1. CALL TO ORDER
2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – October 24, 2019
3. APPROVAL OF THE ORDER OF BUSINESS AND APPROVAL OF ADDITIONS AND DELETIONS
4. BUSINESS ARISING OUT OF THE MINUTES – NONE
5. CALL FOR DECLARATION OF CONFLICT OF INTERESTS
6. MOTIONS OF RECONSIDERATION – NONE
7. MOTIONS OF RESCISSION – NONE
8. CONSIDERATION OF DEFERRED BUSINESS – NONE
9. NOTICES OF TABLED MATTERS – NONE
10. CORRESPONDENCE, PETITIONS & DELEGATIONS
10.3 Presentations – None
11. INFORMATION ITEMS BROUGHT FORWARD – NONE
12.1.1 Peninsula South Complete Streets
- Presentation [PDF]
That the Transportation Standing Committee receive a presentation from staff on Peninsula South Complete Streets.
12.1.2 Vehicle for Hire Licensing Program Review – Regulating Brokers and Transportation Network Companies
(i) Supplementary staff report dated November 22, 2019 [PDF]
(ii) Staff report dated January 25, 2019 [PDF] (2.9 MB)
- Presentation [PDF]
That the Transportation Standing Committee recommend that Regional Council:
1. Direct the Chief Administrative Officer to prepare amendments to By-law T-1000 and Administrative Order 39, to regulate Transportation Networking Companies and introduce a new licensing requirement for brokers as set out in the Discussion section of the supplementary staff report dated November 22, 2019, for Council’s consideration; and
2. Direct the Mayor write a letter to the Province to request the required amendments to the Motor Vehicle Act to enable the Municipality to charge Transportation Network Companies a per-trip fee.
12.2 ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
12.2.1 Improvements on Devonshire Avenue [PDF]
That the Transportation Standing Committee request a staff report recommending improvements to Devonshire Avenue for the benefit of all users by applying a “Complete Streets” approach as outlined in the Integrated Mobility Plan, including upgrading the existing bike lanes, improving pedestrian crossings, reducing vehicle speeds and beautifying the neighbourhood.
12.2.2 Active Transportation Advisory Committee Update [PDF]
That the Transportation Standing Committee receive the update from the Active Transportation Advisory Committee as submitted.
12.3 MEMBERS OF THE TRANSPORTATION STANDING COMMITTEE – NONE
13.1 Councillor Cleary
That the Transportation Standing Committee request a staff report on establishing a new procedure for the appointment of the Halifax Traffic Authority that would include the committee considering candidates and making recommendation to Council and may include the recruitment and hiring of new municipal staff for the appointment.
13.2 Councillor Cleary
That the Transportation Standing Committee request a staff report on developing public-facing policy on boarding of children and staff from schools, daycares, and preschools, with input from stakeholders.
14. IN CAMERA (IN PRIVATE)
Council may rise and go into a private In Camera session, in accordance with Section 19 of the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter, for the purpose of dealing with the following:
14.1 PERSONNEL MATTER – Private and Confidential Report
Citizen and Councillor appointments to boards and committees in keeping with the Public Appointment Policy adopted by Regional Council in August 2011, to be found at https://www.halifax.ca/city-hall/boards-committees-commissions/volunteer-boards-committees/public-appointment-policy
That the Transportation Standing Committee convene to In Camera to discuss a personnel matter.
15. ADDED ITEMS
15.1 Councillor Mason - Rural Pedestrian Realm Program [PDF]
That the Transportation Standing Committee request a staff report regarding potential to establish a program to improve pedestrian safety in HRM’s rural communities. This report shall discuss how actions A71, A81 and A82 within the Integrated Mobility Plan, related to active transportation are being implemented. Specifically, the report should focus on areas of concentrated pedestrian activity, including consideration of services in historically underserviced areas, and address how immediate responses to resident concerns can be addressed through tactics including but not limited to paved shoulders, sidewalks, crosswalks, pedestrian islands of refuge, and greenways. The report should also include recommendations on opportunities to present a submission to the Provincial and Federal governments for appropriate funding programs.
16. NOTICES OF MOTION
17. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
18. DATE OF NEXT MEETING – January 23, 2020 at 1:00 p.m., Council Chamber, 3rd Floor, City Hall, 1841 Argyle Street, Halifax
1. Information report from the Legislative Assistant dated December 4, 2019 re: Presentation Requests [PDF]
2. Information Report from Chief Administrative Officer dated September 27, 2019 re: Vehicle Immobilization in HRM [PDF]
3. Information Report from Chief Administrative Officer dated October 15, 2019 re: Proposed Community Operated Transit Route Porters Lake to Cole Harbour [PDF] (12 MB)