Special Council Meeting -   Motion memo Improving Local Democracy by Strengthening City Decision-Making

By Staff

March 22, 2024

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The City announces the meeting – no context, no background.

The Special Council meeting is regarding – Council request the Mayor to delegate to Council the powers and duties assigned to the head of council under Section 284.5 of the Municipal Act, with respect to the City Manager; and

That Council request the Mayor to delegate to the City Manager the powers and duties assigned to the head of council under Section 284.6 of the Municipal Act, with respect to:

– determining the organizational structure of the municipality; and
– hiring, dismissing, or exercising any other prescribed employment powers with respect to any division or the head of any other part of the organizational structure.

Requests to delegate to these meetings can be made by completing the online delegation registration form at www.burlington.ca/delegate or by submitting a written request by email to the Office of the City Clerk at clerks@burlington.ca by noon the day before the meeting is to be held.

If you do not wish to delegate, but would like to submit feedback, please email your comments to clerks@burlington.ca. Your comments will be circulated to committee members in advance of the meeting and will be attached to the minutes, forming part of the public record.

 

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1 comment to Special Council Meeting –   Motion memo Improving Local Democracy by Strengthening City Decision-Making

  • Joe Gaetan

    Here is the motion that resulted in the Special Meeting of March 26, from the Regular Meeting of Council, Revised Agenda, Date: March 19, 2024
    18 Motions By Members
    18.3 Motion memo Improving Local Democracy by Strengthening City Decision-Making (ADM-05-24)
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    That Council request the Mayor to delegate to Council the powers and duties assigned to the head of council under Section 284.5 of the Municipal Act, with respect to the City Manager; and

    That Council request the Mayor to delegate to the City Manager the powers and duties assigned to the head of council under Section 284.6 of the Municipal Act, with respect to:

    a. determining the organizational structure of the municipality; and
    b. hiring, dismissing, or exercising any other prescribed employment powers with respect to any division or the head of any other part of the organizational structure;

    That Council request the Mayor to delegate to Council the powers and duties assigned to the head of council under Section 284.7 of the Municipal Act, with respect to prescribed local boards or local boards within a prescribed class of local boards; and

    That Council request the Mayor to delegate to Council the powers and duties assigned to the head of council under Section 284.8 of the Municipal Act, with respect to prescribed committees or committees within a prescribed class of committees; and

    That the Executive Director of Legal Services and Corporation Counsel for the City of Burlington be directed to consult with external legal counsel on the current state of any legal challenges to strong mayor power in Ontario and whether a legal challenge would have any chance of success.

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