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Budget Committee


Meeting No. 52   (Special)   Contact Kelly McCarthy, Committee Administrator
Meeting Date Wednesday, January 8, 2014
  Phone 416-392-4666
Start Time 9:30 AM
  E-mail buc@toronto.ca
Location Committee Room 1, City Hall
  Chair   Councillor Frank Di Giorgio  

BU52.1 

ACTION

Amended 

 

Ward:All 

2014 Capital and Operating Budgets
Committee Decision

The Budget Committee:

 

2014 Capital Budget and 2015-2023 Capital Plan

 

1.         Requested the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer submit a corporate report to the January 22, 2014 meeting of the Executive Committee that outlines the 2014 Capital Budget and 2015-2023 Capital Plan as recommended by the Budget Committee, including the following amendments:

 

            General

 

a.         City Council approve in-year budget adjustments to the 2013 Approved Capital Budget detailed in Appendix 2 to the report (December 17, 2013) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer, and that the 2013 Approved Capital Budget be adjusted accordingly.

 

b.         City Council approve the reallocation of funds within the approved 2013 Toronto Transit Commission Capital Budget in the amount of $12.091 million with zero impact to expenditures and funding as detailed in Appendix A to the report (December 23, 2013) from the Chief Financial and Administration Officer, Toronto Transit Commission.

 

c.         City Council approve technical budget adjustments resulting in the deferral and acceleration of $45.369 million in the approved 2013 Toronto Transit Commission Capital Budget and future year cash flow commitments (including related funding impacts) with zero impact to overall expenditures and funding as outlined in Appendix B to the report (December 23, 2013) from the Chief Financial and Administration Officer, Toronto Transit Commission.

 

d.         City Council approve the application of additional funding sources including increases in the following for 2013:  $1.040 million in the Provincial Gas Tax Funding (PGT) Reserve Funds XR3018, $42.629 in 2013 Move Ontario 2020 Reserve Funds XR 3025, and reductions to the Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund (CSIF) Reserve Funds XR3020 by $17.184 million, LRVs Provincial Funding by $9.355 million, Federal Gas Tax (FGT) by $5.334 million, Toronto Transit Commission Depreciation by $11.796 million inclusively as outlined in Appendix B to the report (December 23, 2013) from the Chief Financial and Administration Officer, Toronto Transit Commission.

 

Parks, Forestry and Recreation

 

e.         City Council request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to report back in 2014 for consideration with the 2015 Budget process on a multi-year sustainable plan for playground replacement.

 

Transportation Services

 

f.          City Council approve an adjustment to the 2014 – 2023 Capital Budget and Plan for Transportation Services reflecting revised annual cash flows for the Six Points Interchange Redevelopment project of $2.5 million in 2014; $9.5 million in 2015; $9.5 million in 2016; $8.5 million in 2017; and $10.548 million in 2018.  This adjustment to annual cash flows to not change either the total project cost or annual debt funding for this project as adjustments will be accommodated through acceleration of existing available reserve funding dedicated to this capital project.

 

            Facilities Management and Real Estate

 

g.         City Council approve an increase of $1.0 million to the 2014 – 2023 Recommended Capital Budget and Plan for Facilities Management and Real Estate reflecting additional cash flows for the Union Station Revitalization Project for the lighting in the Great Hall ($0.750 million) and the implementation of the Heritage Interpretation Plan ($0.250 million) in 2014, with Section 16 funds secured under a development agreement for 15 York Street (account XR3031).

 

Fleet Services

 

h.         City Council request City divisions, agencies and corporations, for 2014 and beyond, to fund their respective vehicle replacement reserves that such reserves do not fall into a negative balance and the reserves are adequate to meet future vehicle replacement.

 

            Office of the Lobbyist Registrar

 

i.          City Council defer to the 2015 budget process the capital budget request for the Office of the Lobbyist Registrar (BU52.1m) in the amount of $2.375 million.

 

            Office of the Ombudsman

 

j.          City Council approve the 2014-2023 Capital Budget and Plan for the Office of the Ombudsman at $1.230 million as submitted.

 

            Toronto Transit Commission

 

k.         City Council request the Toronto Transit Commission to consider restoring the completion date for the Easier Access Phase III renovations under guidelines outlined in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act for Warden Subway Station to year 2020 as originally scheduled as part of the 2015 capital budget plan.

 

2014 Operating Budget

 

2.         Requested the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer submit a corporate report to the January 22, 2014 meeting of the Executive Committee that outlines the 2014 Operating Budget as recommended by the Budget Committee, including the following amendments:

 

            General

 

a.         City Council approve an adjustment to the proposed Tax Levy by reducing it to 1.75% from 2% while retaining the .5% special levy for the Scarborough Subway Extension approved by City Council. That the additional funding for the Adjustment to the Tax Levy be offset by increasing 2014 Municipal Land Transfer Tax revenue budget by $6.5 million.

 

b.         City Council approve the budget adjustments detailed in Appendix D to the report (December 17, 2013) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to amend the 2013 Approved Operating Budget between Programs with no impact to the 2013 Approved Net Operating Budget.

 

c.         City Council adjust the 2013 Approved Operating Budget for Toronto Public Health as follows:

 

i.          a reduction of $1,342.5 thousand gross and $0.0 net for the Healthy Smiles Ontario Dental Program  to reflect confirmed provincial funding; and

 

ii.         a reduction of $53.8 thousand gross and $13.4 thousand net for the Children In Need of Treatment (CINOT) expansion dental program to reflect confirmed provincial funding.

 

d.         City Council request the City Manager to report to the Budget Committee on a potential pilot project for implementing a community participatory budgeting program as part of the 2015 Toronto Budget process, such a pilot would allocate a specific amount of the 2015 budget process to participating wards.

 

            Children’s Services

 

e.         City Council amend the proposed Children's Services 2014 Operating Budget to reflect the following:

 

i.          an additional $18.084 million in provincial funding;

 

ii.         a reduction of $0.900 million on the projected 2014 draw from the Child Care Expansion Reserve Fund, and

 

iii.        an expenditure increase of $17.184 million gross, $0 net.

 

f.          City Council approves the following service standard adjustments for inclusion in the 2014 Recommended Operating Budget for Children's Services:

 

i.          the equity service standard for infant, toddler, pre-school age groups be increased by 668 spaces (5%) for $9.800 million;

 

ii.         funding for Special Needs Resourcing be increased by $0.854 million as prescribed by Provincial guidelines;

 

iii.        the provision of grants not to exceed $3.0 million in lieu of wage subsidy to support infant and toddler programs resulting from the   reconfigurations as a part of the Full Day Kindergarten (FDK) transition, with these grants available until a new funding model for child care is implemented in 2016;

 

iv.        increase the funding to support payment of actual costs to operators to deliver child care by $2.388 million;

 

v.         designate $0.100 million as stabilization funding to support Aboriginal Child Care, while the City develops, in consultation with the Aboriginal Community, a funding model that supports the unique needs of this community; and

 

vi.        increase program administration by $1.042 million and the staff complement by the equivalent of six full-time positions to support the delivery of increased service standards.

 

            Economic Development and Culture

 

g.         City Council approve the following 4 year phase in of the $25 per capita arts funding increase ( in millions):

 

             Year

Total Increased Culture Spending Sign Tax + Tax

Sign Tax Funding

Property Tax-Base

Tax-Base Pressure

2013

6,000

6,000

0

0

2014

10,500

7,500

3,000

3,000

2015

12,500

5,500

7,000

4,000

2016

15,500

3,500

12,000

5,000

2017

17,500

0

17,500

5,500

 

h.         City Council approve the following revised increases by category in 2014 as part of the $25 per capita arts and culture spending phase-in plan:

 

-           Toronto Arts Council Grants Program - $1.8 million

 

-           Toronto Arts Council Operations - $0.200 million

 

-           Major Cultural Organizations Grants - $0.500 million

 

-           Local Arts Services Organizations - $0.500 million.

 

i.          City Council allocate the additional $1.5 million required to fund these 2014 increases by advancing the draws from the Sign Tax funds, bringing the total draw for 2014 to $7.5 million.

 

            Emergency Medical Services

 

j.          City Council delegate authority to the Chief, Emergency Medical Services to enter into annual funding agreements with the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, subject to the City's budget process.

 

Parks, Forestry and Recreation

 

k.         City Council approve the revenue target reduction of $0.229 million in the 2014 Parks, Forestry and Recreation Operating Budget to restore the property tax funding source for the High Park Zoo.

 

l.          City Council offset the resultant property tax increase of $0.229 million in Parks, Forestry and Recreation's 2014 Operating Budget by new revenues from additional 2013 assessment growth.

 

m.        City Council approve the implementation of 10 new youth spaces based on the existing model, to be phased in over three years (4 locations in 2014, 3 locations in 2015 and 3 locations in 2016) to begin operation in July 2014, and adjust the Net Expenditure increases in the 2014 recommended operating budget for Parks, Forestry and Recreation accordingly, with the offset to come from new revenues from additional 2013 assessment growth.

 

n.         City Council request the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to report to the Community Development and Recreation Committee on the St. Stephen's Community House model for youth spaces.

 

o.         City Council authorize the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to implement the sports field permit fees (including HST) for children and youth organizations for the 2014 season as follows:

 

$6/hour for A fields;

$4/hour for B fields;

$2/hour for C fields.

 

p.         City Council amend Municipal Code Chapter 441, Fees and Charges, as necessary, to include the new sports field permit fees for children and youth organizations.

 

            Shelter, Support and Housing Administration

 

q.         City Council, in accordance with Recommendation 3 in EX35.4 "A Ten-Year Capital Financing Plan for Toronto Community Housing" approved by City Council on November 18, 2013, increase the 2014 Recommended Operating Budget for Shelter, Support and Housing Administration by $5.000 million gross and $0 net to fund Toronto Community Housing Company's capital repair backlog, with funding to be provided from the Development Charge Reserve Fund for Subsidized Housing (XR2116).

 

            Social Development, Finance and Administration

 

r.          City Council add $0.390 million gross and net to reflect the 2.2% economic factor increase requested for Community Partnership and Investment Program (CPIP) in Social Development, Finance and Administration, with the offset to come from new revenues from additional 2013 assessment growth.

 

            Municipal Licensing and Standards

 

s.          City Council adjust the Municipal Licensing and Standards 2014 Operating Budget by adding $190,000 for 2 new by-law officers in 2014 to improve the multi-residential apartment buildings program (MRAB) re-inspection rate to increase compliance of the 10,500 outstanding deficiencies on 817 orders, and other property standards orders, and that the increase be funded from new revenues from additional 2013 assessment growth, with an additional 2 by-law officers added in 2015, subject to the 2015 budget process.

 

t.          City Council request the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, as part of the user fee review, to report to the Licensing and Standards Committee on the feasibility of charging re-inspection fees for licensed business establishments.

 

            Transportation Services

 

u.         City Council approve a zero net adjustment to the 2014 Operating Budget for Transportation Services reflecting an increase to the Road and Sidewalk Management Service Budget of $0.350 million gross and $0 net for the StART (StreetARToronto) Program to focus on improving underpasses with art murals, fully funded by contributions from the Public Realm Reserve Fund.

 

v.         City Council approve the use of existing and approved funds from the Transportation Services Division Public Realm Section for murals under the StART (Street Art) program.

 

w.        City Council approve an adjustment to the 2014 Operating Budget for Transportation Services' Road and Sidewalk Management Service Budget of $0.800 million gross and $0 net, fully funded from Metrolinx contributions for the StART (StreetARToronto) program to commission street art on behalf of Metrolinx.

 

x.         City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services to enter into agreement with Metrolinx to receive funding and use the funding to select, administer, manage and oversee the placement, installation and maintenance of graffiti art or art murals on various properties of Metrolinx subject to complete project cost recovery.

 

y.         City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services to enter into agreements with other levels of government, property owners, or other entities to receive funding and use the funding to select, administer, manage and oversee the placement, installation and maintenance of graffiti art or art murals subject to complete project cost recovery and adjustments to budgeted expenditures and revenues.

 

z.         City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services, to collect, receive and use funds received under agreements made through the StART program to select, place, install and maintain the graffiti art or art murals.

 

            City Council

 

aa.        City Council consider that effective 2014, each Councillor be entitled to $1,000 per year from the Council General Expense Budget for expenses related to the meeting of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) accessibility requirements for Councillor events or meetings and that during an election year, the entitlement be pro-rated in accordance with approved Council policies.

 

            Auditor General’s Office

 

ab.       City Council add an additional 0.5 full time equivalent employee to the Auditor General's Office.

 

ac.        City Council approve the recommended 2014 budget for the Auditor General’s Office attached to the report (September 20, 2013) from the Auditor General, as amended.

 

            Office of the Integrity Commissioner

 

ad.       City Council approve the 2014 operating budget of $299.1 thousand for the Office of the Integrity Commissioner.

 

Office of the Lobbyist Registrar

 

ae.        City Council approve the Lobbyist Registrar’s 2014 Operating Budget Request of $1,087.3 thousand net.

 

Office of the Ombudsman

 

af.        City Council not approve the request from the Office of the Ombudsman for $89.2 thousand for an additional staff position.

 

ag.       City Council approve the 2014-2023 Capital Budget and Plan for the Office of the Ombudsman at $1.230 million, as amended.

 

Toronto Public Health

 

ah.       City Council approve the recommendation of Toronto Public Health requesting $214.1 thousand for the economic increase in the cost of food for the Student Nutrition Program, and that the additional funding for the Student Nutrition Program – Economic Increase in the Cost of Food be offset by new revenues from additional 2013 assessment growth.

 

ai.        City Council approve the recommendation of Toronto Public Health requesting $394.3 thousand gross and net to expand student nutrition programs into 27 additional schools in which there has been identified the need in their student population for a program, with the additional funding for the Student Nutrition Program - Expansion of Locations to be offset by new revenues from additional 2013 assessment growth.

 

aj.        City Council approve a one-time Toronto Public Health 2014 Operating Budget Request of $232,335 gross and $0 net funded 100 percent by the Public Health Agency of Canada.

 

            Toronto Public Library

 

ak.       City Council approve $260,000 for the Toronto Public Library to standardize hours by adding a total of 34.5 additional hours per week for a total of 1,794 hours per year across seven district branches and in so doing, standardize hours at all District and Research and Reference (R&R) Branches at 69 hours/week, including Sundays, ensuring equity of access across the City, and that the additional funding for the Library Standardizing Hours of Operation be offset by new revenues from additional 2013 assessment growth.

