Meeting Name: Community Safety Committee Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 9/19/2023 6:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chamber/Virtual
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TMP-30996 3  Public Meeting PUBLIC MEETING - MOTION 23-A-052, CONCERNING OPTIONS TO ADDRESS CHRONIC HOMELESSNESS IN THE CITY OF BARRIE Councillor, S. Morales advised that the purpose of the public meeting is to provide members of the Community an opportunity to provide comments concerning chronic homelessness in the City of Barrie. Michael Prowse, Chief Administrative Officer provided a presentation concerning Council approved motion 23-A-052 regarding options to address chronic homelessness in the City of Barrie. Mr. Prowse discussed slides concerning the following topics: · The County of Simcoe designation as homelessness prevention service manager by Province of Ontario and the City’s role and limitations; · Council’s resolution related to options to address chronic homelessness in the City; · The request to the Province of Ontario for funding; · An overview of the family reunification fund; · The County of Simcoe and City of Barrie partnership for Cooling and Warming Centres; · The municipality’s funding to support food security programs; · The Mobile Outreach Pilot Program in Downtown Barrie; · The proReceived  Action details Not available
TMP-31240 1  Public Meeting Public Comments - Speakers 12 - 28 12. Cheryl Russell commented that she is originally from Toronto and has lived in Barrie for the past 16 years with her husband and children. She expressed that they have enjoyed their family and work life in Barrie and are very appreciative of Barrie’s well-planned public and green spaces. She stated that her family lives within walking distance of the downtown and waterfront and that they enjoy Barrie’s parks and waterfront trails. She expressed that she is here tonight to ask Council to continue making planning decisions that benefit the entire community. Ms. Russell commented that community issues need to be addressed while also addressing and safeguarding the interests of businesses. She stated that the downtown is a vibrant business community and that the city needs it. Ms. Russell expressed that she wishes to share two anecdotes, the first being about her love for the public library, which provides numerous resources to the community. Ms. Russell commented that she joined Monday night book club as it facilitates a means to connect with coReceived  Action details Not available
TMP-31242 1  Public Meeting Public Comments - Speakers 29 - 33 29. Ash P commented that throwing more hate at a problem that was created by hate and greed is not the answer, but treating it with love and support is the only way for the community to heal and be safe. She challenges each member of Council to spend some time on the streets, volunteer with those organizations doing outreach, and for breakfast to meet the unhoused members of the community which she feels has been neglected by the City. Ms. P indicated that there was no thought on how these proposed by-laws would directly affect and harm the community and the real community. She discussed concerns related to the proposed by-law that could potentially make it illegal to give out food to anyone in need which she feels is cruel and how this by-law has the potential of separating the community. She mentioned that It's on the streets with neighbors helping, neighbors, housed and unhoused, working together to heal and grow. The Community Safety Committee adopted a procedural motion with a two-thirds majority to suspend the provisions of Section 2(18Received  Action details Not available