That the Minutes of the Environment Advisory Committee Meeting of April 5, 2022, to the Committee of Council Meeting of April 13, 2022, Recommendations EAC009-2022 to EAC015-2022 be approved, as amended, to endorse EAC013-2022 by removing the words "It is the position of the Environment Advisory Committee" from the recommendation.
The recommendations were approved as follows:
That the agenda for the Environment Advisory Committee Meeting of April 5, 2022, be approved, as amended to add the following item:
8.3. Discussion Item at the request of David Laing, Co-Chair, re: City of Brampton Flexible Work Policy - Environmental Impacts
That the verbal update from Michael Hoy, Supervisor, Environmental Planning, Public Works and Engineering, to the Environment Advisory Committee Meeting of April 5, 2022, re: Centre for Community Energy Transformation (CCET) Transitional Board, be received.
That the verbal update from Kristina Dokoska, Policy Planner - Environment, Public Works and Engineering, to the Environment Advisory Committee Meeting of April 5, 2022, re: Earth Day Event Update and Call for Volunteers, be received.
That the following work plan be endorsed as the 2022 set of Committee objectives:
- Participate in person events (if allowed) and activities like tree planting, post COVID litter clean-up event, et cetera;
- Produce a digital marketing campaign and or bring awareness to some of the big environmental impact items, for example:
- transportation choices (cycling, walking, public transportation),
- eating less meat in our diet,
- our energy consumption,
- buying new instead of used;
- Support the Brampton Environmental Alliance in its programs, events, and advocacy including membership and reach;
- Support the City’s “green vision” plans, by encouraging tangible actions and maintaining accountability with Council and staff;
- Enlist Council support for Provincial environmental matters, (Example Highway 413 and use of MZOs); and
- Promote and encourage potential new BEAC members for the next Council term.
1. That the policy requiring staff to return to on-site work be reviewed by Council with regard to the potential negative environmental impacts it may incur; and
2. That the City’s senior administrators be requested to report on the following questions:
a. What is the justification for implementing this policy change?
b. Has this policy been reviewed and approved by Council?
c. How does the Administration square the increased carbon emissions resulting from this change with the City’s Community Energy and Emissions Reduction Plan?
That Committee proceed into Closed Session to discuss matters pertaining to the following:
12.1. Open Session meeting exception under Section 239 (2) (b) of the Municipal Act, 2001:
(b) Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees
That the Environment Advisory Committee do now adjourn to meet again on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. or at the call of the Chair.