 

al.        City Council request the Toronto Public Library Board to undertake a study of priorities and objectives in terms of capital and operating costs for the Toronto Public Library resulting in reinvestment opportunities for the Toronto Public Library for the next 10 years (2014-2024) with the exact parameters of the study to be confirmed by the Toronto Public Library Board in consultation with major stakeholders including the Toronto Public Library Workers Union.

 

            Toronto Police Service

 

am.      City Council request that the briefing note requested from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on the feasibility of Court security options to:

 

i.          Privatize Court security entirely

 

ii.         Transfer security duties to the City of Toronto Corporate Security;

 

be provided as a report to the Executive Committee at its meeting on April 23, 2014, including input from the Police Service Board.

 

an.       City Council request that the briefing note requested from the Chair, Police Services Board on paid duty officers, how much it is costing the City on an annual basis and what initiatives have been taken to reduce the cost on our capital projects, be provided as a report to Budget Committee at its meeting on May 1, 2014, or sooner if the information is available.

 

ao.       City Council request that the briefing note requested from the City Manager on the feasibility of outsourcing parking enforcement in future years be provided as a report to the Executive Committee at its meeting on April 23, 2014, including input from the Police Services Board.

 

ap.       City Council direct the City Manager to convey to the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General a request from the City of Toronto to amend pertinent provincial legislation to permit the use of Toronto Parking Enforcement and Toronto Police Service written evidence during court hearings rather than requiring the physical presence of such staff in order to assist in the reduction of costs and the better allocation of resources to enforcement of relevant by-laws and provincial offences.

 

Non-Program

 

aq.       City Council approve a one-time zero net adjustment to the 2014 Non-Program Expenditure Budget of $0.380 million gross and $0 net funded from deferred interest to Provincial loan to offset the impact of the loss in Toronto Pooling Compensation. This is a technical adjustment to align the amount recommended by Shelter, Support and Housing Administration.

 

3.         Recommends that City Council receive the following for information:

 

a.         The letter (September 16, 2013) from the Parks and Environment Committee (item BU52.1b).

 

b.         The report (December 13, 2013) from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A (item BU52.1ai).

 

c.         The report (October 22, 2013) from the Acting Chair, Toronto Police Services Board (item BU52.1y).

 

d.         The letter (November 25, 2013) from the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, Toronto Transit Commission (item BU52.1v).

 

e.         The transmittal (October 18, 2013) from City Council (item BU52.1w).

 

f.          The letter (November 4, 2013) from the Board of Health (item BU52.1q).

 

g.         The letter (July 3, 2013) from the Executive Committee (item BU52.1ae).

 

h.         The report (December 30, 2013) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer (item BU52.1am).

 

i.          The report (November 15, 2013) from the Treasurer (item BU52.1an).

 

j.          The letter (April 23, 2013) from the Executive Committee (item BU52.1ad).

 

k.         The letter (September 17, 2013) from the Economic Development Committee (item BU52.1a).

 

l.          The letter (September 16, 2013) from the Parks and Environment Committee (item BU52.1b).

 

m.        The letter (December 5, 2013) from the Community Development and Recreation Committee (item BU52.1c).

 

n.         The report (December 9, 2013) from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation (item BU52.1af).

 

o.         The transmittal (December 19, 2013) from City Council (item BU52.1ak).

 

p.         The letter (December 4, 2013) from the Community Development and Recreation Committee (item BU52.1d).

 

q.         The letter (December 4, 2013) from the Community Development and Recreation Committee (item BU52.1e).

 

r.          The letter (September 19, 2013) from the Licensing and Standards Committee (item BU52.1f).

 

s.          The letter (September 20, 2013) from the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee (item BU52.1g).

 

t.          The letter (September 9, 2013) from the Government Management Committee (item BU52.1h).

 

u.         The letter (November 4, 2013) from the Board of Health (item BU52.1r).

 

v.         The letter (November 19, 2013) from the Chief Executive Officer, Sony Centre (item BU52.1u).

 

Decision Advice and Other Information

That Budget Committee requested the following:

 

1.         That the General Manager and Chief, Fire Services, report back on a plan to implement the Rebate Program for Homeowners for first time alarms to the Executive Committee Meeting of January 22, 2014.

 

2.         That the City Manager report directly to City Council on January 29, 2014, on a potential attrition program that could reduce the non-union staff complement by 1% in 2014, and up to 4% over the next 4 years.

Summary

The Budget Committee, at its meeting on December 20, 2013:

 

1.         Deferred consideration of item BU51.1 until the January 8, 2014 meeting of the Budget Committee, along with the following motions:

 

            Motion 1 by Councillor Moeser:

 

“That the Parks, Forestry and Recreation Operating Budget be increased by $1 million for minor capital projects, to be shared equally across all wards in the City.”

 

           

Motion 3 by Councillor Di Giorgio:

 

“That:

 

1.         City Council approve the revenue target reduction of $0.229 million in the 2014 Parks, Forestry and Recreation Operating Budget to restore the property tax funding source for the High Park Zoo.

 

2.         City Council offset the resultant property tax increase of $0.229 million in Parks, Forestry and Recreation's 2014 Operating Budget by new revenues from additional 2013 assessment growth.”

 

           

Motion 4 by Councillor Di Giorgio:

 

“That:

 

1.         City Council approve an adjustment to the 2014 – 2023 Capital Budget and Plan for Transportation Services reflecting revised annual cash flows for the Six Points Interchange Redevelopment project of $2.5 million in 2014; $9.5 million in 2015; $9.5 million in 2016; $8.5 million in 2017; and $10.548 million in 2018.  This adjustment to annual cash flows to not change either the total project cost or annual debt funding for this project as adjustments will be accommodated through acceleration of existing available reserve funding dedicated to this capital project.”

 

           

Motion 5 by Councillor Berardinetti:

 

“That the request from the Office of the Ombudsman for $89.2 thousand for an additional staff position, not be approved.”

 

           

Motion 6 by Councillor Berardinetti:

 

“That City Council approve an adjustment to the proposed Tax Levy by reducing it to 1.75% from 2% while retaining the .5% special levy for the Scarborough Subway Extension approved by City Council, and that the additional funding for the Adjustment to the Tax Levy be offset by increasing 2014 Municipal Land Transfer Tax revenue budget by $6 million subject to the 2013 Land Transfer Tax actual revenue exceeding $335 million, to be determined in January 2014.”

 

           

Motion 7 by Councillor Berardinetti:

 

“That:

 

1.         City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services to enter into agreement(s) with Metrolinx, other levels of government, and other entities to receive funding and use the funding to select, administer, manage and oversee the placement, installation and maintenance of graffiti art or art murals on various properties including the properties of Metrolinx, other levels of government, and any other entities.

 

2.         City Council authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services, as part of an agreement made under Recommendation 1, to collect, receive and use those funds to select, place, install and maintain the graffiti art or art murals, to direct funding to a special reserve for that purpose and to recover a portion of the cost of the provision of this service.

 

3.         City Council authorize City staff to create any necessary reserve fund(s) to implement Recommendations 1 and 2 and take any additional action necessary to allow for the execution of such agreements.”

 

           

Motion 9 by Councillor Berardinetti:

 

“That City Council direct the City Manager to convey to the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General a request from the City of Toronto to amend pertinent provincial legislation to permit the use of Toronto Parking Enforcement and Toronto Police Service written evidence during court hearings rather than requiring the physical presence of such staff in order to assist in the reduction of costs and the better allocation of resources to enforcement of relevant by-laws and provincial offences.”

 

           

Motion 10 by Councillor Berardinetti:

 

“That City Council approve the use of existing and approved funds from the Transportation Services Division Public Realm Section for murals under the StART (Street Art) program.”

 

           

Motion 11 by Councillor Berardinetti:

 

“That City Council approve a zero net adjustment to the 2014 Operating Budget for Transportation Services reflecting an increase to the Road and Sidewalk Management Service Budget of $0.350 million gross and $0 net for the StART (StreetARToronto) Program to focus on improving underpasses with art murals, fully funded by contributions from the Public Realm Reserve Fund.”

 

           

Motion 12 by Councillor Berardinetti:

 

“That City Council approve the recommendation of Toronto Public Health requesting $214.1 thousand for the economic increase in the cost of food for the Student Nutrition Program, and that the additional funding for the Student Nutrition Program – Economic Increase in the Cost of Food be offset by new revenues from additional 2013 assessment growth.”

 

 

Motion 13 by Councillor Berardinetti:

 

“That City Council approve a study of priorities and objectives in terms of capital and operating costs for the Toronto Public Library resulting in reinvestment opportunities for the Toronto Public Library for the next 10 years (2014-2024) with the exact parameters of the study to be confirmed by the Toronto Public Library Board in consultation with major stakeholders including the Toronto Public Library Workers Union.”

 

           

Motion 14 by Councillor Berardinetti:

 

“That City Council approve $260,000 for the Toronto Public Library to standardize hours by adding a total of 34.5 additional hours per week for a total of 1,794 hours per year across seven district branches and in so doing, standardize hours at all District and Research and Reference (R&R) Branches at 69 hours/week, including Sundays, ensuring equity of access across the City, and that the additional funding for the Library Standardizing Hours of Operation be offset by new revenues from additional 2013 assessment growth.”

 

           

Motion 15 by Councillor Nunziata:

 

“That City Council request the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, as part of the user fee review, to report to the Licensing and Standards Committee on the feasibility of charging re-inspection fees for licensed business establishments.”

 

           

Motion 16 by Councillor Nunziata:

 

“That the Municipal Licensing and Standards Operating Budget be adjusted by adding $380,000 for 4 new by-law officers to improve the multi-residential apartment buildings program (MRAB) re-inspection rate to increase compliance of the 10,500 outstanding deficiencies on 817 orders, and other property standards orders, and that the increase be funded from new revenues from additional 2013 assessment growth.”

 

           

Motion 17 by Councillor Ford:

 

“That:

 

1.         City Council request the Toronto Transit Commission to consider eliminating the $0.05 fare increase and the $5.25 metropass increase in 2014.”

 

           

Motion 18 by Councillor Crawford:

 

“That:

 

1.         City Council approve the following 4 year phase in of the $25 per capita arts funding increase ( in millions):

 

Year

Total Increased Culture Spending Sign Tax + Tax

Sign Tax Funding

Property Tax-Base

Tax-Base Pressure

2013

6,000

6,000

0

0

2014

10,500

7,500

3,000

3,000

2015

12,500

5,500

7,000

4,000

2016

15,500

3,500

12,000

5,000

2017

17,500

0

17,500

5,500

 

2.         City Council approve the following revised increases by category in 2014 as part of the $25 per capita arts and culture spending phase-in plan:

 

-           Toronto Arts Council Grants Program - $1.8 million

 

-           Toronto Arts Council Operations - $0.200 million

 

-           Major Cultural Organizations Grants - $0.500 million

 

-           Local Arts Services Organizations - $0.500 million.

 

3.         City Council allocate the additional $1.5 million required to fund these 2014 increases by advancing the draws from the Sign Tax funds, bringing the total draw for 2014 to $7.5 million.”

 

           

Motion 19 by Councillor Crawford:

 

“That City Council add $0.390 million gross and net to reflect the 2.2% economic factor increase requested for Community Partnership and Investment Program (CPIP) in Social Development, Finance and Administration, with the offset to come from new revenues from additional 2013 assessment growth.”

 

           

Motion 20 by Councillor Pasternak:

 

“That

 

1.         City Council approve the implementation of 10 new youth spaces based on the St. Stephen's Community House Model as referenced in the report (November 20, 2013) from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to be phased in over three years (4 locations in 2014, 3 locations in 2015 and 3 locations in 2016) to begin operation in July 2014 and include the Net Expenditure increases in the recommended operating budgets for Parks, Forestry and Recreation as follows, with the offset to come from new revenues from additional 2013 assessment growth:

 

-           $0.378 thousand in 2014;

 

-           $0.875 thousand in 2015, subject to the 2015 budget process; and

 

-           $0.537 thousand in 2016, subject to the 2016 budget process.”

 

           

Motion 21 by Councillor Pasternak:

 

“That City Council approve an 8 site expansion of the After-School Recreation and Care (ARC) Program and that necessary resources be included in the operating budget for Parks, Forestry and Recreation as follows, with the offset to come from new revenues from additional 2013 assessment growth:

 

-           $409.1 thousand Gross Expenditures and $375.0 thousand Net Expenditures in 2014; and

 

-           $408.6 thousand Gross Expenditures and $357.8 thousand Net Expenditures in 2015, subject to the 2015 budget process.”

 

           

Motion 22 by Councillor Pasternak:

 

“That City Council request the City Manager to report to the Budget Committee on a potential pilot project for implementing a community participatory budgeting program as part of the 2015 Toronto Budget process, such a pilot would allocate a specific amount of the 2015 budget process to participating wards.”

 

           

Motion 23 by Councillor Pasternak:

 

“That City Council approve the recommendation of Toronto Public Health requesting $394.3 thousand gross and net to expand student nutrition programs into 27 additional schools in which there has been identified the need in their student population for a program, with the additional funding for the Student Nutrition Program - Expansion of Locations to be offset by new revenues from additional 2013 assessment growth.”

 

           

Motion 24 by Councillor Crawford:

 

“That City Council add $75,000 to the Outreach and Organizing Program to support tenants, with the offset to come from an adjustment to interest on investment earnings (Non-program revenue).”

 

           

Motion 25 by Councillor Berardinetti:

 

“That the Operating Budget for Toronto Fire Services be adjusted by adding $1.311 million in 2014 and an incremental impact of $1.185 million for 2015 (subject to the 2015 budget process), to maintain the current pumper truck and firefighters at Station 224 - Woodbine, and add new resources to new Fire Station "D" (Midland and Eglinton) funded by new revenues from additional 2013 assessment growth or non-program revenues.”

 

           

Motion 26 by Councillor Di Giorgio:

 

“That the Budget Committee recommend that:

 

1.         The increase of $3.4 million in additional assessment growth for the 2014 taxation year be applied to reduce the tax levy for 2014.”

