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3RD REPORT OF THE

 

Finance and Administrative Services Committee

 

meeting held on December 19, 2011, commencing at 12:39 PM, in the Council Chambers, Second Floor, London City Hall. 

 

PRESENT:  Mayor J.F. Fontana (Chair), Councillors J.L. Baechler, N. Branscombe and P. Hubert and L. Rowe (Secretary). 

 

ABSENT:  Councillor D. Brown.

 

ALSO PRESENT:      E. Holder, M.P., London West; I. Mathyssen, M.P., London-Fanshawe; J. Preston, M.P., Elgin-Middlesex-London; S. Truppe, M.P., London North Centre; Councillors M. Brown, J.P. Bryant, D.G Henderson, B. Polhill, J.B. Swan and H.L. Usher; R.L. Fair, P. McNally, J. Braam, G. T. Hopcroft, L. Stevens, J. Tansley and P. White.

 

 

I.

DISCLOSURES OF PECUNIARY INTEREST

 

1.

Councillor N. Branscombe discloses a pecuniary interest in matters related to the London International Airport by indicating that her spouse owns and operates a business in close proximity to the Airport.

 

II.

SCHEDULED ITEMS

 

2.

Opening Remarks and Discussion

 

Recommendation:

 

a)            That a letter BE ISSUED from the City of London, to Caterpillar Inc., to express the importance of Electro-Motive Diesel remaining in London and to advise that the City of London will do whatever it can to assist in ensuring the company‚Äôs ongoing local presence;

 

b)            That the Minister of State (Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario) BE REQUESTED to send a letter of support emphasizing the importance of the ongoing presence of Electro-Motive Diesel in London;

 

it being noted that the Finance and Administrative Services Committee held general discussions with E. Holder, MP; I. Mathyssen, MP; J. Preston, MP and S. Truppe, MP on the following issues:

 

a)

Economic Development, Regional Economic Development and Trade

 

  • London Strategic Economic Initiatives and Gateway
  • FedDev
  • High Speed Rail
  • China Mission

 

b)

Infrastructure

 

  • New Funding Plan
  • Federal Funding for Public Transit

 

c)

Policing

 

  • Front-Line Policing
  • Crime Prevention Programs

 

d)

Housing

 

  • Long-Term Strategies
  • Market Incentives
  • Expiry of Federal Programs and Subsidies

e)

Culture

 

  • Funding

 

f)

Settlement Agencies

 

g)

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

 

III.

CONSENT ITEMS

 

None.

 

IV.

ITEMS FOR DIRECTION

 

None.

 

V.

DEFERRED MATTERS/ADDITIONAL BUSINESS

 

None.

 

VIl.

ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at 2:18 p.m.