TORONTO: The next scheduled meeting of the Toronto Police Services Board will take place on Wednesday April 20, 2016 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. You may view the Board meeting via LiveStream by clicking on this link.
DISCLOSURE OF DISCIPLINARY RECORDS
The Board will consider a report from the Chief with respect to the disclosure of disciplinary records. The report describes the Service’s current practice for the disclosure, which has been based on the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in R v. McNeil. The report outlines the review undertaken recently by the Service of the systems used by other jurisdictions to identify any potential changes or improvements that could be made to the Service’s current McNeil process. The report concludes that as the current process is effective, efficient, economical, in compliance with the Supreme Court of Canada’s direction and low-risk to the Service, changes are not recommended at this time.
ANNUAL REPORT – PUBLIC SECTOR SALARY DISCLOSURE
The Board will consider a report from the Chief with respect to the 2015 Annual Report on public sector salary disclosure. In accordance with the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, 1996, the Toronto Police Service is required to disclose the names, positions, salaries and taxable benefits of employees who were paid $100,000 or more in a year. As the report indicates, in 2015, 4638 employees earned more than $100,000; this includes 1900 employees whose base salary is normally under $100,000. The earnings for these employees were the result of their combined base salary, premium pay, paid duty earnings and other payouts, including final payments upon separation.
TORONTO POLICE SERVICE – OPERATING VARIANCE REPORT
OPERATING BUDGET VARIANCE REPORT FOR THE TORONTO POLICE SERVICE
The Board will consider a report from the Chief which provides the operating budget variance report for the Toronto Police Service for the year ending December 31, 2015. As the report notes, the 2015 year-end surplus was $6.3M, which includes year-end accounting adjustments and taking one-time unbudgeted revenues into income. A savings of $2.0M resulting from PanAm recoveries increased the surplus to $8.3M. In the report, recommendations to direct $8.0M of the surplus to various reserves are being made to the Board to address the future sustainability of the reserves in light of Service’s inability to increase the contribution budgets during the 2016 operating budget request process. Should the Board approve the additional contributions from the 2015 fiscal year, the final year-end surplus will be $0.3M, which would be returned to the City. As the report also notes, any sustainable savings identified in 2015 have been reflected in the 2016 operating budget.
TORONTO POLICE SERVICE 2016-2025 CAPITAL PROGRAM REQUEST
The Board will consider a report from the Chief recommending that the Board approve the revised Toronto Police Service’s 2016-2025 Capital Program with a 2016 net request of $21.6M (excluding cash flow carry forwards from 2015), and a net total of $243M for 2016 2025. The revised program includes a shift in funding for the Peer to Peer project as site selection has not yet been finalized. As the report states, while the total cost of the project remains the same, $4M was moved from 2016 to 2017 as it is anticipated that construction will not commence until 2017; which has also had an impact on the required amounts in 2018 and 2019.