 

           

Motion 27 by Councillor Di Giorgio:

 

“That the Budget Committee recommend:

 

1.         A reduction of the Municipal Land Transfer Tax equivalent to 0.75% of the residential tax levy or $18 million, by implementing the following changes to the properties containing at least one, and not more than two, single family residences, with other rates not mentioned to remain unchanged:

 

a.         Reduce the tax rate on the value of consideration up to and including $55,000.00 from 0.5% to zero;

 

b.         Reduce the tax rate on the value of consideration from $55,000.01 to $250,000.00 from 1% to 0.1%;

 

c.         Eliminate the City of Toronto's rebate for first time homebuyers.”

 

           

Motion 28 by Councillor Di Giorgio:

 

“That the Budget Committee recommend that:

 

1.         In the event that a reduction in the Municipal Land Transfer Tax is not reduced by an equivalent of 0.75% of the residential tax levy, then the residential tax levy be limited to a maximum increase of 2.25%., by:

 

a.         applying $3.4 million in new revenue from additional assessment growth to reduce the tax levy; and

 

b.         reducing the "New/Enhanced" budget items by $2.6 million with such items to be identified by the Budget Committee.”

 

           

Motion 29 by Councillor Di Giorgio:

 

“In accordance with Recommendation 3 in EX35.4 "A Ten-Year Capital Financing Plan for Toronto Community Housing", approved by City Council on November 18, 2013, it is recommended that the 2014 Recommended Operating Budget for Shelter, Support and Housing Administration be increased by $5.000 million gross and $0 net to fund Toronto Community Housing Company's capital repair backlog, with funding to be provided from the Development Charge Reserve Fund for Subsidized Housing (XR2116).”

 

           

Motion 30 by Councillor Di Giorgio:

 

“That City Council delegate authority to the Chief, Emergency Medical Services to enter into annual funding agreements with the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, subject to the City's budget process.”

Background Information
(November 25, 2013) Notice of Public Meeting - 2014 Proposed Changes to User Fees
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65409.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) Notice of Public Meeting - 2014 Recommended User Fee Rate Changes and Inflation and Other Adjustments
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65429.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) Notice of Public Meeting - 2014 Recommended New User Fees
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65430.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - 311 (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65375.pdf)

2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - 311 Toronto (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65359.pdf)

(November 26, 2013) 2014 Capital Budget Overview - Accountability Officers
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65378.pdf)

(November 28, 2013) 2014 Operating Budget Overview - Accountability Officers
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65437.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Affordable Housing Office (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65447.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Arena Boards of Management (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65399.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Association of Community Centres (AOCCs) (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65376.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Children's Services (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65400.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Children's Services (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65456.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - City Clerk's Office (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65432.pdf)

(November 28, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - City Clerk's Office (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65435.pdf)

(November 28, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - City Council (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65358.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - City Manager's Office (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65361.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - City Planning (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65443.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - City Planning (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65451.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Court Services (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65368.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Court Services (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65439.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Economic Development and Culture (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65402.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Economic Development and Culture (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65356.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Emergency Medical Services (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65363.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Emergency Medical Services (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65438.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Engineering and Construction Services (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65389.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Exhibition Place (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65434.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Exhibition Place (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65366.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Facilities Management and Real Estate (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65387.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Facilities Management and Real Estate (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65367.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Financial Services (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65390.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Fire Services (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65370.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Fire Services (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65454.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Fleet Services (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65386.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Fleet Services (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65362.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Heritage Toronto (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65401.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Information and Technology (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65440.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Information and Technology (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65369.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Legal Services (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65374.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Long Term Care Homes and Services (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65403.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Long-Term Care Homes and Services (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65457.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Municipal Licensing and Standards (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65388.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65360.pdf)

(November 28, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Office of the Mayor (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65436.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Office of the Treasurer(Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65385.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Pan/Parapan American Games (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65433.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Parking Tags Enforcement and Operations (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65448.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Parks, Forestry and Recreation (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65405.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Parks, Forestry and Recreation (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65357.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Policy, Planning, Finance and Administration(Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65404.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Social Development, Finance and Administration (SDFA) (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65364.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Shelter Support and Housing Administration (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65444.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Shelter Support and Housing Administration (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65365.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Sony Centre for the Performing Arts (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65392.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Sustainable Energy Plan (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65442.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Theatres (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65406.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65394.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65445.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Toronto Atmospheric Fund (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65449.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Toronto Building (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65397.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Toronto Employment and Social Services (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65391.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Toronto Employment and Social Services (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65453.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Toronto Police Service (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65393.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Toronto Police Service (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65354.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Toronto Police Services Board (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65407.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Toronto Public Health (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65377.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Toronto Public Health (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65408.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Toronto Public Library (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65373.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Toronto Public Library (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65455.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Toronto Transit Commission (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65371.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Toronto Transit Commission (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65441.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Toronto Zoo (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65398.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Toronto Zoo (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65355.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Transportation Services (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65372.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Transportation Services (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65452.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Waterfront Revitalization Initiative (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65395.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Capital Budget - Yonge-Dundas Square (Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65396.pdf)

(November 25, 2013) 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget - Yonge-Dundas Square(Analyst Notes)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65446.pdf)

(December 9, 2013) 2014 Operating Budget Briefing Note #3, with Appendix 1- Economic Factors
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65351.pdf)

(December 9, 2013) 2014 Operating Budget Briefing Note #4 - Changes to Existing User Fees and New User Fees in the 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65324.pdf)

(December 9, 2013) 2014 Operating Budget Briefing Note #5 - Staff Recommended Gapping
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65319.pdf)

(December 9, 2013) 2014 Operating Budget Briefing Note #6 - After-School Recreation & Care Program (ARC) Expansion of 16 Additional Sites
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65325.pdf)

(December 9, 2013) 2014 Operating Budget Briefing Note #7 - PF&R Expansion of Youth Spaces
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65320.pdf)

(December 11, 2013) 2014 Operating Budget Briefing Note #8 - Staff Recommended Position Changes
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65383.pdf)

(December 11, 2013) 2014 Operating Budget Briefing Note #9 - City Planning Service Level
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65379.pdf)

(December 11, 2013) 2014 Operating Budget Briefing Note #10 - Four Permanent Supervisor Positions for Municipal Licensing and Standards
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65380.pdf)

(December 11, 2013) 2014 Operating Budget Briefing Note #11 - Multi-Residential Apartment Building (MRAB) Audit Program
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65381.pdf)

(December 11, 2013) 2014 Operating Budget Briefing Note #12 - Transportation Services Levels of Service
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65382.pdf)

(December 19, 2013) 2014 Operating Budget Briefing Note #13 - Community Centres Where Programs Are Free
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65313.pdf)

(December 19, 2013) 2014 Operating Budget Briefing Note #14 - New Bed to Achieve 90% Occupancy
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65307.pdf)

(December 19, 2013) 2014 Operating Budget Briefing Note #15 - Multi-Residential Apartment Buildings (MRAB) Audit Program
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65314.pdf)

(December 19, 2013) 2014 Operating Budget Briefing Note #16 - Queuing Councillor's Calls into 311
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65308.pdf)

(December 19, 2013) 2014 Operating Budget Briefing Note #17 - Notifying Councillor's Offices of 311 Related Service Requests
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65309.pdf)

(December 19, 2013) 2014 Operating Budget Briefing Note #18 - Traffic Fine Reduction Limits
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65315.pdf)

(December 19, 2013) 2014 Operating Budget Briefing Note #19 - Theatres - Evaluating Strategic Plans and Impact On Proposed Budgets
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65310.pdf)

(December 19, 2013) 2014 Operating Budget Briefing Note #20 - TTC Overtime Requirements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65316.pdf)

(December 19, 2013) 2014 Operating Budget Briefing Note #21 - Net Taxable Assessment Growth Revenue for the 2014 Taxation Year - $ 25.4 Million = $3.4 Million Additional Increase
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65414.pdf)

(December 19, 2013) 2014 Operating Budget Briefing Note #22 - Staffing Changes Recommended in the 2007 Fire Master Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65415.pdf)

(December 19, 2013) 2014 Operating Budget Briefing Note #23 - Funding for New Station D
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65416.pdf)

(December 19, 2013) 2014 Operating Budget Briefing Note #24 - The Future of Fire Station 424
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65417.pdf)

(December 19, 2013) 2014 Operating Budget Briefing Note #25 - 2014 Student Nutrition Program Operating Budget Request
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65418.pdf)

(December 19, 2013) 2014 Operating Budget Briefing Note #26 - Fare Discounts for People with Disabilities
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65419.pdf)

(December 19, 2013) 2014 Operating Budget Briefing Note #27 - Federal-Provincial Funding Requests Related to Operating Needs
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65420.pdf)

(December 10, 2013) 2014 Capital Budget Briefing Note #4 - Facilities Management - Union Station Revitalization Project Update
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65318.pdf)

(December 10, 2013) 2014 Capital Budget Briefing Note #5 - Facilities Management - Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization Project Update
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65346.pdf)

(December 10, 2013) 2014 Capital Budget Briefing Note #6 - Facilities Management - Old City Hall HVAC Project Update
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65317.pdf)

(December 10, 2013) 2014 Capital Budget Briefing Note #7 - Facilities Management - St. Lawrence Market North Redevelopment Project Update
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65347.pdf)

(December 10, 2013) 2014 Capital Budget Briefing Note #8 - Financial Planning Analysis and Reporting System (FPARS) Project Update
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65323.pdf)

(December 10, 2013) 2014 Capital Budget Briefing Note #9 - Fleet Services - Vehicle and Equipment Capital Reserves
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65348.pdf)

(December 10, 2013) 2014 Capital Budget Briefing Note #10 - Information and Technology - Disaster Recovery Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65349.pdf)

(December 10, 2013) 2014 Capital Budget Briefing Note #11 - Information and Technology - Consolidated Data Centre Project
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65350.pdf)

(December 19, 2013) 2014 Capital Budget Briefing Note #12 - Transportation Services - Consultation with Local Ward Councillors Regarding Programmed Works
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65412.pdf)

(December 19, 2013) 2014 Capital Budget Briefing Note #13 - Platform Changes Required to the St. Clair Right-of-Way Arising From the New Light Rail Vehicle Platform Requirements
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65413.pdf)

(December 19, 2013) 2014 Capital Budget Briefing Note #14 - Federal-Provincial Funding Requests Related to Capital Needs
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65421.pdf)

(December 19, 2013) 2014 Capital Budget Briefing Note #15 - Easier Access Phase III Station Accessibility Status
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65422.pdf)

(December 10, 2013) Presentation from the Deputy City Manager on Cluster A - 2014 Recommended Operating Budget and 2014-2023 Capital Budget and Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65322.pdf)

(December 11, 2013) Presentation from the Toronto Public Library 2014 Recommended Operating Budget and 2014 -2023 Capital Budget and Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65353.pdf)

(December 10, 2013) Presentation from the Toronto Public Health on 2014 Recommended Operating Budget and 2014 - 2023 Capital Budget and Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65427.pdf)

(December 11, 2013) Presentation from the Toronto Police Service (including Parking and Board budgets)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65428.pdf)

(December 11, 2013) Presentation from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on Internal Services 2014 Recommended Operating Budget and 2014 - 2023 Capital Budget and Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65431.pdf)

(December 12, 2013) Presentation from the Toronto Transit Commission on 2014 Recommended Operating Budget and 2014 - 2023 Capital Budget and Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65384.pdf)

(December 12, 2013) Presentation from the Deputy City Manager on Cluster B - 2014 Recommended Operating Budget and 2014-2023 Capital Budget and Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65321.pdf)

(December 12, 2013) Presentation from the Auditor General's Office on 2014 Recommended Operating Budget
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65410.pdf)

(December 12, 2013) Presentation from the Office of the Integrity Commissioner on 2014 Operating Budget Request Budget Committee Presentation
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65411.pdf)

(December 12, 2013) Presentation from the Office of the Lobbyist Registrar on 2014 Operating Budget and 2014 - 2023 Capital Budget and Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65423.pdf)

(December 12, 2013) Presentation from the Office of the Ombudsman on 2014 Operating Budget and 2014 - 2023 Capital Budget
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65424.pdf)

(December 13, 2013) Presentation from the City Manager on the City Manager's Office 2014 Recommended Operating Budget
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65425.pdf)

(December 13, 2013) Presentation from the City Solicitor on Legal Services 2014 Recommended Operating Budget
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65426.pdf)

(December 13, 2013) Presentation from the City Clerk on the City Clerk's 2014 Recommended Operating Budget and 2014 - 2023 Capital Budget and Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65352.pdf)

(December 20, 2013) 2014 - 2023 Recommended Capital Budget and Plan Wrap-up Notes for December 20, 2013
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65450.pdf)

(December 20, 2013) 2014 Recommended Operating Budget Wrap-up Notes for December 20, 2013
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65311.pdf)

(December 20, 2013) Municipal Average Tax Rate Comparison - Progress Elsewhere
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65312.pdf)

(January 7, 2014) 2014 Operating Budget Briefing Note #28 - Ferry User Fee Revenue & Fleet Replacement
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65652.pdf)

(January 7, 2014) 2014 Operating Budget Briefing Note #29 - Summary of Staffing Changes to Implement Recommendation 1 of the November 20, 2013 Fire Underwriters Survey (FUS) Report from the Fire Chief / General Manager
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65653.pdf)

(January 7, 2014) 2014 Operating Budget Briefing Note #30 - Transportation Services - Expansion of Red Light Camera Locations
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65654.pdf)

(January 7, 2014) 2014 Capital Budget Briefing Note #16 - State of Good Repair (SOGR) Backlog Addressed in 2014 - 2023 Capital Budget and Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65655.pdf)

(January 7, 2014) 2014 Capital Budget Briefing Note #17 - Easier Access Phase III Station Accessibility Status
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65656.pdf)

(January 7, 2014) 2014 - 2023 Recommended Capital Budget and Plan Wrap-up Notes for January 8, 2014
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65657.pdf)

(January 7, 2014) 2014 Recommended Operating Budget Wrap-up Notes for January 8, 2014
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65658.pdf)


1a 2014 Service Level Review - Economic Development Committee
Origin
(September 17, 2013) Letter from the Economic Development Committee
Summary

City Council on July 16, 17, 18 and 19, 2013, in adopting Item EX33.29, approved the review of divisional service levels and activities for City Programs at appropriate Standing Committees in September 2013 (http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2013.EX33.29).

