A special meeting of the Toronto Transit Commission was held in Committee Room 2, 2nd Floor, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 commencing at 2:00 p.m.  The meeting recessed at 2:07 p.m. and re-convened at 5:00 p.m.

K. Stintz (Chair), P. Milczyn (Vice-Chair), M. Augimeri, V. Crisanti, F. Di Giorgio, N. Kelly, D. Minnan-Wong, C. Palacio, and J. Parker (Commissioners), G. Webster (Chief General Manager), A. Byford (Chief Operating Officer), V. Rodo (General Manager – Executive & General Secretary), D. Dixon (General Manager – Operations), S. Blakey (General Manager – Employee & Development), S. Ghaly (Chief Capital Officer – Engineering, Construction and Expansion), B. Leck (General Counsel), B. Ross (Director – Corporate Communications), C. Upfold (Chief Customer Service Officer), K. Lee (Assistant General Secretary) and D. McDonald (Co-ordinator – Corporate Secretariat Services) were present.

K. Stintz was in the Chair.

Declarations of Interest – Municipal Conflict of Interest Act

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Committee of the Whole Resolution

Commissioner Augimeri moved that the Commission permit attending city councillors who are not members of the Commission to participate in the Committee of the Whole meeting.

Chair Stintz requested a recorded vote.

In favour:  Chair Stintz, Commissioners Augimeri and Parker.

Opposed:  Vice-Chair Milczyn, Commissioners Crisanti, Di Giorgio, Kelly, Minnan-Wong and Palacio.

The motion by Commissioner Augimeri lost on a vote of 3 to 6.

Commissioner Kelly moved that the Commission recess to meet as the Committee of the Whole to deal with litigation or potential litigation matters, labour relations, employee negotiations, and to receive advice which is subject to solicitor-client privilege.

The motion by commissioner Kelly carried.

Reconvened

Meeting (Open to the Public) – 5:00 p.m.
Committee Room 2, 2nd floor, City Hall

Public Presentations

Chair Stintz advised that, in lieu of deputations, and at the request of G. Webster, Chief General manager, she would be over-seeing an open discussion on TTC matters immediately after the meeting in Committee Room 1 whereby members of the public and councillors will have the opportunity to speak about a wide-range of transit related matters.      

1. Reports with confidential attachments (Committee of the whole)

a) TTC Personnel Matters

Commissioner Minnan-Wong moved the following motion:

1. Be it resolved that Gary Webster, Chief General Manager of the Toronto Transit Commission, be provided with immediate written notice of the termination of his employment in accordance with the “without cause” provision in his employment letter dated July 14, 2010; and

2. That the TTC commence a search for a Chief General Manager and the Chief Operating Officer be requested to assume the additional responsibilities in the interim.

Chair Stintz requested a recorded vote.

In favour: Commissioners Crisanti, Di Giorgio, Kelly, Minnan-Wong and Palacio.

Opposed: Chair Stintz, Vice-Chair Milczyn, Commissioners Augimeri and Parker.
 
Not present during the recorded vote:  G. Webster at the request of Chair Stintz.

The motion by commissioner Minnan-Wong carried on a vote of 5 to 4.

The meeting adjourned at 5:25 p.m.