: Ms. Christine Dodds
Time: 9:30 p.m. Interim Contact
Location: Committee Room A 395-7031
2nd Floor, Metro Hall FAX 392-1879
55 John Street E-mail address
Toronto cdodds@city.toronto.on.ca

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST PURSUANT TO

THE MUNICIPAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST ACT.

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING HELD ON FEBRUARY 3, 1998.

 

 

PRESENTATIONS:

 

- Respecting Toronto 2008 - The Olympic Bid (Item 1)

David Crombie - 9:30 a.m.

 

- Respecting Taxation Issues (Items 2 and 3)

Michael Garrett, Chief Administrative Officer

 

COMMUNICATIONS/REPORTS.

 

1. TORONTO 2008 - THE OLYMPIC BID - PRESENTATION

 

Chief Administrative Officer

(February 9, 1998)

 

Seeking Council's endorsement in principle, of the application to be submitted by the 2008 Toronto Olympic Bid Corporation (BIDCO) to the Canadian Olympic Association (COA), to have the City of Toronto chosen as the Canadian Candidate; and recommending that:

 

(1) the City of Toronto endorse, in principle, the application to be submitted by BIDCO and City of Toronto representatives to the Canadian Olympic Association (COA), to have the City of Toronto chosen as the Canadian Candidate in the competition to host the 2008 Olympic Games, according to the principles and directions outlined in this report;

 

(2) authority be granted to City staff to negotiate an agreement between the City of Toronto, the COA and BIDCO to define the relationship, roles and responsibilities of each in bidding for the 2008 Olympic Games in Toronto. The form and content of this agreement will be subject to the approval of Toronto City Council;

 

(3) staff be authorized to participate in negotiations, community consultations and planning refinements to develop the Bid; that quarterly progress reports be submitted; and a full report on all the aspects of the Bid, including the financial and social implications, be submitted to Council for approval no later than June 1999; and,

 

(4) the appropriate City staff be authorized to take the necessary action to give effect thereto.

 

2. PROCESS TO DEVELOP PROPERTY TAX IMPLEMENTATION PLAN

-  PRESENTATION

 

Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

(February 10, 1998)

 

Proposing a process and timeframe for the development and consideration of a property tax implementation plan by Council, and recommending that:

 

(1) Council adopt the process outlined in the report to develop the taxation policies and administrative details necessary to support a tax implementation plan for its consideration;

 

(2) Council establish a task force or committee on taxation policy and approve the related terms of reference identified in this report; and

 

(3) the appropriate City of Toronto officials be authorized to take the necessary actions to give effect thereto.

 

3. REASSESSMENT AND TAX POLICY INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS PLAN

 

Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

(February 10, 1998)

 

Outlining a proposed information and communication strategy that supports both:

 

(i) a public education campaign that informs the public of the tax reform issues related to reassessment; and

 

(ii) a plan detailing the distribution of the preliminary estimated tax impacts on a property by property basis; and

 

(iii) recommending that:

 

(1) Council approve the information and communication activities outlined in this report which are budgeted in the amount of $250,000.00;

 

(2) Council direct that printed copies of the preliminary estimated tax impact data be placed in all City of Toronto public libraries;

 

(3) Council approve the privacy and protection measures outlined in this report respecting the use of the CD version of the preliminary estimated tax impact data; and

 

(4) the appropriate City of Toronto officials be authorized to take the necessary actions to give effect thereto.

 

 

4. SENIORS PROPERTY TAX CREDIT

 

Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

(February 10, 1998)

 

Reviewing the appropriateness of continuing the Seniors Tax Credit Program and the Tax Deferral Programs provided by the new City of Toronto=s former local municipalities, given that assessment reform mandates that a new tax policy be developed and adopted by Council, and recommending that:

 

(1) the Seniors Tax Credit Program and the Seniors Tax Deferral Program be cancelled and a new tax policy respecting property tax relief for low income seniors and low income persons with disabilities be considered and adopted by Council pursuant to the Fair Municipal Finance Act, 1997. The new policy must be implemented with the final tax billing;

(2) residents be advised of the cancellation of the program as part of a forthcoming communication by the new City of Toronto respecting changes to the property assessment and taxation system, and that they be advised of the new procedure in applying for the new tax relief program; and

 

(3) the appropriate City of Toronto officials be given the necessary authority to give effect thereto.

 

 

5. REMUNERATION AND EXPENSES OF MEMBERS OF COUNCIL AND OF COUNCIL APPOINTEES TO LOCAL BOARDS AND OTHER SPECIAL PURPOSE BODIES FOR THE PERIOD JANUARY 1 TO DECEMBER 31, 1997

 

Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

(February 6, 1998)

 

Advising, for information, that it is anticipated that the statement of the remuneration and expenses paid in 1997 to each Member of Council in respect of his/her services as a Member of Council or as an officer of the municipal corporation and also to each Member of Council or other person appointed by the Council to a local board or other special purpose body, will be forwarded to the Corporate Services Committee meeting on March 30, 1998, and subsequently to Council on April 15, 1998.

[Agenda index]

 

   
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