City of Regina
Saskatchewan CA

Executive Committee Report
EX19-9

Supplemental Report – School Zone Safety

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Recommendation

That this report be received and filed.

 

Report Body

CONCLUSION

 

The information contained in this report provides operational updates since the August 1, 2018 Executive Committee where the Safety in School Zones report was tabled until Q1 2019.

 

BACKGROUND

 

At the August 1, 2018 meeting of Executive Committee, it was resolved that report EX18-16 – Safety in School Zones, be tabled to the September 12, 2018 meeting of Executive Committee. At the September meeting, it was resolved to be tabled to the October 10, 2018 meeting of Executive Committee, at which it was subsequently tabled to Q1, 2019.  In the interim, there have been some updates to the original information in the report that will impact the recommendations.

 

DISCUSSION

 

Administration Update

 

Since the August 1, 2018 meeting of Executive Committee, where report EX18-16 was tabled, Administration has adjusted its 2019 work plans and staffing resources. This will ensure forthcoming Council directed work will be completed in school zones for the start of the 2019/2020 school year. As a result of the delay in direction from this report, it is anticipated that some of the work associated with playground audits and warranted adjustments may not be completed by September 2019.

 

Administration will prioritize school zone work following appropriate direction from Council and ensure school zones comply with any bylaw revisions first, and then subsequently continue revisions to playground zones into the fall of 2019.

 

Proposed Amendments to EX18-36 Recommendations

 

The second recommendation of EX18-36 currently reads:

That the City Solicitor be instructed to prepare the necessary amendments to Bylaw No.

9900, The Regina Traffic Bylaw, 1997, as recommended in this report, effective August

30, 2019”.

 

To ensure necessary bylaw revisions are in place at the beginning of the 2019/2020 school year, the timeline for the reading of the bylaw should be moved to the July 2, 2019 meeting of City Council. This will ensure there is sufficient time for debate at a subsequent meeting of Council, should unanimity initially not be achieved.

 

Proposed wording for an amended recommendation in EX18-16 is as follows: 

That the City Solicitor be instructed to prepare the necessary amendments to Bylaw No. 9900, The Regina Traffic Bylaw, 1997, as recommended in this report and that they be brought forward to the July 29, 2019 meeting of City Council”.

 

The third recommendation of EX18-16 currently reads:

That this report be forwarded to the August 27, 2018 meeting of City Council for

Approval”.

 

Proposed wording for an amended recommendation in EX18-16 is as follows: 

That this report be forwarded to the February 25, 2019 meeting of City Council for approval”.

 

With the report tabled at the August 1, 2018 meeting of Executive Committee, the revised date for the report to be brought forward to City Council should now correspondingly be amended to February 25, 2019.

 

Finally, a new recommendation is required to be added to EX18-16 to remove EX17-26 from the List of Outstanding Items for Executive Committee.

 

Proposed wording for the additional recommendation in EX18-16 is as follows: 

“That EX17-26 be removed from the List of Outstanding Items for Executive Committee”.

 

Budget Considerations

 

In the report tabled in August 2018, operating and capital expenses associated with the implementation of report recommendations that exceeded funding from available current budget sources were to be considered through the budget process. On December 11, 2018, City Council approved the 2019 General Operating and Capital Budgets. Consequently, the opportunity to add this proposed expenditure to the 2019 budget has passed.

 

Administration has identified the Automatic Speed Enforcement (ASE) revenue as a potential alternative funding source. ASE revenue funding is restricted to traffic safety initiatives which is well aligned with the proposed recommendations. Administration will put forward a request to the ASE committee corresponding with Council approved recommendations. 

 


RECOMMENDATION IMPLICATIONS

 

Financial Implications

 

Sufficient funding exists in the ASE traffic safety initiative revenues to support the required 2019 work that exceeds existing operating and capital budgets, subject to approval by the ASE committee.

 

Environmental Implications

 

None related to this report.

 

Policy and/or Strategic Implications

 

None related to this report.

 

Other Implications

 

None related to this report.

 

Accessibility Implications

 

None related to this report.

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

None related to this report.

 

DELEGATED AUTHORITY

 

The recommendation contained in this report is within the delegated authority of Executive Committee.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Respectfully submitted,

Norman Kyle,

Roadways and Transportation

Layne Jackson, A/Executive Director

Citizen Services

 

Report prepared by: Carolyn Kalim, Manager, Traffic Engineering