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City of Brampton at AMO 2020 Conference: Partnering for economic recovery and growth


BRAMPTON, ON (August 17, 2020) – From August 17 to 19, a delegation from the City of Brampton will participate in the Association of Municipalities (AMO) 2020 Virtual Conference. Led by Mayor Patrick Brown, Members of Council and City officials will connect with key stakeholders across the Province on Brampton’s most pressing needs.
 
Meetings have been confirmed with the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Infrastructure, Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks, and Ministry of Colleges and Universities.
 
In light of its ongoing response to COVID-19, one of the City’s key priorities this year will be seeking continued support for its economic recovery. City officials will also highlight additional priorities that are an integral part of managing the City’s sustainable growth and improving residents’ quality of life, including:
 
• Healthcare – Commitment to Phase Two of Peel Memorial and a third healthcare facility.
• Higher Order Transit – Increased investment in new modes of transit including Two-Way All-Day GO Service, Light Rail Transit and Bus Rapid Transit.
• Climate Change and Flood Mitigation – Increased partnership for the City’s Riverwalk project through funding and streamlined approvals, and new investment in Green Infrastructure projects identified through the Community Energy and Emissions Reduction Plan (CEERP).
• Active Transportation – Enhanced viable mobility options that increase the safety and accessibility of transportation networks for all residents.
• Postsecondary Opportunities – Support for increased postsecondary education opportunities through legislating BramptonU into existence.
• Property Tax-Exempt Public Institutional Properties – Request for sustained funding to address the impacts of COVID-19 and ensure a full and successful economic recovery.
• Urban Community Hub – Requesting for the Province to adopt the 20 minute walkable, healthy neighbourhood with Urban Community Hub as a new growth model to foster Transit-Oriented Communities “TOC” in Brampton.

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Quotes

“As we work towards a customized approach that supports our economic recovery from the impacts of COVID-19, we are also focused on localized solutions that will drive our City’s sustainable growth and ensure a greater quality of life for our residents. I thank the Province for the recent commitments it has shown to Brampton and look forward to building on this as we advance on the path to economic recovery and growth.
Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“During our response to COVID-19, the City has continued to deliver essential and critical services that residents rely on while also progressing on key projects that support our full economic recovery and continued growth. Close collaboration with higher levels of government will be crucial to our success as we plan and build for Brampton’s future and I look forward to discussing key partnership opportunities with the Province during AMO 2020.”
David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton
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MEDIA CONTACT
Natalie Stogdill
Senior Advisor, Public Relations, City of Brampton
905.874.3654 | natalie.stogdill@brampton.ca