MINUTES

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

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IN THE COUNCIL BOARDROOM
PRESENT:
  • Mayor J. Gondek, Chair
  • Councillor E. Spencer, Vice-Chair
  • Councillor G-C. Carra (Infrastructure and Planning Committee Chair) (Remote Participation)
  • Councillor P. Demong (Councillor-at-Large) (Remote Participation)
  • Councillor K. Penner (Community Development Committee Chair)
  • Councillor R. Pootmans (Audit Committee Chair)
  • Councillor C. Walcott (Councillor-at-Large)
  • Councillor A. Chabot (Partial Remote Participation)
  • Councillor D. McLean
  • Councillor J. Mian (Remote Participation)
  • Councillor T. Wong
ALSO PRESENT:
  • City Manager D. Duckworth
  • City Solicitor and General Counsel J. Floen (Remote Participation)
  • General Manager K. Black (Remote Participation)
  • General Manager S. Dalgleish (Remote Participation)
  • General Manager D. Morgan (Remote Participation)
  • City Clerk K. Martin
  • Legislative Advisor J. Palaschuk

Mayor Gondek called the Meeting to order at 9:34 a.m.

ROLL CALL

Councillor Mian, Councillor Penner, Councillor Pootmans, Councillor Spencer, Councillor Walcott, Councillor Wong, Councillor Carra, Councillor Chabot, Councillor Demong, Councillor McLean, and Mayor Gondek.

Mayor Gondek provided opening remarks and a traditional land acknowledgement.

Councillor Pootmans introduced a group of Grades 5 and 6 students from St. Thomas Aquinas School (Ward 6), along with their teacher, Ann Seleshanko. 

  • Moved byCouncillor McLean
    That the Agenda for today’s meeting be amended by adding the following as an Item of Urgent Business:
    • 9.1 Notice of Motion - 2022 Tax Cancellation for Silvera for Seniors' Property Under Construction, EC2022-0667
    MOTION CARRIED
  • Moved byCouncillor Penner

    That the Agenda for the 2022 May 17 Regular Meeting of the Executive Committee be confirmed, as amended.

    MOTION CARRIED
  • Moved byCouncillor Spencer

    That the Minutes of the 2022 April 19 Regular Meeting of the Executive Committee be confirmed.

    MOTION CARRIED

The following speakers addressed Committee with respect to Report EC2022-0574:

  1. John Traptow, Heritage Calgary
  2. Alexandra Hatcher, Hatlie Group
  3. Crystal Willie, Hatlie Group
  4. Michael Dougherty, MD Consulting

Councillor Chabot (Remote Member) left the meeting at 9:58 a.m. and joined the meeting at 10:01 a.m. in the Council Chamber. 

  • Moved byCouncillor Carra

    That with respect to Report EC2022-0574, the following be approved:

    That the Executive Committee recommend that Council defer reporting back on PFC2021-1342 Reporting on Re-examination of City Asset Names Process, from Q2 2022 to the end of Q2 2023.

    For: (11)Councillor Carra, Councillor Demong, Mayor Gondek, Councillor Spencer, Councillor Walcott, Councillor Pootmans, Councillor McLean, Councillor Mian, Councillor Penner, Councillor Chabot, and Councillor Wong
    MOTION CARRIED
  • Moved byCouncillor Pootmans

    That with respect Report EC2022-0425, the following be approved: 

    That the Executive Committee recommend that Council, under the authority of section 347 of the Municipal Government Act (MGA):

    1. Cancel property taxes and Business Improvement Area levies (Attachment 2); and
    2. Cancel municipal property taxes for qualifying non-profit organizations (Attachment 3).
    For: (11)Councillor Carra, Councillor Demong, Mayor Gondek, Councillor Spencer, Councillor Walcott, Councillor Pootmans, Councillor McLean, Councillor Mian, Councillor Penner, Councillor Chabot, and Councillor Wong
    MOTION CARRIED

By General Consent, following documents were accepted for the Corporate Record:

  • A letter from Calgary Heritage Initiative
  • A letter from Calgarians for Heritage Districts
  • A letter from Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association
  • Moved byCouncillor Wong

    That with respect to Report EC2022-0527, the following be approved:

    That the Executive Committee receive this Report for the Corporate Record.

