Every week, Bramptonist will be rounding up the interesting items on upcoming city council and committee meetings, so you don’t have to bore yourselves with tedious PDFs.

All meetings are open to the public (aside from closed items), and are generally held in the City Council Chambers, unless stated otherwise.

Planning and Infrastructure Committee

February 22, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.

Council Chambers, City Hall

Community park and rec centre to be built by 2020 in west end

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  • New city park and recreation centre to be built in the Mississauga Road/Embleton Road southwest area by 2020
  • City staff are beginning the process to procure land and decide on programming of the site
  • Site will be next to a high school and the two may be integrated
  • This report start on page 63

Next phase of Hurontario LRT project planning to begin

  • Despite council cutting the Hurontario LRT to Steeles, Metrolinx is still devoting up to seven full-time staff to the Brampton portion of the project
  • City planning staff are asking  for $1.65 million to be set up for a Rapid Transit office, including the two full-time staff, part-time staff as needed, and other professional services that they city may wish to include onto the project external to Metrolinx
  • Report starts on page 88

Other Planning Issues

  • Brampton’s population to overtake Mississauga by 2031, population forecasted to be 919,000 by 2041 (page 22)
  • City is undergoing a new Parks and Rec Master Plan, should be finished by 2017 (page 46)
  • Bramalea Road widening, including a new bridge, between Inspire Boulevard and Countryside Drive, should start in May, finish in 2018 (page 98)
  • A presentation on the implications of the Greater Golden Horseshoe Growth Plan on Brampton’s planning (page 163)

Agenda with reports available here.

City Council

February 24, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.

Council Chambers, City Hall

RogersTV livestreams council meetings online here, and Channel 10 on Rogers Cable TV.

Uber versus the City of Brampton, Round 1


  • Councilor Gurpreet Dhillon (City, Wards 9 & 10) is bringing forth a motion to city council to ask Uber to suspend operating UberX within the city of Brampton until the by-laws can be reviewed
  • UberX’s service is not operating within the constraints of Brampton’s Mobile Licensing By-Law
  • Motion is concerned about insurance, criminal background checks, vehicle safety, etc
  • Councilor Dhillon has the support of Mayor Linda Jeffrey and Councilor Pat Fortini (City, Wards 7 & 8)
  • This will be a contentious issue. UBER Canada has sent Chris Schafer, their Public Policy Manager, to delegate on Wednesday
  • Motion is on page 5.

Other Council Issues

  • The Clarence Street development, where opposition concerns trees, is coming for approval from council (report not available)
  • There are five closed meeting items: a labour agreement, one concerning an OMB appeal in Ward 4, one about litigation in Ward 4, the leasing agreement on who will occupy the ground floor retail space in the West Tower, and a discussion on an “identifiable individual,” possibly a current or former city employee

Agenda with reports available here.

Council Workshop – New Code of Conduct and New Lobbyist and Gift Registry

February 26, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.

City Hall West Tower, Boardroom 2C/2D

  • A workshop for councillors (and observing members of the public) to learn about their new Code of Conduct, as well as the new Lobbyist and Gift Registry
  • You can come and watch, but you can’t participate
  • These are education sessions; no decisions are made in them