STRATEGIC POLICIES AND PRIORITIES COMMITTEE
A G E N D A
|Date of Meeting:
||Tuesday, April 20, 1999
||Enquiry: Patsy Morris |
||Committee Administrator |
||Committee Room 2
2nd Floor, City Hall
100 Queen Street West
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST PURSUANT TO
THE MUNICIPAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST ACT.
1.1999 OPERATING BUDGET.
(NOTE:THE RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE BUDGET COMMITTEE
RESPECTING THE 1999 OPERATING BUDGET WILL BE DISTRIBUTED ON
MONDAY, APRIL 19, 1999).
1(a).HARMONIZATION OF USER FEES.
(March 10, 1999)
Advising that City Council on March 2, 3 and 4, 1999, referred Clause No. 1 of Report No.4
of the Economic Development Committee, headed "Other Items Considered by the
Committee", respecting the Harmonization of User Fees, to the Strategic Policies and
1(b).SIDEWALK SNOW CLEARANCE.
(March 30, 1999)
Advising that, having regard that the matter of sidewalk snow clearance was considered at the
joint meeting of the Urban Environment and Development Committee and the Works and
Utilities Committee on March 16, 1999, The Toronto Pedestrian Committee's action is being
forwarded to the special meeting of The Strategic Policies and Priorities Committee to be held
on April 20, 1999 for consideration with the harmonization of services; and that the Toronto
Pedestrian Committee reiterated the position taken at its meeting held on March 4, 1999, with
respect to sidewalk snow clearance, wherein it recommended to the Urban Environment and
Development Committee that:
(i)sidewalks should be cleared first;
(ii)pedestrians should have unimpeded access to the T.T.C.;
(iii)bus and streetcar routes should be the first streets plowed;
(iv)bus stops should be cleared and made accessible;
(v)in a snow emergency, parking on any bus or streetcar route should be prohibited;
(vi)street plowing should facilitate pedestrian access; and
(vii)windrows should be cleared at intersections and transit stops to provide accessibility to
1(c).TENANT TAX NOTIFICATION - REDUCTION IN
1999 FINANCE DEPARTMENT OPERATING BUDGET
(April 1, 1999)
Advising that the Assessment and Tax Policy Task Force on April 1, 1999, recommended to
the Budget Committee and the Strategic Policies and Prioriaties Committee that:
(1)full notification of tax increases and decreases to all tenants and landlords in the City of
Toronto be undertaken again in 1999;
(2)the Province be requested to undertake the notification process and cost for all tenants
and landlords as it relates to the rent reduction provisions of the Tenant Protection Act;
(3)the Province of Ontario be requested to review and amend Ontario Regulation 455/98
which requires that a ratio of 20 percent of taxes to rental income be used in the calculation of
rent reductions and ensure it reflects a more appropriate ratio for rental properties of less than
7 units and that it be completed prior to September 1999 which is the latest date for notices to
be mailed to landlords in 1999;
(4)the Assessment and Tax Policy Task Force refer this report to the Budget Committee for
its consideration; and
(5)required funding be provided to implement Recommendation No. (1).
ANY OTHER MATTERS.