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Request for Decision

Transit for Municipal Election



Presented To: City Council
Presented: Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018
Report Date: Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018
Type: Routine Management Reports



Signed By

Report Prepared By
Eric Labelle
City Solicitor and Clerk
Digitally Signed Jul 24, 18

Financial Implications
Liisa Lenz
Coordinator of Budgets
Digitally Signed Jul 25, 18

Recommended by the Department
Kevin Fowke
General Manager of Corporate Services
Digitally Signed Jul 25, 18

Recommended by the C.A.O.
Ed Archer
Chief Administrative Officer
Digitally Signed Jul 27, 18

Resolution

THAT the City of Greater Sudbury authorizes the provision of free public transit on Election Day, October 22, 2018, and future municipal elections for persons accessing transit to exercise their right to vote in Municipal and School Board Elections as outlined in the report entitled "Transit for Municipal Election" from the General Manager of Corporate Services, presented at the City Council meeting on August 14, 2018;

AND THAT staff be directed to prepare the necessary bylaw.

Relationship to the Strategic Plan / Health Impact Assessment

This report refers to "improving communications within city hall and between the City and the community at large, by taking steps to get to know the needs of the entire community" which is identified in the Strategic Plan under the key pillar of Responsive, Fiscally Prudent, Open Governance.

Report Summary

This report seeks Council authorization to provide free access to public transit on Election Day, October 22nd, 2018 and future municipal elections for those persons wishing to access transit in order to exercise their right to vote.

Financial Implications

The estimated cost is anticipated to be no more than $10,000 to be funded from the Election Reserve Account.