THE COUNCIL OF

THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL

June 11, 2020

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Council Chamber, 5th Floor
Regional Administrative Headquarters
10 Peel Centre Drive, Suite A
Brampton, Ontario
Members Present:
  • P. Brown
  • G. Carlson
  • B. Crombie
  • D. Damerla
  • S. Dasko
  • G.S. Dhillon
  • J. Downey
  • C. Fonseca
  • P. Fortini
  • A. Groves
  • N. Iannicca
  • J. Innis
  • J. Kovac
  • M. Mahoney
  • S. McFadden
  • M. Medeiros
  • M. Palleschi
  • C. Parrish
  • K. Ras
  • P. Saito
  • R. Santos
  • I. Sinclair
  • R. Starr
  • A. Thompson
  • P. Vicente
Staff Present
  • N. Polsinelli, Interim Chief Administrative Officer
  • S. Baird, Commissioner of Digital and Information Services
  • K. Lockyer, Regional Clerk and Interim Commissioner of Corporate Services
  • S. VanOfwegen, Commissioner of Finance and Chief Financial Officer
  • P. O'Connor, Regional Solicitor
  • A. Smith, Interim Chief Planner
  • A. Farr, Interim Commissioner of Public Works
  • J. Sheehy, Commissioner of Human Services
  • C. Granger, Acting Commissioner of Health Services
  • Dr. L. Loh, Interim Medical Officer of Health
  • A. Macintyre, Deputy Regional Clerk and Manager of Legislative Services
  • C. Thomson, Legislative Specialist
  • S. Valleau, Legislative Technical Coordinator
  • R. Khan, Legislative Technical Coordinator

Regional Chair Iannicca called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 9:31 a.m. in the Council Chamber, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Drive, Suite A, Brampton.

Councillor Parrish arrived at 11:35 a.m.

Councillor McFadden departed at 12:00 p.m. due to personal matters.

Regional Chair Iannicca advised that he had been made aware of a concern regarding the use of the word “Huron” in the Indigenous Land Acknowledgement and that staff would be reviewing the wording.

Regional Chair Iannicca read an Indigenous Land Acknowledgement.

  • Resolution Number2020-421
    Moved byCouncillor Ras
    Seconded byCouncillor Thompson

    That the minutes of the May 28, 2020 Regional Council meeting be approved.

    Carried
  • Resolution Number2020-422
    Moved byCouncillor McFadden
    Seconded byCouncillor Ras

    That the agenda for the June 11, 2020 Regional Council meeting include a letter from Malone Given Parsons Ltd., on behalf of Brookvalley Project Management Inc. and Laurier Homes / Yorkwood Homes in Mayfield West, providing comments on the Mayfield West Phase 2 Stage 2 Settlement Area Boundary Expansion (ROPA 34) proposed Council resolution, to be dealt with under Planning and Growth Management Communications – Item  18.2;

    And further, that the agenda for the June 11, 2020 Regional Council meeting include a letter from Aird & Berlis LLP, on behalf of the Mayfield West Phase 2 Landowners Group, Providing Comments from the Mayfield West Phase 2 Landowners Group regarding the Motion on the Town of Caledon Request for a Minister’s Zoning Order for Mayfield West Phase 2 Stage 2 Lands, listed as Item 22.1, to be dealt with under Planning and Growth Management Communications – Item  18.3;

    And further, that the agenda for the June 11, 2020 Regional Council meeting include a motion regarding anti-Black Racism, to be dealt with under Motions/Notice of Motions – Item 22.3;

    And further, that the agenda for the June 11, 2020 Regional Council meeting be approved, as amended.

    Carried
  • Resolution Number2020-423
    Moved byCouncillor Thompson
    Seconded byCouncillor Downey

    That the following matters listed on the June 11, 2020 Regional Council Agenda be approved under the Consent Agenda: Items 9.1, 11.1, 12.2, 13.2, 18.1, 20.1, 24.1

    In Favour (23)Councillor Brown, Councillor Carlson, Councillor Crombie, Councillor Damerla, Councillor Dasko, Councillor Dhillon, Councillor Downey, Councillor Fonseca, Councillor Fortini, Councillor Groves, Councillor Innis, Councillor Kovac, Councillor Mahoney, Councillor McFadden, Councillor Medeiros, Councillor Palleschi, Councillor Ras, Councillor Saito, Councillor Santos, Councillor Sinclair, Councillor Starr, Councillor Thompson, and Councillor Vicente
    Absent (1)Councillor Parrish
    Carried

Regarding Community Mental Health and Addictions Services and Supports Across Peel (Related to 7.2 and 13.1)

  • Resolution Number2020-424
    Received

David Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Mental Health Association Peel Dufferin (CMHA), stated that one in five adults across the nation will experience a mental health problem or illness which translates to more than 276,000 people each year in the Region of Peel.  He highlighted that the Central West and Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Networks have among the lowest per capita community mental health funding and highest number of residents per long term psychiatric beds in the province.   David Smith noted that the COVID-19 Pandemic has exacerbated pressures within the mental health and addictions services in Peel.

