Whereas the Regional Governance Review Terms of Reference for Special Advisors Michael Fenn and Ken Seiling states that all materials produced by the Special Advisors, including research, analysis, reports and recommendations, are the exclusive property of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and may be released publicly at the discretion of the Ministry; and
Whereas the Regional Governance Review must be transparent in the interest of accountability and in consideration of the potential impacts to local and regional municipal governments and the communities they serve; and
Whereas the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO) has requested that the report of the Special Advisors to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, containing the findings and recommendations be made public; and
Now therefore be it resolved that Burlington City Council endorse AMCTO’s position that the report prepared by the Special Advisors, regarding the Regional Governance Review, be publicly released upon its completion and presentation to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing; and
That the City Clerk circulate a copy of this resolution to Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Jane McKenna, M.P.P., Effie Triantafilopoulos, M.P.P., Parm Gill, M.P.P., Special Advisors Michael Fenn and Ken Seiling, AMCTO, AMO and all GTA municipalities.