Strong Mayors Act powers: municipal decision tracker

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| Published , updated April 25, 2024

Strong mayor powers give heads of council the power to set budgets, veto bylaws, and pass bylaws with just one-third of their council’s support, only if these bylaws deal with provincial priorities outlined in O. Reg. 580/22, including the province’s goal to build 1.5 million homes by 2031.

Powers are only awarded to mayors of municipalities who submitted a pledge to help the provincial government meet its target of building 1.5 million homes by 2031.

This is a significant shift in how municipalities are governed in Ontario. The “Weak Mayor System” has traditionally been used in Ontario and is used in all local governments across Canada. It is characterized by compromise and concession amongst an elected council and a one representative/one vote standard.

  • Weak Mayor: Head of council is the “leader among equals”, has only a single vote on council, and limited unilateral executive authority
  • Strong Mayor: Centralized executive power emanating directly from the office of the mayor

Strong Mayor decision tracker

Data last updated: March 7, 2024

Enter your municipality below to see what decisions, if any, your mayor has made using the powers and how the decisions are being reported to the public. If you think they could do better, or you think they’re doing great – contact them, and your local council members and let them know.

MunicipalityDateNumberSubject Matter
AjaxJuly 10, 20231-2023Organizational Structure and Employment Matters
AjaxJuly 10, 20232-2023Committees of Council
AjaxJanuary 15, 20241-2024Use of Mayor's Veto Powers - 2024 Budget
AjaxFebruary 21, 20242-2024Veto of By-law 12-2024
AuroraFebruary 27, 20242024-008Decision Not to Veto By-laws of February 27, 2024
AuroraFebruary 20, 20242024-007Decision Not to Veto By-law of February 20, 2024
AuroraFebruary 13, 20242024-006Decision Not to Veto By-law of February 13, 2024
AuroraFebruary 6, 20242024-005Decision Not to Veto By-law of February 6, 2024
AuroraJanuary 30, 20242024-004Decision Not to Veto By-laws of January 30, 2024
AuroraJanuary 26, 20242024-003Dissolution of General Committee and Establishment of Committee of the Whole
AuroraJanuary 23, 20242024-002Decision Not to Veto By-law of January 23, 2024
AuroraJanuary 22, 20242024-001Decision Not to Veto By-law of January 22, 2024
AuroraDecember 12, 20232023-08Decision Not to Veto By-law of December 12, 2023
AuroraNovember 28, 20232023-07Decision Not to Veto By-laws of November 28, 2023
AuroraNovember 28, 20232023-06Use of Veto Powers – Amendments to 2024-2026 Mayor’s Budget and Shorten the Veto Period
AuroraNovember 24, 20232023-05Addition of AURORA letters to Capital Budget
AuroraNovember 13, 20232023-04Integrity Commissioner to Review Council Code of Conduct and other relevant policies
AuroraNovember 7, 20232023-03Consultant to Review Council Compensation
AuroraNovember 1, 20232023-02Direct Town Staff to Present the 2024-2026 Town Budget
AuroraNovember 1, 20232023-01Delegation of Mayor’s Powers Re Organizational Structure and Employment Matters
BarrieFebruary 7, 2024MD004-24Written approval of by-law. Dated February 7, 2024.
BarrieJanuary 31, 2024MD003-24Written approval of by-laws. Dated January 31, 2024.
BarrieJanuary 17, 2024MD002-24Written approval of by-laws. Dated January 17, 2024.
BarrieJanuary 10, 2024MD001-24Written approval of by-law. Dated January 10, 2024.
BarrieDecember 13, 2023MD010-23Written approval of by-laws. Dated December 13, 2023.
BarrieDecember 6, 2023MD009-23Written approval of by-laws. Dated December 6, 2023.
BarrieNovember 22, 2023MD008-23Written approval of by-laws. Dated November 22, 2023.
BarrieNovember 8, 2023MD007-23Written approval of by-laws. Dated November 8, 2023.
BarrieNovember 8, 2023MD006-23Written notice to decrease the time to veto amendments passed by resolution of City Council concerning the City Operating and Capital Budgets and Service Partner Budgets from 10-days to 5-days. Dated November 8, 2023.
BarrieNovember 1, 2023MD005-23Written approval of by-laws. Dated November 1, 2023.
BarrieOctober 25, 2023MD004-23Written approval of by-laws. Dated October 25, 2023.
BarrieOctober 4, 2023MD003-23Written approval of by-laws. Dated October 4, 2023.
BarrieSeptember 20, 2023MD002-23Written approval of by-laws. Dated September 20, 2023.
BarrieAugust 16, 2023MD001-23Written approval of by-laws. Dated August 16, 2023.
BellevilleFeb. 12, 2024MDIR-01-2024Mayoral Directive - 2024 ZBL Amendment
BellevilleFeb. 28, 2024BL-2024-31By-Law Number 2024-31
Bradford West GwillimburyJanuary 18, 20242024-B1To give written notice to Members of Council and the Municipal Clerk to shorten the 10-day period where the Mayor can veto a budget amendment.
Bradford West GwillimburyJanuary 18, 20242024-A1Approval of by-laws passed at the Regular Council and Committee of the Whole Meeting on January 18, 2024
Bradford West GwillimburyDecember 20, 20232023-A1Approval of by-laws passed at the Regular Council and Committee of the Whole Meeting on December 19, 2023
BramptonAugust 3, 20232023-001Mayoral Decision - Proposed Matter for Council Consideration at August 9, 2023 Meeting to consider the potential removal of 223 Main
Street North from the City's Municipal Register of Cultural Heritage Resources to facilitate residential development
BramptonAugust 9, 20232023-002Mayoral Decision - Approval of By-laws - August 9, 2023 Council Meeting
BramptonSeptember 13, 20232023-003Mayoral Decision - Approval of By-laws - September 13, 2023 Council Meeting
BramptonSeptember 20, 20232023-004Mayoral Decision - Approval of By-laws - September 20, 2023 Special Council Meeting
BramptonOctober 16, 20232023-005Mayoral Decision - Proposed Matter for Council Consideration at October 18, 2023 Meeting to consider an affordable housing project by
Habitat for Humanity
BramptonOctober 18, 20232023-006(Revised) Mayoral Decision - Proposed Matter for Council Consideration at October 18, 2023 Meeting re. property acquisition for
Riverwalk to enable housing
BramptonOctober 18, 20232023-007Mayoral Decision - Approval of By-laws - October 18, 2023 Council Meeting
BramptonNovember 1, 20232023-008Mayoral Decision - Approval of By-laws - November 1, 2023
BramptonNovember 10, 20232023-009Mayoral Decision - Approval of a By-law - November 10, 2023
BramptonNovember 10, 20232023-010Mayoral Decision - Approval of a By-law - November 10, 2023
BramptonNovember 22, 20232023-011Mayoral Decision - Approval of By-laws - November 22, 2023 Council Meeting
BramptonDecember 6, 20232023-012Mayoral Decision - Approval of By-laws - December 6, 2023 Council Meeting
BramptonDecember 13, 20232023-013Mayoral Decision - Approval of a By-law - December 5, 7 and 13 Special Council Meeting
BramptonDecember 13, 20232023-014Mayoral Decision - Reduce Veto Period for Council Amendments to 2024 Budget
BramptonDecember 20, 20232023-015Mayoral Decision - Approval of a By-law - December 20, 2023 Special Council Meeting
BramptonJanuary 22, 20242024-001Mayoral Decision - Decision to hire/appoint to the position of Division Head/Director
BramptonJanuary 24, 20242024-002Mayoral Decision - Approval of By-laws - January 24, 2024
BramptonFebruary 7, 20242024-003Mayoral Decision - Approval of By-laws - February 7, 2024
BramptonFebruary 28, 20242024-004Mayoral Decision - Approval of By-laws - February 28, 2024
BrantfordJuly 17, 202301-2023Delegation to the Major Sports Team Liaison Committee the power to appoint a chair and vice-chair
BrantfordAugust 15, 202302-2023Appointing Chair and Vice Chair to the Committee Review Task Force
BrantfordAugust 29, 202303-2023Appointment of Chair and Vice Chair to Municipal Accommodation Revenue Tool Task Force
BrantfordAugust 29, 202304-2023Written approval of By-law(s) passed at the August 29, 2023 meeting of Brantford City Council
BrantfordSeptember 26, 202305-2023Written approval of By-law(s) passed at the September 26, 2023 meeting of Brantford City Council
BrantfordOctober 10. 202306-2023Written approval of By-law(s) passed at the October 10, 2023 meeting of Brantford Special City Council
BrantfordOctober 24, 202307-2023Written approval of By-law(s) passed at the October 24, 2023 meeting of Brantford City Council
BrantfordOctober 28, 202308-2023I, Kevin Davis, Mayor of the City of Brantford, pursuant to the powers extended to the head of council under Part VI.1 of the Municipal Act, 2001
BrantfordNovember 1, 202301-2023Direction to Employees (Chief Administration Officer, City Treasurer or Designates)
BrantfordDecember 19, 202309-2023Written approval of By-law(s) passed at the December 19, 2023 meeting of Brantford City Council
BrantfordJanuary 30, 202401-2024Written approval of By-law(s) passed at the January 30, 2024 meeting of Brantford City Council
BrantfordFebruary 20, 202402-2024To give written notice to shorten the 10-day period for the Mayor to veto an amendment resolution passed by City Council to the proposed budget
BurlingtonFebruary 16, 202445383To appoint a City Manager
BurlingtonFebruary 13, 202445352To give written approval of by-law(s) prepared for the December 12, 2023 meeting of City Council
BurlingtonJanuary 30, 202445323As per subsection 3(b) of O. Reg. 530/22, this Mayoral Decision is subject to subsections 6(b) and 11 (c)(e)(f) of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 1990 and will not be available to the public
BurlingtonJanuary 17, 202445292To give written approval of by-law(s) prepared for the January 16, 2024 meeting of City Council
BurlingtonDecember 12, 202313-2023To give written approval of by-law(s) prepared for the December 12, 2023 meeting of City Council
BurlingtonNovember 28, 202345231To give written notice to shorten the 10-day period for the Mayor to veto an amendment resolution passed by City Council to the proposed budget.