    For: (10)Councillor Carra, Mayor Gondek, Councillor Spencer, Councillor Walcott, Councillor Pootmans, Councillor McLean, Councillor Mian, Councillor Penner, Councillor Chabot, and Councillor Wong
    Against: (1)Councillor Demong
    MOTION CARRIED

    Committee then dealt with Item 8.2.1. 


This Item was dealt with following Item 9.1.

The following speakers addressed Committee with respect to Report EC2022-0575:

  1. Brad Parry, Calgary Economic Development 
  2. Kate Koplovich, Calgary Economic Development 

By General Consent, the following documents were accepted for the Corporate Record:

  • A pamphlet entitled "OCIF 2021 Highlights"
  • A pamphlet entitled "Calgary Economic Development 2021 Highlights"; and
  • A pamphlet entitled "Calgary in the New Economy". 

Mayor Gondek left the Chair at 11:06 a.m. and Vice-Chair Spencer assumed the Chair.

Mayor Gondek resumed the Chair at 11:07 a.m. 

  • Moved byCouncillor Pootmans

    That with respect to Report EC2022-0575, the following be approved:

    That the Executive Committee recommend that Council receive this Report for the Corporate Record.

    For: (11)Councillor Carra, Councillor Demong, Mayor Gondek, Councillor Spencer, Councillor Walcott, Councillor Pootmans, Councillor McLean, Councillor Mian, Councillor Penner, Councillor Chabot, and Councillor Wong
    MOTION CARRIED

    Committee then dealt with Item 10.


This Item was dealt with following Item 7.3. 

  • Moved byCouncillor Walcott

    That with respect to Notice of Motion EC2022-0638, the following be approved:

    That Notice of Motion EC2022-0638 be forwarded to the 2022 June 7 Combined Meeting of Council for consideration.

    For: (9)Councillor Carra, Councillor Demong, Mayor Gondek, Councillor Spencer, Councillor Walcott, Councillor Pootmans, Councillor Mian, Councillor Penner, and Councillor Wong
    Against: (2)Councillor McLean, and Councillor Chabot
    MOTION CARRIED
  • Moved byCouncillor Penner

    That with respect to Notice of Motion EC2022-0627, the following be approved:

    That Notice of Motion EC2022-0627 be forwarded to the 2022 June 7 Combined Meeting of Council for consideration.

    For: (11)Councillor Carra, Councillor Demong, Mayor Gondek, Councillor Spencer, Councillor Walcott, Councillor Pootmans, Councillor McLean, Councillor Mian, Councillor Penner, Councillor Chabot, and Councillor Wong
    MOTION CARRIED
  • Moved byCouncillor Carra

    That with respect to Notice of Motion EC2022-0662, the following be approved:

    That Notice of Motion EC2022-0662 be forwarded to the 2022 June 7 Combined Meeting of Council for consideration.

    For: (11)Councillor Carra, Councillor Demong, Mayor Gondek, Councillor Spencer, Councillor Walcott, Councillor Pootmans, Councillor McLean, Councillor Mian, Councillor Penner, Councillor Chabot, and Councillor Wong
    MOTION CARRIED

​The following documents were distributed with respect to Notice of Motion EC2022-0667:

  • A Notice of Motion entitled "2022 Tax Cancellation for Silvera for Seniors' Property Under Construction"; and
  • A document entitled "Notice of Motion Checklist".
  • Moved byCouncillor McLean

    That with respect to Notice of Motion EC2022-0667, the following be approved:

    That Notice of Motion EC2022-0667 be forwarded to the 2022 June 7 Combined Meeting of Council for consideration.

    For: (11)Councillor Carra, Councillor Demong, Mayor Gondek, Councillor Spencer, Councillor Walcott, Councillor Pootmans, Councillor McLean, Councillor Mian, Councillor Penner, Councillor Chabot, and Councillor Wong
    MOTION CARRIED

    Committee then dealt with Item 7.4. 


This Item was dealt with following Item 7.4. 