Regarding Community Mental Health and Addictions Services and Supports Across Peel (Related to 7.1 and 13.1)

  • Resolution Number2020-425
    Received

Ceri Harnden, Chief Officer, System Integration, Peel Children’s Centre, provided an overview of mental health statistics for children and youth, stating that 12 per cent of Peel’s population are children from birth to age 19 and that one in five children will require mental health services.  She stated that current provincial funding provides mental health services to less than 5,000 children per year, noting that 41,000 kids under the age of 17 and over 18,000 young adults 18 to 24 years of age, are not able to access services.  Peel has one of the longest wait times for child and youth mental health services; and, for every dollar the Peel community receives for mental health and addiction services, Toronto receives six dollars.  Moving forward, advocacy for a population-based funding formula is required to ensure that the Region of Peel receives a fair share of funding.

Item 13.1 was dealt with.

Regarding the Safe House that Opened in April, 2020, as Part of the Strategy to Address Human Trafficking (Related to 15.1)

  • Resolution Number2020-426
    Received

Jody Miller, Managing Director and Lee Ann Bailey, Manager, Anti-Human Trafficking Programs, Elizabeth Fry Society of Peel-Halton and Constable Joy Brown, Community Mobilization Unit, Peel Regional Police, provided an overview of the Bonnie McPhee Safe House as part of the Peel Human Sex Trafficking Strategy.

Joy Brown expressed appreciation to Regional Council for supporting the Peel Human Trafficking Committee  recognizing the importance of addressing human sex trafficking and gaps in services in the Region of Peel.

Lee Ann Bailey advised that Bonnie McPhee House provides safe, secure, and confidential housing designed to support young women who have, or who are experiencing sex trafficking or sexual exploitation. The design focusses on providing a safe space of respite where survivors can feel safe and valued.  Trained staff are available for support on-site 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The House is currently operating at 50 per cent capacity to align with current public health protocols. Lee Ann Bailey outlined the criteria for clients to access the program and described the three program stages: Orientation, Stabilization and Re-Integration.

Councillor Downey expressed her appreciation to all participants of the Peel Human Trafficking Committee, noting the tireless work that brought the Bonnie McPhee Safe House to fruition.

Nancy Polsinelli, Interim Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), noted that the public environment in which the Region of Peel does its work has undergone another important shift. Events in the United States have challenged any sense of complacency regarding anti-Black racism and the protests taking place represent a tectonic shift in community life across North America and the world. While the issues are not new, they are being seen in an entirely new light.

The Region’s Executive Leadership Team will be establishing town halls to be held over the summer months that will create a safe space where employees can ask, talk and build understanding regarding issues of racism. These will help to inform additional educational pieces that will be shared with all staff to increase knowledge of anti-Black racism and experiences of other racialized groups.

The Region is also collecting and reporting demographic data through a workforce census to understand how representative our workforce is of the community we serve.

As the Region examines these issues, crisis response continues and addressing systemic racism must be part of that process. Together with partners in Peel and across Ontario, we need to understand how persistent issues of racism and inequity contribute to differences in health and wellbeing. With that knowledge, long-term recovery can be strengthened by supporting good health among Black communities and other disadvantaged groups.

Item 22.3 was dealt with.

 

(Oral)
Presentation by Dr. Lawrence Loh, Interim Medical Officer of Health

(Related to 22.3)

  • Resolution Number2020-427
    Received

Dr. Lawrence Loh, Interim Medical Officer of Health, provided an update on COVID-19 cases in the Region of Peel, noting that Mississauga and Caledon are starting to move into the end of the first wave and Brampton is just slightly behind. As the Region of Peel moves toward Phase 2 reopening, reducing case loads and maintaining testing and tracing capacity means more of the community can be opened and be more localized in closures as they are needed.

Pop up testing has started and additional testing sites will be released in the weeks to come, with a focus on neighbourhoods with higher incident rates, workplaces in outbreak and/or at risk, and occupations at risk, such as first responders.   

Reopening the community has to be done with caution; Dr. Loh reiterated the importance of frequent hand washing, physical distancing in public, wearing masks when distancing is not possible and avoiding crowds.

