I hereby give notice that an ordinary meeting of the Community Development and Safety Committee will be held on:

 

Date:

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Thursday, 15 November 2018

9.30am

Room 1, Level 26
135 Albert Street

Auckland

Komiti Whanake Hapori me ōna Kaupapa Āhuru /

Community Development and Safety Committee

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Dr Cathy Casey

 

Deputy Chairperson

Cr Fa’anana Efeso Collins

 

Members

Cr Josephine Bartley

 

 

Cr Alf Filipaina

 

 

Cr Richard Hills

 

 

IMSB Member Tony Kake

 

 

IMSB Member Dennis Kirkwood

 

 

Cr Daniel Newman, JP

 

 

Cr Greg Sayers

 

 

Cr Sir John Walker, KNZM, CBE

 

 

Cr Wayne Walker

 

 

Cr John Watson

 

 

 

 

Ex-officio

Mayor Hon Phil Goff, CNZM, JP

 

 

Deputy Mayor Cr Bill Cashmore

 

 

 

 

 

(Quorum 7 members)

 

 

 

Suad Allie

Governance Advisor

8 November 2018

Contact Telephone: 977 6953

Email: suad.allie@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


Terms of Reference

Responsibilities and key projects

 

The committee is responsible for regional community development and safety, including:

·         grants for regional events, arts and cultural organisations

·         arts, culture and heritage

·         alcohol harm reduction strategy (recommendation to Environment and Community Committee)

·         homelessness plan (recommendation to Environment and Community Committee).

 

Powers

 

All powers necessary to perform the committee’s responsibilities.

 

Except:

 

(a)        powers that the Governing Body cannot delegate or has retained to itself (section 2)

(b)        where the committee’s responsibility is limited to making a recommendation only

(c)        where a matter is the responsibility of another committee

(d)        the approval of expenditure that is not contained within approved budgets

(e)        the approval of expenditure of more than $2 million

(f)        the approval of final policy

(g)        deciding significant matters for which there is high public interest and which are controversial

(h)        the commissioning of reports on new policy where that policy programme of work has not been approved by the Environment and Community Committee

(i)         the power to establish sub-committees.

 

 


Exclusion of the public – who needs to leave the meeting

 

Members of the public

 

All members of the public must leave the meeting when the public are excluded unless a resolution is passed permitting a person to remain because their knowledge will assist the meeting.

 

Those who are not members of the public

 

General principles

 

·         Access to confidential information is managed on a “need to know” basis where access to the information is required in order for a person to perform their role.

·         Those who are not members of the meeting (see list below) must leave unless it is necessary for them to remain and hear the debate in order to perform their role.

·         Those who need to be present for one confidential item can remain only for that item and must leave the room for any other confidential items.

·         In any case of doubt, the ruling of the chairperson is final.

 

Members of the meeting

 

·         The members of the meeting remain (all Governing Body members if the meeting is a Governing Body meeting; all members of the committee if the meeting is a committee meeting).

·         However, standing orders require that a councillor who has a pecuniary conflict of interest leave the room.

·         All councillors have the right to attend any meeting of a committee and councillors who are not members of a committee may remain, subject to any limitations in standing orders.

 

Independent Māori Statutory Board

 

·         Members of the Independent Māori Statutory Board who are appointed members of the committee remain.

·         Independent Māori Statutory Board members and staff remain if this is necessary in order for them to perform their role.

 

Staff

 

·         All staff supporting the meeting (administrative, senior management) remain.

·         Other staff who need to because of their role may remain.

 

Local Board members

 

·         Local Board members who need to hear the matter being discussed in order to perform their role may remain.  This will usually be if the matter affects, or is relevant to, a particular Local Board area.

 

Council Controlled Organisations

 

·         Representatives of a Council Controlled Organisation can remain only if required to for discussion of a matter relevant to the Council Controlled Organisation.

 

 

 


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ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                         PAGE

1          Apologies                                                                                                                        7

2          Declaration of Interest                                                                                                   7

3          Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                               7

4          Petitions                                                                                                                          7  

5          Public Input                                                                                                                    7

5.1     Public Input: Keys Down Real Talk: Anti Drink-Driving Campaign                7

5.2     Public Input: Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Woman (CEDAW)                                                                                                                8

6          Local Board Input                                                                                                          8

7          Extraordinary Business                                                                                                8

8          New Zealand Police - Update                                                                                      11

9          Libraries update                                                                                                           13

10        Coca Cola Christmas in the Park presentation                                                        15

11        Auckland Council’s support for Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)                                                                 17

12        Forward work programme                                                                                          41  

13        Consideration of Extraordinary Items 

 

 


1          Apologies

 

At the close of the agenda no apologies had been received.

