Board Meeting


Meeting Info

Date:Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Start Time:2:00 PM
Location:Council Chamber (3rd Floor), City Hall – 100 Queen Street West
Meeting No:1865
  • Agenda
  • Meeting Minutes

Declaration Of Interest - Municipal Conflict Of Interest Act

Nil

Budget Matters

  1. TTC Fare Increase - Presentaion

A special meeting of the Toronto Transit Commission was held in the Council Chamber, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario on Wednesday, February 8, 2006 commencing at 2:10 p.m.

Present - Committee of the Whole

H. Moscoe (Chair), A. Giambrone (Vice-Chair), J. Mihevc, B. Saundercook, S. Bussin, B. Ashton, G. De Baeremaeker and M. Grimes (Commissioners), R. Ducharme (Chief General Manager), V. Rodo (General Manager – Executive & General Secretary), G. Webster (General Manager – Operations), J. Sepulis (General Manager – Engineering & Construction), L. Hilborn (Deputy General Manager - Corporate), B. Leck (General Counsel), M. Roche (Chief Financial Officer), M. Anders (Marketing Research Director), W. Buffett (Assistant General Secretary) and F. Stanois (Co-ordinator - Secretariat Services) were present.

H. Moscoe was in the Chair.

Declaration of Interest - Municipal Conflict of Interest Act

Nil

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

Nil

Business Arising Out of the Minutes

Nil

Committee of the whole resolution

Nil

Deputations

Nil

Commissioners Correspondence

Nil

Presentations

Nil

Budget Matters

  1. TTC Fare Increase
  2. Commissioner Saundercook referred to his communication dated February 7, 2006, which expressed concern with the Chair and his decision to call a special meeting of the Commission, with minimal notice, given the significant importance of the fare increase issue.

    Commissioner Saundercook Moved That The Commission Defer Consideration Of A Fare Increase Until After The TTC Can Hold A Public Meeting, Properly Advertised, Designed To Hear From TTC Riders And Their Opinions On A Fare Increase.

    Commissioner Ashton Moved That Commissioner Saundercook’s Motion Be Amended By Adding The Words “And Further That The Labour Council Of Toronto And York Region And The Rocket Riders Be Notified Of This Meeting.”

    Chair Moscoe Called For A Vote On Commissioner Ashton’s Motion.

    The Motion By Commissioner Ashton Lost.

    Chair Moscoe Called For A Vote On Commissioner Saundercook’s Deferral Motion.

    Commissioner Ashton Requested A Recorded Vote.

    For: 
    Commissioner Saundercook
    Commissioner Ashton

    Against: 
    Chair Moscoe
    Vice-Chair Giambrone
    Commissioner De Baeremaeker
    Commissioner Bussin
    Commissioner Mihevc
    Commissioner Grimes

    The Deferral Motion By Commissioner Saundercook Lost.

    V. Rodo, General Secretary & General Manager – Executive gave an overhead slide presentation entitled, “2006 TTC Operating Budget” dated February 8, 2006.

    The Commission Received The Presentation For Information.

    M. Anders, Marketing Research Director gave overhead slide presentations entitled, “2006 Fare Increase Scenarios” and “Additional 2006 Fare Increase Scenarios”, dated February 8, 2006.

    The Commission Received The Presentations For Information.

    The Commission then proceeded to hear deputations from the following individuals:

    Gord Perks

    Adam Chaleff-Freudenthaler
    Toronto Youth Cabinet/Continuing Education
    Students Association of Ryerson University

    Councillor Jane Pitfield
    City of Toronto

    Councillor Doug Holyday
    City of Toronto

    Councillor Janet Davis
    City of Toronto

    Councillor Shelley Carroll
    City of Toronto

    Councillor Sylvia Watson
    City of Toronto

    The Commission Received The Deputations.

    Chair Moscoe Moved The Following Motions:

    1. That The New Cleaning Positions Be Established At 21 Rather Than The 29 Proposed.

    2. That The Additional Special Constable Positions Be Established At 11 Rather Than The 21 Originally Proposed.

    3. That Staff Eliminate 10 Managerial Positions.

    4. That The Commission Approve A Fare Increase Effective April 1, 2006.

    5. That The Metropass Be Set At $99.75.

    6. That Tickets And Tokens Be Increased By .10¢.

    7. That The Cash Fare Be Increased By .25¢.

    8. That The Weekly Pass Remain at $30.00.

    9. That The Day Pass Be Set At $8.50, And That The Hours Of The Day Pass Be Revised To Allow It To Be Operational For 24 Hours.

    10. That The Balance Of The Shortfall Be Taken From TTC Reserve Accounts.

    Commissioner Grimes Moved That Any Further Discussions On This Matter Be Deferred And That The Commission Convene A Special Meeting Next Week To Resume Deliberations Once A Proper Public Consultation Process Has Taken Place.

    Chair Moscoe Called For A Vote On The Deferral Motion By Commissioner Grimes.

    Commissioner Ashton Called For A Recorded Vote.

    For:

    Commissioner Grimes
    Commissioner Saundercook
    Commissioner Ashton

    Against: 

    Chair Moscoe 
    Vice-Chair Giambrone
    Commissioner Mihevc
    Commissioner Bussin
    Commissioner De Baeremaeker

    The Deferral Motion By Commissioner Grimes Lost.

    Chair Moscoe Called For A Vote On His Motions.

    The Motions By Chair Moscoe Carried.

    The meeting adjourned at 4:15 p.m.

Procurement Matters

Nil

Other Business

Nil

Staff Response to Commission Inquiries

Nil

Correspondence

Nil

New Business

Nil

Supplementary Agenda

Nil

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