Dr. Loh was requested by Councillor Dasko to provide him with information related to testing at Port Credit Residences.

In response to a question from Councillor Damerla, Dr. Loh advised that Peel Public Health has provided guidance to places of worship to assist them in safely opening and that childcare centres will be advised to remain closed until infection prevention and control procedures are in place and specific guidance for doing so is provided.

Councillor Saito inquired about mandating the use of face masks. Dr. Loh responded that the use of masks is strongly recommended when physical distancing is not possible; however, mandating the use of masks would be difficult to enforce.

In response to questions from Councillor Crombie, Dr. Loh confirmed that no long term care centres in the Region are currently in the red zone of outbreaks, and many of them are out of outbreak.

(Oral)
Presentation by Norman Lum, Director, Business and Financial Planning (Related to 9.1)

  • Resolution Number2020-428
    Received

Norman Lum, Director, Business and Financial Planning advised that the Region of Peel’s three-month average unemployment rate jumped to 13.3 per cent in May 2020, the highest rate recorded since Peel-specific monthly data became available in 2006. However, the provincial government launched Phase 1 of re-opening the economy, allowing retail and seasonal businesses to re-open, lifting limits on construction, and some health and medical services resuming. On June 8, Phase 2, of the re-opening was announced which includes a regional approach to re-opening.

The Development Charges shortfall previously communicated to Regional Council puts significant pressure on Peel’s overall cash flow and financial flexibility. To respond to the increased pressure, the Capital Construction Task Force is reviewing and prioritizing capital projects with specific focus on development charge funded projects to align the spending with the projected revenue.  Staff will report to the July 9, 2020 Regional Council meeting with a proposed strategy to manage the cash flow risks.

The operating deficit driven by the COVID-19 pandemic is forecast to be $38.7 million; $24.2 for tax supported programs and $14.4 million for utility rate supported programs, which is lower than the deficit that was estimated in May. The projected deficit will continue to evolve as the situation with COVID-19 evolves and changes; a key factor of which will be the amount of program funding ultimately received from the provincial government to help offset the incremental COVID costs.  Advocacy for appropriate funding from upper levels of government will be critical to support the Region’s long term financial health.

(Related to 13.2) 

  • Resolution Number2020-429
    Moved byCouncillor Damerla
    Seconded byCouncillor Kovac

    That the Regional Chair write a letter, on behalf of Regional Council, to the Minister of Long-Term Care to convey Regional Council’s support of the Province's commitment to complete an independent commission into Ontario’s long term care system to identify improvements that better protect residents and staff across the long term care sector including enhanced requirements for appropriate staffing models, emotionally focused patient-centered care, and increased funding;

    And further, that copies of the letter be forwarded to Peel-area MPs, MPPs, Advantage Ontario and the Minister of Health.

    In Favour (23)Councillor Brown, Councillor Carlson, Councillor Crombie, Councillor Damerla, Councillor Dasko, Councillor Dhillon, Councillor Downey, Councillor Fonseca, Councillor Fortini, Councillor Groves, Councillor Innis, Councillor Kovac, Councillor Mahoney, Councillor Medeiros, Councillor Palleschi, Councillor Parrish, Councillor Ras, Councillor Saito, Councillor Santos, Councillor Sinclair, Councillor Starr, Councillor Thompson, and Councillor Vicente
    Absent (1)Councillor McFadden
    Carried

Cathy Granger, Acting Commissioner of Health Services, provided information on the delivery of the Region of Peel’s seniors’ service mandate of improving quality of life for both seniors living in the community and those living in Region of Peel Long Term Care homes; as well as how the Region is performing in accordance with provincial standards and regulations governing the sector.

Peel Long Term Care centres received the three-year Commission Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) to May 31, 2023. This achievement is an indication of the Region’s dedication and commitment to improving the quality of life of seniors. The Region’s long term care homes also continue to exceed provincial averages for performance indicators for quality care on prescribed anti-psychotic drugs without a diagnosis of psychosis.

Peel Long Term Care staff take action to address any non-compliance findings from the Ministry of Long-Term Care to ensure compliance with the Long-Term Care Homes Act, through policy revisions, development of new processes and tools, enhancement of training; and reinforcement of roles and responsibilities on the interdisciplinary team.

As part of the COVID-19 response, staff at Regional long term care homes reacted quickly to increase staffing, create isolation units, improve infection prevention and control and enhance continuous communication with families and staff.

Cathy Granger outlined the Region’s continued advocacy on investments and direction for long term care, noting that staff will continue to work with sector partners and the provincial government to strengthen the long term care sector in Ontario and for all seniors who live in Peel.

