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1916111kiIN10d,IIki011*11 <br />SEPTEMBER 14, 2020 <br />CITY OF KITCHENER <br />The Council of the City of Kitchener met electronically this date at 7:25 p.m. with all members present, <br />Chaired by Mayor B. Vrbanovic. <br />1. COMMENCEMENT — <br />The meeting began with a Land Acknowledgement given by the Mayor and the singing of "O Canada". <br />2. MINUTES — <br />On motion by Councillor D. Schnider, the minutes of the regular meeting held August 24, 2020, and <br />special meetings held August 19, 24, 26 & 31, 2020, as mailed to the Mayor and Councillors, were <br />accepted. <br />3. DISCLOSURE OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND THE GENERAL NATURE THEREOF — NIL <br />4. COMMUNICATIONS REFERRED TO FILE — <br />a. Flag Requests under Policy MUN-FAC-442: <br />• PKD Foundation — September 4, 2020. <br />5. PRESENTATIONS — <br />Dr. Patricia McCarney and Mr. James Patava, World Council on City Data awarded platinum <br />certification to the City of Kitchener for ISO 37120. <br />Andy Filmore, MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, <br />spoke to efforts to build a sustainable and prosperous future for our communities through data - <br />driven leadership and governance. Dr. Patricia McCarney and James Patava spoke to the work <br />of the World Council on City Data, the standards, indicators and themes of the data collected, as <br />well as its implications and uses. City of Kitchener staff were commended for the quality of the <br />data collected and how quickly they achieved the ISO 37120 Platinum Certification. The City was <br />then presented with ISO 37120 Platinum Certification, the highest level of certification offered by <br />the World Council on City Data. Raj Saini, MP, Kitchener Centre was also in attendance for the <br />presentation. <br />b. Tova Davidson, Sustainable Waterloo Reg ion/Cl imateActionWR, presented the 2019 State of <br />Sustainability Year End Report. <br />Tova Davidson, Executive Director of Sustainable Waterloo Reg ion/ClimateActionWR, <br />presented the 2019 State of Sustainability Year -End Report. T. Davidson highlighted the <br />participation of all regional municipalities and spoke to ongoing emission reduction and <br />sustainability efforts. <br />,':1l11A11xr7e'll9Eel ►Re <br />6.a. Committee of the Whole Item 5 — CAO -20-004 - 2020 Business Plan Progress Report and <br />Compass Kitchener Strategic Plan Evaluation Guide <br />Judy Stephens -Wells and Lori Trumper were in attendance to present the recommendations regarding <br />the 2020 Business Plan Progress Report and Compass Kitchener Strategic Plan Evaluation Guide on <br />behalf of Compass Kitchener. <br />6.b. Committee of the Whole Item 1 — DSD -20-152 - Use of Affordable Housing Funding <br />Regan Sunshine Brusse spoke regarding the urgent need to address affordable housing and <br />homelessness. She stated it was her belief the funding to address these matters is not sufficient; <br />expressed her interest in a pilot program to explore affordable housing; and, highlighted the need for <br />action on this matter. In response to questions from Council, R. Brusse further discussed the suggested <br />pilot project and funding needs. <br />