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REPORT TO: Community and Infrastructure ServicesCommittee <br />DATE OF MEETING: December 7, 2020 <br />SUBMITTED BY: Gloria MacNeil, Director of Enforcement, 519-741-2200 ext 7952 <br />PREPARED BY: Gloria MacNeil, Director of Enforcement, 519-741-2200 ext 7952 <br />WARD (S) INVOLVED:ALL <br />DATE OF REPORT:November 23, 2020 <br />REPORT NO.:CSD-20-007 <br />SUBJECT: Anti-Idling By-law Review <br />__________________________________________________________________________ <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />That staff be directed to develop an anti-idling by-law to regulate/enforce the behaviour <br />within the City. <br />REPORT HIGHLIGHTS: <br />An anti-idling by-law although challenging to enforce, will compliment the Community <br />Climate Action Plan and allows for staff to engage in a dialogue with residents on the <br />importance of anti-idling for direct improvements to air quality as well as the wider need <br />for reducing carbon emissions at the community-level. <br />Staff have not identified any financial implications with the development of an anti-idling <br />by-law. <br />Staff have engaged with our municipal partners as part of our research in order to obtain <br />an understanding of the challenges and best practices experienced with their anti-idling <br />by-laws. <br />The recommendation of this report supports the achievement of the city’s strategic vision <br />through the delivery of core service, in addition to supporting environmental leadership <br />and caring community. <br />BACKGROUND: <br />On February 24, 2020, staff were directed to complete a municipal scan on best practices and <br />By-laws that have been adopted by other municipalities related to anti-idling and to report back <br />on review, including a recommendation on the possibility of the passing an anti-idling By-law to <br />regulate/enforce the behaviour within the City. <br />REPORT: <br />The City of Kitchenerhas had an anti-idling policy which has been in place since2011. The <br />purpose of the policy is to educate and outline the responsibilities and obligations of employees <br />who drive or operate City of Kitchener vehicles. The policy however only applies to City of <br />Kitcheneremployees anddoes not capture the publicand their driving behavioursand can only <br />be used as an educational tool within the community with no enforcement component. <br />*** This information is available in accessible formats upon request. *** <br />Please call 519-741-2345 or TTY 1-866-969-9994for assistance. <br />8 - 1 <br />