Regional Government Review
Where we are now
Earlier this year, the provincial government initiated a review of regional governments and Simcoe County. The review is intended to improve governance, decision-making and service delivery in Simcoe County and its lower-tier municipalities. There has been no date announced for the results of the review.
Here are the activities to date:
- At their regular meeting on April 2, the Committee of the Whole (which is made up of Council members for the purpose of giving pre-consideration to recommendations) approved a staff report that recommends that a detailed analysis be undertaken to determine the benefits of separating from Simcoe County.
- Mayor Keffer and Deputy Mayor Leduc then hosted a Public Town Hall Meeting on April 15 to provide more information to residents about the potential savings to taxpayers, and to answer questions. Data presented is available under Documents at right.
- Council carried the recommendation at their April 16 Council meeting, so the province will be notified that the Town wishes to work with the County and the Regional Review advisors to investigate the option further. To read the recommendation, report and background study, check the Documents at right.
- The province accepted public input until May 21.