Community Development and Safety Committee

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Community Development and Safety Committee held in the Reception Lounge, Auckland Town Hall, 301-305 Queen Street, Auckland on Wednesday, 14 May 2014 at 9.30am.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Dr Cathy Casey

 

Deputy Chairperson

Cr Sir John Walker, KNZM, CBE

 

Members

Cr Anae Arthur Anae

From 9.35am,

 

Cr Linda Cooper, JP

 

 

Cr Alf Filipaina

 

 

Member Kris MacDonald

 

 

Cr Calum Penrose

 

 

Member Josie Smith

 

 

Cr Wayne Walker

From 9.56am, Item 5.2

 

Cr John Watson

From 9.36am, Item 1

 

Cr George Wood, CNZM

From 9.37am, Item 1

Ex-Officio

Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse

From 10.02am, Item 5.2

 

 

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

 

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN ATTENDANCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Community Development and Safety Committee

14 May 2014

 

 

The Chairperson welcomed all and asked each person present to introduce themselves to the meeting.

 

Cr AJ Anae entered the meeting at 9.35am

Cr J Watson entered the meeting at 9.36am

 

1          Apologies

 

Resolution number COM/2014/2

MOVED by Chairperson CM Casey, seconded by Cr AJ Anae:  

That the Community Development and Safety Committee:

a)         accept the apologies from Crs WD Walker and GS Wood for lateness.

 

CARRIED

 

 

2              Declaration of Interest

 

Cr Wood entered the meeting at 9.37am

 

Cr Cooper declared an interest in Items 5.1 and 11.

 

The Chairperson thanked all Councillors and staff involved in yesterday’s successful draft alcohol policy for Auckland Council, chaired by Cr Wood.

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number COM/2014/3

MOVED by Chairperson CM Casey, seconded by Cr CM Penrose:  

That the Community Development and Safety Committee:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Wednesday, 19 February 2014, as a true and correct record.

 

CARRIED

 

4          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.


 

5          Public Input

 

5.1

Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand

 

Messrs Graeme Ramsay and Richard Northey, representing the Problem Gambling Foundation, were in attendance to address the Community Development and Safety Committee regarding the Ministry of Health’s reviewed Integrated Problem Gambling Strategy.

 

Cr Cooper declared an interest in this item and took no part in the discussion nor voting on the matter.

 

Resolution number COM/2014/4

MOVED by Chairperson CM Casey, seconded by Cr AM Filipaina:  

That the Community Development and Safety Committee:

a)    receive the verbal presentation from the Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand.

b)    approve the Chair be authorised to write to the Minister and the Associate Minister of Health to make concerns regarding proposed changes to the range and quality of problem gambling services in Auckland including services to Pacific including Mapu Maia Services.

 

CARRIED

 

 

5.2

Hikurangi Foundation - Rachel Glasier - Partnerships and Development Director

 

Cr W Walker entered the meeting at 9.56am

 

Cr P Hulse entered the meeting at 10.02am

 

Rachel Glasier was in attendance to address the committee regarding The Hikurangi Foundation. A PowerPoint presentation was tabled in support of the Public Input.

A copy of the tabled document has been placed on the official copy of these minutes and can be viewed on the Auckland Council website.

 

Resolution number COM/2014/5

MOVED by Chairperson CM Casey, seconded by Cr WD Walker:  

That the Community Development and Safety Committee:

a)      receive the presentation from the Rachel Glasier, Partnerships and Development Director on behalf of the Hikurangi Foundation.

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     Hikurangi Foundation

 


 

6          Local Board Input

 

6.1

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board's Psychoactive Substances Position Paper

 

Lydia Sosene, Chairperson,  Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board was in attendance to address the committee regarding Psychoactive Substances. A PowerPoint presentation was tabled in support of the Local Board Input.

A copy of the tabled document has been placed on the official copy of these minutes and can be viewed on the Auckland Council website.

