POLICE BOARD TO MEET THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23, 2017

TORONTO:  The next scheduled meeting of the Toronto Police Services Board will take place on Thursday February 23, 2017 at 1:00 PM in the Auditorium, 40 College Street.  Copies of the agenda are available on the Board’s website at www.tpsb.ca, from the Board office and limited copies will be available at the meeting.

The Board meeting may be viewed via LiveStream on YouTube using the following link:  https://youtu.be/b17bQ2off44.

Items of interest include:

FINAL REPORT OF TRANSFORMATIONAL TASK FORCE
The Board will consider the Final Report of the Transformational Task Force, “The Action Plan: The Way Forward,” which had been deferred from the Board’s January 26, 2017 meeting.  In the accompanying report from the Chief and the Chair, it is recommended that the Board approve this report as the Board’s 2017-2019 Business Plan, and approve the commencement of the implementation of the recommendations contained in the report, as modified by a review process involving a number of stakeholders.  The report outlines the financial implications of the recommendations contained in the Final Report, including budget reductions, enhanced efficiencies and necessary costs and investments.  The report highlights the importance of accountability, stating that the Board will receive quarterly public progress reports which will include quantitative and qualitative performance objectives and indicators and will measure outcomes.  It also notes that the Task Force has developed a Modernization Scorecard which will track progress and results.

ABUSE AND MISUSE OF ACCESSIBLE PARKING PERMITS
The Board will consider a report from Chief Saunders with respect to the issue of the abuse and misuse of Accessible Parking Permits.  This report arises from a report from Vice Chair Chin Lee who raised a number of questions with respect to this issue.  In the report, it is noted that the abuse and misuse of these permits is a concern for the Toronto Police Service Parking Enforcement Unit, and recommends that the Board request Service Ontario to add a number of requirements aimed at strengthening the integrity of the program.

NEW PROCEDURAL BY-LAW
The Board will consider a report from the Chair recommending that the Board repeal its by-law governing the proceedings of the Board and replace it with a new procedural by-law.  As the report notes, the amendments were made to reflect the Board’s current practices, simplify and modernize the language and make it easier to understand.  In addition, the new procedural by-law contains an expanded section on public deputations at Board meetings.

Contact:  Sandy Murray
                416-808-8090