It looks like the possibility of providing child care options at City Hall during public hearings and consultations is off the table.
The cost of providing structured activity for kids during evening events at City Hall would cost about $15,000.
The Committee of the Whole voted against child minding 6-5, but the decision will be finalized at the regular public meeting on Monday.
A recent public engagement survey found only five out of 641 people cited lack of child care as a barrier to participating in municipal issues.
Mayor Danny Breen says residents will have another opportunity to voice their thoughts on the issue.