 

Staff made presentations to the Economic Development Committee on the following:

 

-           Economic Development and Culture;

-            Social Development, Finance and Administration Division;

-           Toronto Employment and Social Services

Background Information
(September 17, 2013) Letter from the Economic Development Committee on 2014 Service Level Review - Economic Development Committee
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65460.htm)

(September 17, 2013) Presentation from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer - Overview Service Level Review
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65458.pdf)

(September 17, 2013) Presentation from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A - 2013 Service Level Review
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65459.pdf)


1b 2014 Service Level Review - Parks and Environment Committee
Origin
(September 16, 2013) Letter from the Parks and Environment Committee
Summary

City Council on July 16, 17, 18 and 19, 2013, in adopting Item EX33.29, approved the review of divisional service levels and activities for City Programs at appropriate Standing Committees in September 2013 (http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2013.EX33.29).

 

Staff made presentations to the Parks and Environment Committee on the following:

 

-           Parks and Urban Forestry;

-           Environment and Energy Office

Background Information
(September 16, 2013) Letter from the Parks and Environment Committee on 2014 Service Level Review - Parks and Environment Committee
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65464.htm)

(September 16, 2013) Presentation from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer - Overview Service Level Review
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65463.pdf)

(September 16, 2013) Presentation from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation - Cluster A - 2013 Service Level Review - Parks and Urban Forestry (PFR)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65461.pdf)

(September 16, 2013) Presentation from the Director, Environment and Energy Office - Environment and Energy Office Service Level Review
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65462.pdf)


1c Recreation Services for Youth - Expansion of Youth Spaces
Origin
(December 5, 2013) Letter from the Community Development and Recreation Committee
Summary

Forwarding the Community Development and Recreation Committee's recommendations at its meeting on December 4, 2013.

Background Information
(December 5, 2013) Letter from the Community Development and Recreation Committee on Recreation Services for Youth - Expansion of Youth Spaces
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65465.pdf)


1d Update on Shelter Occupancy and the Quality Assurance Review of Shelter Access Systems
Origin
(December 4, 2013) Letter from the Community Development and Recreation Committee
Summary

This report provides information on shelter system occupancy and use. It also provides the findings of a quality assurance review of shelter access and client satisfaction. The report provides an overview of the Shelter, Support and Housing Administration (SSHA) division's short and longer term actions and strategies to improve access to the shelter system.

Financial Impact

There is no financial impact associated with this report. Funding for emergency shelter services is provided in the 2013 Operating Budget for Shelter, Support and Housing

Administration.

 

The Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer has reviewed this report and agrees with the financial impact information.

Background Information
(December 4, 2013) Letter from the Community Development and Recreation Committee on Update on Shelter Occupancy and the Quality Assurance Review of Shelter Access Systems
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65468.htm)

(November 20, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration on Update on Shelter Occupancy and the Quality Assurance Review of Shelter Access
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65469.pdf)

(November 20, 2013) Attachment 1
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65470.pdf)

(November 20, 2013) Attachment 2
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65471.pdf)

(November 20, 2013) Attachment 3
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65472.pdf)

(December 4, 2013) Presentation from General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing on an Update on Shelter Occupancy and Quality Assurance Review of Shelter Access
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65473.pdf)


1e Youth Equity Strategy Funding in 2014 Budget
Origin
(December 4, 2013) Letter from the Community Development and Recreation Committee
Summary

The Toronto Youth Equity Strategy will be considered at the January 21, 2014 Community Development and Recreation Committee. The Strategy is focused on youth who are at highest risk of involvement in serious violence or crime. The Strategy takes this focus because these youth are being missed by our anti-violence programs and strategies.

 

Since June 2013, an interdivisional staff committee comprising staff from 9 divisions, agencies, and corporations have worked with an external advisory panel of youth and youth-serving community agency staff to develop the Strategy. Staff are building the Strategy upon the foundation of the Roots of Youth Violence report, incorporating promising practices identified in research and consultation with community groups and other orders of government. Finally, the Strategy is being developed to reflect youth’s experiences.

 

A modest investment of resources in the 2014 operating budget would ensure that the first phase of work can begin immediately upon Council’s approval of the Toronto Youth Equity Strategy. Resources to implement both prevention and intervention initiatives will help to reduce instances of youth violence.

 

The following initiatives have been identified as key opportunities to carry the work of the Strategy forward into 2014. These criminal justice and social development activities allow for cross-corporate engagement in priority areas of mental health, skills development & economic opportunity, justice & community safety, and accountability. In total, they can be achieved for a combined 2014 investment of $494,000.00.

Background Information
(December 4, 2013) Letter from the Community Development and Recreation Committee on Youth Equity Strategy Funding in 2014 Budget
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65475.htm)

(December 4, 2013) Letter from Councillor Josh Matlow on Youth Equity Strategy Funding in 2014 Budget
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65474.pdf)


1f 2014 Service Level Review - Licensing and Standards Committee Programs
Origin
(September 19, 2013) Letter from the Licensing and Standards Committee
Summary

City Council on July 16, 17, 18 and 19, 2013, in adopting Item EX33.29, approved the review of divisional service levels and activities for City Programs at appropriate Standing Committees in September 2013 (http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2013.EX33.29).

 

Staff made a presentation to the Licensing and Standards Committee on the Municipal Licensing and Standards Division 2014 Service Level.

Background Information
(September 19, 2013) Letter from the Licensing and Standards Committee on 2014 Service Level Review - Licensing and Standards Committee Programs
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65480.htm)

(September 19, 2013) Presentation from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer's Overview - Service Level Review
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65478.pdf)

(September 19, 2013) Presentation from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, on Municipal Licensing and Standards 2013 Service Level Review
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65479.pdf)


1g 2014 Service Level Review - Public Works and Infrastructure Committee Programs
Origin
(September 20, 2013) Letter from the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee
Summary

City Council on July 16, 17, 18 and 19, 2013, in adopting Item EX33.29, approved the review of divisional service levels and activities for City Programs at appropriate Standing Committees in September 2013 (http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?Item=2013.EX33.29)

 

Staff made presentations to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on the following:

 

-           Engineering and Construction Services

-           Policy, Planning, Finance and Administration (Major Capital Infrastructure Co-ordination only)

-           Solid Waste Management Services

-           Toronto Water

-           Transportation Services 

Background Information
(September 20, 2013) Letter from the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on 2014 Service Level Review - Public Works and Infrastructure Committee Programs
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65333.htm)

(September 20, 2013) Presentation from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer's Overview - Service Level Review
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65328.pdf)

(September 20, 2013) Presentation from the Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services, on Engineering and Construction Services 2013 Service Level Review
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65331.pdf)

(September 20, 2013) Presentation from the General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, on Solid Waste Management Services 2013 Service Level Review
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65330.pdf)

(September 20, 2013) Presentation from the General Manager, Toronto Water, on Toronto Water 2013 Service Level Review
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65329.pdf)

(September 20, 2013) Presentation from the General Manager, Transportation Services, on Transportation Services 2013 Service Level Review
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65332.pdf)


1h 2014 Service Level Review - Government Management Committee Programs
Origin
(September 9, 2013) Letter from the Government Management Committee
Summary

City Council on July 16, 17, 18 and 19, 2013, in adopting Item EX33.29, approved the review of divisional service levels and activities for City Programs at appropriate Standing Committees in September 2013 (http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2013.EX33.29).

 

The following made presentations to the Government Management Committee:

 

-           Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on the Overview of the Service Level Review;

-           Director, Court Services, on the Court Services Service Level Review;

-           Chief Corporate Officer on the Chief Corporate Office Organization;

-           Chief Corporate Officer and the Director of Real Estate on the Facilities Management and Real Estate Service Level Review;

-           Chief Corporate Officer and the Director, Fleet Services, on the Fleet Services Service Level Review;

-           Director, 311 Toronto, on the 311 Toronto Service Level Review;

-           Chief Information Officer on the Information and Technology Service Level Review; and

-           Treasurer on the Office of the Treasurer Service Level Review.

Background Information
(September 9, 2013) Letter from the Government Management Committee on 2014 Service Level Review - Government Management Committee
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65336.pdf)

(September 9, 2013) Staff Presentations on Service Level Reviews for Court Services, 311, Fleet Services, Facilities Management and Real Estate, Information and Technology, and the Office of the Treasurer
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65335.pdf)


1i Resources to Enhance Councillor Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Compliance
Origin
(December 5, 2013) Report from the City Clerk
Summary

This report is in response to Notice of Motion MM41.26 which asked what supports are available and could be provided to Members of Council to assist them to comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, including a recommended central funding source for meeting accessibility requirements. There is no corporate funding for meeting AODA compliance requirements. Divisions accommodate AODA compliance requirements within their operating budgets. If Council chooses, funding to support Councillors to organize accessible events or community meetings can be accommodated within the Council General Expense Budget. The report also includes information on other resources available to support Councillors in meeting the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

Financial Impact

If Council chooses to adopt an accessibility entitlement for each Councillor beginning 2014, the maximum annual budget impact of the Councillor accessibility entitlement is $44,000. For 2014, an election year, Councillors are not allowed to organize community events after August 1. Therefore, the annualized budget for January to July 2014 is $25,667 while the impact for December 2014 is $3,667.  The total 2014 budget impact of $29,334. The Mayor's Office has a separate operating budget similar to City divisions. Funding for meeting AODA requirements can be funded from the Mayor's Office operating budget, similar to City divisions.

 

In previous years, the City Council budget has experienced a surplus ranging from $800,000 to more than $1 million, as a result of under-expenditures in the Councillor staff salary budgets and in the Constituency Services and Office budgets.

 

The costs for Councillor constituency offices are currently not budgeted for in the Council General Expense Budget and are funded from the anticipated surplus of the City Council budget.  The report proposes for City Council's consideration a Councillor accessibility entitlement for Councillor events and meetings funded from the anticipated surplus in the City Council budget as well. There will be no net impact on the City Council 2014 operating budget.

 

If City Council chooses to adopt the accessibility entitlement, the anticipated surplus from the City Council budget will be reduced as a result. Annually, the Council surplus, at the discretion of the Deputy City Manager/Chief Financial Officer, is contributed towards the Council Transition Reserve. Any reduction in the annual contribution to the reserve may impact on the adequacy of the reserve for the 2018 Council transition. The adequacy of the Council Transition Reserve will need to be closely monitored and assessed during 2017 and 2018 operating budget deliberations.

 

The Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer has reviewed this report and agrees with the financial impact information.

Background Information
(December 5, 2013) Report from the City Clerk on Resources to Enhance Councillor Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Compliance
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65337.pdf)


1j Auditor Generalís Office Operating Budget - Response to City Councilís Request
Origin
(February 15, 2013) Report from the Audit Committee
Summary

The Audit Committee on February 15, 2013, considered a report (January 25, 2013) Report from the Auditor General (Audit Committee Item AU10.11).

 

City Council at its meeting of January 15 and 16, 2013 during its deliberations of the Operating Budget of the Auditor General, “reduced the Auditor General’s 2013 Operating Budget by 0.5 full time equivalent in the amount of $0.046 million and increased the Ombudsman’s 2013 operating budget by 0.5 full time equivalent in the amount of $0.046 million.”

 

Council further requested that “the Auditor General report to the Budget Committee on the staffing needs to fulfill the work plan requirement.”  The report responds to this specific request.

Background Information
(February 15, 2013) Report from the Audit Committee on Auditor Generalís Office Operating Budget - Response to City Councilís Request
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65338.pdf)

(January 25, 2013) Report from the Auditor General on the Auditor Generalís Office Operating Budget - Response to City Councilís Request
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65339.pdf)


1k Auditor Generalís Office - 2014 Budget
Origin
(October 31, 2013) Letter from the Audit Committee
Summary

This report provides information relating to the 2014 budget for the Auditor General’s Office and a budget for approval by the Audit Committee.

 

An analysis of the budget request is as follows:

 

 

2014 Budget Request

2013 Approved Budget

Increase          %

Budget

$4,639,100  

$4,177,600

$461,500         11.04    

 

The budget request of the Auditor General for 2014 has increased by $461,500 from the 2013 level.  The increase in the Auditor General’s budget from 2013 to 2014 is 11.04 per cent.  This increase is due to the following:

 

The filling of two approved positions previously gapped in order to meet prior years budget targets

$295,600

Cost of living and performance pay increases for existing staff

$137,600

Increase in benefit costs

$26,000

Increase related to “economic factors”

$2,300

 

$461,500

 

The increase in the Auditor General's budget from 2013 to 2014 excluding the filling of the two previously gapped positions would be $165,900.  This represents a four per cent increase over the 2013 approved budget.

 

The majority of the Auditor General’s 2014 budget request consists of salaries and benefits.  The percentage of salaries and benefits to the total budget is just under 97 per cent.

Financial Impact

The 2014 budget for the Auditor General’s Office is $4,639,100 which is $461,500 more than the 2013 final approved budget of $4,177,600.  This increase is due to the following:

 

The filling of two approved positions previously gapped in order to meet prior years budget targets

$295,600

Cost of living and performance pay increases for existing staff

$137,600

Increase in benefit costs

$26,000

Increase related to “economic factors”

$2,300

 

$461,500

 

The budget request is as follows:

 

 

2014 Budget Request

2013 Approved Budget

Increase          %

Budget

$4,639,100

$4,177,600

$461,500         11.04

 

The majority of the Auditor General’s 2014 budget request consists of salaries and benefits.  Salaries and benefits comprise just under 97 per cent of the total budget.

 

The Auditor General’s Office currently has two vacancies which have been required to be gapped since 2011.  The remainder of positions are filled.

 

Should the Auditor General’s Office be required to leave two positions vacant, this will impact the number of reports produced by the office and will increase the backlog of audit projects.

Background Information
(October 31, 2013) Decision Letter from the Audit Committee on Auditor Generalís Office - 2014 Budget
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65343.mht)

(September 20, 2013) Report with Appendices from the Auditor General on Auditor Generalís Office - 2014 Budget
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65340.pdf)

(October 31, 2013) Presentation from the Auditor General on Auditor Generalís Office - 2014 Recommended Operating Budget
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65341.pdf)

(August 29, 2013) Letter from Hilborn LLP on Report on the Results of Applying Specified Auditing Procedures to Financial Information other than Financial Statements for the Year Ended December 31, 2012
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65342.pdf)


1l Office of the Integrity Commissioner - 2014 Operating Budget
Origin
(November 26, 2013) Report from the Integrity Commissioner
Summary

This report details information related to the 2014 Operating Budget and recommends a full-year 2014 budget of $299.1 thousand for consideration by the Budget Committee. Excluding the enhancement request of $36.7 thousand, the 2014 base budget request is flat-lined to the 2014 approved adjusted budget of $262.4 thousand.