(As requested at the May 28, 2020 Regional Council meeting)

  • Resolution Number2020-430
    Moved byCouncillor Damerla
    Seconded byCouncillor Saito

    That regular meetings of Regional Council be scheduled for Thursday, July 23, 2020 and Thursday, August 6, 2020;

    And further, that should the provincial declaration of emergency regarding COVID-19 be terminated during the months of July or August, the additional regular meetings be cancelled.

    In Favour (23)Councillor Brown, Councillor Carlson, Councillor Crombie, Councillor Damerla, Councillor Dasko, Councillor Dhillon, Councillor Downey, Councillor Fonseca, Councillor Fortini, Councillor Groves, Councillor Innis, Councillor Kovac, Councillor Mahoney, Councillor Medeiros, Councillor Palleschi, Councillor Parrish, Councillor Ras, Councillor Saito, Councillor Santos, Councillor Sinclair, Councillor Starr, Councillor Thompson, and Councillor Vicente
    Absent (1)Councillor McFadden
    Carried

(Oral) (Related to 8.6)

  • Resolution Number2020-431
    Received

Andrew Farr, Interim Commissioner of Public Works, advised that the proposed implementation of a limit for waived Community Recycling Centres (CRC) fees; the resumption of bulky-item drop-off at CRCs; and, the reinstatement of curbside collection of bulky items as discussed at the May 28, 2020 Regional Council meeting, require a resolution of Council to implement.

The Regional Clerk advised that consideration of such a motion would require a two-thirds majority vote to reconsider a decision made at a previous meeting of Regional Council.

(As requested at the May 28, 2020 Regional Council meeting) (Related to 8.5)

  • Resolution Number2020-432 Two-Thirds Majority
    Moved byCouncillor Starr
    Seconded byCouncillor Saito

    That Resolution 2020-294 from the April 9, 2020 Regional Council meeting related to waste management during COVID-19 emergency declaration, be reconsidered.

    In Favour (21)Councillor Brown, Councillor Carlson, Councillor Crombie, Councillor Dasko, Councillor Dhillon, Councillor Fonseca, Councillor Fortini, Councillor Groves, Councillor Innis, Councillor Kovac, Councillor Mahoney, Councillor Medeiros, Councillor Palleschi, Councillor Parrish, Councillor Ras, Councillor Saito, Councillor Santos, Councillor Sinclair, Councillor Starr, Councillor Thompson, and Councillor Vicente
    Abstain (2)Councillor Damerla, and Councillor Downey
    Absent (1)Councillor McFadden
    Carried
  • Resolution Number2020-433
    Moved byCouncillor Saito
    Seconded byCouncillor Starr

    Whereas Regional Council at its meeting on April 9, 2020 approved Resolution 2020-294 regarding waste management services during COVID-19 Emergency Declaration which, in part, directed staff to waive fees for dropping off waste at the Region of Peel’s Community Recycling Centres and to suspend the collection of bulky items during the emergency declaration;

    And whereas, Regional Council at its meeting on April 23, 2020 approved Resolution 2020-318 regarding amendments to the Waste Management System Fees and Charges By-law 17-2007, as amended and the Waste Collection By-law 35-2015 delegating authority to the Commissioner of Public Works to waive CRC fees and to adjust waste management services and requirements during a declared emergency and the enactment of By-laws 34-2020 and 35-2020;

    And whereas, Regional Council at its meeting on May 28, 2020 received an update from the Interim Commissioner of Public Works on Community Recycling Centres (CRC), including a proposal to implement a 100 kg/per load/per day limit for the waived CRC fees; and, to resume acceptance of bulky items at the CRCs and curbside collection in the Region of Peel;

    Therefore be it resolved, that the waiving of fees for dropping off waste at the Region of Peel CRCs be limited to 100 kg/per load/per day effective immediately for the duration of the declared emergency or earlier as recommended by the Commissioner of Public Works;

    And further, that drop off of bulky items at CRCs be reinstated effective June 25, 2020 or earlier if the Commissioner of Public Works deems appropriate;

    And further, that curbside collection of bulky items be reinstated effective June 29, 2020.

    In Favour (23)Councillor Brown, Councillor Carlson, Councillor Crombie, Councillor Damerla, Councillor Dasko, Councillor Dhillon, Councillor Downey, Councillor Fonseca, Councillor Fortini, Councillor Groves, Councillor Innis, Councillor Kovac, Councillor Mahoney, Councillor Medeiros, Councillor Palleschi, Councillor Parrish, Councillor Ras, Councillor Saito, Councillor Santos, Councillor Sinclair, Councillor Starr, Councillor Thompson, and Councillor Vicente
    Absent (1)Councillor McFadden
    Carried

Email dated May 29, 2020, Advising that the Region of Peel Will Receive Funds as Part of the COVID-19 Community Response Fund Supported by the Canadian Medical Association Foundation (Receipt recommended) (Related to Item 8.2)

  • Resolution Number2020-434
    Received

This item was dealt with under the Consent Agenda.

