Every week, Bramptonist rounds up the interesting items on upcoming city council and committee meetings, so you don’t have to page through huge (and, if we’re being honest, tedious) PDFs and to make it easier for you to be a well-informed resident.

All meetings are open to the public (aside from items which are specifically marked as closed). Due to council chamber renovations, meetings are mostly occurring in Boardroom WT-2C/D in the West Tower.


Council Workshop

February 25, 9:00 a.m.
Boardroom WT 2C/D, West Tower

These workshops are mainly for council to be educated or trained on a particular issue. They are still open to the public, unless stated otherwise.

Issues

Uptown East planning (the CAA Centre lands).

Read the Agenda here.


Age-Friendly Brampton Advisory Committee

February 26, 7:00 p.m.
Boardroom WT 2C/D, West Tower

The AFBAC is composed of councilors, residents (seniors and youth), and community group representatives to discuss issues involving youth and senior issues in the community, and how to make Brampton a better place for all

Delegations

Sylvia Roberts, Brampton resident, will be requesting the addition of two youth councils, one for those 19 and under and one for 20-29.

Updates

A city staff member will verbally update the committee on age-friendly initiatives undertaken by the city, including public workshop, a resident survey, and the age-friendly forum.

Brampton Youth Council

The city is setting up a new committee focused on those between ages 13-19 (page 27). The committee will advise several city committees on youth issues and candidates will be sought out from secondary schools in the city (candidates are required to be attending high school full-time).

Read the Agenda here.


Committee of Council

February 27, 9:30 a.m.
Boardroom WT 2C/D, West Tower

CoC is attended by all members of council, except the mayor (though the mayor is permitted to be a member at this committee). This committee hears new reports from all areas of the city, as well as issues from the advisory committees. This is the confirming step before final council meeting approval.

Announcements and Proclamation

Recognition of former Brampton alderman John Shadrach as part of Black History Month.

Pink Shirt Day, an anti-bullying campaign, is on February 27.

Delegations

Joe Farrugia, owner of Bram City Taxi, will speak on the effect that TNC (Uber, Lyft) are having on the taxi industry.

A representative of the Flying Tippler Club of North America wants the city to update bylaws in Animal Control.

Sponsorship Strategy

The city will be updating the sponsorship strategy for recreation and culture (page 16).

With the addition of a new sponsorship team in October, at least $200,000 in funding has been secured for 2019.

The update includes three new things: inclusion of naming rights (applies to the exterior of the building), inclusion of city amenities, and a new advisory group and delegation of power to staff. Renaming of city buildings would require council approval.

A preliminary list of assets available for naming includes: Brampton Soccer Centre, Gore Meadows Community Centre, South Fletcher’s Community Centre, Century Gardens Community Centre, Flower City Community Centre, Dixie 407, Creditview Sandalwood Park and Garden Square.

New City Asset Naming Policy

There is a gap on the city’s naming policy on certain city infrastructure, from buildings to bridges (page 33). The new policy will allow for public consideration and a process to allow for the renaming of existing assets.

Brampton’s Response to Changes to the Greater Golden Horseshoe Plan

City staff generally support the changes to the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area but have concerns about how changes could affect significant employment zone boundaries, intensification timelines, and transitory planning (page 73).

Some changes include: the 60% intensification target will have to be met by 2041 instead of the phased approach (city staff believe a phased approach is better), employment zone conversions will require provincial input, major station area radius will increase to 800 metres. B

Read the Agenda here.

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