Financial Impact

The financial impact of adopting the recommendation in this report will be an inclusion of the annual budget of the Office of the Integrity Commissioner at $299.1 thousand in the City of Toronto's 2014 operating budget.

Background Information
(November 26, 2013) Report from the Integrity Commissioner on the Office of the Integrity Commissioner - 2014 Operating Budget
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65344.pdf)

Attachment - 2014 Operating Budget - Accountability Officers Budget Request Overview
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65345.pdf)


1m Office of the Lobbyist Registrar - 2014 -2023 Capital Budget and Plan
Origin
(November 27, 2013) Report from the Lobbyist Registrar
Summary

This report seeks Budget Committee’s recommendation for City Council to approve the Office of Lobbyist Registrar’s 2014-2023 Capital Budget and Plan.  This 10-Year Capital Budget and Plan provides the Office of the Lobbyist Registrar with the tools and resources needed over the next decade to provide and maintain an accessible, publicly available online lobbyist registry as required by the City of Toronto Act, 2006, s. 165.  The Capital Budget and Plan totals $2.375 million over the period from 2014 to 2023 for Legislated and State of Good Repair Projects.

Financial Impact

The financial impact of adopting the recommendation in this report will be the inclusion of $2.375 million in the City of Toronto’s 2014-2023 10-year Capital Budget and Plan, fully funded from debt.

Background Information
(November 27, 2013) Report from the Lobbyist Registrar on Office of Lobbyist Registrar -2014 -2023 Capital Budget and Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65482.pdf)

Attachment - 2011-2020 Capital Plan - Accountability Officers Budget Request Overview
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65483.pdf)


1n Office of the Lobbyist Registrar - 2014 Operating Budget Request
Origin
(November 27, 2013) 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 2014 Operating Budget Request of $1,087.3 thousand net.  The 2014 Operating Budget Request represents a zero per cent increase over the 2013 Approved Operating Budget.  There is no change in approved staff positions as a result of the 2014 Operating Budget Request.

Financial Impact

The financial impact of adopting the recommendation in this report will be an inclusion of the annual budget of the Office of the Lobbyist Registrar at $1,087.3 thousand net in the City of Toronto’s 2014 Approved Operating Budget.

Background Information
(November 27, 2013) Report from the Lobbyist Registrar on Office of the Lobbyist Registrar - 2014 Operating Budget Request
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65486.pdf)

Attachment - 2014 Operating Budget - Accountability Officers Budget Request Overview
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65487.pdf)


1o Office of the Ombudsman - 2014-2023 Capital Plan
Origin
(November 27, 2013) Report from the Ombudsman
Summary

This report seeks Budget Committee recommendation for City Council to approve the Office of the Ombudsman’s 2014 - 2023 Capital Budget and Plan.  The plan includes a requirement of $1.230 million over the 10-year period for state of good repair maintenance of the computerized case management system.

Financial Impact

Approval of the Office of the Ombudsman's budget request will result in the inclusion of $1.230 million in the City of Toronto’s 2014-2023 ten year Capital Plan, fully funded from debt.

Background Information
(November 27, 2013) Report from the Ombudsman on Office of the Ombudsman - 2014-2023 Capital Plan
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65484.pdf)

Attachment - Accountability Officers: 2014-2023 Capital Budget and Plan - Budget Overview
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65485.pdf)


1p Office of the Ombudsman - 2014 Operating Budget
Origin
(November 27, 2013) Report from the Ombudsman
Summary

This report details information related to the 2014 operating budget for the Office of the Ombudsman, including a recommended full-year 2013 operating budget of $ 1,725.0 thousand for approval by Budget Committee.

Financial Impact

Approval of the Ombudsman's 2014 operating budget request will result in $ 1,725.0 thousand being part of the City of Toronto's 2014 operating budget.

Background Information
(November 27, 2013) Report from the Ombudsman on Office of the Ombudsman - 2014 Operating Budget
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65508.pdf)

Attachment - Appendix I - Accountability Officers - 2014 Operating Budget Overview
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65509.pdf)


1q Toronto Public Health 2014-2023 Capital Budget and Plan Request
Origin
(November 4, 2013) Letter from the Board of Health
Summary

This report provides an overview of the Toronto Public Health (TPH) 2014 Capital Budget and 2015-2023 Capital Plan and Forecast.

 

TPH is submitting a 2014-2023 Capital Budget and Plan request of $32.255 million, including a 2014 Capital Budget of $4.060 million and future year commitments of $3.641 million and a 2015 – 2023 Capital Plan and Forecast of $24.554 million. The Debt Affordability Target provided by the City for TPH is $3.393 million in 2014, $3.396 million in 2015, $3.392 million in 2016, $3.388 million in 2017, $3.363 million in 2018 and, $14.473 million for 2019 to 2023 for a total of $31.405 million. TPH will receive 100 percent provincial funding for one IT project for $0.667 million in 2014 and $0.183 million in 2015 for a total of $0.850 million.

 

The 10-Year Capital Budget and Plan request will provide funding for eleven Information and Technology (IT) projects that support improvement of service delivery with the development and enhancement of systems while complying with provincial mandatory reporting requirements. There is no additional operating impact associated with these eleven IT projects.

Financial Impact

TPH is submitting a 2014-2023 Capital Budget and Plan request of $32.255 million, including a 2014 Capital Budget of $4.060 million and future year commitments of $3.641 million and a 2015-2023 Capital Plan and Forecast of $24.554 million. The Debt Affordability Target provided by the City for TPH is $3.393 million in 2014, $3.396 million in 2015, $3.392 million in 2016, $3.388 million in 2017, $3.363 million in 2018 and, $14.473 million for 2019 to 2023 for a total of $31.405 million. TPH will receive 100 percent Provincial funding for one IT project (Infectious Disease Control Information System) for $0.667 million in 2014 and $0.183 million in 2015 for a total of $0.850 million.

 

The 10-Year Capital Budget and Plan request will provide funding for eleven Information and Technology (IT) projects that support improvement of service delivery with the development and enhancement of systems while complying with provincial mandatory reporting requirements. There is no additional operating impact associated with these eleven IT projects.

 

The Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer has reviewed this report and agrees with the financial impact information.

Background Information
(November 4, 2013) Letter from the Board of Health on Toronto Public Health 2014-2023 Capital Budget and Plan Request
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65520.htm)

(October 21, 2013) Report from the Medical Officer of Health on Toronto Public Health 2014-2023 Capital Budget and Plan Request
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65518.pdf)

(October 21, 2013) Appendix 1 - Toronto Public Health 2014-2013 Capital Budget and Plan Request
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65519.pdf)


1r Toronto Public Health 2014 Operating Budget Request
Origin
(November 4, 2013) Letter from the Board of Health
Summary

This report outlines the Toronto Public Health (TPH) 2014 Operating Budget Request for consideration by the Board of Health.

 

The Toronto Public Health (TPH) 2014 Operating Budget Request totals $246,003.8 thousand gross / $51,170.8 thousand net. This request is $2,316.1 thousand gross and $750.9 thousand net above the 2013 Operating Budget. The net increase of $750.9 thousand over the 2013 Approved Operating Budget is comprised primarily of base budget increases for the negotiated collective agreements and inflationary increases for Toronto Urban Health Fund and the Sexual Health Clinic contracts of $708.3 thousand net; a reduction option of $410.6 thousand net; and, new & enhanced services of $453.2 thousand net.

Financial Impact

The TPH 2014 Operating Budget Request totals $246,003.8 thousand gross / $51,170.8 thousand net. This request is $2,316.1 thousand gross and $750.9 thousand net (1.5 percent) above the 2013 Operating Budget. The requested increase is comprised of: base increases of $1,958.6 thousand gross and $708.3 thousand net; decreases of $1,455.4 thousand gross and $410.6 thousand net for a budget reduction option; and new and enhanced services request of $1,812.9 thousand gross and $453.2 thousand net. TPH has reviewed its services and expenses and where achievable absorbed expected inflation increases and reduced expenses in the 2014 budget request.  

 

Background Information
(November 4, 2013) Letter from the Board of Health on Toronto Public Health 2014 Operating Budget Request
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65523.htm)

(October 22, 2013) Report from the Medical Officer of Health on Toronto Public Health 2014 Operating Budget Request
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65521.pdf)

(October 22, 2013) Appendix 1 - Toronto Public Health 2014 Operating Budget Request
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65522.pdf)


1s Student Nutrition Program Update on the First Year of the Five-Year Plan and 2014 Operating Budget Request
Origin
(October 8, 2013) Letter from the Board of Health
Summary

In 2012, the Board of Health endorsed a five-year plan to stabilize and expand student nutrition programs in Toronto.  City Council approved a funding enhancement to the Student Nutrition Program for the first year of the plan in 2013.

 

This report provides a progress update on the first year of the plan and outlines a request to increase the 2014 Operating Budget for the second year by $1,771,460 aimed at covering inflationary increases, incrementally increasing the City's investment to 14% of total program costs, and funding for 27 new programs in schools serving higher need communities.  The report also outlines the mechanisms in place which form the accountability framework providing oversight of the City's investment in the program, and proposes that a review of options for strengthening program governance be undertaken to strategically position the Student Nutrition Program for future investment and expansion.

 

Student nutrition programs are currently supported through a cost-shared partnership funding model between parents/community, municipal, provincial, and private sectors.  An increase in the municipal investment demonstrates the City's commitment to the nutritional health of children and youth and clearly signals a call to action to other sectors and levels of government.

Financial Impact

The Student Nutrition Program five-year plan endorsed by the Board of Health outlines an increase in municipal investment contribution rate incrementally from 11.5% in 2013 to 14% in 2014, reaching 20% by 2017.

 

The Student Nutrition Program includes funding of $5,300,380 gross and net in Toronto Public Health's 2013 Approved Operating Budget.  Toronto Public Health is requesting an increase of $1,771,460 gross and net in 2014 for a total of $7,071,840 gross and net funding.  The increase will bring the municipality's share to 14% in 2014.

 

Based on the 2013-2017 Multi-year Funding Strategy and Plan which is reviewed and updated on an annual basis (see Appendix 1), the City's share of $5,300,380 in the 2013 base funding will increase by $1,771,460 in 2014, $1,716,804 in 2015, $1,932,947 in 2016, and $2,164,099 in 2017 to a total of $9,068,016 at the end of five years.

 

See table in the staff report for financial information.

 

The Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer has reviewed this report and concurs with the financial impact information.

Background Information
(October 8, 2013) Letter from the Board of Health on Student Nutrition Program Update on the First Year of the Five-Year Plan and 2014 Operating Budget Request
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65528.pdf)

(September 16, 2013) Report from the Medical Officer of Health on Student Nutrition Program Update on the First Year of the Five-Year Plan and 2014 Operating Budget Request
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65527.pdf)

(September 16, 2013) Appendix 1 - Summary of Proposed Municipal Investments to Stabilize and Expand Student Nutrition Programs in Toronto, revised June 2013
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65525.pdf)

(September 16, 2013) Appendix 2 - Toronto Student Nutrition Programs - Summary of Municipal and Provincial Funding 1998-2013
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65526.pdf)


1t Budget Adjustment to the Toronto Public Health 2013 Approved Operating Budget for Healthy Smiles Ontario and Children in Need of Treatment (CINOT) Expansion Dental Programs
Origin
(September 30, 2013) Letter from the Board of Health
Summary

This report seeks approval to amend the 2013 Approved Operating Budget for Toronto Public Health (TPH) as a result of 2013 funding confirmation received from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) for the 100% provincially funded Healthy Smiles Ontario (HSO) and the 75% provincially funded Children In Need Of Treatment (CINOT) Expansion Dental Programs.

Financial Impact

The 2013 Approved Operating Budget for TPH includes $8,965.5 thousand gross and $13.5 thousand net for the HSO and CINOT programs. The MOHLTC has confirmed funding of $7,569.2 thousand gross and $304.7 net for HSO and CINOT programs, resulting in a funding shortfall of $1,396.3 thousand gross and $13.5 thousand net.

 

The 2013 funding shortfall of $1,342.5 thousand gross and $0.0 net for Healthy Smiles Ontario Dental Program is expected to have no service level impact as long as there is no significant increase in utilization of the HSO dental program.

 

The 2013 funding shortfall of $53.8 thousand gross and $13.5 thousand net for Children In Need Of Treatment Program is expected to have no service level impact.

 

The Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer has reviewed this report and agrees with the financial impact information.

Background Information
(September 30, 2013) Letter from the Board of Health on Budget Adjustment to the Toronto Public Health 2013 Approved Operating Budget for Healthy Smiles Ontario and Children in Need of Treatment (CINOT) Expansion Dental Programs
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65532.htm)

(September 16, 2013) Report from the Medical Officer of Health on Budget Adjustment to the Toronto Public Health 2013 Approved Operating Budget for Healthy Smiles Ontario and CINOT Expansion Dental Programs
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65531.pdf)


1u Sony Centre Supplemental Budget Request
Origin
(November 19, 2013) Letter from the Chief Executive Officer, Sony Centre
Summary

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, I herewith submit a supplemental budget request for 2014 in the amount of $748,667 and an additional staff complement of 3 full time employees, all as described in the accompanying reports.  Please be advised that this request is in addition to the existing 2014 Budget request of $1,238,000 that has been previously submitted. The additional funds will be used to expand the Sony Centre’s programming, educational and development activities.

 

Please further note that the attached Executive Summary and attachments (with the exception of #5 – CAMG Report – Parts 2&3) are to be deemed confidential due to the fact that they deal with the security of municipal property.  These confidential documents contain detailed strategies for the implementation of the expanded programming, educational and development divisions of the Sony Centre and could be used by competitors to jeopardize the implementation of the Sony Centre’s future strategic plan.

Background Information
(November 19, 2013) Letter from the Chief Executive Officer, Sony Centre on Sony Centre Supplemental Budget Request
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65533.pdf)

Executive Summary to Staff Reports Outlining the Strategic Plan and Budget for 2014-15 - Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65534.pdf)


1v 2014-2023 Toronto Transit Commission Capital Budget
Origin
(November 25, 2013) Letter from the Chief Financial and Administration Officer, Toronto Transit Commission
Summary

Forwarding the Toronto Transit Commission's recommendations at its meeting on November 20, 2013.