BurlingtonNovember 28, 202345261To give written approval of by-law(s) prepared for the November 28, 2023 meeting of City Council
BurlingtonNovember 14, 202345200To give written approval of by-law(s) prepared for the November 14, 2023 meeting of City Council
BurlingtonNovember 3, 202345170To give written approval of by-law(s) prepared for the November 2, 2023 meeting of City Council
BurlingtonOctober 31, 202345139To Establish Select Standing Committee Chairs
BurlingtonOctober 31, 202345108To establish Committee Structure options
BurlingtonOctober 17, 202345078To give written approval of by-law(s) prepared for the October 17, 2023 meeting of City Council
BurlingtonOctober 5, 202345047To give written approval of by-law(s) prepared for the October 5, 2023 meeting of City Council
BurlingtonSeptember 26, 202345017To give written approval of by-law(s) prepared for the September 26, 2023 meeting of City Council
BurlingtonSeptember 14, 202344986Direction to CFO for Draft 2024 Budget
BurlingtonSeptember 14, 202344958To give written approval of by-law(s) prepared for the September 14, 2023 meeting of City Council.
BurlingtonJuly 11, 202344927To give written approval of by-law(s) prepared for the July 11, 2023 meeting of City Council.
CaledonJuly 11, 20232023-01To retain certain powers to determine the organizational structure of the Town and to hire certain Town officials.
CaledonAugust 2, 20232023-03To direct the Director, People Services of the Town of Caledon to implement the Mayor's powers as they relate to the revocation and appointment of the Chief Administrative Officer of the Town.
CaledonOctober 5, 20232023-05To delegate powers to determine the organizational structure of the Town, including employment matters.
CaledonJanuary 5, 20242024-01To establish a Single-Tier Transition Committee.
CaledonJanuary 5, 20242024-02To appoint a Chair and Vice-Chair to the Single-Tier Transition Committee.
CambridgeJuly 4, 20232023.01Delegation - Chief Administrative Officer
CambridgeJuly 4, 20232023.02Delegation - Organizational Structure
CambridgeJuly 4, 20232023.03Confirmation of Committees of Council
CambridgeJuly 18, 20232023.04To give written approval of by-laws passed at the July 18, 2023, meeting of City Council
CambridgeAugust 17, 20232023.05To give written approval of by-laws passed at the August 15, 2023, meeting of City Council
CambridgeAugust 30, 20232023.06To give written approval of by-laws passed at the August 29, 2023, meeting of City Council
CambridgeSeptember 12, 20232023.07To give written approval of by-laws passed at the September 12, 2023, meeting of City Council
CambridgeSeptember 27, 20232023.08To give written approval of by-laws passed at the September 26, 2023, meeting of City Council
CambridgeOctober 12, 20232023.09To give written approval of by-laws passed at the October 10, 2023, meeting of City Council
CambridgeOctober 25, 20232023.10To give written approval of by-laws passed at the October 25, 2023, meeting of City Council
CambridgeNovember 7, 20232023.11To give written approval of by-laws passed at the November 7, 2023, meeting of City Council
CambridgeNovember 28, 20232023.12To give written approval of by-laws passed at the November 28, 2023, meeting of City Council
CambridgeDecember 7, 20232023.13To give written approval of by-laws passed at the December 5, 2023, meeting of City Council
CambridgeDecember 19, 20232023.14To give written approval of by-laws passed at the December 19, 2023, meeting of City Council
CambridgeJanuary 30, 20242024.01To give written approval of by-laws passed at the January 30, 2024, meeting of City
Council
CambridgeFebruary 13, 20242024.02To give written approval of by-laws passed at the February 13, 2024, meeting of City
Council
CambridgeFebruary 13, 20242024.03To give written approval of by-laws passed at the February 13, 2024, meeting of City
Council
CambridgeMarch 5, 20242024.05To give written approval of by-laws passed at the March 5, 2024 meeting of of City Council
Chatham-KentMarch 05, 2024SMP 2024-004Decision Approve March 4, 2024 Bylaws
Chatham-KentFebruary 26, 2024SMP 2024-003Decision Approve February 26, 2024 Bylaws
Chatham-KentFebruary 05, 2024SMP 2024-002Decision Approve February 5, 2024 Bylaws
Chatham-KentJanuary 15, 2024SMP 2024-001Decision Approve January 15, 2024 Bylaws
Chatham-KentDecember 11, 2023​SMP 2023-10Decision Approve December 11, 2023 Bylaws
Chatham-KentNovember 30, 2023SMP2023-08Decision Approve November 30, 2023 bylaws
Chatham-KentNovember 30, 2023SMP2023-09Decision – Shortening of the Mayoral Budget Veto Period
Chatham-KentNovember 27, 2023SMP2023-07Decision Approve November 27, 2023 Bylaws
Chatham-KentNovember 21, 2023SMP2023-06Decision Approve November 21, 2023 Bylaws
Chatham-KentNovember 20, 2023SMP2023-05Decision Approve November 20 2023 Bylaws
Chatham-KentNovember 14, 2023SMP2023-02Direction – Chief Administrative Officer and Committees
Chatham-KentNovember 14, 2023SMP2023-03Direction – Organizational Structure of the Municipal Corporation
Chatham-KentNovember 08, 2023SMP2023-01Direction – Staff Pepare the 2024-2027 Budget
Chatham-KentNovember 06, 2023SMP2023-04Decision Approve November 6 2023 Bylaws
ClaringtonJuly 4, 2023MDE-2023-01To delegate the Powers regarding Organizational Structure, including employment matters, to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).
ClaringtonJuly 4, 2023MDE-2023-02To establish prescribed committees.
ClaringtonAugust 1, 2023MDE-2023-03To give written notice for the approval of By-law 2023-051.
ClaringtonAugust 1, 2023MDE-2023-04To give written notice for the approval of By-law 2023-052.
ClaringtonAugust 1, 2023MDE-2023-05To give written notice for the approval of By-law 2023-053.
ClaringtonAugust 1, 2023MDE-2023-06To give written notice for the approval of By-law 2023-054.
ClaringtonSeptember 5, 2023MDI-2023-01To direct the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and the Deputy CAO/Treasurer to present the Municipality’s proposed budget.
ClaringtonSeptember 15, 2023MDE-2023-07To require Council to consider the matter of advancing the Zone 1 Reservoir and Zone 2 Pumping Station in Newcastle at the September 18, 2023 meeting.
ClaringtonSeptember 21, 2023MDE-2023-08To give written notice for the approval of by-law 2023-055.
ClaringtonSeptember 25, 2023MDE-2023-09To give written notice for the approval of by-laws 2023-056, 2023-057, 2023-058, 2023-059, and 2023-060.
ClaringtonOctober 2, 2023MDE-2023-10To give written notice for the approval of By-law 2023-061.
ClaringtonOctober 30, 2023MDE-2023-11To give written notice for the approval of By-law 2023-064.
ClaringtonOctober 30, 2023MDE-2023-12To give written notice for the approval of By-laws
2023-062 and 2023-063.
ClaringtonNovember 21, 2023MDE-2023-13To give written notice for the approval of by-laws 2023-065 and 2023-066.
ClaringtonNovember 28, 2023MDE-2023-14To give written notice for the approval of by-law 2023-067.
ClaringtonDecember, 4, 2023MDE-2023-15To give written notice for the approval of by-law 2023-068.
ClaringtonDecember 5, 2023MDE-2023-16To give written notice to Members of Council and the Municipal Clerk to shorten the 10-day period where the Mayor can veto a budget amendment.
ClaringtonDecember 11, 2023MDE-2023-17To give written notice for the approval of by-law 2023-069.
ClaringtonDecember 18, 2023MDE-2023-18To give written notice for the approval of by-laws 2023-070, 2023-071, 2023-072, 2023-073, 2023-074, and 2023-075.
ClaringtonJanuary 30, 2024MDE-2024-01To give written notice for the approval of By-laws 2024-001, 2024-002, 2024-003, and 2024-004.
ClaringtonFebruary 28, 2024MDE-2024-02To give written notice for the approval of By-laws 2024-005, 2024-006, 2024-007, and 2024-008.