(Related to By-law 45-2020)

  • Resolution Number2020-435
    Moved byCouncillor Thompson
    Seconded byCouncillor Downey

    That the necessary by-law be presented for enactment to amend Region of Peel Traffic By-law 15-2013 for the implementation of the Automated Speed Enforcement Program in Peel Region;

    And further, that the Town of Caledon, the Caledon Ontario Provincial Police, Dufferin Peel Catholic School Board and Peel District School Board be advised.

    Carried

This item was dealt with under the Consent Agenda.

(Referral to Public Works recommended) (Related to 12.2 and 22.2)

  • Resolution Number2020-436
    Referred to Public Works

Councillor Downey thanked staff in Public Works for facilitating the Automated School Bus Camera Working Group.

The Interim Commissioner of Public Works was requested by Councillor Thompson to investigate the feasibility of the Region of Peel taking the lead in the implementation of a processing centre for the Administrative Monetary Penalties System.

Item 22.2 was dealt with.

(Receipt recommended) (Related to 12.1 and 22.2)

  • Resolution Number2020-437
    Received

This item was dealt with under the Consent Agenda.

(Related to 7.1 and 7.2)

  • Resolution Number2020-438
    Moved byCouncillor Santos
    Seconded byCouncillor Vicente

    That the report of the Acting Commissioner of Health Services titled “Responding to the Mental Health and Addictions Needs in Peel” be referred back to staff;

    And further, that staff revise the recommendation contained within the subject report to request that the provincial government:

    • immediately implement the new funding formula for children and youth mental health services
    • immediately establish and implement a fair, population-based funding formula for adult mental health and addictions services
    • correct the historic inequities in funding of mental health and addictions services

    And further, that staff revise the recommendation contained within the subject report to include direction to staff to develop a public awareness campaign that illustrates the experiences of children, youth and adults who require access to mental health and addictions services;

    And further, that the subject report with revised recommendation be included on the June 25, 2020 Regional Council agenda.

     

    In Favour (22)Councillor Brown, Councillor Crombie, Councillor Damerla, Councillor Dasko, Councillor Dhillon, Councillor Downey, Councillor Fonseca, Councillor Fortini, Councillor Groves, Councillor Innis, Councillor Kovac, Councillor Mahoney, Councillor McFadden, Councillor Medeiros, Councillor Palleschi, Councillor Ras, Councillor Saito, Councillor Santos, Councillor Sinclair, Councillor Starr, Councillor Thompson, and Councillor Vicente
    Abstain (1)Councillor Carlson
    Absent (1)Councillor Parrish
    Carried

Councillor Santos urged members of Regional Council to aggressively advocate to Peel’s MPPs for a fair share of funding for mental health and additions services.

In response to questions from Councillor Medeiros, David Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Mental Health Association Peel Dufferin, advised that the current provincial funding formula is based on the previous year’s amount, plus a percentage increase; however, growth in the Region of Peel is higher than the provincial average so the funding does not keep pace with the level of need. A population-based funding formula is required to ensure the Region receives its fair share.

Ceri Harnden, Chief Officer, System Integration, Peel Children’s Centre, noted that both the Liberal and Conservative governments have agreed on a formula for children and youth mental health services that recognizes the social detriments of health however, it has not yet been released.

Councillor Saito suggested that, through the Health System Integration Committee, hospital partners could provide statistics that demonstrate that investments in mental health services enable savings to be achieved in other areas. 

Councillor Brown noted that the provincial government has allocated money for mental health services and are in the process of determining how the funds will be distributed. He suggested that a public awareness campaign that highlights people’s experiences, articulates the diminished service levels in the Region, and the difference in wait times for services in the Region of Peel compared to other jurisdictions, would be effective.

Councillor Saito suggested that the recommendation contained within the report should include a request that the provincial government immediately implement the funding formula for children and youth mental health services and develop a population-based formula for adult mental health and addictions services.

Councillor Damerla noted the need for the provincial government to address the historical inequities in funding of mental health services.

Regional Chair Iannicca undertook to discuss the funding of mental health and addictions services with the Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions. He suggested that the report of the Acting Commissioner of Health Services be referred back to staff for refinement of the recommendation and be brought back to the June 25, 2020 Regional Council meeting for consideration.