  • Moved byCouncillor Wong

    That pursuant to Sections 24 (Advice from officials) and 27 (Privileged information) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, Committee now move into Closed Meeting, in the Council Boardroom at 11:20 a.m., to discuss confidential matters with respect to Item 10.1.1. McHugh Bluff (Sunnyside) Slope Stability Funding Request,  EC2022-0581. 

    And further, that Deepak Kumar, TetraTech, be authorized to attend the Closed Meeting with respect to Item 10.1.1.

    MOTION CARRIED

    Mayor Gondek left the Chair at 11:39 a.m. and Vice-Chair Spencer assumed the Chair.

    Councillor Mian (Remote Member) left the meeting at 11:43 a.m. and joined the meeting at 11:44 a.m.

    Councillor Demong (Remote Member) left the meeting at 11:56 a.m.


  • Committee reconvene into public meeting at 12:08 p.m. with Vice-Chair Spencer in the Chair.

    ROLL CALL

    Councillor Carra, Councillor Chabot, Councillor McLean, Councillor Mian, Councillor Penner, Councillor Pootmans, Councillor Walcott, Councillor Wong, and Councillor Spencer. 

    Absent for Roll Call: Mayor Gondek and Councillor Demong 

    Moved byCouncillor Penner

    That Committee rise and report.

    MOTION CARRIED
  • Moved byCouncillor Penner

    That pursuant to Section 6(1) of Procedure Bylaw 35M2017, Committee suspend Section 78(2)(a) of the Procedure Bylaw in order to forego the lunch recess. 

    Against: Councillor Chabot

    MOTION CARRIED

A confidential recommendation document was presented and added to the Corporate Record with respect to Confidential Report EC2022-0581.

People in attendance during the Closed Meeting discussions with respect to Confidential Report EC2022-0581:

Clerks: K. Martin and J. Clement. City Manager: D. Duckworth. Law: J. Floen and J. Floyd. Advice: D. Morgan, M. Thompson, B. Poon, N. Ul Mulk, C. Stotschek, and T. McLeod. External: D. Kumar. 
  • Moved byCouncillor Wong

    That with respect to Confidential Report EC2022-0581, the following be approved, after amendment:

    That Executive Committee recommend that Council:

    1. Direct that this Report and Attachments 1, 2 and 4 remain confidential pursuant to Section 24 (Advice from officials) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, until the project is completed;
    2. Direct that Attachment 3 of this Report remain confidential pursuant to Section 27 (Privileged Information) of Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act; and
    3. Adopt Confidential recommendation 3 contained in the revised Confidential Recommendation document.
    For: (8)Councillor Carra, Councillor Spencer, Councillor Walcott, Councillor Pootmans, Councillor McLean, Councillor Mian, Councillor Penner, and Councillor Wong
    Against: (1)Councillor Chabot
    MOTION CARRIED

None

  • Moved byCouncillor McLean

    That this meeting adjourn at 12:12 p.m.

    MOTION CARRIED

    The following items have been forwarded on to the 2022 June 7 Combined Meeting of Council:

    CONSENT

    • Council Innovation Fund Report Back - Heritage Calgary Naming, Renaming and Commemoration Process Design, EC2022-0574
    • 2022 Assessment and Tax Circumstances Report 1, EC2022-0425
    • Calgary Economic Development - Economic Strategy Update, EC2022-0575
    • McHugh Bluff (Sunnyside) Slope Stability Funding Request, EC2022-0581

    ITEMS FROM OFFICERS, ADMINISTRATION AND COMMITTEES

    COMMITTEE REPORTS

    • Notice of Motion - Housing and Affordability Task Force, EC2022-0638
    • Notice of Motion - 2022 Calgary Housing Company (CHC) Property Tax Relief, EC2022-0627
    • Notice of Motion - Developing Municipal Event and Landmark Policy Areas, EC2022-0662
    • Notice of Motion - 2022 Tax Cancellation for Silvera for Seniors' Property Under Construction, EC2022-0667

    The next Regular Meeting of the Executive Committee is scheduled to be held on 2022 June 29 at 9:30 a.m.

    CONFIRMED BY COMMITTEE ON


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