September 25, 2023 Executive Standing Committee

Date:

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Location: Council Chambers, 3rd Floor City Hall, 1841 Argyle Street, Halifax

Agenda

1.CALL TO ORDER AND LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

2.APPROVAL OF MINUTES – June 26, 2023

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

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 – None

11.PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

12.INFORMATION ITEMS BROUGHT FORWARD – NONE

13.REPORTS
13.1 STAFF
13.1.1 2024/25 Strategic Business Planning and Budget Process [PDF]
Motion:

That the Executive Standing Committee recommend that Halifax Regional Council approve the 2024/25Business Planning and Budget Schedule as outlined in the staff report dated September 14, 2023.

13.1.2 2024 Halifax Regional Council Meeting Schedule [PDF]
Motion:
 
That Executive Standing Committee recommend that Halifax Regional Council:

  1. Approve the proposed 2024 Regional Council meeting schedule as outlined in Attachment 1 of the staff report dated September 19, 2023; and
  2. Direct, in accordance with Administrative Order One, Appendix A, Subsection 2(1), that if the only business for Regional Council listed on the agenda for the meeting is one or more Public Hearings, then the public hearing shall be advertised to commence at 5:00 p.m. rather than 6:00 pm.

13.1.3 Councillor Appointments to Halifax Water Board of Commissioners [PDF]
Motion:

That Executive Standing Committee nominate two (2) Councillors to the Halifax Water Board of Commissioners, for a term to the end of the Council term.

13.1.4 Amendments By-law C-1100, the Campaign Finance By-law [PDF]
Motion:

That Executive Standing Committee recommend that Halifax Regional Council:

  1. Adopt By-law C-1102, amending By-law C-1100, the Campaign Financing By-law, as set out in Attachment 2 of the staff report dated September 19, 2023; and
  2. Direct the Chief Administrative Officer to conduct a review of the Campaign Finance By-law that considers inflation for the amount of campaign contribution and the maximum spending limits and that the review be completed prior to January 1 of an election year.

14. MOTIONS – NONE

15. IN CAMERA (IN PRIVATE)
The Standing Committee 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:
15.1 In Camera (In Private) Minutes – June 26, 2023
Motion:

That the In Camera (In Private) minutes of June 26, 2023 be approved as circulated.

16. ADDED ITEMS

17. NOTICES OF MOTION

18. DATE OF NEXT MEETING – October 23, 2023

19. ADJOURNMENT

INFORMATION ITEMS
1.Memorandum from the Legislative Assistant dated September 21, 2023 re: Request to Present to the Executive Standing Committee – None [PDF]
2.Memorandum from the Chief Administrative Officer dated September 20, 2023 re: An Intersectional Gender Lens on Housing and Homelessness [PDF]

For further information regarding this meeting, please contact Catie Campbell, Legislative Assistant, at catherine.campbell@halifax.ca or 782-641-0796
To submit correspondence, email clerks@halifax.ca More information:https://www.halifax.ca/city-hall/regional-council/communicating-halifax-regional-council