GeorginaMarch 6, 2024MDC-2024-07Decision to give written approval of Bylaws passed at the March 6, 2024 Council meeting.
GeorginaMarch 5, 2024MDC-2024-06Decision to give written approval of Bylaws passed at the March 5, 2024 Council meeting.
GeorginaFebruary 28, 2024MDC-2024-05Decision to give written approval of Bylaws passed at the February 28, 2024 Council meeting.
GeorginaFebruary 14, 2024MDC-2024-04Decision to give written approval of Bylaws passed at the February 14, 2024 Council meeting.
GeorginaFebruary 7, 2024MDC-2024-03Decision to give written approval of Bylaws passed at the February 7, 2024 Council meeting.
GeorginaJanuary 24, 2024MDC-2024-02Decision to give written approval of Bylaws passed at the January 24, 2024 Council meeting.
GeorginaJanuary 17, 2024MDC-2024-01Decision to give written approval of Bylaws passed at the January 17, 2024 Council Meeting.
GeorginaDecember 13, 2023MDC-2023-06Decision to give written approval of bylaws passed at the December 13, 2023 Special Council Meeting.
GeorginaDecember 5, 2023MDC-2023-05Decision to shorten the 10-day period for the Mayor to veto an amendment resolution passed by Town Council to the proposed budget.
GeorginaDecember 5, 2023MDC-2023-04Decision to give written approval of Bylaws passed at the November 22, 2023 Council Meeting.
GeorginaNovember 22, 2023MDC-2023-03Decision to give written approval of Bylaws passed at the November 22, 2023 Council Meeting.
GeorginaNovember 15, 2023MDC-2023-02Decision to give written approval of Bylaws passed at the November 15, 2023 Council Meeting.
GeorginaNovember 8, 2023MCD-2023-01Decision to give written approval of Bylaws passed at the November 8, 2023 Council Meeting.
Greater SudburyNovember 7, 2023MD2023-01Written approval of bylaws passed at the November 7, 2023 meeting of City Council
Greater SudburyNovember 7, 2023MD2023-02Direction to the Chief Administrative Officer Regarding Operating and Capital Budget - Section 284.16 of the Municipal Act, 2001
Greater SudburyNovember 7, 2023MD2023-03Delegation of Powers to Chief Administrative Officer Regarding Organizational Structure and Employment Matters - Section 284.6 of the Municipal Act, 2001
Greater SudburyNovember 28, 2023MD2023-04Written approval of bylaws passed at the November 18, 2023 meeting of City Council
Greater SudburyDecember 5, 2023MD2023-05Written approval of bylaws passed at the December 5, 2023 meeting of City Council
Greater SudburyDecember 19, 2023MD2023-06Written Decision to Shorten the 10 Day Period for the Mayor to Veto a Resolution Passed by City Council to Amend the Proposed 2024-2025 Budget
Greater SudburyJanuary 16, 2024MD2024-01Written approval of bylaws passed at the January 16, 2024 meeting of City Council
Greater SudburyJanuary 30, 2024MD2024-02Written approval of bylaws passed at the January 16, 2024 meeting of City Council
Greater SudburyFebruary 27, 2024MD2024-03Written approval of bylaws passed at the February 27, 2024 meeting of City Council
GuelphJuly 1, 20232023-A1Delegation – Chief Administrative Officer and Committees
GuelphJuly 1, 20232023-A2Delegation – Organizational Structure of the Municipal Corporation
GuelphJuly 11, 20232023-A3Decision – Written approval of by-laws passed at the July 5 and July 11, 2023 meetings of City Council
GuelphJuly 19, 20232023-A4Decision – Written approval of by-laws passed at the July 19, 2023 meeting of City Council
GuelphJuly 25, 20232023-A5Decision – Written approval of by-laws passed at the July 25, 2023 meeting of City Council
GuelphJuly 26, 20232023-B1Direction – 2024-2027 Multi-Year Budget
GuelphAugust 16, 20232023-A6Decision – Written approval of By-law passed at the August 16, 2023 meeting of City Council
GuelphSeptember 12, 20232023-A7Decision – Written approval of By-law passed at the September 12, 2023 meeting of City Council
GuelphSeptember 19, 20232023-A8Decision – Written approval of By-law passed at the September 19, 2023 meeting of City Council
GuelphSeptember 26, 20232023-A9Decision – Written approval of By-law passed at the September 26, 2023 meeting of City Council
GuelphOctober 17, 20232023-A10Decision – Written approval of By-law passed at the October 17, 2023 meeting of City Council
GuelphOctober 24, 20232023-A11Decision – Written approval of By-law passed at the October 24, 2023 meeting of City Council
GuelphNovember 6, 20232023-A12Decision – Written approval of By-law passed at the November 6, 2023 meeting of City Council
GuelphNovember 21, 20232023-A13Decision – Written approval of By-law passed at the November 21, 2023 meeting of City Council
GuelphNovember 29, 20232023-A15Decision – Shortening of the Mayoral Budget Veto Period
GuelphNovember 28, 20232023-A14Decision – Written approval of By-law passed at the November 28, 2023 meeting of City Council
GuelphDecember 5, 20232023-A16Decision – Written approval of By-law passed at the December 5, 2023 meeting of City Council
GuelphDecember 12, 20232023-A17Decision – Written approval of By-law passed at the December 12, 2023 meeting of City Council
GuelphJanuary 16, 20242024-A18Decision – Written approval of By-law passed at the January 16, 2024 meeting of City Council
GuelphFebruary 13, 20242024-A19Decision – Written approval of By-law passed at the February 13, 2024 meeting of City Council
GuelphFebruary 27, 20242024-A20Decision – Written approval of By-law passed at the February 27, 2024 meeting of City Council
GuelphFebruary 28, 20242024-B2Direction – 2025 City Budget
GuelphFebruary 28, 20242024-B3Direction – Strategic Real Estate Partnerships on Underutilized City Owned Assets
GuelphFebruary 28, 20242024-B4Direction – Temporary Structured Encampment
Halton HillsJanuary 22, 2024MDE-2024-001Decision to give written approval of by-laws passed at the January 22, 2024 meeting of Council
Halton HillsFebruary 12, 2024MDE-2024-002Decision to give written approval of by-laws passed at the February 12, 2024 meeting of Council
HamiltonAugust 18, 2023MDE-2023-01To give written approval of by-laws passed at the August 18, 2023 meeting of City Council
HamiltonAugust 31, 2023MDI-2023-02Direction to City staff to prepare 2024 Budget for presentation to City Council
HamiltonSeptember 13, 2023MDE-2023-02To give written approval of by-laws passed at the September 13, 2023 meeting of City Council
HamiltonSeptember 27, 2023MDE-2023-03To give written approval of by-laws passed at the September 27, 2023 meeting of City Council
HamiltonOctober 11, 2023MDE-2023-04To give written approval of by-laws passed at the October 11, 2023 meeting of City Council
HamiltonOctober 25, 2023MDE-2023-05To give written approval of by-laws passed at the October 25, 2023 meeting of City Council
HamiltonNovember 3, 2023MDE-2023-06To appoint a Chair and Vice-Chair to the West Harbour Development Sub-Committee
HamiltonNovember 6, 2023MDE-2023-07To delegate powers respecting the appointment of a chair and vice-chair to the General Issues Committee (Budget) for the 2024 Budget
HamiltonNovember 8, 2023MDE-2023-08To give written approval of by-laws passed at the November 8, 2023 meeting of City Council
HamiltonNovember 14, 2023MDE-2023-09To appoint the chair and vice-chair of the Procurement Sub-Committee for the remainder of the 2022-2026 Term of Council is hereby delegated to Council
HamiltonNovember 22, 2023MDE-2023-10To give written approval of by-laws passed at the November 22, 2023 meeting of City Council
HamiltonNovember 21, 2023MDE-2023-11To Delegate Powers respecting the appointment of the chairs and vice-chairs of the School Board Properties Sub-Committee; Light Rail Transit Sub-Committee; Transit Area Rating Review Sub-Committee, Hamilton Water Sub-Committee; Non-Union Compensation Sub-Committee and Municipal Drainage Court of Revision for the remainder of the 2022-2026 Term of Council - hereby delegated to Council
HamiltonNovember 21, 2023MDE-2023-12To Delegate Powers respecting the appointment of the chairs and vice-chairs of the Public Works Committee; Planning Committee; Audit, Finance and Administration Committee and Emergency and Community Services Committee for 2024 - hereby delegated to Council
HamiltonNovember 27, 2023MDE-2023-13To give written approval of the by-law passed at the November 27, 2023 special meeting of City Council
HamiltonDecember 4, 2023MDE-2023-14To Appoint a City Manager
HamiltonDecember 4, 2023MDE-2023-15To give written approval of the by-law passed at the December 4, 2023 special meeting of City Council
HamiltonJanuary 24, 2024MDE-2024-01To give written approval of by-laws passed at the January 24, 2024 meeting of City Council
InnisfilNovember 2, 2023MD 01-23Decision to delegate certain Strong Mayor Powers
InnisfilNovember 8, 2023MD 02-23Decision to approve by-laws passed at the November 8 Council Meeting
InnisfilNovember 15, 2023MD 03-23Decision to approve by-laws passed at the November 15 Council Meeting
InnisfilNovember 22, 2023MD 04-23Decision to approve by-laws passed at the November 22 Council Meeting
InnisfilDecember 13, 2023MD 05-23Decision to provide proposed capital budgets pursuant to O.Reg. 530/22
InnisfilDecember 13, 2023MD 06-23Decision to approve By-laws passed at the December 13 Council Meeting
InnisfilDecember 18, 2023MD 07-23Decision to provide the proposed 2024 Operating and Capital budgets pursuant to Section 284.16 of the Municipal Act, section 7 of O.Reg. 530/22
InnisfilDecember 20, 2023MD 08-23Decision to approve by-laws passed at the December 20 Special Council Meeting
InnisfilJanuary 10, 2024MD 01-24Decision to approve by-laws passed at the January 10 Special Council Meeting
InnisfilFebruary 14, 2024MD 02-24Decision to approve by-laws passed at the February 14 Special and Regular Meetings of Council
InnisfilFebruary 21, 2024MD 03-24Decision to approve by-laws passed at the February 21 Special Council Meeting
InnisfilFebruary 28, 2024MD 04-24Decision to approve by-laws passed at the February 28 Council Meeting
Kawartha LakesNovember 28, 202301-2023Relating to the 2024 Budget Timelines
KingstonMarch 5, 20242024-09To give written approval of by-laws passed at the March 5, 2024, meeting of City Council.