(For information) (Related to 8.3)

  • Resolution Number2020-439
    Received

This item was dealt with under the Consent Agenda.

Letter dated June 2, 2020, Providing Comments from BILD and its Peel Chapter Members on the Region of Peel’s Development Services Fee Review (Receipt recommended) 

  • Resolution Number2020-441
    Received

This item was dealt with under the Consent Agenda.

Letter dated June 9, 2020, Providing Comments on the Mayfield West Phase 2 Stage 2 Settlement Area Boundary Expansion (ROPA 34) Proposed Council Resolution listed as Item 22.1 on the June 11, 2020 Regional Council Agenda (Receipt recommended) (Related to 18.3 and 22.1)

  • Resolution Number2020-442
    Received

Letter dated June 10, 2020, Providing Comments from the Mayfield West Phase 2 Landowners’ Group regarding the Motion on the Town of Caledon Request for a Minister’s Zoning Order for Mayfield West Phase 2 Stage 2 Lands, listed as Item 22.1 on the June 11, 2020 Regional Council Agenda (Receipt recommended) (Related to 18.2 and 22.1)

  • Resolution Number2020-443
    Received

Letter dated June 1, 2020, Providing a Copy of the 2020 VCOM Group Annual Report (Receipt recommended)

  • Resolution Number2020-444
    Received

This item was dealt with under the Consent Agenda.

(As requested by Councillor Parrish) (Related to 18.2 and 18.3)

  • Resolution Number2020-445
    Moved byCouncillor Parrish
    Seconded byCouncillor Medeiros

    Whereas the Town of Caledon Council - a lower tier municipality within the Region of Peel - has made a formal request of the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to grant a Minister's Zoning Permit regarding Mayfield West Phase 2 Stage 2;

    And whereas, the authority to determine population allocations in two tier municipalities has been designated to Regional Councils by the Province;

    And whereas, the population allocation for Mayfield West Phase 2 Stage 2 will require 2041 population numbers that have not yet been reviewed by Peel Regional staff nor Council;

    And whereas, an early allocation of population to Mayfield West Phase 2 Stage 2 may reduce population allocations to other parts of the Region;

    And whereas, Region of Peel Council, passed the following Resolution 2020-201 on March 12, 2020:

    That the report of the Acting Commissioner of Commissioner of Public Works and the Acting Chief Planner and Director Regional Planning and Growth Management titled "Mayfield West Phase 2 Stage 2 Settlement Boundary Expansion, Regional Amendment 34" be deferred until such time as the Municipal Comprehensive Review is completed. Yeas/16 Nays/5 Absent/3

    And whereas, Region of Peel Planning staff are currently conducting the Municipal Comprehensive Review expected to be completed by January 2021;

    And whereas, a Minister’s Zoning Order (MZO) is not appealable by citizens, environmental or other groups nor is it subject to a Local Planning Appeal Tribunal nor a Committee of Adjustment modification;

    And whereas, an MZO, by its nature, circumvents the normal planning process and overrides the Province's own policies;

    Therefore be it resolved, that the Council of The Regional Municipality of Peel strongly opposes the request by the Town of Caledon for an MZO for Mayfield West Phase 2 Stage 2;

    And further, that the Chair of the Region of Peel forward this motion to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing at the earliest opportunity, with a cover letter strongly supporting its intent.

    In Favour (15)Councillor Carlson, Councillor Crombie, Councillor Damerla, Councillor Dasko, Councillor Fonseca, Councillor Fortini, Councillor Groves, Councillor Kovac, Councillor Mahoney, Councillor Medeiros, Councillor Parrish, Councillor Ras, Councillor Saito, Councillor Santos, and Councillor Vicente
    Opposed (8)Councillor Brown, Councillor Dhillon, Councillor Downey, Councillor Innis, Councillor Palleschi, Councillor Sinclair, Councillor Starr, and Councillor Thompson
    Absent (1)Councillor McFadden
    Carried

The Acting Chief Planner responded to questions from Members of Regional Council regarding the Municipal Comprehensive Review Process, Minister’s Zoning Orders, and previous Regional Council decisions regarding the allocation of population numbers.