 

 

2          Declaration of Interest

 

Members are reminded of the need to be vigilant to stand aside from decision making when a conflict arises between their role as a member and any private or other external interest they might have.

 

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

That the Community Development and Safety Committee:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 4 October 2018, as a true and correct record.

 

 

4          Petitions

 

At the close of the agenda no requests to present petitions had been received.

 

 

5          Public Input

 

Standing Order 7.7 provides for Public Input.  Applications to speak must be made to the Governance Advisor, in writing, no later than one (1) clear working day prior to the meeting and must include the subject matter.  The meeting Chairperson has the discretion to decline any application that does not meet the requirements of Standing Orders.  A maximum of thirty (30) minutes is allocated to the period for public input with five (5) minutes speaking time for each speaker.

 

5.1       Public Input: Keys Down Real Talk: Anti Drink-Driving Campaign

Te take mō te pūrongo / Purpose of the report

1.       To address the committee regarding the Keys Down, Real Talk pilot project which addresses drink driving.  This project is designed to test the impact of authentic storytelling and music on changing people’s behaviour and attitudes when it comes to drink driving incidences across the country.

 

Ngā tūtohunga / Recommendation/s

That the Community Development and Safety Committee:

a)      receive the presentation and thank Noma Sio-Faiumu from Keys Down Real Talk, Anti Drink-Driving Campaign for her attendance.

 

 


 

 

5.2       Public Input: Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Woman (CEDAW)

Te take mō te pūrongo / Purpose of the report

1.       Christine King will speak in support of the Auckland Council’s support for convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Woman (CEDAW).

 

Ngā tūtohunga / Recommendation/s

That the Community Development and Safety Committee:

a)      receive the presentation and thank Christine King for her attendance.

 

 

 

6          Local Board Input

 

Standing Order 6.2 provides for Local Board Input.  The Chairperson (or nominee of that Chairperson) is entitled to speak for up to five (5) minutes during this time.  The Chairperson of the Local Board (or nominee of that Chairperson) shall wherever practical, give one (1) day’s notice of their wish to speak.  The meeting Chairperson has the discretion to decline any application that does not meet the requirements of Standing Orders.

 

This right is in addition to the right under Standing Order 6.1 to speak to matters on the agenda.

 

At the close of the agenda no requests for local board input had been received.

 

 

7          Extraordinary Business

 

Section 46A(7) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:

 

“An item that is not on the agenda for a meeting may be dealt with at that meeting if-

 

(a)        The local  authority by resolution so decides; and

 

(b)        The presiding member explains at the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public,-

 

(i)         The reason why the item is not on the agenda; and

 

(ii)        The reason why the discussion of the item cannot be delayed until a subsequent meeting.”

 


 

 

Section 46A(7A) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:

 

“Where an item is not on the agenda for a meeting,-

 

(a)        That item may be discussed at that meeting if-

 

(i)         That item is a minor matter relating to the general business of the local authority; and

 

(ii)        the presiding member explains at the beginning of the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public, that the item will be discussed at the meeting; but

 

(b)        no resolution, decision or recommendation may be made in respect of that item except to refer that item to a subsequent meeting of the local authority for further discussion.”


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New Zealand Police - Update

 

File No.: CP2018/19977

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo / Purpose of the report

1.         To update the Community Development and Safety Committee on the New Zealand Police and its activity in relation to diversity.

 

Ngā tūtohunga / Recommendation/s

That the Community Development and Safety Committee:

a)      receive the update and thank the New Zealand Police representative/s for their attendance.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga / Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.      

Ngā kaihaina / Signatories

Author

Suad Allie - Governance Advisor

Authoriser

Ian Maxwell - Director Community Services

 


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Libraries update

 

File No.: CP2018/19976

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo / Purpose of the report

1.         To update the Community Development and Safety Committee on the Libraries’ activity in relation to diversity.

 

Ngā tūtohunga / Recommendation/s

That the Community Development and Safety Committee:

a)      receive the presentation and thank staff for their attendance.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga / Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Ngā kaihaina / Signatories

Author

Kim Taunga - Head of Community Libraries South & East

Authoriser

Ian Maxwell - Director Community Services

 


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Coca Cola Christmas in the Park presentation

 

File No.: CP2018/21465

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo / Purpose of the report

1.       To present an overview of this year’s Coca Cola Christmas in the Park 25th anniversary event which is scheduled on 8 December 2018.

2.       Mr Alan Smythe, the organiser and representatives from Coca Cola, the major funder will provide a presentation at the meeting.

 

Ngā tūtohunga / Recommendation/s

That the Community Development and Safety Committee:

a)      receive the presentation and thank Mr Alan Smythe and representatives from Coca Cola for their attendance.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga / Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Ngā kaihaina / Signatories

Author

David McIntosh - Senior Advisor - Events

Authoriser

Ian Maxwell - Director Community Services

 


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Auckland Council’s support for Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

 

File No.: CP2018/21302

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo / Purpose of the report

1.       To respond to the Community Development and Safety Committee resolution [COM/2018/18] requesting officers to prepare a report concerning Auckland Council joining the Cities for CEDAW program.