KingstonFebruary 27, 20242024-08To give written approval of by-laws passed at the February 27, 2024, meeting of City Council.
KingstonFebruary 20, 20242024-07To give written approval of by-laws passed at the February 20, 2024, meeting of City Council.
KingstonFebruary 7, 20242024-06To give written approval of by-laws passed at the February 6, 2024, meeting of City Council.
KingstonJanuary 23, 20242024-05To give written approval of by-laws passed at the January 23, 2024, meeting of City Council.
KingstonJanuary 16, 20242024-04To shorten the 10-day period for the Mayor to veto an amendment resolution passed by City Council to the proposed budget
KingstonJanuary 9, 20242024-03To give written approval of by-laws passed at the January 9, 2024, meeting of City Council.
KingstonDecember 19, 20232024-02To give written approval of by-laws passed at the December 19, 2023, meeting of City Council.
KingstonDecember 5, 20232024-01To give written approval of by-laws passed at the December 5, 2023, meeting of City Council.
KingstonNovember 21, 20232023-15To give written approval of by-laws passed at the November 21, 2023, meeting of City Council.
KingstonNovember 14, 20232023-14Decision to rescind Mayoral Decision 2023-06 and provide updated direction to staff to prepare the 2024 Annual Budget
KingstonNovember 7, 20232023-13To give written approval of by-laws passed at the November 7, 2023, meeting of City Council.
KingstonOctober 24, 20232023-12To give written approval of by-laws passed at the October 24, 2023, special meeting of City Council.
KingstonOctober 17, 20232023-11To give written approval of by-laws passed at the October 17, 2023, meeting of City Council.
KingstonOctober 3, 20232023-10To give written approval of by-laws passed at the October 3, 2023, meeting of City Council.
KingstonSeptember 27, 20232023-09To give written approval of by-laws passed at the September 26, 2023, special meeting of City Council.
KingstonSeptember 19, 20232023-08To give written approval of by-laws passed at the September 19, 2023, meeting of City Council.
KingstonSeptember 11, 20232023-07To give written approval of by-laws passed on September 11, 2023 by the Acting Director, Planning Services
KingstonSeptember 6, 20232023-05To give written approval of by-laws passed at the September 5, 2023, meeting of City Council.
KingstonSeptember 6, 20232023-06NOTE: This Decision has been rescinded by Mayoral Decision Number 2023-14.
Decision to rescind Mayoral Decision 2023-06 and provide updated direction to staff to prepare the 2024 Annual Budget
KingstonAugust 14, 20232023-04NOTE: This Decision has been rescinded by Mayoral Decision Number 2023-06.
Decision to provide direction to staff to prepare the 2024 Annual Budget.
KingstonAugust 8, 20232023-03To give written approval of by-laws passed at the August 8, 2023, meeting of City Council.
KingstonJuly 12, 20232023-02To give written approval of by-laws passed at the July 11, 2023, meeting of City Council.
KingstonJuly 12, 20232023-01Delegation to the Chief Administrative Officer of the power to determine the organizational structure of the City.
Delegation to City Council to appoint and dismiss the Chief Administrative Officer.
Delegation to the Chief Administrative Officer to appoint and dismiss a head of any division or the head of any other part of the organizational structure under subsection 284.6(2) of the Municipal Act, 2001.
Delegation to City Council to establish or dissolve Council Committees (Standing Committees), appoint chairs and vice-chairs and assign their functions.
LondonMarch 4, 20242024 - 005Appointment of Interim City Manager
LondonMarch 1, 20242024 - 004Notice to shorten the 10-day period for the Mayor to veto an amendment passed by City Council to the Mayor’s proposed budget
LondonFebruary 6, 20242024 - 003Appointment of City Manager
LondonJanuary 24, 20242024-002Appointment of Chair to the Strategic Priorities and Policy Committee and Governance Working Group
LondonJanuary 24, 20242024-001Appointment of Chair to the Audit Committee
LondonDecember 8, 20232023-0092024-2027 Multi-Year Budget Committee Vice Chair
LondonNovember 30, 20232023-008Appointment of Standing Committee Vice-Chairs
LondonNovember 28, 20232023-007City Manager Recruitment and Selection Committee – Additional Membership
LondonNovember 13, 20232023-006Appointment of Standing Committee Chairs
LondonNovember 7, 20232023-005Appointment of Deputy City Manager, Legal Services
LondonOctober 25, 20232023-004By-laws Passed Under Delegated Authority Pursuant to By-law No. CP-17-23008
LondonOctober 10, 20232023-0032024-2027 Multi-Year Budget Committee Formation
LondonOctober 3, 20032023-002City Manager Recruitment and Selection Committee
LondonSeptember 14, 20232023-001By-laws Passed Under Delegated Authority Pursuant to By-law No. A.-8279-200
MiltonJuly 3, 202344927CAO Appointment and Dismissal
MiltonJuly 3, 202344958Heads of Organizational Units
MiltonSept. 11, 202344986Approval of By-laws
MiltonSept. 20, 202345017Approval of By-laws
MiltonOctober 23, 202345047Approval of By-laws
MiltonOctober 25, 202345078Approval of By-laws
MiltonOctober 27, 202345108Approval of By-laws
MiltonNovember 13, 2023451392024 Proposed Budget
MiltonNovember 13, 202345170Approval of By-laws
MiltonDecember 4, 202345200Shortening the Veto Period for the 2024 Budget
MiltonDecember 18, 202345231Approval of By-laws
MiltonJanuary 29, 202445292Approval of By-laws
MiltonFebruary 12, 202445323Approval of By-laws
MiltonMarch 4, 202445352Approval of By-laws
MississaugaJul 1, 2023MDE 0001 2023Decision to delegate powers to the City Manager to determine the organizational structure of the City and to hire and dismiss certain City officials.
MississaugaAug 1, 2023MDE 0002 2023Decision to give written approval of by-law(s) prepared for the August 1, 2023 meeting of City Council.
MississaugaSep 13, 2023MDE 0003 2023Decision to give written approval of by-law(s) prepared for the September 13, 2023 meeting of City Council.
MississaugaSep 13, 2023MDE 0004 2023Decision to give written approval of by-law(s) prepared to amend the Zoning By-law 0225-2007 to remove holding provisions in accordance with section 39.2 of the Planning Act.
MississaugaSep 29, 2023MDE 0005 2023Decision to give written approval of by-law(s) prepared for the September 27, 2023 meeting of City Council.
MississaugaSep 29, 2023MDE 0006 2023Decision to give written approval of by-law(s) prepared to amend the Zoning By-law 0225-2007 to remove holding provisions in accordance with section 39.2 of the Planning Act.
MississaugaOct 17, 2023MDE 0007 2023Decision to appoint an Interim Commissioner of Health and Human Services.
MississaugaOct 31, 2023MDE 0008 2023Decision to propose a 2024 Budget and 2024-2027 Business Plan for the City of Mississauga.
MississaugaDec 11, 2023MDE 0009 2023Decision to give written approval of by-law(s) prepared for the December 6, 2023 meeting of City Council.
MississaugaDec 15, 2023MDE 0010 2023Decision to give written approval of by-law(s) prepared for the December 13, 2023 meeting of City Council.
MississaugaDec 19, 2023MDE 0011 2023Decision to give written approval of budget amendment resolutions passed at the December 6, 2023 Special Council Meeting.
MississaugaJan 11, 2024MDE 0001 2024Decision to give written approval of by-law(s) prepared to amend the Zoning By-law 0225-2007 to remove holding provisions in accordance with section 39.2 of the Planning Act.