(As requested by Councillor Brown) (Related to 12.1 and 12.2)

  • Resolution Number2020-446
    Moved byCouncillor Brown
    Seconded byCouncillor Thompson

    Whereas school bus safety requires ongoing assessment and improvement and is currently a growing issue across Ontario;

    And whereas, a school bus stop arm camera program would complement traditional Police enforcement to help make the roads safer for more than 68,000 students that travel across the Region of Peel every day;

    And whereas, the Region of Peel recognizes the need to work collaboratively with stakeholders to support and increase safety for children travelling to and from school;

    And whereas, the Automated School Bus Camera Working Group (the Working Group), through its stakeholders (Regional Councillors, staff from Caledon, Brampton, Mississauga and the Region of Peel, Student Transportation of Peel Region, Peel Regional Police, the Ontario Provincial Police) were tasked under Resolution 2019-1134 to provide recommendations on how to best proceed with the implementation of a stop arm camera program for Peel Region;

    And whereas, the Working Group supports a “Made in Peel, No Child Left Behind” program using a qualified vendor that can assist in implementing a School Bus Stop Arm Camera technology program;

    And whereas, Bill 174, adopted by the Province of Ontario in December 2017 includes School Bus Camera legislation;

    And whereas, as a result of adopted Bill 174, the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario is required to produce regulations within the Highway Traffic Act in order for municipalities to implement School Bus Stop-Arm technology;

    Therefore be it resolved, that staff be directed to support the Student Transportation of Peel Region’s (STOPR) procurement process for the suite of modern school bus technologies, with the option to leverage that procurement for the acquisition of stop arm camera hardware and software for a Peel Region Stop Arm Camera program that is compatible with STOPR’s selected technology;

    And further, that the recommendations contained in the Working Group’s letter dated June 2, 2020 listed as Item 12.1 on the June 11, 2020 Regional Council Agenda, be endorsed;

    And further, that staff report back to Regional Council with options, scope and costs for implementing a stop arm camera program which supports STOPR's September 2020 rollout.

    In Favour (23)Councillor Brown, Councillor Carlson, Councillor Crombie, Councillor Damerla, Councillor Dasko, Councillor Dhillon, Councillor Downey, Councillor Fonseca, Councillor Fortini, Councillor Groves, Councillor Innis, Councillor Kovac, Councillor Mahoney, Councillor Medeiros, Councillor Palleschi, Councillor Parrish, Councillor Ras, Councillor Saito, Councillor Santos, Councillor Sinclair, Councillor Starr, Councillor Thompson, and Councillor Vicente
    Absent (1)Councillor McFadden
    Carried

(As requested by Councillor Downey)

  • Resolution Number2020-447 Two-Thirds Majority
    Moved byCouncillor Thompson
    Seconded byCouncillor Downey

    That section 6.1.6 of Procedure By-law 56-2019, as amended, be waived to permit consideration of a motion without previous notice, related to anti-Black racism.

    In Favour (24)Councillor Brown, Councillor Carlson, Councillor Crombie, Councillor Damerla, Councillor Dasko, Councillor Dhillon, Councillor Downey, Councillor Fonseca, Councillor Fortini, Councillor Groves, Councillor Innis, Councillor Kovac, Councillor Mahoney, Councillor McFadden, Councillor Medeiros, Councillor Palleschi, Councillor Parrish, Councillor Ras, Councillor Saito, Councillor Santos, Councillor Sinclair, Councillor Starr, Councillor Thompson, and Councillor Vicente
    Carried
  • Resolution Number2020-448
    Moved byCouncillor Downey
    Seconded byCouncillor Thompson

    Whereas the Region of Peel is comprised of diverse communities within the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon;

    And whereas, approximately 50 per cent of the Region of Peel’s population identifies themselves as a member of a visible minority group, which is more than three times the national average and more than double the Ontario average;

    And whereas, anti-Black racism is a historic, pervasive and systemic issue in our cities, towns and Regions;

    And whereas, anti-Black racism is experienced within institutions and contributes to higher rates of precarious employment and unemployment, significant poverty, and overrepresentation in the criminal justice, mental health and child welfare systems;

    And whereas, the Minister of Education has directed the Peel District School Board to provide to the government a plan to address the findings in the Huggins Report;

    And whereas, visible minorities are disproportionately at risk with respect to income, housing, and other social determinants of health;

    Therefore be it resolved, that Regional Council recognizes anti-Black racism as a crisis within the Region of Peel;

    And further, that Regional Council affirms its commitment to address systemic discrimination by supporting policies and programs that address the inequities that the black community and other marginalized groups continue to experience within Peel, including but not limited to:

    • engaging black communities to address racial inequities related to COVID 19
    • providing funding to mental health/housing/harm reduction programming to support marginalized groups including the black community through Peel funded programs
    • ensuring Black led/black serving social agencies in Peel are funded equitably through the Regional funding mechanisms
    • requesting that the local municipalities collaborate with the Region to carry out anti-racism public education
    In Favour (24)Councillor Brown, Councillor Carlson, Councillor Crombie, Councillor Damerla, Councillor Dasko, Councillor Dhillon, Councillor Downey, Councillor Fonseca, Councillor Fortini, Councillor Groves, Councillor Innis, Councillor Kovac, Councillor Mahoney, Councillor McFadden, Councillor Medeiros, Councillor Palleschi, Councillor Parrish, Councillor Ras, Councillor Saito, Councillor Santos, Councillor Sinclair, Councillor Starr, Councillor Thompson, and Councillor Vicente
    Carried

23.