Whakarāpopototanga matua / Executive summary

2.       The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) promotes the equality of women and obligates signatory countries to end all forms of discrimination against women. Appendix A provides a summary of the CEDAW provisions.

3.       The New Zealand (NZ) government ratified CEDAW in 1985 and reports to the United Nations (UN) Committee for the Elimination of all forms of Violence against Women on NZ’s progress with CEDAW commitments. In July 2018, the UN Committee noted NZ’s achievements since 2012 and expressed concerns and recommendations relating to NZ’s progress on the CEDAW goals. A summary of the Committee’s key findings and observations is attached as Appendix B.

4.       The Cities for CEDAW program operates only in the United States (US), where it started in 2013 in response to the absence of national ratification by the US government of CEDAW. The Cities for CEDAW program doesn’t operate in NZ, however, Auckland Council can express active support for the CEDAW goals and endorse work programmes which help achieve them, essentially becoming a ‘City for CEDAW’ in NZ. The report recommends that the Chair write to the Minister for Women expressing Council’s support for CEDAW (draft letter attached as Attachment D).

5.       Council has a number of key work programmes underway that align to, and help deliver on, the CEDAW goals. These include work programmes that address gender issues for Council staff as well as a wide range of community-facing work programmes. Appendix C provides a summary of these.

6.       This report recommends that the Committee:

·    endorse the CEDAW goals as providing a strong framework to advance political and economic equality for women in NZ

·    endorse the Auckland Council work programs set out in Appendix C as aligning with, and helping to deliver on, a number of the key CEDAW Goals

·    approve that the Community Development and Safety committee has an oversight role in respect of monitoring progress on these work programs, in the context of CEDAW goals, and to receive bi-annual progress reports

·    request that officers seek to identify other work programs that align with and help deliver on CEDAW goals

·    note the concluding observations of the UN Committee for the Elimination of all forms of Violence against women on the eighth periodic report of NZ’s progress (July 2018)

·    approve the attached draft letter to the Minister for Women to express Council’s commitment to CEDAW and support for the Government’s work programs to achieve CEDAW goals.

 

 

Ngā tūtohunga / Recommendation/s

That the Community Development and Safety Committee:

a)   endorse the CEDAW goals as providing a strong framework to advance political and economic equality for women in NZ (Attachment A) of the agenda report.

b)   endorse the Auckland Council work programs set out in Appendix C as aligning with, and helping to deliver on, a number of the key CEDAW Goals

c)   approve that the Community Development and Safety Committee has an oversight role in respect of monitoring progress on these work programs, in the context of CEDAW goals, and will receive bi-annual progress reports

d)   request that officers seek to identify other work programs that align with and help deliver on CEDAW goals

e)   note the concluding observations of the UN Committee for the Elimination of all forms of Violence against women on the eighth periodic report of NZ’s progress (July 2018) attached as Attachment B of the agenda report.

f)    approve the attached letter (Appendix D) to the Minister for Women, to express Council’s commitment to CEDAW and support for the Government’s work programs to achieve CEDAW goals.

 

Horopaki / Context

Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women

7.       The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) promotes the equality of women throughout society and obligates signatory Countries to end all forms of discrimination against women. The three core elements of CEDAW are:

·        Affirmation of women’s civil and political rights

·        Protecting women’s reproductive rights and ensuring they are not a basis for discrimination

·        Challenging discriminatory stereotypes, customs and norms for women

8.       Appendix A provides a summary of the CEDAW provisions.

9.       On 5 July 2018 the Community Safety and Development Committee meeting focused on CEDAW and received presentations on national and international perspectives on gender issues. The Right Honorable Helen Clark, Dr Jackie Blue (then Equal Opportunities Commissioner) and a panel of speakers from non-governmental organisations (NGOs)  presented on key issues from their submissions to the UN.

10.     The New Zealand (NZ) government ratified CEDAW in 1985 and reports to the United Nations (UN) Committee for the Elimination of all forms of Violence against Women on NZ’s progress with CEDAW commitments. The Acting Minister for Women represented the NZ Government at this UN committee on 12 July 2018. 

11.     In July 2018, the UN Committee noted NZ’s achievements since 2012 and expressed a range of concerns and recommendations relating to NZ’s progress on the CEDAW goals. A summary of the Committee’s key findings and observations is attached as Attachment B.

12.     On 5 July, this Committee requested officers to prepare a report concerning Auckland Council joining the Cities for CEDAW program. Four local boards have also passed resolutions with similar wording to the above resolution[1].