Niagara FallsNovember 14, 2023MD-2023-012024 budget
Niagara FallsNovember 14, 2023MD-2023-04Not exercising veto - by-laws passed
Niagara FallsNovember 28, 2023MD-2023-05Not exercising veto - by-laws passed
Niagara FallsDecember 12, 2023MD-2023-06Not exercising veto - by-laws passed
Niagara FallsJanuary 16, 2024MD-2024-01Not exercising veto - by-laws passed
Niagara FallsJanuary 23, 2024MD-2024-02Not exercising veto - 2024 Tax Levy Supported Budget
Niagara FallsFebruary 6, 2024MD-2024-03Not exercising veto - 2024 Tax Levy Supported Budget
Niagara FallsFebruary 27, 2024MD-2024-04Not exercising veto - 2024 Tax Levy Supported Budget
North BayNovember 1, 202344927Decision to Appoint the Chief Administrative Officer.
North BayNovember 1, 202344958Decision to Dissolve Committees, Appoint Chairs and Vice-Chairs of Committees and Assign Functions to Committees.
North BayNovember 1, 202344986Decision to Delegate the Powers Regarding Organizational Structure, including Employment Matters to the Chief Administrative Officer.
North BayNovember 14, 202345017Decision re: Notice for Approval of By-Laws - November 14, 2023
North BayNovember 28, 202345047Decision re: Notice for Approval of By-Laws - November 28, 2023
North BayDecember 5, 202345078Decision re: City of North Bay 2024 Budgets.
North BayDecember 12, 202345108Decision re: Notice for Approval of By-Laws - December 12, 2023
North BayDecember 20, 202345139Decision re: Notice for Approval of By-Laws - December 20, 2023
North BayJanuary 16, 202445292Decision re: Notice for Approval of By-Laws - January 16, 2024
North BayJanuary 30, 202445323Decision re: Notice for Approval of By-Laws - January 30, 2024
North BayFebruary 13, 202445352Decision re: Notice for Approval of By-Laws - February 13, 2024
North BayFebruary 15, 202445383Decision re: Notice for Approval of By-Laws - February 15, 2024
OakvilleFebruary 5, 2024MDE-2024-004To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Planning and Development Council on February 5, 2024 (pdf)
OakvilleJanuary 30, 2024MDE-2024-003To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Commissioner’s Delegated Authority on January 30, 2024 (pdf)
OakvilleJanuary 29, 2024MDE-2024-002To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Council on January 29, 2024 (pdf)
OakvilleJanuary 22, 2024MDE-2024-001To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Planning and Development Council on January 22, 2024 (pdf)
OakvilleDecember 20, 2023MDE 2023-038To not exercise the power to veto (a) resolution(s) passed by Council on December 20, 2023 making (an) amendment(s) to the
OakvilleDecember 20, 2023MDE 2023-037To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Council on December 20, 2023 (pdf)
OakvilleDecember 18, 2023MDE 2023-036To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Council on December 18, 2023 (pdf)
OakvilleDecember 12, 2023MDE 2023-035To give written approval of by-law passed at the meeting of Commissioner’s Delegated Authority on December 12, 2023 (pdf)
OakvilleDecember 4, 2023MDE 2023-034To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Planning and Development Council on December 4, 2023 (pdf)
OakvilleNovember 28, 2023MDE 2023-033To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Special Council on November 28, 2023 (pdf)
OakvilleNovember 27, 2023MDE 2023-032To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Commissioner's Delegated Authority on November 27, 2023 (pdf)
OakvilleNovember 22, 2023MDE 2023-031To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Council on November 22, 2023 (pdf)
OakvilleNovember 20, 2023MDE 2023-030To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Council on November 20, 2023 (pdf)
OakvilleNovember 13, 2023MDE 2023-029To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Planning and Development Council on November 13, 2023 (pdf)
OakvilleOctober 30, 2023MDE 2023-028To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Planning and Development Council on October 30, 2023 (pdf)
OakvilleOctober 23, 2023MDE 2023-027To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Council on October 23, 2023 (pdf)
OakvilleOctober 16, 2023MDE 2023-026To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Planning and Development Council on October 16, 2023 (pdf)
OakvilleOctober 12, 2023MDE 2023-025To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Council on October 12, 2023 (pdf)
OakvilleSeptember 25, 2023MDE 2023-024To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Council on September 25, 2023 (pdf)
OakvilleSeptember 18, 2023MDE 2023-023To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Council on September 18, 2023 (pdf)
OakvilleSeptember 11, 2023MDE 2023-022Approval of By-laws passed at the meeting of Planning and Development Council on September 11, 2023 (pdf)
OakvilleAugust 15, 2023MDE 2023-021To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Council on August 15, 2023 (pdf)
OakvilleAugust 14, 2023MDE 2023-020To give written approval of by-law(s) passed at the meeting of Planning and Development Council on August 14, 2023 (pdf)
OakvilleJuly 25, 2023MDE 2023-019To appoint the Chair of the Committee of the Appeals Committee (pdf)
OakvilleJuly 25, 2023MDE 2023-018To appoint the Chair of the Committee of the Property Standards Committee (pdf)
OakvilleJuly 25, 2023MDE 2023-017To appoint the Vice-Chair of the Committee of the Whole for Midtown (pdf)
OakvilleJuly 25, 2023MDE 2023-016To appoint the Chair of the Committee of the Whole for Midtown (pdf)
OakvilleJuly 25, 2023MDE 2023-015To continue and establish the Committees of Council and assign their functions (pdf)
OakvilleJuly 25, 2023MDE 2023-014To appoint Vice-Chair of Budget Committee (pdf)
OakvilleJuly 25, 2023MDE 2023-013To appoint Chair of Budget Committee (pdf)
OakvilleJuly 25, 2023MDE 2023-012To establish Ward 7 Budget Sub-Committee (pdf)
OakvilleJuly 25, 2023MDE 2023-011To establish Ward 6 Budget Sub-Committee (pdf)
OakvilleJuly 25, 2023MDE 2023-010To establish Ward 5 Budget Sub-Committee (pdf)
OakvilleJuly 25, 2023MDE 2023-009To establish Ward 4 Budget Sub-Committee (pdf)
OakvilleJuly 25, 2023MDE 2023-008To establish Ward 3 Budget Sub-Committee (pdf)
OakvilleJuly 25, 2023MDE 2023-007To establish Ward 2 Budget Sub-Committee (pdf)
OakvilleJuly 25, 2023MDE 2023-006To establish Ward 1 Budget Sub-Committee (pdf)
OakvilleJuly 25, 2023MDE 2023-005To continue 2024 Budget Committee and assign its functions (pdf)
OakvilleJuly 18, 2023MDE-2023-004To delegate powers to determine the organizational structure and organizational heads of the Town of Oakville (the “Town”) to the Chief Administrative Officer as noted (pdf)
OakvilleJuly 18, 2023MDE-2023-003To appoint Jane Clohecy as Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Oakville (pdf)
OakvilleJuly 11, 2023MDE-2023-002To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Council on July 11, 2023 (pdf)
OakvilleJuly 10, 2023MDE-2023-001To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Planning and Development Council on July 10, 2023 (pdf)
OshawaJuly 10, 2023MDE-2023-01Written approval of By-law(s) passed at the July 10, 2023 meeting of Oshawa City Council
OshawaJuly 14, 2023MDE-2023-02Delegation of Mayor’s Power regarding employment matters and the Organizational Structure of the Municipality
OshawaJuly 14, 2023MDE-2023-03Delegation of Mayor’s Power regarding the Chief Administrative Officer
OshawaJuly 14, 2023MDE-2023-04Mayor’s Powers regarding Committees
OshawaAugust 4, 2023MDIR-2023-01Direction to Municipal Employees to present the 2024 Budget
OshawaAugust 29, 2023MDE-2023-05Written approval of By-law 106-2023 passed under Delegated Authority
OshawaSeptember 25, 2023MDE-2023-06Written approval of By-law(s) passed at the September 25, 2023 meeting of Oshawa City Council
OshawaSeptember 26, 2023MDIR-2023-02Direction to the Commissioner, Economic and Development Services Department to Prepare a Response to the Housing Affordability Task Force’s Recommendations
OshawaOctober 2, 2023MDE-2023-07Written approval of By-laws passed at the October 2, 2023 meeting of Oshawa City Council
OshawaOctober 30, 2023MDE-2023-08Written approval of By-laws passed at the October 30, 2023 meeting of Oshawa City Council
OshawaNovember 9, 2023MDE-2023-09Written approval of By-law 140-2023 passed under Delegated Authority
OshawaNovember 10, 2023MDE-2023-10Written approval of By-laws passed at the November 10, 2023 meeting of Oshawa City Council
OshawaNovember 20, 2023MDE-2023-11Written approval of By-laws passed at the November 20, 2023 meeting of Oshawa City Council
OshawaNovember 29, 2023MDE-2023-12Decision to shorten the time period to review amendments to the proposed 2024 budget
OshawaDecember 1, 2023MDE-2023-13Written approval of By-laws passed at the December 1, 2023 meeting of Oshawa City Council
OshawaDecember 1, 2023MDE-2023-14Written approval of resolutions to amend the proposed 2024 budget
OshawaDecember 11, 2023MDE-2023-15Written approval of By-laws passed at the December 11, 2023 meeting of Oshawa City Council
OshawaJanuary 29, 2024MDE-2024-01Written approval of By-laws passed at the January 29, 2024 meeting of Oshawa City Council
OshawaFebruary 26, 2024MDE-2024-02Written approval of By-laws passed at the February 26, 2024 meeting of Oshawa City Council
OttawaNovember 30, 202244562Delegation to City Council regarding the appointment of an Interim City Manager and an Acting Chief Financial Officer.