Three Readings

  • Resolution Number2020-449
    Moved byCouncillor Brown
    Seconded byCouncillor Carlson

    That the by-law listed on the June 11, 2020 Regional Council agenda, being By-law 45-2020, be given the required number of readings, taken as read, signed by the Regional Chair and the Regional Clerk, and the Corporate Seal be affixed thereto.

    Carried

A by-law to amend By-law Number 15-2013 being a by-law to regulate traffic on roads under the jurisdiction of The Regional Municipality of Peel for the Automated Speed Enforcement Program.
(Related to 11.1)

  • Resolution Number2020-450
    Moved byCouncillor Thompson
    Seconded byCouncillor Downey

    That the recommendation contained within the confidential report relating to item 24.1 listed on the June 11, 2020 Regional Council agenda, be approved and become public upon adoption.

    Carried

This item was dealt with under the Consent Agenda.

24.1
Proposed Property Acquisitions – Mayfield Road Widening (EXP-19051.01/.02) West of Chinguacousy Road to Hurontario Street – City of Brampton, Wards 2 and 6, Town of Caledon, Ward 2
 

(A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board)

  • Resolution Number2020-451
    Moved byCouncillor Thompson
    Seconded byCouncillor Downey

    That The Regional Municipality of Peel, as Purchaser, enter into an Agreement of Purchase and Sale with Kevin Andrew Albrecht and Jozef Mikrut, as Vendors, pursuant to Section 30 of the Expropriations Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. E.26, in accordance with the terms set out in the in camera report to Regional Council at its meeting on June 11, 2020 titled “Proposed Property Acquisitions – Mayfield Road Widening (EXP-19051.01/.02) West of Chinguacousy Road to Hurontario Street – City of Brampton, Wards 2 and 6, Town of Caledon, Ward 2”, and on legal terms satisfactory to the Regional Solicitor, for the purchase of:

    • A fee simple interest in the lands described as Part of Lot 17, Concession 1 West of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, designated as Part 1 on Reference Plan 43R-39141
    • A temporary working easement in the lands described as Part of Lot 17, Concession 1 West of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, designated as Part 2 on Reference Plan 43R-39141

    And further, that the Office of the Regional Solicitor be authorized to complete the transaction, including the execution of all documents, Affidavits, Statutory Declarations and Undertakings required or appropriate for that purpose;

    And further, that the funds be financed from Capital Project 13-4055.

     

    Carried
  • Resolution Number2020-452
    Moved byCouncillor Thompson
    Seconded byCouncillor Downey

    That The Regional Municipality of Peel, as Purchaser, enter into an Agreement of Purchase and Sale with Diane Albrecht and Katarzyna Mikrut, as Vendors, pursuant to Section 30 of the Expropriations Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. E.26, in accordance with the terms set out in the in camera report to Regional Council at its meeting on June 11, 2020 titled “Proposed Property Acquisitions – Mayfield Road Widening (EXP-19051.01/.02) West of Chinguacousy Road to Hurontario Street – City of Brampton, Wards 2 and 6, Town of Caledon, Ward 2”, and on legal terms satisfactory to the Regional Solicitor, for the purchase of:

    • A fee simple interest in the lands described as Part of Lot 17, Concession 1 West of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, designated as Part 1 on Reference Plan 43R-39144
    • A temporary working easement in the lands described as Part of Lot 17, Concession 1 West of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, designated as Part 2 on Reference Plan 43R-39144

    And further, that the Office of the Regional Solicitor be authorized to complete the transaction, including the execution of all documents, Affidavits, Statutory Declarations and Undertakings required or appropriate for that purpose; 

    And further, that the funds be financed from Capital Project 13-4055.

    Carried
  • Resolution Number2020-453
    Moved byCouncillor Crombie
    Seconded byCouncillor Damerla

    That By-law 46-2020 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on June 11, 2020, and to authorize the execution of documents in accordance with the Region of Peel by-laws relating thereto, be given the required number of readings, taken as read, signed by the Regional Chair and the Regional Clerk, and the corporate seal be affixed thereto.

    Carried

The meeting adjourned at 2:34 p.m.

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