THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF MARKHAM


EXCERPT CONTAINING ITEM #006b OF THE COUNCIL COMMITTEE (February 16, 16)


CL160216 (2) APPOINTMENT OF A MUNICIPAL OMBUDSMAN (2.0)

            Presentation    Report     Appendix A     Appendix B     Appendix C     Appendix D

Moved by Deputy Mayor Jack Heath

Seconded by Councillor Colin Campbell

1)         That the presentations by Kimberley Kitteringham, City Clerk, Kiran Saini, Legislative Co-ordinator and Carlie Gowan-Turpin, Public Services & Records Co-ordinator, regarding the appointment of a Municipal Ombudsman be received; and,

2)         That the report entitled “Appointment of a Municipal Ombudsman” be received; and,

3)         That Council continue to rely on the services of the Provincial Ombudsman’s Office until December 31, 2017; and,

4)         That staff report back in the Fall 2017 on the use of the Provincial Ombudsman to investigate unresolved City of Markham complaints; and further

5)         That staff be authorized and directed to do all things necessary to give effect to this resolution.

Carried by a recorded vote (6:3)

(See following recorded vote)

YEAS:             Councillor Don Hamilton, Councillor Karen Rea, Regional Councillor Nirmala Armstrong, Regional Councillor Jim Jones, Deputy Mayor Jack Heath, Councillor Colin Campbell. (6)

NAYS:             Councillor Valerie Burke, Mayor Frank Scarpitti, Councillor Logan Kanapathi. (3)

ABSENT:        Councillor Alan Ho, Regional Councillor Joe Li, Councillor Amanda Collucci, Councillor Alex Chiu. (4)