Mayor Patrick Brown and Councillors voted unanimously at a Special Council meeting on Tuesday (May 21, 2019) to keep the governance model at the Region of Peel intact. Council passed a motion to inform the province that City of Brampton endorses “maintaining the upper tier governance structure of Peel Region and the lower tier structure of City Council.”
The decision by Brampton comes after an extensive consultation with residents including a telephone townhall, a townhall in council chambers, a special website created to inform and collect resident feedback, and a 3rd party survey.
Brampton is the final municipality in the Region to take a stance in the ongoing regional government review being undertaken by the provincial government. Caledon council has also endorsed keeping the region intact. Mississauga council endorsed a separation plan prior to consulting with their residents.
The provincial government review is currently being conducted two special advisers, Ken Seiling and Michael Fenn. Seiling was Region of Waterloo Chair for the past 33 years and Fenn was a deputy minister and chief administrator in Hamilton and Burlington. The review is expected to be completed by the end of the summer.
Prior to Brampton’s Special Meeting, the Region of Peel council agreed to conduct a new analysis of the service delivery options for the region. The $600k report, created with co-operation by the City of Mississauga, City of Brampton and Town of Caledon is now available…
The Ernst & Young report does not provide a formal position or recommendations. The report was referred to by the City of Brampton at a Special Council Meeting on May 21st as part of a basis for Brampton’s council to approve a motion that support a status-quo option for the Region of Peel rather than separation or amalgamation.