Background Information
(November 25, 2013) Letter from the Chief Financial and Administration Officer, Toronto Transit Commission on 2014-2023 TTC Capital Budget
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65535.pdf)

(November 18, 2013) Attachment - Toronto Transit Commission Report No. 3(b) on 2014-2023 Toronto Transit Commission Capital Budget
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65536.pdf)


1w Costs Associated with Initial Work to be Done in 2014 in Respect of the McCowan Corridor Subway
Origin
(October 18, 2013) Report from City Council
Summary

City Council on October 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2013, adopted Item CC39.5, as amended, and in so doing, has referred Toronto Transit Commission and City costs associated with initial work to be done in 2014 in respect of the McCowan Corridor Subway to the Budget Committee to be addressed as part of its 2014 budget deliberations.

 

City Council on October 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2013, adopted, as amended Item CC39.5, headed, “Scarborough Rapid Transit Options: Reporting on Council Terms and Conditions”.

 

City Council has reconfirmed its support for a Scarborough Subway and among other things, has referred Toronto Transit Commission and City costs associated with initial work to be done in 2014 in respect of the McCowan Corridor Subway to the Budget Committee to be addressed as part of its 2014 budget deliberations.

Background Information
(October 18, 2013) Report from City Council on Costs Associated with Initial Work to be Done in 2014 in Respect of the McCowan Corridor Subway
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65537.pdf)


1x 2014 Toronto Transit Commission and Wheel-Trans Operating Budgets
Origin
(November 25, 2013) Letter from the Chief Financial and Administration Officer, Toronto Transit Commission
Summary

Forwarding the Toronto Transit Commission's recommendations at its meeting on November 20, 2013.

Background Information
(November 25, 2013) Letter from the Chief Financial and Administration Officer, Toronto Transit Commission on 2014 Toronto Transit Commission and Wheel-Trans Operating Budgets
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65488.pdf)

(November 18, 2013) Attachment - Toronto Transit Commission Report No. 3(a) on 2014 Toronto Transit Commission and Wheel-Trans Operating Budgets
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65489.pdf)


1y Toronto Police Service - 2014 - 2023 Capital Program Request
Origin
(October 22, 2013) Report from the Acting Chair, Toronto Police Services Board
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide the Budget Committee with the Toronto Police Service’s 2014 – 2023 capital program request.

Financial Impact

The Toronto Police Service’s (the Service) 2014-2023 Capital Program request is below the City’s affordability debt target by $6.4 Million (M) for the first five years of the program, and $8.4M for the full ten-year program.  Table 1 provides a summary of the revised 2014-2023 Capital Program request compared to the City of Toronto’s ten-year debt affordability target.  Additional detail on debt-funded and Reserve-funded projects can be found in Attachments A and B respectively.

 

(See Table 1 "Summary of 2014-2023 Capital Program Request ($Ms)"

in the Financial Impact section of the report dated October 22, 2013

from the Acting Chair, Toronto Police Services Board)

 

Attachment C (contained within Appendix A) provides a summary of the estimated operating impacts that result from projects included in the 2014-2023 capital program request.  The 2014 incremental operating impact is $1M.  Approval of the 2014-2023 program, as requested, will result in an estimated annualized pressure to the Service’s operating budget of $5.9M by 2023, mainly due to increased system maintenance and building operational requirements.  These operating impacts will be included in future operating budget requests, as required.

Background Information
(October 22, 2013) Report with Appendix A, from the Acting Chair, Toronto Police Services Board on Toronto Police Service: 2014 - 2023 Capital Program Request
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65490.pdf)


1z Toronto Police Service - 2014-2023 Capital Program Request - Revised
Origin
(November 13, 2013) Report from the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide the Budget Committee with the Toronto Police Service’s (Service) 2014 – 2023 revised capital program request.

Financial Impact

The Service’s revised 2014-2023 Capital Program request is below the City’s affordability debt target by $11.8 Million (M) for the first five years of the program, and $22M for the full ten-year program.  The program now reflects an increase of $13.5M in development charges (DC) funding.

Background Information
(November 13, 2013) Report with Appendix A, from the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board on Toronto Police Service - 2014-2023 Capital Program Request - Revised
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65493.pdf)


1aa Toronto Police Service - 2014 Operating Budget Request
Origin
(November 14, 2013) Report from the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide the Budget Committee with the 2014 operating budget request for the Toronto Police Service (the Service).

Financial Impact

The Service’s 2014 operating budget net request of $957.7M ($1,086.3M gross) is $29.1M or 3.1% above the 2013 approved budget.  The City Manager has identified a target of $955.9M, or a 2.94% increase over the 2013 approved budget (equivalent to the 2014 impact of the collective agreement).  The Service’s request is $1.8M or 0.2% above this target.

Background Information
(November 14, 2013) Report with Appendix A from the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board on Toronto Police Service - 2014 Operating Budget Request
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65495.pdf)

(November 7, 2013) Appendix B - Presentation by Mr. Veneziano to the Toronto Police Services Board on Operating Budget
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65496.pdf)


1ab Toronto Police Services Board - Proposed 2014 Net Operating Budget Request
Origin
(November 13, 2013) Report from the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide the Budget Committee with the 2014 Net Operating Budget request for the Toronto Police Services Board (‘the Board’).

Financial Impact

The proposed 2014 net operating budget, recommended in this report, represents an increase of 3.6 % over a 2013 budget of $2,275,900.  The Board 2014 operating budget request is a net amount of $2,358,200.  This request includes the 2014 impact of the Senior Officers’ Organization and Toronto Police Association salary settlement.

Background Information
(November 13, 2013) Report with Appendix A, from the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board on Toronto Police Services Board - Proposed 2014 Net Operating Budget Request
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65494.pdf)


1ac Toronto Police Service - Parking Enforcement Unit - 2014 Operating Budget Request
Origin
(November 13, 2013) Report from the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide the Budget Committee with the 2014 operating budget request for the Toronto Police Service – Parking Enforcement Unit (PEU).

Financial Impact

The Toronto Police Service’s Parking Enforcement Unit's 2014 net operating budget request is $44.6M ($46.2M gross).  This request includes the 2014 impact of the labour contract settlements, and represents an increase of $1.2M (2.8%) over the 2013 net operating budget of $43.4M.

Background Information
(November 13, 2013) Report with Appendix A, from the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board on Toronto Police Service - Parking Enforcement Unit - 2014 Operating Budget Request
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65491.pdf)

(November 7, 2013) Appendix B - Presentation by Ms. Califaretti to the Toronto Police Services Board
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65492.pdf)


1ad Toronto's 2011 Performance Measurement and Benchmarking Report
Origin
(April 23, 2013) Letter from the Executive Committee
Summary

This report and the accompanying Attachment A, entitled "Toronto’s 2011 Performance Measurement and Benchmarking Report", provide approximately 230 service/activity level indicators and performance measurement results in 33 service areas. Up to eleven years of Toronto’s historical data are included to examine short- and long-term internal trends, and 2011 results are compared externally to 15 other municipalities through the Ontario Municipal CAOs Benchmarking Initiative (OMBI).

 

This 2011 report differs from previous years through the addition of:

 

-           Five more service areas:

-           City Clerk's Office

-           Court Services

-           Fleet Services

-           Payroll Services

-           Purchasing Services

 

It should be noted that the annual data collection process for the information published in this report is a result of a joint effort with other OMBI municipalities.  The 2012 data and results will not be available until mid-2013. However, in some instances, Toronto's 2012 results were available and have been included in this report.

 

More timely information is reported on a quarterly basis to the Executive Committee through the Management Information Dashboard that provides current information for Toronto with respect to economic, social and divisional indicators. The most recent report for 2012 Quarter 4 is available at http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-56578.pdf.

 

Toronto’s 2011 Performance Measurement and Benchmarking Report is centred on results that can be quantified. It is equally important to consider achievements from 2012 and initiatives planned for 2013 that can further improve Toronto’s services. These have been included at the end of each service section in Attachment A and highlights are also provided related to continuous improvement initiatives (on pages 11 to 15 of the attached) under the headings of customer service, efficiency, effectiveness and quality of life. These initiatives are illustrative of staff efforts to build and foster a climate and culture of continuous improvement in our services.

 

Toronto is unique among Ontario municipalities because of its size and its role as the centre of business, culture, entertainment, sporting and provincial and international governance activities in the Greater Toronto Area. Therefore, the most accurate comparison for Toronto is to examine its own year-over-year results and longer-term historical trends. Results from the report show:

 

-           Toronto's 2011 service or activity level indicators increased or were maintained for 78 percent of the indicators in relation to 2010.

-           Toronto's 2011 performance measurement results in the areas of customer service/quality, community impact and efficiency showed 72 percent of the measures had either improved or stable results relative to 2010.

 

Notwithstanding Toronto’s unique place in Ontario, there is also value in comparing Toronto’s 2011 results to those of other Ontario municipalities for additional perspective. The report also includes comparative results of the cities of Winnipeg, MB and Calgary, AB in a number of the service areas.

 

Toronto’s 2011 results have been ranked by quartile in relation to these other municipalities. Results show:

 

-           Toronto’s service/activity indicators are at or higher than the OMBI median for 59 percent of the indicators. Toronto's much higher population density is a key factor in areas with lower activity levels or resources devoted to the service.

 

-           Toronto’s performance measurement results in the areas of customer service, community impact and efficiency are at or higher than the OMBI median for 50 percent of the measures.

 

Factors that influence why Toronto's results are higher or lower in relation to other municipalities include its high population density, its more developed urban form and older infrastructure. These influencing factors are discussed in the report.

 

There were few changes in Toronto’s quartile ranking for each of the indicators and measures between Toronto’s 2010 and 2011 Benchmarking Reports. Changes in Toronto’s quartile ranking for individual measures are more likely to occur over longer time periods, especially from 2012 and beyond with enhanced efficiencies identified through the City's Service Efficiency Studies.

 

It has been recognized that Toronto should expand its benchmarking work beyond Ontario to a broader world context. Staff are working with the Global City Indicators Facility (GCIF), based at the University of Toronto, to develop a standardized set of city indicators that measure and monitor city performance and quality of life globally. Toronto staff have made a significant contribution to date, including the sharing of our experiences in benchmarking work done through OMBI and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Quality of Life Indicators. Toronto has been recognized by staff of the World Bank and the GCIF as one of the world leaders in these areas.

Financial Impact

As this report deals with performance measurement results for prior years, there are no direct financial implications arising from this report. However, staff analysis of performance measurement results are utilized as part of the City’s service review program, service planning and budget processes and continuous improvement initiatives.

Background Information
(April 23, 2013) Letter from the Executive Committee on Torontoís 2011 Performance Measurement and Benchmarking Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65538.htm)

(April 9, 2013) Report from the City Manager on Torontoís 2011 Performance Measurement and Benchmarking Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65539.pdf)

Attachment A - Torontoís 2011 Performance Measurement and Benchmarking Report
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65540.pdf)


1ae Municipal Land Transfer Tax Reduction Options
Origin
(July 3, 2013) Letter from the Executive Committee
Summary

This report responds to a request from Executive Committee to report to the July 3, 2013 Executive Committee on potential options for capping, reducing (by 10%) or eliminating the City's Municipal Land Transfer Tax (MLTT) over four years, through reductions to applicable tax rates and increases to the first-time home buyer rebate.

 

Potential revenue impacts would depend on how much the rates in each tier of the MLTT tax structure are reduced, and whether the first time home purchasers rebate is amended.  Based on the 2012 net MLTT revenue of $344.5 million, a 10% reduction of the MLTT is equal to $34.5 million (or 1.5% of residential property tax impact).  A 25% reduction is equal to $86.1 million (or 3.6% residential property tax impact).

 

The MLTT has become a key sustainable own-source City revenue since its 2008 inception, generating almost 10% of the net tax-supported operating budget.  Although the City is approaching fiscal sustainability, the current 2014 operating budget outlook requires an efficiency savings target of $197 million to $203 million, after an assumed 1.75% to 2% property tax increase and other user fee increases.  Any reductions in the MLTT revenue would increase operating budget funding pressures and resulting expenditure program impacts for 2014 and beyond.

 

Staff are hesitant to amend MLTT tax rates before any consideration of the potential expenditure and program impacts.  As a result, it is recommended that this report be forwarded to Budget Committee for consideration of the 2014 budget.

Financial Impact

There is no financial impact resulting from this report.   However, if Council elects to amend the MLTT by-law, or even signal its intent to make specific by-law changes in the future, in-year real estate  market reaction (i.e real estate sales) and MLTT revenue changes could result.  Changes to the MLTT rates and or rebate structure could be considered as part of the City's annual budget process. 

Background Information
(July 3, 2013) Letter from the Executive Committee on Municipal Land Transfer Tax Reduction Options
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65530.htm)

(June 18, 2013) Report from the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on Municipal Land Transfer Tax Reduction Options
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65529.pdf)


1af Parks Forestry and Recreation follow-up Budget Items - Community Centres where programs are free and Swim to Survive Program
Origin
(December 9, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation
Summary

This report is in response to a motion approved at the December 4, 2013 meeting of the Community Development and Recreation Committee requesting staff to report to Budget Committee on the financial implications of implementing the designation of new Community Centres where programs are free (formerly Priority Centres) and the Swim to Survive program for consideration in the 2014 Operating Budget.

Financial Impact

Community Centres where programs are Free

 

The implementation of 16 existing Community Centres as "community centres where programs are free" will cost $5.420 million and $4.420 million net in 2016 and future years, including Welcome Policy savings of $1 million.   The start date of this implementation will result in different phase-in costs in 2014 and 2015.

 

The $1 million reduction to the Welcome Policy subsidy arises from an anticipated reduction of demand for Welcome Policy access resulting from the increase in free program offerings at the newly designated community centres where programs will be free. Welcome Policy use in the 16 locations was $1.2 million in 2012. The estimated reduction of the Welcome Policy budget will be reviewed once the new locations are implemented, and after a full year of operation history is known.

 

The 2014 Recommended Operating Budget includes funding for Fall 2014 implementation of the 16 designated community centres where programs are free will result in a net cost of $0.86 million in 2014, $3.39 million in 2015, and $0.17 million in 2016 .  To implement in the Summer of 2014, the net costs would be $1.87 million in 2014, $2.38 million in 2015, and $0.17 million in 2016.  To implement in the Spring of 2014, the net costs would be $2.31 million in 2014, $1.94 million in 2015, and $0.17 million in 2016.

