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Media Release: Brampton to meet with Province at AMO


​BRAMPTON, ON: A delegation from the City of Brampton will meet with provincial Ministries early next week to connect on significant City initiatives that are key to building a future ready Brampton.
The team – which includes Mayor Jeffrey, and Councillors Gibson, Miles, Moore and Palleschi – will attend the annual Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) conference from August 14 – 17 in Windsor.

“Together with my colleagues on Council and City of Brampton staff, we have a strong team committed to advocating and moving the City’s Strategic Plan priorities forward at the 2016 AMO Conference,” said Mayor Linda Jeffrey. “In our scheduled meetings with Provincial Cabinet Ministers, Parliamentary Assistants and their staff, we strive to strengthen our relationship with the Provincial Government and work together to build a better Brampton.”

The City has requested to delegate on the following, also key initiatives of Council’s 2016-2018 Strategic Plan to move the city forward:

Good Government
  • Discuss Regional governance so that Brampton residents get their fair share of Regional services for their tax dollar.

Move and Connect
  • The Queen Street Transit Master Plan addresses mobility and access for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists alike, with strong links to other City plans for the downtown and central area, economic development, mobility hubs, and the Official Plan.
  • Movement of goods and people is vital to inter-regional mobility and economic prosperity. The City needs access to Crown property to make improvements to a section of Goreway Drive on the border of Brampton and Mississauga.
Smart Growth
Strong Communities
  • The Riverwalk project aims to revitalize the downtown core of a provincially-designated urban growth centre. The goal of the project is to create attractive, vibrant livable spaces.
  • With an ongoing commitment to expanding the human health and sciences hub in Brampton, the City wants to ensure health partnerships, status and funding for current – and future – hospitals.
Learn more about the City’s Strategic Plan at www.brampton.ca/strategicplan

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About Brampton: The ninth-largest city in Canada, Brampton celebrates a diverse population that represents people from 209 distinct ethnic backgrounds who speak 89 different languages. Brampton residents and visitors have access to state-of-the-art recreation facilities and one of the fastest-growing transit systems in Canada. Opened in 2007, Brampton Civic Hospital is part of the William Osler Health System, which is one of the largest community hospitals in Canada. For more information, visit www.brampton.ca or follow @CityBrampton on Twitter.

MEDIA CONTACT
Natalie Stogdill
Media Coordinator
City of Brampton
905.874.3654 | natalie.stogdill@brampton.ca