Moved by: Councillor Mary Rita Holland
Seconded by: Councillor Kevin George
Whereas public consultation sessions increase levels of civic engagement and inform municipal program and policy design; and
Whereas By-law 2010-1 defines “public consultation meeting” as “A meeting hosted by staff, committee or Council in order to receive input from the public regarding a specific matter”; and
Whereas parents of young children require child care in order to fully participate in such sessions; and
Whereas arranging child care imposes costs on parent participants not faced by other residents who attend such sessions;
Therefore be it resolved that staff be directed to present options on potential on-site child care provision for public consultation sessions that could be introduced, including guidelines, policy and costs, for consideration to the Administrative Policies Committee by the end of Q2 2015.