Three things I consider wins that happened during the TCHC Board of Director's virtual meeting on April 27th, 2020 (all of which I highlighted in my deputation submission) -
1) there is an extensive audit happening with respect to the sprinkler systems in our buildings
2) a - the $300,000 contingencies have been removed from the two projects that were already receiving additional money through change order requests
2) b - the city councillors are seeking a history of change order requests for those sites (Honestly, this is NOT the result of a valid tendering process. Contractors appear to be underbidding to get the initial contract. Then they continuously come back to BIFAC (Building Investment, Finance and Audit Committee) or the Board of Directors requesting more money. In some cases I would even argue that TCHC doesn't properly identify the scope of work up front.)
3) a - there was not an Emergency Executive Committee created (the proposal didn't even include the COO Sheila Penny. How can you have a legitimate executive committee without the COO's contribution?)
3) b - the attempt to turn over complete responsibility to the President and CEO Kevin Marshman was denied. He is not the Mayor of TCHC town.
Unfortunately, they didn't get around to talking about implementing the Rubin Thomlinson recommendations. You can read a few of the concerns I have in my deputation to the TCHC Board of Directors.
(Would it really have killed them to take a moment and reassure TCHC tenants that they were doing everything they could to prevent an outbreak of COVID 19 in our buildings?)