 

Resolution number COM/2014/6

MOVED by Chairperson CM Casey, seconded by Member PA Hulse:  

That the Community Development and Safety Committee:

a)      receive the report.

b)      work closely with the local boards to facilitate appropriate community development and safety responses to legal high shops in local areas.

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board's Psychoactive Substances Position Paper

 

 

7          Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

8          Notices of Motion

 

There were no notices of motion.

 

 

9

Changes made to Social Housing by Housing New Zealand and the Ministry of Social Development

 

Isobel Evans, Ministry of Social Development, was in attendance to address the Community Development and Safety Committee regarding changes in Social Housing. A PowerPoint presentation was tabled in support of the Public Input.

A copy of the tabled document has been placed on the official copy of these minutes and can be viewed on the Auckland Council website.

 

Resolution number COM/2014/7

MOVED by Chairperson CM Casey, seconded by Member  MacDonald:  

That the Community Development and Safety Committee:

a)      receive the verbal presentation by Isabel Evans, Ministry of Social Development.

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     Housing Assessment - Ministry of Social Development

 


 

10

Proposed Committee Portfolios and Meeting Themes to December 2014

 

Rachael Trotman, Principal Advisor, Community Development & Safety, was in attendance to address the Community Development and Safety Committee regarding the committee’s portfolios. A PowerPoint presentation was tabled in support of the report.

A copy of the tabled document has been placed on the official copy of these minutes and can be viewed on the Auckland Council website.

 

Resolution number COM/2014/8

MOVED by Chairperson CM Casey, seconded by Cr LA Cooper:  

That the Community Development and Safety Committee:

a)      confirm portfolio holding roles for committee members.

b)      approve the proposed committee meeting themes to December 2014.

c)      add Youth Engagement to Cr Cooper’s Primary Interests.

d)      add Members Josie Smith and Kris MacDonald’s interest in outcomes for Maori, Pacific and vulnerable communities.

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     Potential Portfolio roles

 

 

11

Changes to Problem Gambling Foundation contracts - implications for Auckland

 

Cr Cooper declared an interest in this item, vacated her chair and left the meeting at 10.55am. Cr Cooper returned to the meeting at 11.05am.

 

Resolution number COM/2014/9

MOVED by Chairperson CM Casey, seconded by Cr WD Walker:  

That the Community Development and Safety Committee:

a)      receive the report “Changes to Problem Gambling Foundation contracts - implications for Auckland”.

 

CARRIED

 

 

12

Psychoactive substances Local Approved Products Policy (LAPP) Issues and options.

 

Cr AM Filipaina left the meeting at 11.16 am.

 

Cr AM Filipaina returned to the meeting at 11.29 am.

 

Member PA Hulse left the meeting at 11.31 am.

 

Resolution number COM/2014/10

MOVED by Chairperson CM Casey, seconded by Cr JG Walker:  

That the Community Development and Safety Committee:

a)      note that despite the designation of ‘low risk’, using legally approved psychoactive substances does cause harm to those that use them and the communities where these people live.

b)      approve the outcome for the Local Approved Product Policy which is to reduce harm from the sale of legally approved psychoactive substances by:

i)        reducing access to approved substances for vulnerable people,

ii)        reducing the impact of antisocial behavior resulting from legal psychoactive substance use

iii)       reducing the impact on the economic performance of local business from  antisocial behavior arising from the use of legal psychoactive substances.

c)      provide feedback on the three proposed options within the report including the identification of a preferred option.

d)      note that the next steps in the development of the Local Approved Product Policy will be for the draft policy to be presented to the Regional Strategy and Policy committee for approval on 3 July 2014 and then public notification.

e)      invite the Minister responsible for psychoactive substances, The Hon. Peter Dunne, to attend the Community Development and Safety Committee in June, 2014 to update the committee on the future of psychoactive substances in Auckland.