 

The table below outlines the costs for the different implementation dates:

 

Priority Centre Annual Financial Summary - Spring Implementation ($000's)

Description

2014

2015

2016

Total

Annual Revenue Loss

        3,010.0

        2,240.0

           170.0

            5,420.0

Welcome Policy Subsidy Expenditure Reduction

           (700.0)

           (300.0)

                - 

            (1,000.0)

Net Impact

        2,310.0

        1,940.0

           170.0

            4,420.0

 

Priority Centre Annual Financial Summary - Summer Implementation ($000's)

Description

2014

2015

2016

Total

Annual Revenue Loss

        2,440.0

        2,810.0

           170.0

            5,420.0

Welcome Policy Subsidy Expenditure Reduction

           (570.0)

           (430.0)

                - 

            (1,000.0)

Net Impact

        1,870.0

        2,380.0

           170.0

            4,420.0

 

Priority Centre Annual Financial Summary - Fall Implementation ($000's)

Description

2014

2015

2016

Total

Annual Revenue Loss

        1,120.0

        4,130.0

           170.0

            5,420.0

Welcome Policy Subsidy Expenditure Reduction

           (260.0)

           (740.0)

                - 

            (1,000.0)

Net Impact

           860.0

        3,390.0

           170.0

            4,420.0

 

Swim to Survive

 

The incremental financial impact of implementing the Swim to Survive program in September 2014 is $0.125 million in 2014, $0.650 million in 2015 and $0.270 million in 2016 for a total annual cost of $1.045 million.

 

(See Table 1 of the Financial Impact Section of the report dated December 9, 2013 from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division entitled "Swim to Survive – September Implementation ($000's))

 

The Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer has reviewed this report and agrees with the financial impact information.

Background Information
(December 9, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation on Parks Forestry and Recreation follow-up Budget Items - Community Centres where programs are free and Swim to Survive Program
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65524.pdf)


1ag Parks Sports Field Maintenance and Fees
Origin
(December 9, 2013) Letter from the Parks and Environment Committee
Summary

The Parks and Environment Committee also recommended that:

 

1.         City Council endorse Parks, Forestry and Recreation's achievements to date on the service levels requested as per City Council approved Item EX21.8, and its continued efforts to improve sports field conditions.

 

2.         City Council endorse the 5% discount for non-profit, resident permit holders booking seasonal permits for 16 consecutive weeks or more, as identified in the Sports Field Playability and Responsibility Guidelines (Appendix B) in the report ((November 21, 2013) from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, if the new sports field permit fees outlined above are approved.

Background Information
(December 9, 2013) Letter from the Parks and Environment Committee on Parks Sports Field Maintenance and Fees
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65512.pdf)

(November 21, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation on the Parks Sports Field Maintenance and Fees
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65510.pdf)

(December 9, 2013) Appendix A
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65513.pdf)

(December 9, 2013) Appendix B
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65514.pdf)

(December 9, 2013) Appendix C
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65515.pdf)

(December 9, 2013) Appendix D
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65516.pdf)

(December 9, 2013) Appendix E
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65517.pdf)

(December 3, 2013) E-mail from Howard Birnie, President, Leaside Baseball Association
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65511.pdf)


1ah Public Health Agency of Canada Funding for Toronto Public Health Food Strategy Initiatives
Origin
(December 9, 2013) Letter from the Board of Health
Summary

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has confirmed its funding for Toronto Public Health (TPH) to complete food strategy projects focussed on procurement, healthy food retail and social finance to be initiated in 2013 and completed in 2015. TPH's Food Strategy team works collaboratively with diverse partners to implement food initiatives that support healthy eating, disease prevention, healthier communities and local, diverse economic development.

 

A one-time 2014 TPH Operating Budget increase of $232,335 gross and $0 net is requested in this report with 100 percent of the funding provided by PHAC. A one-time budget adjustment of $50,125 gross and $0 net will be included for consideration with the TPH 2015 Operating Budget Request.

Financial Impact

Funding of $311,760 has been approved by PHAC for work on healthy food access initiatives to be completed by TPH in collaboration with its community, institutional and private sector partners between November 2013 and March 31, 2015. A one-time adjustment of $29,300 gross and $0 net has been made to the 2013 TPH Operating Budget; one-time budget adjustments of $232,335 gross and $0 net in 2014 and $50,125 in 2015 are required to complete the allocation of funding to the completion of the project. No adjustments to TPH complement are required. The TPH 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget has been adjusted to reflect this new initiative.

 

The Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer have reviewed this report and agree with the financial impact information.

Background Information
(December 9, 2013) Letter from the Board of Health on Public Health Agency of Canada Funding for Toronto Public Health Food Strategy Initiatives
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65507.htm)

(November 21, 2013) Report from the Medical Officer of Health on Public Health Agency of Canada Funding for Toronto Public Health Food Strategy Initiatives
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65506.pdf)


1ai 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games - Investment Overview and Financial Implications
Origin
(December 13, 2013) Report from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A
Summary

This report identifies known and anticipated financial implications of the TORONTO 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games for the City of Toronto, and provides a consolidated overview of Games related expenditures and funding included in the Staff Recommended 2014 Operating and Capital Budgets.

 

As the Host City of the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games and a signatory to the Pan Am Games Multi-Party Agreement ("MPA"), Toronto is investing in four broad categories of Games related activities, namely:

 

(i)         An approved core Pan Am Capital Program consisting of ten (10) capital projects to develop or upgrade facilities that will be used as competition, training or festival venues during the Games and thereafter provide a legacy of new and improved (recreational) infrastructure. In addition, two new small capital projects (facility upgrades to the Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place) are recommended to benefit Games operations.

 

(ii)        A Host City Showcase Program to enhance the Games experience for residents, visitors and athletes, and to advance Toronto's economic development and tourism, sport development and healthy living, and resident engagement and cultural celebration goals.

 

(iii)       Pre-Games planning and preparation.

 

(iv)       Games period operations.

Financial Impact

The City of Toronto is using a decentralized corporate project management structure to support the planning and delivery of its Pan/Parapan American Games investments and activities. As such, detailed Games related financial impact information is available in the 2014 Recommended Operating Budgets and Capital Budgets and Plans for City divisions and agencies with significant Pan Am responsibilities.

 

An overview of the main financial implications for each category of the City's Pan Am activity is provided below, with further details available in the Comments section of this report.

 

(See Table titled "Pan Am Capital Program" under the Financial Impact Section

of the report dated December 13, 2013 from the Deputy City Manager)

 

Toronto's approved contribution of up to $96.5 million for 10 capital projects will leverage up to $252 million from Games Partners (primarily the Government of Canada) for a total investment in City assets of up to $348 million.

 

Because these capital projects were recently deemed eligible for development charge funding, financing for the City’s approved Pan/Parapan American Games Capital Program has been revised in the 2014 Recommended Capital Budget to substitute $3.040 million of debt funding for development charge funding. This change will free up debt funding that is now recommended to be used for two Pan Am Games related capital projects, included in the 2014 Recommended Capital Budget for Exhibition Place that were originally over the debt target. Specifically, of the freed up debt funding of $3.040 million, $1.500 million is recommended to be used for the Exhibition Place Pan Am Infrastructure Upgrades capital project and the remaining $1.540 million is recommended to be used for the Fire Alarm Replacement capital project.

 

Host City Showcase Program (Endorsed & Recommended), $000s

 

Project

2013

Budget

Rec'd 2014 Budget

2015

Plan

2016 -  2017 Plan

Funding Source

Total

 

Base

Reserve Funds

Other Revenue

Public Celebration & Cultural Festival in Nathan Phillips Square

0

300.9

2,119.1

0

2,000.0

500.0

2,500.0

Host City Welcome & Engagement Program

0

1,352.5*

1,495.3*

0

0

2,700.0**

2,700.0**

17 Showcase Program Initiatives Endorsed by Council in July 2013

875.0

5,617.1

1,308.9

227.0

0

7,828.0

200.0

8,028

11 New Recommended Showcase Program Initiatives

0.0

1,629.7

4,039.9

200.0

0

5,869.6

0

5,869.6

Total

875.0

8,900.2

8,963.2

427.0

2,000.0

16,897.6

200.0

19,098.0

 

Host City Showcase Program

 

* Figure includes annualized (12 month) salaries for certain positions. Once pro-rated for actual start date in 2014 and 9 months in 2015, the total for this program in 2014/15 will not exceed the Council-endorsed amount of $2.7 million.

** Assumes $2.7 million for the Welcome & Engagement Program, as per * above.

 

Games Planning and Preparation

 

With the exception of security planning expenditures (which are fully reimbursed), the costs to support Toronto's planning and preparations for the Games are paid in full by the City. Beginning in 2011, Council approved dedicated temporary funding for 2 FTEs in the City Manager's Office to provide corporate direction, oversight, coordination and support for the City's Pan Am activities and 2 FTEs in Parks, Forestry and Recreation to manage the division's Pan Am capital program and legacy initiatives. These 4 positions are included in the 2014 Recommended Operating Budget as non-program items with base funding of $0.544 million for 2014.

 

For the City to effectively and responsibly carry out all of the work which is required during the Operational Planning and Games Preparedness period (which runs from July 2013 – May 2015), however, additional dedicated temporary staff are now required. New Games planning and preparation requests reflected in the 2014 Staff Recommended Operating Budget and 2015 – 2016 Outlook are summarized below.

 

New Games Planning and Preparation Budget Requests, $000s

 

 

2014 Recommended Budget

2015 Plan

 

BASE/APPROVED

FTE

Gross / Net Expenditures

($000s)

FTE

Gross / Net  Expenditures

($000s)

 

City Manager's Office

2.0

271.8

2.0

290.6

Parks, Forestry & Recreation

2.0

271.9

2.0

271.9

  Subtotal

4.0

$543.7

4.0

$562.5

 

 

 

 

 

NEW/RECOMMENDED

FTE

Gross / Net Expenditures

FTE

Gross / Net  Expenditures

 

EMS

 

 

3.0

315.4

 

Fire Services

1.0

187.9

1.0

106.5

 

Toronto Public Health

2.0

258.8

2.1

263.4

 

Transportation Services

6.0

531.9

6.0

531.9

 

City Manager's Office

1.0

127.7

1.0

133.4

 

Subtotal

10.0

$1,106.2

13.1

$1.350.6

 

 

 

 

 

Total

14.0

$1,649.9

17.1

$1,913.1

 

 

Games Time Service Delivery (June – August, 2015)

 

During the Games Time Service Delivery period, incremental costs incurred by the City associated with above "normal" levels of municipal service provision will be recovered through the negotiation of a Municipal Services Agreement with the Government of Ontario (or other Games partners), consistent with terms of the Pan Am Games Multi-Party Agreement.

 

The Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer has reviewed this report and agrees with the financial impact information.

Background Information
(December 13, 2013) Report with Appendices A1 to A11, from the Deputy City Manager, Cluster A on 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games - Investment Overview and Financial Implications
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65481.pdf)


1aj Children's Services Amendment to 2014 Recommended Operating Budget to Reflect Increase in Provincial Contributions
Origin
(December 18, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Children's Services
Summary

This report seeks approval to amend the proposed Children's Services 2014 Operating Budget to reflect additional Provincial Funding. On November 19, 2013, the City received notification of its 2014 funding allocation. Funding from the Ministry of Education will increase from $275.182 million to $296.018 million, an increase of $20.836 million, or 7.6%.

 

The 2014 Recommended Operating Budget for Children's Services, developed prior to the provincial announcement, is $403.463 million gross. It includes a projected 1% increase in provincial funding of $2.752 million and a withdrawal $13.863 million from the Child Care Expansion Reserve Fund to maintain 2013 service levels. The incremental impact on the 2014 Recommended Operating Budget for Children's Services is $17.184 million gross, $0 net.

 

The investment strategy recommended in this report support several goals of the Council approved Child Care Service Plan, including those related to age and geographic equity as it relates to the availability of child care spaces and fee subsidy. The strategy allows the City to amend service standards in a manner that optimizes access to Provincial funding through the Utilization Allocation and enhances access to care by families of younger more vulnerable children. 

Financial Impact

The 2014 Recommended Operating Budget for Children's Services, developed prior to the provincial announcement, is $403.463 million gross, $76.716 million net, includes a projected 1% increase in core provincial funding of $2.752 million, and includes a withdrawal of $13.863 million from the Child Care Expansion Reserve Fund to maintain 2013 service levels.

 

On November 19, 2013, the City received notification from the Province of its 2014 funding allocation. Funding from the Ministry of Education will increase from $275.182 million to $296.018 million, an increase of $20.836 million or 7.6%.

 

There is no net impact from the additional funding on the 2014 Recommended Operating Budget. Gross expenditures increase by $17.184 million, $0 net, and include a budgeted reduction of $0.900 million in the withdrawal from the Child Care Capital Expansion Reserve Fund.  Table 1 summarizes the operating budget impacts.

 

(See Table 1 on the operating budget impacts under the Financial Impact

section of the report dated December 18, 2013,

from the General Manager, Children's Services)

 

The Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer has reviewed this report and agrees with the financial impact information.

Background Information
(December 18, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Children's Services on Children's Services Amendment to 2014 Recommended Operating Budget to Reflect Increase in Provincial Contributions
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65334.pdf)


1ak Designation of Existing Community Centres as Community Centres Where Programs are Free (Priority Centres)
Origin
(December 19, 2013) Report from City Council
Summary

City Council on December 16, 17 and 18, 2013 referred the designation of 16 existing community centres, as community centres where programs are free (formerly known as Priority Centres), effective April 2014, as outlined in the report (November 20, 2013) from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, and as per the approved selection criteria in the Recreation Service Plan, to the 2014 budget process for consideration.

 

City Council on December 16, 17 and 18, 2013 adopted, as amended, Community Development and Recreation Committee Item CD25.5 on Designation of Existing Community Centres as Community Centres Where Programs are Free (Priority Centres).

 

City Council has, among other things, referred the designation of 16 existing community centres, as community centres where programs are free (formerly known as Priority Centres), effective April 2014, as outlined in the report (November 20, 2013) from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, and as per the approved selection criteria in the Recreation Service Plan, to the 2014 budget process for consideration.