OttawaDecember 7, 202244593To give written approval of by-laws passed at the December 7, 2022 meeting of City Council.
OttawaDecember 14, 202244621To give written approval of by-laws passed at the December 14, 2022 meeting of City Council.
OttawaDecember 21, 202244652Delegation to the City Manager regarding the organizational structure of the municipality.Mayoral delegation no. 2024-01 dated January 24, 2024 supersedes Mayoral delegation no. 2022-04 dated December 21, 2022 and delegation no. 2023-11 dated April 21, 2023.
OttawaDecember 21, 202244682Delegation to City Council regarding the recruitment and hiring of a City Manager and a General Manager, Planning, Real Estate and Economic Development. Revoked by Mayoral Decision No. 2023-11.
OttawaDecember 15, 202244713To give written approval of by-law no. 2022-417, a by-law of the City of Ottawa to designate certain lands at 514, 516 and 518 Borbridge Avenue on Plan 4M-1641 are being exempt from Part Lot Control.
OttawaJanuary 13, 202344927To give written approval of by-law no. 2023-1, a by-law of the City of Ottawa to designate certain lands at cercle Yearling Circle, terrasse Filly Terrace, rang Quilter Row, and placette Stitch Mews on Plan 4M-1711 are being exempt from Part Lot Control.
OttawaJanuary 25, 202344958To give written approval of by-laws passed at the January 25, 2023, meeting of City Council.
OttawaFebruary 1, 202344986To give written approval of by-laws passed at the February 1, 2023, meeting of City Council.
OttawaFebruary 8, 202345017To give written approval of by-laws passed at the February 8, 2023, meeting of City Council.
OttawaFebruary 22, 202345047To give written approval of by-laws passed at the February 22, 2023, meeting of City Council.
OttawaMarch 1, 202345078To give written approval of by-laws passed at the March 1, 2023, meeting of City Council.
OttawaMarch 1, 202345108Decision to shorten the 10-day period for the Mayor to veto an amendment resolution passed by City Council to the proposed budget.
OttawaMarch 8, 202345139To give written approval of by-laws passed at the March 8, 2023, meeting of City Council.
OttawaMarch 22, 202345170To give written approval of by-laws passed at the March 22, 2023, meeting of City Council.
OttawaApril 12, 202345200To give written approval of by-laws passed at the April 12, 2023, meeting of City Council.
OttawaApril 21, 202345231Delegation to City Council regarding the recruitment and hiring of a City Manager and a General Manager, Planning, Real Estate and Economic Development. Revoked and replaced Mayoral Decision No. 2022-05.
Mayoral delegation no. 2024-01 dated January 24, 2024 supersedes Mayoral delegation no. 2022-04 dated December 21, 2022 and delegation no. 2023-11 dated April 21, 2023.
OttawaApril 26, 202345261To give written approval of by-laws passed at the April 26, 2023, meeting of City Council.
OttawaMay 10, 20232023-13To give written approval of by-laws passed at the May 10, 2023, meeting of City Council.
OttawaMay 24, 20232023-14To give written approval of by-laws passed at the May 24, 2023, meeting of City Council.
OttawaJune 14, 20232023-15To give written approval of by-laws passed at the June 14, 2023, meeting of City Council.
OttawaJune 28, 20232023-16To give written approval of by-laws passed at the June 28, 2023, meeting of City Council.
OttawaJuly 12, 20232023-17To give written approval of by-laws passed at the July 12, 2023, meeting of City Council.
OttawaAugust 1, 20232023-18To give written approval of by-law no. 2023-353, a by-law of the City of Ottawa to designate certain lands at Prive Flycatcher Private, Prive Tussock Private, Prive Spikerush Private, Prive Corporal Private, and Prive Jewelwing Private as being exempt from Part Lot Control.
OttawaAugust 23, 20232023-19To give written approval of by-laws passed at the August 23, 2023, meeting of City Council.
OttawaSeptember 13, 20232023-20To give written approval of by-laws passed at the September 13, 2023, meeting of City Council.
OttawaSeptember 27, 20232023-21To give written approval of by-laws passed at the September 27, 2023, meeting of City Council.
OttawaOctober 11, 20232023-22To give written approval of by-laws passed at the October 11, 2023, meeting of City Council.
OttawaOctober 25, 20232023-23To give written approval of by-laws passed at the October 25, 2023, meeting of City Council.
OttawaNovember 8, 20232023-24To give written approval of by-laws passed at the November 8, 2023, meeting of City Council.
OttawaNovember 22, 20232023-25To give written approval of by-laws passed at the November 22, 2023, meeting of City Council.
OttawaNovember 30, 20232023-26To give written approval of debenture by-laws passed at the November 30, 2023, meeting of the Debenture Committee.
OttawaDecember 6, 20232023-27To give written approval of by-laws passed at the December 6, 2023, meeting of City Council.
OttawaDecember 6, 20232023-28Decision to shorten the 10-day period for the Mayor to veto an amendment resolution passed by City Council to the proposed budget.
OttawaJanuary 24, 202445292Delegation to the City Manager regarding the organizational structure of the municipality.Mayoral delegation no. 2024-01 dated January 24, 2024 supersedes Mayoral delegation no. 2022-04 dated December 21, 2022 and delegation no. 2023-11 dated April 21, 2023.
OttawaJanuary 24, 202445323To give written approval of by-laws passed at the January 24, 2024, meeting of City Council.
OttawaFebruary 7, 202445352To give written approval of by-laws passed at the February 7, 2024, meeting of City Council.
OttawaFebruary 21, 202445383To give written approval of by-laws passed at the February 21, 2024, meeting of City Council.
OttawaMarch 6, 20242024-05To give written approval of by-laws passed at the March 6, 2024, meeting of City Council.
PeterboroughNovember 6, 2023MDEC23-1Delegation of Authority to Council to establish the responsibilities of the Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Peterborough
PeterboroughNovember 1, 2023MDEC23-2Direction to the Treasurer to Present the 2024 City of Peterborough Budget
PeterboroughDecember 11, 2023MDEC23-3To propose the 2024 budget
PickeringJuly 1, 202301-2023Delegation of Mayor’s powers pertaining to organizational structure, hiring, dismissing and exercising any other prescribed employment powers with respect to City staff.
PickeringJuly 1, 202302-2023Delegation of Mayor’s powers pertaining to Committees comprised solely of Members of Council.
PickeringAugust 16, 202303-2023Decision to give written approval of By-laws passed at the August 16, 2023 Special Meeting of City Council.
PickeringSeptember 5, 202304-2023Decision to give written approval of By-laws passed at the September 5, 2023 Special Meeting of City Council.
PickeringSeptember 25, 202305-2023Decision to give written approval of By-laws passed at the September 25, 2023 Regular Meeting of Council.
PickeringOctober 23, 202306-2023Decision to give written approval of By-laws passed at the October 23, 2023 Meeting of City Council.
PickeringNovember 6, 202307-2023Decision to give written approval of By-laws passed at the November 6, 2023 Special Meeting of City Council.
