February 17, 2022 Community Planning and Economic Development Standing Committee

Date:

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Location: Virtual Meeting

Agenda

1. CALL TO ORDER AND LAND ACKNOWLEDGMENT

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – January 20, 2022

3. APPROVAL OF THE ORDER OF BUSINESS AND APPROVAL OF ADDITIONS AND
DELETIONS

Additions: 
• Item 15.1 Hotel Association of Nova Scotia Proposal: Tourism Marketing and Event Leadership for HRM

Deletions: None

4. BUSINESS ARISING OUT OF THE MINUTES 

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
10.1 Correspondence 
10.2 Petitions
10.3 Presentations

10.3.1 Nourish Nova Scotia – Margo Riebe-Butt, Executive Director for Nourish Nova Scotia [PDF]

- Presentation [PDF]

- Handout [PDF]

11. INFORMATION ITEMS BROUGHT FORWARD – NONE

12. REPORTS
12.1 STAFF

12.1.1 People. Planet. Prosperity. Halifax’s Inclusive Economic Strategy, 2022-27 [PDF]

- Staff Presentation [PDF]

Motion
That Community Planning and Economic Development Standing Committee recommend that Regional Council:
1. Adopt People. Planet. Prosperity. Halifax’s Inclusive Economic Strategy 2022-27 as Halifax’s new five-year economic strategy; and,
2. Amend the Services Agreement with the Halifax Partnership to reflect the new economic strategy actions as identified in the final six pages of attachment A of the February 7, 2022 report. 

12.2 MEMBERS OF STANDING COMMITTEE – NONE 
12.3 COMMUNITY DESIGN ADVISORY COMMITTEE – NONE 
12.4 HERITAGE ADVISORY COMMITTEE – NONE 

13. MOTIONS
13.1 Councillor Blackburn: Formalizing Relationship between HRM & “Every One Every Day Kjipuktuk – Halifax” [PDF]
Motion
That Community Planning and Economic Development Standing Committee direct the Chief Administrative Officer to prepare a staff report with recommendations on formalizing the relationship between Halifax Regional Municipality and “Every One Every Day Kjipuktuk-Halifax” with the intent to: 
1. embed the collaborative work of reconciliation in Halifax Regional Municipality business units;
2. centre reconciliation in the design and development of civic and social infrastructure; 
3. enable Halifax Regional Municipality to participate in more localized and circular economies through Participatory City platform; and
4. facilitate joint-action around the advancement of Truth & Reconciliation and strengthened participation of all residents in inclusive civic development and growth.

14. IN CAMERA (IN PRIVATE) 
14.1 In Camera (In Private) Minutes – January 20, 2022 
Motion

That the In Camera (In Private) minutes of January 20, 2022 be approved as circulated. 

15. ADDED ITEMS 
15.1 Hotel Association of Nova Scotia Proposal: Tourism Marketing and Event Leadership for HRM [PDF]

- Staff Presentation [PDF]
Motion:
That Community Planning and Economic Development Standing Committee recommend that Halifax Regional Council:
1. Authorize the Chief Administrative Officer to execute a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Hotel Association of Nova Scotia (HANS), a society formed under the Societies Act (Nova Scotia) substantially in the form provided in Attachment 1 of the January 20, 2022 report;

2. Suspend the rules of procedure under Schedule 2, the Audit & Finance Standing Committee Terms of Reference of Administrative Order One, the Procedures of the Council Administrative Order and include funding for Discover Halifax to support the delivery of enhanced destination marketing and management programs as part of the Municipality’s 2022-2023 budget planning process for consideration during the Budget Adjustment List (BAL) debate in March 2022 with a cumulative contribution to be phased over three years as follows:

a) $250,000 in fiscal 2022/2023 budget;
b) $250,000 in fiscal 2023/2024 budget; and
c) $250,000 in fiscal 2024/25 budget

3. Subject to amendments by the Province of Nova Scotia to the Halifax Regional Municipality Marketing Levy Act (HRMMLA) respecting the cap on the marketing levy and the extension of the marketing levy to operations of less than 20 rooms or rental units, direct the Chief Administrative Officer to initiate the process to amend By-law H-400 to implement the amendments to the HRMMLA as necessary; and

4. Authorize the Chief Administrative Officer, or his designate, to negotiate and execute a Service Level Agreement on behalf of the Municipality with Discover Halifax, including the terms and conditions set out in Table 2 of the discussion section of the January 20, 2022 report, and otherwise acceptable to the Chief Administrative Officer. 

16. NOTICES OF MOTION

17. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

18. DATE OF NEXT MEETING – March 17, 2022

19. ADJOURNMENT

INFORMATION ITEMS 

1. Information report from the Legislative Assistant dated February 10, 2022 re: Presentation Requests [PDF]

For further information regarding this meeting, please contact Simon Ross-Siegel, Legislative Assistant, at rosssis@halifax.ca or 902-292-3962