 

CARRIED

 

 

13

Libraries in Community Development: Background Paper

 

Cr WD Walker left the meeting at 11.40 am.

 

Deputy Mayor PA Hulse returned to the meeting at 11.45 am.

 

Resolution number COM/2014/11

MOVED by Chairperson CM Casey, seconded by Cr J Watson:  

That the Community Development and Safety Committee:

a)      receive the Libraries in Community Development Background Paper.

b)      note that the Community Development and Safety Committee is the primary reporting committee for activities relating to Libraries and Information.

c)      note that literacy and democratic participation are included as focus areas for future committee consideration.

 

CARRIED

 

 

14

Strategic Relationship with the Be.Institute - year two update

 

Cr WD Walker returned to the meeting at 11.46 am.

 

Resolution number COM/2014/12

MOVED by Chairperson CM Casey, seconded by Cr WD Walker:  

That the Community Development and Safety Committee:

a)      receive the Auckland Council strategic relationship with Be.Institute – year two update report.

 

CARRIED

 

The meeting adjourned at 11.54am

The meeting reconvened at 11.59am


 

15

Social Aspects of Employment

 

Resolution number COM/2014/13

MOVED by Chairperson CM Casey, seconded by Cr LA Cooper:  

That the Community Development and Safety Committee :

1)     endorse council activity for social aspects of employment, in the following areas:

a)      increasing youth employment and positive youth transitions from school

b)      increasing Maori and Pasifika employment, training and education outcomes

c)      successfully integrating migrants and fully utilising the skills and talents they bring to Auckland

d)      improving the quality of life in Auckland to retain and attract highly skilled and creative people

e)      utilising council procurement to increase employment, work experience and development opportunities for population groups that face barriers, disadvantage or discrimination in the job market

2)      endorse the portfolio holder, Cr Arthur Anae, for the Community Development and Safety Committee, for jobs and enterprise, to champion these activities during this council term.

 

CARRIED

 

 

16

Youth Employment

 

Delwyn Corin, Strategic Advisor (Child & Youth), Community Development & Safety and Sarah MacCormick of the Youth Advisory Panel were in attendance to address the Community Development and Safety Committee regarding Youth Employment.

 

Resolution number COM/2014/14

MOVED by Cr AJ Anae, seconded by Chairperson CM Casey:  

That the Community Development and Safety Committee:

a)      endorse the Mayor’s Youth Employment Traction Plan.

 

CARRIED

 


 

17

Social Enterprise Update

 

Billy Matheson, Principal Advisor Social Entrepreneurship, Community and cultural Strategy; Joel Umali, Community Development Project Leader, Community Development, Arts and Culture; Ta’ala Shane Ta’ala, Senior Advisor, Te Waka Angamua; Anita Totha, Community Facilities; Yehuala Aboye, WISE Collective,  were in attendance to address the Community Development and Safety Committee regarding social Enterprise. A PowerPoint presentation was tabled in support of the report.

A copy of the tabled presentation has been placed on the official copy of these minutes and can be viewed on the Auckland Council website.

 

Jobs and Enterprise portfolio holder, Cr A Anae, made opening remarks at the start of this item.

 

Resolution number COM/2014/15

MOVED by Cr AJ Anae, seconded by Chairperson CM Casey:  

That the Community Development and Safety Committee:

a)      champion social enterprise across the council organization.

b)      request staff to undertake  a feasibility study exploring a rates- neutral credit facility, to support the growth of social enterprises in Auckland.

c)      note the creation of the Young Social Entrepreneurs Fund with the Auckland Communities Foundation and the development of a partnership with the Hikurangi Foundation, to support the development of social enterprise.

d)      forward this report and presentation to all local boards for their information.

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     Community Development, Arts and Culture - Supporting Social Enterprise

  

 

18        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.  

 

 

 

12.33 pm                                            The Chairperson thanked Members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed.

 

CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Community Development and Safety Committee HELD ON

 

 

 

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