PickeringNovember 16, 202308-2023Decision to give written approval of By-laws passed at the November 16, 2023 Special Meeting of City Council
PickeringNovember 27, 202309-2023Decision to give written approval of By-laws passed at the November 27, 2023 Meeting of Council
PickeringDecember 11, 202310-2023Decision to give written approval of By-laws passed at the December 11, 2023 Meeting of Council
PickeringJanuary 8, 202401-2024Decision to give written approval of By-laws passed at the January 8, 2024 Special Meeting of City Council
PickeringJanuary 18, 202402-2024Decision to give written approval of By-laws passed at the January 18, 2024 Special Meeting of Council
PickeringJanuary 22, 202403-2024Decision to give written approval of By-laws passed at the January 22, 2024 Meeting of Council
PickeringJanuary 30, 202404-2024Decision to give written approval of By-laws passed at the January 30, 2024 Special Meeting of Council
PickeringFebruary 5, 202405-2024Decision to give written approval of By-laws passed at the February 5, 2024 Special Meeting of Council
PickeringFebruary 26, 202406-2024Decision to give written approval of By-laws passed at the February 26, 2024 Meeting of Council
Richmond HillJanuary 24, 202401-24To give written approval of by-laws passed at the January 24, 2024 meeting of Richmond Hill City Council
Richmond HillFebruary 13, 202402-24To give written approval of by-laws passed at the February 13, 2024 special meeting of Richmond Hill City Council
Richmond HillFebruary 14, 202403-24To give written approval of by-laws passed at the February 14, 2024 meeting of Richmond Hill City Council
Richmond HillFebruary 28, 202404-24To give written approval of by-laws passed at the February 28, 2024 meeting of Richmond Hill City Council
Richmond HillJuly 4, 202301-23Delegation to City Council regarding appointment of City Manager
Richmond HillJuly 4, 202302-23Delegation to the City Manager regarding the City of Richmond Hill's organizational structure
Richmond HillJuly 4, 202303-23Delegation of the powers regarding local boards and committees
Richmond HillJuly 12, 202304-23To give written approval of by-laws passed at the July 12, 2023 meeting of Richmond Hill City Council
Richmond HillJuly 25, 202305-23To give written approval of by-laws passed at the July 25, 2023 special meeting of Richmond Hill City Council
Richmond HillAugust 24, 202306-23To give written approval of multiple by-laws enacted under Delegated Authority
Richmond HillSeptember 6, 202307-23To give written approval of by-laws passed at the September 6, 2023 special meeting of Richmond Hill City Council
Richmond HillSeptember 13, 202308-23To give written approval of by-laws passed at the September 13, 2023 meeting of Richmond Hill City Council
Richmond HillSeptember 20, 202309-23To give written approval of by-laws passed at the September 20, 2023 special meeting of Richmond Hill City Council
Richmond HillSeptember 27, 202310-23To give written approval of by-laws passed at the September 27, 2023 meeting of Richmond Hill City Council
Richmond HillOctober 3, 202311-23To give written approval of by-laws passed at the October 3, 2023 special meeting of Richmond Hill City Council
Richmond HillOctober 10, 202312-23To give written approval of by-laws passed at the October 10, 2023 special meeting of Richmond Hill City Council
Richmond HillOctober 11, 202313-23To give written approval of by-laws passed at the October 11, 2023 meeting of Richmond Hill City Council
Richmond HillOctober 16, 202314-23To give written approval of by-laws passed at the October 16, 2023 special meeting of Richmond Hill City Council
Richmond HillOctober 25, 202315-23To give written approval of by-laws passed at the October 25, 2023 meeting of Richmond Hill City Council
Richmond HillNovember 7, 202316-23To give written approval of by-laws passed at the November 7, 2023 special meeting of Richmond Hill City Council
Richmond HillNovember 8, 202317-23To give written approval of by-laws passed at the November 8, 2023 meeting of Richmond Hill City Council
Richmond HillNovember 22, 202318-23To give written approval of by-laws passed at the November 22, 2023 meeting of Richmond Hill City Council
Richmond HillNovember 29, 202319-23To give written approval of by-laws passed at the November 29, 2023 special meeting of Richmond Hill City Council
Richmond HillDecember 8, 202320-23To provide the proposed 2024 Capital Budget for Richmond Hill Council's consideration
Richmond HillDecember 8, 202321-23To provide the proposed 2024 Operating Budget for Richmond Hill Council's consideration
Richmond HillDecember 8, 202322-23To provide the proposed 2024 Rate Supported Operating Budgets for Richmond Hill Council's consideration
Richmond HillDecember 8, 202323-23To provide the proposed 2024 Village of Richmond Hill Business Improvement Area Budget for Richmond Hill Council's consideration
Richmond HillDecember 13, 202324-23To give written approval of by-laws passed at the December 13, 2023 meeting of Richmond Hill City Council
Richmond HillDecember 13, 202325-23To shorten the 10-day period for the Mayor to veto any amendment passed by Council regarding the proposed 2024 Capital and Operating Budgets
SarniaNovember 2, 2023DR-2023-01Delegation of 2024 Budget to CAO and Treasurer
SarniaNovember 7, 2023DC-2023-01Release of 2024 Budget
SarniaNovember 16, 2023DC-2023-02Delegate to Council Recruitment and Dismissal of CAO
SarniaNovember 16, 2023DC-2023-03Delegate to CAO Organizational Structure
SarniaNovember 16, 2023DC-2023-04Delegate to Council Establishment of Committees and Functions
SarniaNovember 20, 2023DC-2023-05Approval of By-Laws - November 20, 2023 Council Meeting
SarniaDecember 6, 2023DC-2023-06Decision to Shorten Prescribed Veto Period for Budget Amendments
SarniaJanuary 15, 2024DC-2024-01Approval of By-Laws - January 15, 2024 Council Meeting
Sault Ste. MarieJanuary 8, 20242024-01Approval of By-laws passed
Sault Ste. MarieNovember 15, 20232023-02Delegate powers regarding organizational structure and employment matters
Sault Ste. MarieNovember 15, 20232023-03Delegate powers regarding 2024 Budget
St. CatharinesJuly 14, 20232023-01Delegation - Chief Administrative Officer
St. CatharinesJuly 14, 20232023-02Delegation - Organizational Structure and Employment Matters
St. CatharinesJuly 14, 20232023-03Delegation - Committees
St. CatharinesJuly 26, 20232023-04Approval of By-laws passed at the July 24, 2023 meeting
St. CatharinesAugust 14, 20232023-05Approval of By-laws passed at the August 14, 2023 meeting
St. CatharinesSeptember 11, 20232023-06Approval of By-laws passed at the September 11, 2023 meeting
St. CatharinesSeptember 20, 20232023-07Approval of By-laws passed at the September 20, 2023 meeting
St. CatharinesSeptember 25, 20232023-08Approval of By-laws passed at the September 25, 2023 meeting
St. CatharinesOctober 16, 20232023-09Approval of By-laws passed at the October 16, 2023 meeting
St. CatharinesOctober 30, 20232023-10Approval of By-laws passed at the October 30, 2023 meeting
St. CatharinesNovember 1, 20232023-11Approval of By-laws passed at the November 1, 2023 meeting
St. CatharinesNovember 13, 20232023-12Approval of By-laws passed at the November 13, 2023 meeting
St. CatharinesNovember 22, 20232023-13Approval of By-laws passed at the November 22, 2023 meeting
St. CatharinesNovember 27, 20232023-14Approval of By-laws passed at the November 27, 2023 meeting
St. CatharinesDecember 11, 20232023-15Approval of By-laws passed at the December 11, 2023 meeting
St. CatharinesJanuary 10, 20242024-01Approval of By-law passed at the January 10, 2024 meeting
St. CatharinesJanuary 15, 20242024-02Approval of By-laws passed at the January 15, 2024 meeting
St. CatharinesJanuary 22, 20242024-03Approval of By-law passed at the January 22, 2024 meeting
St. CatharinesJanuary 29, 20242024-04Approval of By-laws passed at the January 29, 2024 meeting
St. CatharinesFebruary 2, 20242024-05To shorten veto period for budget; and
To provide notice that the Mayor did not veto any budget amendments
St. CatharinesFebruary 12, 20242024-06Approval of By-laws passed at the February 12, 2024 meeting
St. CatharinesMarch 4, 20242024-07Approval of By-laws passed at the March 4, 2024 meeting
Thunder BayOctober 31, 2023MDEC-01-20232024 City Budget - Intention not to exercise power
Thunder BayOctober 31, 2023MDEC-02-2023Delegation of powers regarding City Manager
Thunder BayOctober 31, 2023MDEC-03-2023Delegation of powers relative to employment matters and organizational structure
TorontoNovember 24, 20221-2022To establish committees of Council and to assign their functions. – amended by Mayoral Decision 10-2023 and 29-2023
TorontoNovember 24, 20222-2022To appoint the chairs and vice-chairs of committees. – rescinded by Mayoral Decisions 7-2023 and 9-2023
TorontoNovember 24, 20223-2022To give written approval of by-law(s) prepared for the November 23 and 24, 2022 meeting of City Council.
TorontoNovember 29, 20224-2022To give written approval of by-law(s) prepared for the November 28, 2022, meeting of Etobicoke York Community Council.
TorontoNovember 29, 20225-2022To give written approval of by-law(s) prepared for the November 29, 2022, meeting of North York Community Council.
TorontoNovember 30, 20226-2022To give written approval of by-law(s) prepared for the November 30, 2022, meeting of Toronto and East York Community Council.
TorontoDecember 1, 20227-2022To give written approval of by-law(s) prepared for the December 1, 2022, meeting of Scarborough Community Council.
TorontoDecember 6, 20228-2022To appoint Paul Johnson as City Manager for the City of Toronto.
TorontoDecember 8, 20229-2022To give written approval of by-laws prepared for the December 8, 2022, meeting of Debenture Committee.
TorontoDecember 15, 202210-2022To give written approval of by-laws prepared for the December 14 and 15, 2022, meeting of City Council.
TorontoDecember 23, 202211-2022To delegate powers to determine the organizational structure of the City and to hire and dismiss certain City officials to the City Manager and to City Council. – rescinded by Mayoral Decision 6-2023
TorontoDecember 23, 202212-2022To appoint Paul Raftis as Deputy City Manager, Community and Social Services.
TorontoDecember 23, 202213-2022To appoint Bikram Chawla as Interim Chief and General Manager, Toronto Paramedic Services.
TorontoJanuary 20, 20231-2023To appoint Sharon Bollenbach as Executive Director, FIFA World Cup Hosting 2026.
TorontoFebruary 9, 20232-2023To give written approval of by-laws prepared for the February 7 and 8, 2023, meeting of City Council.
TorontoFebruary 9, 20233-2023To appoint Judy Tse as Interim Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Engineering and Construction Services.
TorontoFebruary 15, 20234-2023To give written notice to shorten the 10-day period for the Mayor to veto an amendment resolution passed by City Council to the proposed budget.
TorontoFebruary 15, 20235-2023To give written approval of by-laws prepared for the February 15, 2023, meeting of City Council.
