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Updated committee structure and appointments take effect January 18; City invites citizen appointments to new “Age-Friendly Brampton Advisory Committee”


BRAMPTON, ON: Starting January 18, 2017 three of Brampton’s standing committees (Community and Public Services, Corporate Services, and Economic Development) will be combined under one overarching Committee of Council.  This new structure was approved by Council in October 2016 for more efficient meeting procedures and better time management.

Committee of Council will address matters relating to these three functional areas, instead of holding three separate meetings. A new section on Public Works matters has also been added to the Committee of Council agenda.

Brampton City Council also approved changes to the appointment of Councillors to standing committees and advisory committees. The new structure (refer to pages 8, 9 and 10) is effective until the end of Council’s term in late 2018. The revised appointments are in line with the Procedure By-law, which allows changes to committee structure at the mid-term point of Council’s tenure.

Council also formalized a new Age-Friendly Brampton Advisory Committee that will advise Council on matters such as outdoor spaces, buildings, transportation, housing, respect and social inclusion.  This committee will consist of 19 members including six citizen representatives (three who are older adults (55+) and three who are aged 15-24. Those wishing to participate on this new committee may contact the City Clerk’s Office at 905.874.2101. Application forms are available online and at City Hall. 
 
Lobbyists, community organizations, businesses, residents and others are requested to take note of the new committee structure and appointments.

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The new committee structure reflects greater efficiency in meeting processes and improves Council leadership on strategic and operational matters. Through their new roles on committees, Councillors will be able to gain greater insights and bring their expertise to the table to help shape Brampton’s future. We are also excited about the new Age-Friendly Brampton Advisory Committee, and look forward to making the city a better place for youth and seniors.

- Regional Councillor Gael Miles, Corporate Services Chair

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