If a group of nine anxious – and motivated – city and town councillors have their way, the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) as we know it will change dramatically in the next few years.
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Markham’s NHL size arena would likely have brought “no new tangible economic benefits” to the city and the economic projections it was using to support the $325-million dream were “overstated,” according to two documents that were ordered released this week — more than two years after the project was cancelled.
On the eve of a trade mission to India, Markham councilors found themselves debating the value of the trips and the costs. Both Hamilton and Rea argued costs for additional councillors should not be passed on to the taxpayer. Amanda persico Economist.
An Act to amend the Municipal Act, 2001 to provide that the head of council of The Regional Municipality of York must be elected. Moved by Councillor Karen Rea
This new law will allow the public to participate more freely in public discussions without fear of retribution. Ontario Passes Law to Protect Freedom of Expression Province Works to End Strategic Lawsuits That Stifle Free Speech
I am pleased to announce that the City has retained MNP LLP as our Auditor General for the next 4 years pending approval at our next Council meeting. Auditor General Presentation 110-R-15 Auditor General Services Report
Metrolinks has cancelled the EA regarding the re-alignment of Snider Dr, until they look at all crossings along the Go line to see which ones could possible by grade separated. TPAP – MARKHAM GO_OCT72015
Markham’s NHL arena dream was premised on a financial plan that was high risk, would not garner an “adequate return” and could have cost taxpayers tens of millions dollars more than the city publicly claimed, according to five of the 13 reports Noor Javed, Toronto Star
City staff has been asked to review the process of Committee of Adjustments. I have asked for the notices to be sent out 14 days in advance instead of 10 days, and for the boundary to be expanded from 60 meters to 120 meters for notification. Signs to be posted like a “for sale” sign, […]