{meta} Agenda for South East Area Committee on Monday 11th January, 2021, 2.30 pm

Agenda

Venue: Remotely on Zoom

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes of the South East Area Committee meeting held on 14th December 2020 pdf icon PDF 598 KB

2.

Environment and Transportation Department Matters pdf icon PDF 68 KB

      i.        Minutes of the Traffic Advisory Group meeting held on 15th December 2020.

 

     ii.        Verbal update on Strand Road Interim Cycle Route.

3.

South East Area Matters pdf icon PDF 540 KB

      i.        Report of the Director of Services, South City.

 

4.

Motions

Motion 1 from Councillor Claire Byrne

That this Area Committee calls on the Area Manager to include a Greening Strategy for Fitzwilliam Street as part of the implementation of the official Fitzwilliam Cycle Route next year. This would include working with the residents, the design team, the biodiversity officer, parks and public realm to create attractive greenery along the route.  Can the Area Committee ensure funding is allocated for such a project? 

 

Motion 2 from Councillor Claire Byrne

That this area Committee Calls on the Area manager to allocate funds to plant trees on Synge Street as part of the 2021 tree planting programme for the South East Inner City. 

 

Motion 3 from Councillor Claire Byrne

That this Area Committee calls on the Area Manager to improve planning enforcement and the communications with both councillors, residents and developers in the South East Area when it comes to complaints about breaches in working hours, safety concerns, noise pollution, traffic issues.

 

Motion 4 from Councillor Daniel Ceitinn

That this Area Committee:

Recognises that social housing tenants should be afforded the same rights as other tenants or owners in mixed-tenure estates,

Acknowledges that, in some estates and complexes, management fees can be excessive and would afford social housing tenants access to service not generally provided by the City Council to its tenants at an exorbitant cost,

Deplores instances of equality of service access being denied on the basis of tenure to social housing tenants,

Calls on Dublin City Council to ensure that all social housing tenants resident in units where full management fees are not paid are afforded the opportunity to pay the difference for access to services not covered by the council or APB’s management fee contribution, or to otherwise purchase access to services.

 

Motion 5 from Councillor Mannix Flynn

That this meeting of the SEA call on the CEO and the executive management of Dublin City Council to ensure that when acquiring properties and homes under Part 5, particularly in relation to apartment blocks that social housing tenants, i.e. DCC tenants, and tenants of approved housing bodies, that such tenants are entitled to the full amenities of those developments i.e. swimming pools, car parking, and any other services and that they are not socially victimized, socially segregated and discriminated against and that they be given full equality and parity of esteem on equal terms to other tenants.  If this anomaly in Part 5 process needs to be amended or adjusted to incorporate this cause of inclusion for all tenants to participate in such amenities, we further call on DCC to amend such policy documents as a matter of urgency.

 

The state, the local authority and the elected members have an obligation to ensure that nobody is discriminated against in this fashion and that we must never be party to or give comfort to any such lower standard or othering of our tenants.

 

Motion 6 from Councillor Carolyn Moore

Regarding an Enforcement Notice that was issued by the Planning Section of Dublin  ...  view the full agenda text for item 4.

5.

Questions to the Chief Executive 11th January 2021 pdf icon PDF 147 KB