AS AMENDED, Moved by Councillor Pincott, Seconded by Councillor Farrell, that
Revised Motion NM2014-03, as amended, as follows, be referred to the
Administration to bring forward a report to Council through the Priorities
and Finance Committee, to return no later than June 2014:
the work required, including cost, in establishing and maintaining a
compensation disclosure list.
efficacy of such lists in other jurisdictions including potential HR impact
risk assessment of such disclosure lists
of different pay thresholds as well as positional based disclosure.
Councillor Colley-Urquhart, Seconded by Councillor Sutherland , that
Councillor Colley-Urquhart and Sutherland’s Revised Motion, NM2014-03,
be adopted, as amended, as follows:
WHEREAS by Calgary
City Council leading by example and having implemented policies for full
disclosure and transparency of all their salaries and expenditures, and
policies demonstrate a commitment to taxpayers by improving accountability,
transparency, openness and transforming municipal government, and
WHEREAS Council’s leadership in the above areas include campaign finance
reform & full disclosure, and
WHEREAS the Government of Alberta has recently passed a policy change with
regard public service disclosure but hasn’t imposed such on municipalities
like other jurisdictions have, and
purpose of this policy would enable taxpayers to compare the performance of
an organization with the compensation given, to the people running it, to
fully disclose to taxpayers on how their tax dollars are being spent,
NOW THEREFORE BE IT
RESOLVED THAT Council request Administration to present a reporting format
and program inclusive of items (a, b, c, & d) for Council’s consideration.
Canadian municipalities practices relating to public sector compensation
disclosure, also known as “Sunshine Lists”,
compensation, including expense accounts, salary, benefits and severance
amounts for city employees with base salaries above $100,000 indexed to
inflation as defined by the Alberta consumer Price Index. And where
applicable, an employee’s contract and termination agreement, along with
former employees consulting contracts with the City.
portal requirements for an easily accessible and user-friendly disclosure
d) Requirements for agencies, boards
and commissions that receive funding from the City of Calgary to annually
disclose names, position, salaries and total taxable benefits of employees paid
more than $100,000 or more in a calendar year.
assessment of options including legal, business, financial and privacy.
And further, that
this report be received no later than September 2014 through the Priorities
and Finance Committee.”