Cities for CEDAW

13.     The Cities for CEDAW program operates only in the United States (US). It started in 2013 in response to the absence of national ratification by the US government of CEDAW. In the US, the Cities for CEDAW program advocates for political and economic equality for women at the local level and for ratification of CEDAW at US federal government level.

14.     One of the main goals of the Cities for CEDAW program, national ratification, was achieved in NZ in 1985. CEDAW commitments are designed for governments to achieve at the national level.  The Cities for CEDAW program doesn’t operate in NZ, however, Auckland Council, can express its active support for CEDAW goals and endorse its work programs that align to these goals, essentially becoming a ‘City for CEDAW’ in NZ. The report recommends that the Chair write to the Minister for Women expressing Council’s support for CEDAW. (draft letter attached as Attachment D).

15.     On 5 July 2018, the Committee considered a report on Council’s strategic commitments and work programs that align with and help deliver on the CEDAW goals. These include work programmes that address gender issues for Council staff as well as a wide range of community-facing work programmes. Appendix C provides a summary of these.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu / Analysis and advice

16.     This report recommends that the Committee:

·    endorse the CEDAW goals as providing a strong framework to advance political and economic equality for women in NZ

·    endorse the Auckland Council work programs set out in Appendix C as aligning with, and helping to deliver on, a number of the key CEDAW Goals

·    approve that the Community Development and Safety committee has oversight role in respect of monitoring progress on these work programs, in the context of CEDAW goals, and to receive bi-annual progress reports

·    request that officers seek to identify other work programs that align with and help deliver on CEDAW goals

·    note the concluding observations of the UN Committee for the Elimination of all forms of Violence against women on the eighth periodic report of NZ’s progress (July 2018) attached as Attachment B

·    approve the attached draft letter to the Minister for Women, to express Council’s commitment to CEDAW and support for the Government’s work programs to achieve CEDAW goals.

Ngā whakaaweawe ā-rohe me ngā tirohanga a te poari ā-rohe /
Local impacts and local board views

17.     Four Local Boards have passed resolutions in support of Council joining the Cities for CEDAW program attached as Attachment E.


 

18.     This report recommends that Auckland Council express active support for CEDAW and for the Government’s work programs to achieve progress on CEDAW goals; and that the Community Development and Safety Committee monitors progress on Council’s work programs that align with CEDAW and requests officers to identify other work programs that help deliver on CEDAW goals.

19.     A number of these work programs respond to Local Board priorities. Local Board views have not been sought for this report but were sought during the development of the work programs referred to in this report and summarised at Appendix C.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori / Māori impact statement

20.     This report follows on from a special meeting of this committee in July 2018 that focused on CEDAW. At that meeting the committee heard from a panel of women’s organisations, including the Maori Women’s Welfare League, who spoke in support of CEDAW. 

21.     This report recommends that Auckland Council express active support for CEDAW and for the Government’s work programs to achieve progress on CEDAW goals; and that the Community Development and Safety Committee monitors progress on Council’s work programs that align with CEDAW and requests officers to identify other work programs that help deliver on CEDAW goals.

22.     This report provides a summary of Auckland Council work programs, including some with a particular focus on Māori outcomes, that align with the CEDAW goals.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea / Financial implications

23.     There are no financial implications arising from staff recommendations.

Ngā raru tūpono / Risks

24.     There are no risks arising from staff recommendations.

Ngā koringa ā-muri / Next steps

25.     If agreed, the Committee Chair will send the attached letter to the Honourable Julie-Anne Genter, Minister for Women.

26.     If agreed, officers will provide bi-annual progress updates to this committee on work programmes which align with CEDAW goals.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga / Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

20181115 Summary of CEDAW provisions

21

b

Summary of Committee key findings and observations

23

c

Summary of Auckland Council strategic commitments and work programmes that align with CEDAW goals

29

d

Letter: Honourable Julie-Anne Genter, Minister for Women

37

e

Local Board resolutions

39

     

Ngā kaihaina / Signatories

Author

Deborah James – Head of Diversity and Inclusion

Authoriser

Ian Maxwell - Director Community Services

 


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Forward work programme

 

File No.: CP2018/19975

 

  

Te take mō te pūrongo / Purpose of the report

1.       To note progress on the forward work programme (Attachment A).

 

Ngā tūtohunga / Recommendation/s

That the Community Development and Safety Committee:

a)      receive the forward work programme.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga / Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Forward work programme

43

     

Ngā kaihaina / Signatories

Author

Suad Allie - Governance Advisor

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Ian Maxwell - Director Community Services

 


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[1] The Papakura, Waitemata, Waitakere Ranges and Albert-Eden Local Boards passed resolutions to support Auckland becoming a city for CEDAW.