Commitment 2 Community is relieved that the over 240 CPIP funded agencies facing prospective budget cuts have been granted a brief reprieve until November 1st. Executive Committee adopted a motion on September 20th to ask for a new staff report for their November 1st meeting (see below for the full recommendation from Executive Committee). We will have to evaluate the next proposal that is drafted by staff to meet the target of a 10% cut to CPIP. This will be in staff report for Executive Committee released 7 days before the November 1st meeting.
Due to the collective work of community leaders like you to mobilize supporters and take action on your commitment to community, the proposed funding cuts to the Community Partnership and Investment Program will not be considered by Council on September 26 & 27th. Please note, however, that the search for a 10% cut to CPIP is still in play.
Congratulations to community leaders who have taken the time to make a deputation; called, emailed or visited their City Councillor; organized with a C2C ward team and taken action to speak out against proposed cuts . For over 20 hours on September 19th, Executive Committee members and visiting councillors heard over 200 passionate, rousing deputations from community members from across Toronto. The vast majority of deputants rejected proposed cuts to city services and expressed their support for the programs and services that seek to make Toronto a more equitable, creative, accessible and beautiful city to live, work, study and play in. We should all be tremendously proud of our efforts and prepare to energize our communities to speak up again on November 1st!
While we are still in a ‘wait and see’ situation with regards to proposed CPIP cuts and specific program impacts, you can still take the following actions:
1. E-mail or phone your local councillor by Friday September 23, 2011 to:
- Let them know you are watching this item
-Ask them for an explanation of what the current CPIP recommendation means.
-Tell your councillor that you expect them to vote against cuts to CPIP once a proposal eventually comes to Council
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2. Save the date: on November 1, 2011 and plan to depute to Executive Committee about the value of CPIP programs
3. Plan to attend the Rally for Toronto on September 26th at 5:30 pm at City Hall: www.facebook.com/RespectToronto
4. Share this message & invite people to join the C2C mailing list here: http://commitment2community.org/?p=44
5. Stay tuned for updates from C2C – we will keep you informed of new developments as they arise.
6. Contact C2C for more information & helpful resources: email@example.com
Your Friends at C2C
|Decision Advice and Other Information|
|The Executive Committee:|
requested the City Manager report to the Executive Committee, at its meeting on November 1, 2011 on:
a) restructuring the Community Partnership and Investment Program (CPIP) by transferring funding responsibility for non-arts grants to appropriate city divisions to be managed by program managers as potential Alternative Service Delivery methods, including Purchase of Service Agreements;
b) transferring all responsibility for arts and culture grants to the Toronto Arts Council, with an amended Terms of Reference and Council direction to include relevant criteria for city funding including, but not limited to: targets for leveraging of funds; contributions to the city’s economic development strategy and objectives; targets and reportable measures for efficiency; etc. and
c) options that meet assigned CPIP budget reduction targets from grants freed-up by 3a.above and from within the Economic Development & Culture division and its arts & culture programming not included in 3b. above, where appropriate.
Source: http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2011.EX10.1. Please visit this link to read all of Executive Committee’s Recommendations on the staff report on the Core Service Review.