Regional Councilors still not ready to have a full debate on the future population levels that will be put in place

By Staff

February 8th, 2022



Determining just how much in the way of new population is going to be determined for each of the four municipalities in the Region was always a political decision.

The Region has been stick handling this for some time.

Someone at the Region thought the issue was ready for a Statutory Meeting where the issues and a sense as to what direction would would be set.

The political people realized that this was not the time for a Statutory meeting and changed the format of the meeting to a workshop.  There would be no delegations at the workshop – just open debate and discussion.

Turns out the Regional Councillors were not ready for a workshop either.

Set out below is the order in which changes in the meetings went:

The recommendation on the Preferred Growth Concept will not be considered by Regional Council on February 9, 2022 as originally scheduled. The consideration of the Preferred Concept will be rescheduled to a future meeting. There will be an opportunity for the public to provide written submissions and delegations at that time. To register and receive a notification when the opportunity becomes available, please email the Regional Clerk.

A Regional Council Workshop on the Preferred Growth Concept has now been scheduled for February 9 at 9:30 a.m. At the Workshop, Regional staff will present updated information and respond to questions and requests for clarification regarding the Preferred Growth Concept. Under Halton’s Procedural By-law, delegations are not permitted at Council Workshops however the public is welcome to observe the live-streaming of the Workshop on our website.

The Statutory Public Meeting scheduled for 9 a.m. on February 9, 2022 about a Regional Official Plan Amendment application related to the Milton Education Village will proceed as planned.

This is a critical issue – better that they get it right the first time.

Related news story:

Councillor Sharman explains what is happening at the Region on population growth.

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