Background Information
(December 19, 2013) Transmittal from City Council on Designation of Existing Community Centres as Community Centres Where Programs are Free (Priority Centres)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65476.pdf)

City Council Decision on Item CD25.5 - Community Centres Where Programs are Free (Priority Centres)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65477.htm)


1al Funding of Vehicle Replacement Reserves - Request of Divisions, Agencies and Corporations
Origin
(December 19, 2013) Report from City Council
Summary

City Council on December 16, 17 and 18, 2013 directed that the following request be forwarded to the Budget Committee as part of the 2014 capital budget process:

 

City Council request City divisions, agencies and corporations, for 2014 and beyond, to fund their respective vehicle replacement reserves that such reserves do not fall into a negative balance and the reserves are adequate to meet future vehicle replacement.

 

City Council on December 16, 17 and 18, 2013 adopted Government Management Committee Item GM26.14 on Vehicle Capital Reserve Contributions Shortfalls.

 

City Council has, among other things, forwarded a request of City divisions, agencies and corporations regarding the funding of vehicle replacement reserves to the Budget Committee as part of the 2014 capital budget process.

Background Information
(December 19, 2013) Transmittal from City Council on Funding of Vehicle Replacement Reserves - Request of Divisions, Agencies and Corporations
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65466.pdf)

City Council Decision on Item GM26.14 - Vehicle Capital Reserve Contributions Shortfalls
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65467.htm)


1am Municipal Land Transfer Tax Reduction Options - Supplementary Report
Origin
(December 30, 2013) Report from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer
Summary

This supplementary report builds on the report from the City Manager and the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer to the July 3, 2013 Executive Committee EX33.28 titled "Municipal Land Transfer Tax Reduction Options" which was referred to the Budget Committee to be dealt with as part of the 2014 budget process.  That report contained potential options for capping, reducing (by 10%), or eliminating the City's Municipal Land transfer Tax (MLTT) over four years.  This report focuses on the more moderate option for reducing the tax by 10% or less.

 

The preliminary 2014 budget for net Municipal Land Transfer Tax (MLTT) revenue is $335 million, based on 2014 net revenue of $350 million matching the projected 2013 net actual revenue, and incorporating an offsetting $15 million buffer provision for the risk of housing market slowdown.  The budget figure does not take any potential rate changes into account.  A 10% reduction on its own would reduce revenue by an estimated $35 million, equivalent to a 1.5% residential property tax increase.

 

The MLTT has been an important City revenue since its 2008 implementation, and has grown to generate almost 10% funding for the net tax-supported operating budget.  To replace it entirely with property tax would require a 15% increase in the residential property tax.  City Council has recently approved, as one of the strategic actions for 2013-2018 under the Fiscal Sustainability theme, the expansion of the City's revenue base including revenues that grow with the economy as part of the long-term fiscal plan.  Reducing the MLTT revenue would be inconsistent with that strategic action, and is therefore not recommended.

Financial Impact

There is no financial impact resulting from the adoption of this report.  The net revenue losses associated with various rate changes and other adjustments to the MLTT are illustrated within this report.

Background Information
(December 30, 2013) Supplementary Report and Appendix A (Updated MLTT Rate Reduction Scenarios) from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on Municipal Land Transfer Tax Reduction Options
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65564.pdf)


1an Reserves and Reserve Funds Variance Report - September 30, 2013
Origin
(November 15, 2013) Report from the Treasurer
Summary

This report provides information on reserve and reserve fund balances as at September 30, 2013, activity in reserves and reserve funds during the first nine months of 2013, and projected year-end balances.  The vast majority of these funds have been committed to fund capital projects and known future liabilities, leaving minimal amounts for discretionary spending.

Financial Impact

There are no financial implications contained in this report.

 

The Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer has reviewed this report and agrees with the financial impact information.

Background Information
(November 15, 2013) Report from the Treasurer on Reserves and Reserve Funds Variance Report - September 30, 2013
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65565.pdf)

Reserves and Reserve Funds Variance Report Appendices A1, B1, C1, A2, B2 and C2
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65586.pdf)


1ao Toronto Transit Commission - 2013 Capital Budget Technical Amendments
Origin
(December 23, 2013) Letter from the Chief Financial and Administration Officer, Toronto Transit Commission
Summary

At its meeting on Thursday, December 19, 2013 the Toronto Transit Commission Board considered the attached report entitled, “2013 Capital Budget Technical Adjustments”.

Background Information
(December 23, 2013) Letter from the Chief Financial and Administration Officer, Toronto Transit Commission on 2013 Capital Budget Technical Adjustments
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65543.pdf)

(December 19, 2013) Report from the Toronto Transit Commission on 2013 Capital Budget Technical Adjustments
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65544.pdf)


1ap Capital Budget Variance Report for the Nine-Month Period Ended September 30, 2013
Origin
(December 17, 2013) Report from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide Council with the 2013 Capital Variance Report for the nine month period ended September 30, 2013 as well as projected actual expenditures to December 31, 2013.  Furthermore, the report seeks Council’s approval for 2013 in-year budget adjustments.

 

Capital expenditures for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 totalled $1.259 billion or 31.3% of the 2013 Approved Capital Budget of $4.019 billion (see Chart 1).  This spending pattern is consistent with prior years. As detailed by City Program and Agency in Appendix 1, actual expenditures to year-end are expected to reach $2.674 billion or 66.5% of the total 2013 Approved Capital Budget; Ten of 32 City Programs and Agencies are projecting spending in excess of 70% by year-end: Tax Supported Programs project a spending rate of 67% to year-end; while Rate Supported Programs project year-end spending rate of 64.8%.

 

(See Chart 1 in the report from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer)

Financial Impact

The total financial impact to the 2013 – 2022 Approved Capital Budget and Plan arising from the adoption of the recommended in-year budget adjustments in this report results in an overall increase to the City's 2013 Approved Capital Budget of $25,000 funded by a donations to Animal Services.

Background Information
(December 17, 2013) Report from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on Capital Variance Report for the Nine Month Period Ended September 30, 2013
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65659.pdf)

Appendix 1
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65660.pdf)

Appendix 2
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65661.pdf)

Appendix 3
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65662.pdf)


1aq Operating Budget Variance Report for the Nine-Month Period Ended September 30, 2013
Origin
(December 17, 2013) Report from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer
Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide Council with the City of Toronto Operating Variance for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2013 as well as year-end projections and to request Council's approval for amendments to the 2013 Approved Operating Budget between Programs to ensure accurate reporting and financial accountability with no increase to the 2013 Approved Net Operating Budget.

 

The estimates presented in this report do not reflect any spending from the recent ice storm.  These will be reported separately and will be reflected in the final Operating Variance Report for the Twelve-Month Period Ended December 31, 2013.

The purpose of this report is to provide Council with the City of Toronto Operating Variance for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2013 as well as year-end projections and to request Council's approval for amendments to the 2013 Approved Operating Budget between Programs to ensure accurate reporting and financial accountability with no increase to the 2013 Approved Net Operating Budget.

 

The estimates presented in this report do not reflect any spending from the recent ice storm.  These will be reported separately and will be reflected in the final Operating Variance Report for the Twelve-Month Period Ended December 31, 2013.

 

(See Table 1 of the Summary Section of the report dated December 17, 2013 from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer)

 

For the nine-month period ended September 30, 2013, Tax Supported Operations reported a net favourable variance of $112.199 million or 4.2%, as noted in Table 1 above.  Under-spending was driven largely by salary and benefit savings from vacant positions that were not filled and reduction in caseload for Toronto Employment and Social Services.  In addition, higher than budgeted revenue from permit applications for Toronto Building, Municipal Land Transfer Tax and Third Party Sign Tax contributed to the favourable net variance.

Projections indicate that the 2013 year-end net favourable variance will be $92.908 million or 2.5%.  The projected under-expenditure will result primarily from salary and benefit savings arising from vacant positions that will not be filled, significant reduction in Tax Deficiencies, continuation of lower caseload for Toronto Employment and Social Services combined with higher than planned revenue from the Municipal Land Transfer Tax and permit applications for Toronto Building.

 

The Table below summarizes Rate Supported Program net variances:

 

(See Table 2 of the Summary Section of the report dated December 17, 2013 from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer)

 

The net savings were driven by Toronto Water's gross under-spending combined with over-achieved revenue.  Rate Supported Programs project a 2013 year-end favourable variance of $25.961 million.

Financial Impact

As shown in Table 3 below, Tax Supported Programs' and Agencies' expenditures were under-spent by $230.873 million or 3.4% gross and $112.199 million or 4.2% net for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2013.  Projections indicate that the 2013 year-end net surplus will be $92.908 million or 2.5% based on the most current information.

                                                                                                                                                

(See Table 3 of the Financial Impact Section of the report dated December 17, 2013from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer)

 

City Operations reported gross under-spending of $188.630 million or 5.4% with a favourable net variance of $62.709 million or 4.5% as of September 30, 2013.  Current projections indicate that the 2013 year-end gross expenditures will be $242.335 million or 5.0% below budget, which will result in a $57.688 million or 3.1% favourable net variance.

 

Agencies reported gross under-spending of $26.279 million or 1.1% and $12.101 million or 1.0% of planned net expenditures for the nine months ended September 30, 2013.  The favourable net variance included:

 

  • $0.0 million for the Toronto Police Service.
  • $10.047 million for the Toronto Transit Commission combined services.
  • $0.526 million for the Toronto Public Library.
  • $0.0 million for the Toronto Police Services Board.
  • $1.528 million for all others.

 

Agencies collectively project gross under-expenditures of $13.675 million or 0.4%, which will result in a $0.845 million or 0.1% favourable net variance at year-end.  The projected net year-end variances for Agencies and Commissions are:

 

  • $0.0 million for the Toronto Police Service.
  • $ 0.188 million over-spending for the Toronto Transit Commission combined services.
  • $0.551 million for the Toronto Public Library.
  • $0.0 million for the Toronto Police Services Board.
  • $0.482 million for all others.

 

Corporate Accounts were under-spent by $15.964 million or 1.6% gross with a favourable net variance of $37.389 million or 39.3% for the nine months ended September 30, 2013.  The favourable net variance was the result of higher than budgeted net revenue of $25.414 million from the Municipal Land Transfer Tax and $5.007 million in earlier receipt of Third Party Sign Tax invoices.  Under-spending in Other Corporate Expenditures of $14.511 million and Capital and Corporate Financing of $5.649 million also contributed to the net variance.

 

Corporate Accounts collectively are forecast to have year-end gross under-expenditures of $50.295 million or 3.9% with a favourable net variance of $78.868 million or 53.4% for the 2013 Approved Operating Budget primarily from savings for Tax Deficiencies of $36.444 million and higher Municipal Land Transfer Tax revenue of $34.911 million.

 

Rate Supported Programs reported gross under-spending of $13.526 million or 1.4% and $25.395 million or 42.9% net for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2013.  The net savings were driven by Toronto Water's gross under-spending of $11.270 million largely from lower salaries, benefits and chemical costs combined with over-achieved revenues of $14.393 million largely due to a lower drop in residential consumption than originally forecasted and recoveries from new water and wastewater service connections.  Toronto water budgeted a drop of 1.5% in residential consumption compared to actual experience of 1.0%.

 

Rate Supported Programs project 2013 year-end gross under-spending of $18.554 million or 1.4% resulting in a $25.961 million favourable net variance, largely from continued expenditure savings and over-achieved revenue for Toronto Water.

 

Table 4 below summarizes the allocation of the 2013 preliminary year-end operating projections for Tax Supported Programs and Agencies and Rate Supported Operations.  After $44.492 million is allocated to comply with approved Council direction/legislative requirements, as outlined on pages 13, 14, 15 and 16, the 2013 preliminary year-end favourable net variance available for distribution is $92.908 million for Tax Supported Programs and Agencies.  In accordance with the City's Surplus Management Policy, $69.681 million will be transferred to the Capital Financing Reserve to fund the City's 2014 to 2023 Capital Budget and Plan.  Underfunded liabilities and/or reserve funds will be allocated the remaining $23.227 million.

 

All year-end transactions will be subject to further review and consideration subject to the final cost impacts from the December ice storm.

 

(See Table 4 of the Financial Impact Section of the report dated December 17, 2013from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer)

 

Appendices A, B and C attached summarize net expenditures, gross expenditures, and revenues, respectively.  Appendix D provides the in-year budget adjustments for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013.  Appendix E provides detailed variance explanations for City Programs and Agencies for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 as well as projections to year-end. Appendix F provides a detailed assessment of the approved complement for nine months ended September 30, 2013.

Background Information
(December 17, 2013) Report with Appendices A-F from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer on Operating Variance Report for the Nine-Month Period Ended September 30, 2013
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65632.pdf)


1ar 2014 Operating Budget - Authority to Enter into Agreement with Metrolinx for Street Art Projects
Origin
(January 7, 2014) Report from the General Manager, Transportation Services
Summary

Metrolinx has identified many sections of their infrastructure recently built or currently being constructed that could be subject to graffiti and would, therefore, benefit from the resulting beautification and proactive installation of street art. Given the success of the City's StreetARToronto (StART) program in facilitating and coordinating street art installations, Metrolinx approached StART staff about administering and implementing street art projects on its behalf. Apart from administering a grants program, StART's mandate as established in the Graffiti Management Plan (July 2011), has been to enter into partnerships with the public and private sectors for purposes of creating street art and averting graffiti vandalism.  

 

Due to the scale of Metrolinx's request and the revenue to be received by the City for this purpose, this report seeks Council authority to enter into an agreement with Metrolinx.  The report also seeks authority for staff to enter any other large scale implementation project of this type in the future, subject to the identified agency or partner providing complete cost recovery.

Financial Impact

The recommended adjustment to the Transportation Services' 2014 Road and Sidewalk Management Service Operating Budget of $0.800 million gross and $0 net, fully funded from Metrolinx contributions will allow Transportation Services through the StreetARToronto (StART) program to facilitate and coordinate street art installations for 13 projects over a two-year period.

 

Metrolinx has identified six priority projects for 2014 completion, including one already commissioned by a StART grant, with seven additional potential projects to be completed by summer of 2015.

 

Over a two-year period, this program will have an overall budget of close to $1 million ($0.8 million in 2014 and $0.2 million in 2015). Accommodated within this amount, StreetARToronto would charge a 10 percent administration fee to cover costs incurred by the City and reserve a portion of the project budget for a five-year maintenance plan.

 

The Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer has reviewed this report and agrees with the financial impact information.

Background Information
(January 7, 2014) Report from the General Manager on 2014 Operating Budget - Authority to Enter into Agreement with Metrolinx for Street Art Projects
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/bu/bgrd/backgroundfile-65651.pdf)