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Community and Protective Services Committee Sept. 7, 2016

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The Sept. 7, 2016, Community and Protective Services Committee meeting included:

Options for Sliding Scale Implementation

The Committee approved this report for information. Administration concluded that a potential funding shortfall in 2017 for the sliding fare schedule for Transit’s Low Income Monthly Pass would not require additional funding at this early stage. Given the unknowns around the program, uptake at the various levels of subsidy, and the lack of existing comparable data, Administration will monitor the program demand, review data as it become available, and will bring an update to Council in Q4 2017 as previously directed.

While Administration explored several options to fund the deepened subsidy discount directed by Council, the assessment concluded that the projected shortfall for 2017 did not require identification of funding sources at this stage.

Family and Community Support Services

The Committee approved the recommendation that Council approve the Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) funding recommendations of $3.24 million to 34 organizations in 2016 and $5.4 million to 29 organizations in 2017 in response to the recent Call for Funding Proposals (CFP) in May. The CFP received 190 proposals representing over $24 million in requests. Proposals were reviewed through a rigorous process, including stakeholder engagement, extensive communications efforts, input from external reviewers and guidance from subject matter experts.

Prince’s Island Park Management Advisory Committee

The committee approved the recommendation that Council disband the Prince’s Island Park Management Advisory Committee (PIPMAC). This committee of Council was struck in 1999 with the purpose of providing input into the Greater Prince’s Island Park Master Plan process. Administration concluded that PIPMAC is no longer necessary after engaging with current members, reviewing the PIPMAC Terms of Reference and meeting minutes, and noting other processes are in place to ensure committee members are informed on projects that may impact Prince’s Island Park. The committee agreed as the role and participation of PIPMAC members has waned over time, and the management practices for Prince’s Island Park have reached a level of maturity and stability.

Taxi and Limousine Advisory Committee

The committee approved unanimously the recommendation that Council approve the following:

  1. Adopt the Taxi and Limousine Advisory Committee (TLAC) Terms of Reference Amendments
  2. Receive for information:
    • 2017 TLAC Work Plan
    • 2017 TLAC Operating Budget
    • 2016 Leger – Satisfaction with Taxi Services Survey Summary

TLAC recommended that the TLAC Terms of Reference be amended to include the Transportation Network Company (TNC) industry. As well, the updated Terms of Reference amendments align with the revised “Governance and Appointments of Boards, Commissions and Committees” policy. In support of the changing livery landscape, the Terms of Reference propose that TLAC change its name to Livery Transport Advisory Committee (LTAC). In 2017, TLAC will report its annual progress to Council and provide a status update on the implementation of bylaw 12M2016, which amended the Livery Transport Bylaw to allow for the Transportation of Network Companies (TNCs).


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