Gas, Power and Telecommunications Committee

The mandate of the Gas, Power and Telecommunications Committee is to monitor and participate as necessary in regulatory proceedings only to protect the interests of The City in its role of municipal government. 
4 Councillors
1 Chief Financial Officer (or designate) - Voting
1 Mayor (Ex-Officio)

1 year term
Term Expiry Month:
Day:   1st or 2nd Thursday
Time:  9:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.
Location:  Legal Traditions Committee Room
Fourth Floor, Administration Building
3 voting members, including the Chief Financial Officer (or designate)

A non-member Councillor may not count towards meeting quorum. [Sec. A.13(3)(b), Procedure Bylaw 35M2017]
Resource Staff:
Imperato, Kari ((403) 268-1987)
Lundquist, Dawn ((403) 268-8914)
Administrative Contact:
Legislative Advisors
City Clerk's Office
The City of Calgary
P.O. Box 2100, Station M, Mail Code #8007
Calgary AB T2P 2M5
Bus: 403-268-5861
Reports To:

ChairVice ChairMemberRoleCurrent AppointmentExpiry Year
  Mayor Naheed NenshiMayor (Ex-Officio)2010N/A
 Councillor Sean ChuCouncillor20142021
Councillor Druh FarrellCouncillor20132021
  Councillor Shane KeatingCouncillor20202021
  Councillor Joe MaglioccaCouncillor20192021
   Carla MaleChief Financial Officer2018N/A

Authority  Description Decision
1. 1958 July 04, Committee 1958 October 20, Council That Council establish a Gas Committee comprising of four Alderman and the Mayor, to deal with all matters pertaining to natural gas in the City of Calgary.
2. 1975 November 19, Commissioner's Report Composition change to membership: Two Aldermen, one Commissioner. Terms of Reference amended to include all Public Utilities Boards rate cases in which the City becomes involved. That the City participate as an active intervenor of Alberta Government Telephones hearings.
3. 1982 November 15, L82-39 and L82-47 Reporting relationship of the Gas and Power Committee to the Standing Policy Committees. 1) on all matters other than rates and utility financial policies, report to SPC on Operations and Development. 2) on matters of rates and utility financial policies, report to SPC on Finance and Budget. 3) depending upon the subject matter, be given the authority to report directly to Council when time requires it to be done.
4. 1985 October 28, CW-12 Aldermanic representation on the Gas and Power Committee be increased to three.
5. 1986 March 17, Clause L86-10 Quorum for Gas and Power Committee reduced to 2.
6. 1988 March, Report from Records Section Summary of appointments of Consultants and Committee Members, 1958 - 1987.
7. 1990 July 24, Final report of Committee on Committees Membership unchanged after review.
8. 1991 September 03, Amendments, revisions to Committee Structures Each Alderman must serve on two of the four following Committees: Audit Committee; Land Committee; Gas & Power Committee; and IGA; each of which should have a membership of 5 Aldermen.
9. 1991 October 21, Bylaw 47M91 To amend the Procedure Bylaw 39M83: Name changed from "Gas and Power Committee" to "Gas, Power and Telecommunications Committee". The Quorum is now three (3).
10. 1992 January 23, GP92-08 Regulatory Staffing, growth request.
11. 1994 October 24, CW-1 Increase Membership to 7 members and quorum be increased to 4
12. 1994 November 21, N94-24 Membership reduced to 6 Members of Council, Quorum reduced to 3.
13. 1995 October 23 and 24, Organizational Meeting Membership of the Gas, Power and Telecommunications Committee was reduced to 5 Members of Council.
14. 1997 October 27, Communication (g) RE: Legal Opinion on GPT membership. (Aldermen should not be serving as subsidiary Directors of Enmax Corporation).
15. 1998 October 26 and 27, Organizational meeting GPT Membership to be 3 Aldermen and one Commissioner. Quorum must include a minimum of 2 Members of Council.
16. 1999 October 04, C99-68 Implementation of Level 1 Corporate Restructuring
17. 2004 June 21, N2004-15 Vacancy created by Alderman Lowe's resignation to remain vacant until next Organizational meeting.
18. 2004 October 25 and 26, Organizational meeting, Communication (b) GPT membership changed to 3 members of Council and one member from Administration, not in direct report line for Regulatory Affairs Updated Terms of Reference. Scale back of regulatory interventions by Administration
19. 2005 May 16, Bylaw 30M2005 Amendment to the Procedure Bylaw. GPT: A. (2.) To monitor and participate as necessary in regulatory proceedings only to protect the interests of the City of Calgary in its role of municpal government. B. (22.1) No member is eligible to serve on the Gas, Power and Telecommunications Committee, if also serving as a director of ENMAX Corporation or any of its subsidiaries and, notwithsanding Section 27.
20. 2006 November 13, Bylaw 44M2006, The Procedure Bylaw Section 21.2 covers mandate of GPT
21. 2007 Organizational Meeting Approve the change of composition to the GPT Committee by amending the voting City Manager designate to become a non-voting Administrative representative position served by one or two General Managers (Corporate Services and/or Utilities & Environmental Protection).
22. 2011 October 24, C2011-84 Increase Aldermanic Representation from 3 to 5 Alderman. Modify Administration appointment descriptions to reflect current Corporate Structure.
23. 2013 October 21, Bylaw 40M2011 coming into force To discontinue the use of the title "Alderman" in favour of the title "Councillor".
24. 2015 October 19, N2015-0601 Composition of the Gas, Power and Telecommunications Committee amended: Reduce the Councillor representation to four members; and Appoint the Chief Financial Officer (or designate) as the fifth voting member of the Committee.
25. 2017 April 24, GP2017-0208 Governance Review. Current structure remain unchanged. Adopt that three voting members are required to meet quorum, this includes extension to the designate in the case of the absence of the Chief Financial Officer.
26. 2017 July 31, PFC2017-0433 and Bylaw 35M2017 To adopt a new Procedure Bylaw, and to repeal Bylaw 44M2006. The new Procedure Bylaw 35M2017 defines the mandate, powers and composition of the Gas, Power and Telecommunications Committee.