As you may know, the Provincial Government is performing a review of Regional Governments and Simcoe County with a view to ensure effective and efficient service delivery for Ontario’s residents/customers.
While similar to the initiative that several local Municipalities undertook a year or so ago, this exercise is focused more at a macro level as it addresses the relationship and interdependancies among County and the Municipalities. This is your opportunity to have your say as this exercise is clearly about you, the primary stakeholder.
Please take a moment to review the Ontario Government’s press release provided in the copy below. To participate, please click on the survey link (online consultation) which will ask for your comments regarding areas of governance, decision making and service delivery.
Your valued input is required as it will assist deciders define ‘how, what and where work gets done’ for the benefit of all Ontario residents.
Ontario Launches Online Consultation for Residents, Businesses and Stakeholders
March 13, 2019 12:00 P.M.
TORONTO — The Ontario government is putting people first by seeking local input on how to improve governance, decision-making and service delivery for regional governments and member municipalities.
All people who live or work in the 82 upper- and lower-tier municipalities included in the review are invited to share their thoughts through the online consultation. The deadline to submit comments is April 23, 2019.
“We promised the people of Ontario that all levels of government would work harder, smarter and more efficiently,” said Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “Our government is putting people first by seeking local input on how to improve governance, decision-making and service delivery for regional governments and their member municipalities.”
In addition to meeting with municipalities and stakeholder groups, Special Advisors Michael Fenn and Ken Seiling will assess the feedback received through the online consultation. They will provide their advice and recommendations to Minister Clark this summer.
“I look forward to receiving the recommendations and hearing what is working in the regions and Simcoe County, and what can be improved,” said Minister Clark.
The government is committed to working with municipalities to help ensure that they have effective local governance and decision-making, and are providing services quickly and efficiently.
- Ontario’s system of regional government has been in place for almost 50 years.
- Ontario’s regional municipalities and Simcoe County’s combined populations have grown by more than 3 million people since the 1970s.
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