Local Governance, FoNTRA Position

January 1, 2012

in 2012, FoNTRA Advocacy Positions 2012-2016

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• FoNTRA supports less control by the Mayor and strongly recommends that the majority of City Council approve the membership of the Executive Committee. Also, chairs of standing committees should be approved by City Council. Finally, chairs of standing committees should not sit on the Executive Committee.
• FoNTRA strongly supports the election of Community Council Chairs by the respective Community Councils rather than selection by the Mayor.
• FoNTRA recommends that Community Councils should have enhanced powers with delegated powers for more areas, especially planning approvals for projects with local impact and consistent with the Official Plan and/or Zoning By-Laws.
Note: A stable Official Plan would permit the approval of all Zoning By-law amendments by Community Councils.

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