Agenda
Committee of Council
The Corporation of the City of Brampton

Meeting #:
Date:
Time:
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Location:
Council Chambers - 4th Floor, City Hall - Webex Electronic Meeting
Members:
  • Mayor Patrick Brown (ex officio)
  • Regional Councillor R. Santos
  • Regional Councillor P. Vicente
  • City Councillor D. Whillans
  • Regional Councillor M. Palleschi
  • Regional Councillor M. Medeiros
  • City Councillor J. Bowman
  • City Councillor C. Williams
  • Regional Councillor P. Fortini
  • City Councillor H. Singh
  • Regional Councillor G. Dhillon

 

 

 

 

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In keeping with Council Resolution C019-2021, agenda items will no longer be pre-marked for Consent Motion approval. The Meeting Chair will review the relevant agenda items during this section of the meeting to allow Members to identify agenda items for debate and consideration, with the balance to be approved as part of the Consent Motion given the items are generally deemed to be routine and non-controversial.

(City Councillor J. Bowman, Chair; City Councillor D. Whillans, Vice-Chair)

(See Item 6.1)


Note: The following motion is to be considered at this meeting pursuant to Recommendation CW145-2022, passed by the Committee of Council on March 30, 2022:


Whereas the pandemic has affected every industry in various ways, and the government at all levels have done their best to assist the citizens from economical damage;


Whereas The City of Brampton has made certain By-Law modifications to help minimize the affects of the pandemic on our Taxi industry;


Whereas there is still an emergency in effect as many businesses are closed and will never re-open and open businesses are really only half open, and people are not working with full confidence; 


Whereas with the increase of expenses such as high insurance and gas, drivers are fearful of coming into the Taxi industry; 


Whereas the Taxi industry has maintained over the last 10 years the same prices, and are in favour of keeping the same prices at this time;


Whereas Taxi industry customers include senior citizens and children needing transportation to schools and other extra curricular activities and unfortunately they are not able use all the facilities due to the pandemic; and  


Whereas over 120 Taxi plates are sitting on the shelves at the City of Brampton with some being from members of this committee;


Therefore Be It Resolved:


1. That Mobile Licensing By-law 67-2014, as amended, be further amended as outlined below, to further assist the Taxi industry:


a. Remove the requirement that pertains to the by-law that mandates a taxi plate owner must also have a taxi drivers licence even if he/she is not going to be a taxi driver.


b. Renew the conditional taxi plate licences as long as the conditional taxi plate fees are paid yearly and no time restrictions and expiry be imposed.


c. Remove the requirement of a job letter to renew the name on the priority list, and the individual on the priority list does not need to be driving or be a driver.


d. Remove the requirement that pertains to the by-law that requires a vehicle to be registered at the time of transfer of a full or conditional taxi plate license; and


2. That Enforcement and By-law Services staff be requested to provide educational seminars to help the Taxi industry understand the existing by-laws, as well as new by-laws or changes in an existing by-law, and educate the industry on how to get better insurance rates similar to ride share companies.

5 Minute Limit (regarding any decision made under this section)


During the meeting, the public may submit questions regarding recommendations made at the meeting via email to the City Clerk at cityclerksoffice@brampton.ca, to be introduced during the Public Question Period section of the meeting. 

(Regional Councillor M. Medeiros, Chair; Regional Councillor P. Vicente, Vice-Chair)

Presenter: Clare Barnett, Director, Economic Development, Planning Building and Economic Development


To be received

10.2

5 Minute Limit (regarding any decision made under this section)


During the meeting, the public may submit questions regarding recommendations made at the meeting via email to the City Clerk at cityclerksoffice@brampton.ca, to be introduced during the Public Question Period section of the meeting. 

(City Councillor H. Singh, Chair; Regional Councillor R. Santos, Vice-Chair)

11.2

5 Minute Limit (regarding any decision made under this section)


During the meeting, the public may submit questions regarding recommendations made at the meeting via email to the City Clerk at cityclerksoffice@brampton.ca, to be introduced during the Public Question Period section of the meeting. 

(Regional Councillor P. Vicente, Chair; Regional Councillor P. Fortini, Vice-Chair)

5 Minute Limit (regarding any decision made under this section)


During the meeting, the public may submit questions regarding recommendations made at the meeting via email to the City Clerk at cityclerksoffice@brampton.ca, to be introduced during the Public Question Period section of the meeting. 

Note: In accordance with the Procedure By-law and Council Resolution, the Referred Matters List will be published quarterly on a meeting agenda for reference and consideration. A copy of the current Referred Matters List for Council and its committees, including original and updated reporting dates, is publicly available on the City’s website.

15 Minute Limit (regarding any decision made at this meeting)


During the meeting, the public may submit questions regarding recommendations made at the meeting via email to the City Clerk at cityclerksoffice@brampton.ca, to be introduced during the Public Question Period section of the meeting. 

Next Regular Meeting: Wednesday, April 27, 2022

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