TorontoFebruary 21, 20236-2023To rescind Mayoral Decision 11-2022 and delegate certain powers under Part VI.1 of the City of Toronto Act to City Council and the City Manager
TorontoJuly 19, 20237-2023To rescind a portion of Mayoral Decision 2-2022 and appoint the chair and vice-chair of the Striking Committee.
TorontoJuly 20, 20238-2023To give written approval of by-laws prepared for the July 19, and 20, 2023, meeting of City Council.
TorontoAugust 10, 20239-2023To rescind the remaining parts of Mayoral Decision 2-2022 and appoint the chairs and vice-chairs of the Council Committees
TorontoAugust 10, 202310-2023To amend Mayoral Decision 1-2022 to change the composition of the Executive Committee.
TorontoAugust 10, 202311-2023To give written approval of by-laws prepared for the August 10, 2023, meeting of City Council.
TorontoSeptember 6, 202312-2023To give written approval of by-laws prepared for the September 6, 2023, meeting of City Council.
TorontoSeptember 7, 202313-2023To give written approval of by-laws prepared for the September 7, 2023, meeting of North York Community Council.
TorontoSeptember 8, 202314-2023To give written approval of by-laws prepared for the September 8, 2023, meeting of Scarborough Community Council.
TorontoSeptember 29, 202315-2023To give written approval of by-laws prepared for the September 29, 2023, meeting of Debenture Committee.
TorontoOctober 18, 202316-2023To give written approval of by-laws prepared for the October 2, 2023, meeting of General Government Committee.
TorontoOctober 18, 202317-2023To establish the Service Excellence Committee and assign its functions.
TorontoOctober 18, 202318-2023To appoint the chair and vice-chair of the Service Excellence Committee.
TorontoOctober 18, 202319-2023To give written approval of by-laws prepared for the October 11 and 12, 2023, meeting of City Council.
TorontoOctober 19, 202320-2023To give written approval of by-laws prepared for the October 17, 2023, meeting of North York Community Council.
TorontoOctober 19, 202321-2023To give written approval of by-laws prepared for the October 18, 2023, meeting of Toronto and East York Community Council.
TorontoOctober 20, 202322-2023To give written approval of by-laws prepared for the October 19, 2023, meeting of Scarborough Community Council.
TorontoNovember 10, 202323-2023To give written approval of by-laws prepared for the November 8 and 9, 2023, meeting of City Council.
TorontoNovember 15, 202324-2023To give written approval of by-laws prepared for the November 13, 2023, meeting of Etobicoke York Community Council.
TorontoNovember 15, 202325-2023To give written approval of by-laws prepared for the November 14, 2023, meeting of North York Community Council.
TorontoNovember 15, 202326-2023To give written approval of by-laws prepared for the November 15, 2023, meeting of Toronto and East York Community Council.
TorontoNovember 17, 202327-2023To give written approval of by-laws prepared for the November 16, 2023, meeting of Scarborough Community Council.
TorontoNovember 28, 202328-2023To give written approval of by-laws prepared for the November 27, 2023, meeting of Debenture Committee.
TorontoDecember 13, 202329-2023To amend Mayoral Decision 1-2022 to change the composition of the Planning and Housing Committee.
TorontoDecember 20, 202330-2023To give written approval of by-laws prepared for the December 13, 14 and 15, 2023, meeting of City Council.
TorontoFebruary 1, 20241-2024To prepare a proposed budget for the City for City Council’s consideration.
TorontoFebruary 8, 20242-2024To give written approval of by-laws prepared for the February 6 and 7, 2024, meeting of City Council.
TorontoFebruary 15, 20243-2024To give written notice to shorten the 10-day period for the Mayor to veto an amendment resolution passed by City Council to the proposed budget.
TorontoFebruary 15, 20244-2024To give written approval of by-laws prepared for the February 14, 2024, meeting of City Council.
TorontoFebruary 22, 20245-2024To give written approval of by-laws prepared for the February 16, 2024, meeting of Scarborough Community Council.
TorontoFebruary 22, 20246-2024To give written approval of by-laws prepared for the February 21, 2024, meeting of Toronto and East York Community Council.
TorontoFebruary 22, 20247-2024To give written approval of by-laws prepared for the February 22, 2024, meeting of North York Community Council.
TorontoFebruary 26, 20248-2024To give written approval of by-laws prepared for the February 26, 2024, meeting of Etobicoke York Community Council.
TorontoJanuary 10, 202320230110Declaration of Interest re: section 226.6, Powers re committees, and section 226.14, Powers and duties re budget
VaughanFebruary 21, 2024MDC 002-2024To give written approval of all By-laws voted in favour by City Council, including the Confirmatory By-law, on February 21, 2024.
VaughanJanuary 30, 2024MDC 001-2024To give written approval of all By-laws voted in favour by City Council, including the Confirmatory By-law, on January 30, 2024.
VaughanDecember 12, 2023MDC 009-2023To give written approval of all By-laws voted in favour by City Council, including the Confirmatory By-law, on December 12, 2023.
VaughanDecember 12, 2023MDC 008-2023To give written approval of all By-laws voted in favour by City Council, including the Confirmatory By-law, on December 12, 2023.
VaughanNovember 29, 2023MDC 007-2023To give written approval of the Confirmatory By-law voted in favour by City Council, on November 29, 2023.
VaughanNovember 14, 2023MDC 006-2023To give written approval of all By-laws voted in favour by City Council, including the Confirmatory By-law, on November 14, 2023.
VaughanOctober 17, 2023MDC 005-2023To give written approval of all By-laws voted in favour by City Council, including the Confirmatory By-law, on October 17, 2023.
VaughanOctober 3, 2023MDC 004-2023To give written approval of the Confirmatory By-law voted in favour by City Council, on October 3, 2023.
VaughanSeptember 26, 2023MDC 003-2023To give written approval of all By-laws voted in favour by City Council, including the Confirmatory By-law, on September 26, 2023.
VaughanSeptember 12, 2023MDC 002-2023To give written approval of the Confirmatory By-law voted in favour by City Council, on September 12, 2023.
VaughanJuly 1, 2023MDC 001-2023To delegate certain powers and obligations to the City Manager pursuant to section 284.6 of the Municipal Act, 2001.
WaterlooJuly 1, 20232023-001Delegation for the appointment of a chief administrative officer (PDF)
WaterlooJuly 1, 20232023-002Decision to assign the organizational structure and duties of the CAO to the CAO (PDF)
WaterlooJuly 1, 20232023-003Delegation regarding committees of council (PDF)
WaterlooJanuary 15, 20242024-001Decision not to veto bylaws (PDF)
WaterlooJanuary 22, 20242024-002Decision not to veto bylaws (PDF)
WaterlooJanuary 29, 20242024-003Decision not to veto bylaws (PDF)
WaterlooFebruary 5, 20242024-004Decision not to veto bylaws (PDF)
WaterlooFebruary 12, 20242024-005Decision not to veto bylaws (PDF)
WaterlooFebruary 26, 20242024-006Decision not to veto bylaws (PDF)
WaterlooMarch 4, 20242024-007Decision not to veto bylaws (PDF)
WaterlooSeptember 11, 20232023-004Decision not to veto bylaws (PDF)
WaterlooSeptember 18, 20232023-005Decision not to veto bylaws (PDF)
WaterlooOctober 2, 20232023-006Decision not to veto bylaws (PDF)
WaterlooOctober 16, 20232023-007Decision not to veto bylaws (PDF)
WaterlooOctober 30, 20232023-008Decision not to veto bylaws (PDF)
WaterlooNovember 6, 20232023-009Decision not to veto bylaws (PDF)
WaterlooNovember 27, 20232023-010Decision not to veto bylaws (PDF)
WaterlooDecember 4, 20232023-011Decision not to veto bylaws (PDF)
WaterlooDecember 11, 20232023-012Decision not to veto bylaws (PDF)
WaterlooSeptember 11, 2023D2023-0012024-2026 Operating and Capital Budget (PDF)
WellandDecember 6, 20232023-05Decision to shorten the 10-day period for the Mayor to veto amendment resolutions passed by City Council to the Mayor's Proposed 2024 Budgets.
WellandNovember 17, 20232023-04Delegation of Organization Structure
WellandNovember 3, 20232023-032024 Budgets
WellandNovember 3, 20232023-02Dissolving of the Budget Review Committee (BRC)
WellandNovember 1, 20232023-01Appointment of the Chief Administrative Officer
WhitbyJuly 1, 202301-2023Delegation of Mayor's powers re: organizational structure, employment matters, and chief administrative officer
WhitbyJuly 1, 202302-2023Delegation of Mayor's powers re: committees
WhitbyOctober 2, 202303-2023Written approval of the by-laws prepared for the October 2, 2023 Regular Council Meeting.
WhitbyNovember 27, 202304-2023Written approval of the by-laws prepared for the November 27, 2023 Regular Council Meeting.
WhitbyJuly 1, 202301-20232024 Operating and Capital Budgets
Whitchurch-StouffvilleNovember 1, 2023MDE-2023-001Delegation of Mayor’s Power Regarding the Organizational Structure of the Municipality
Whitchurch-StouffvilleNovember 1, 2023MDE-2023-002Delegation of Mayor’s Power regarding the Chief Administrative Officer
Whitchurch-StouffvilleNovember 1, 2023MDE-2023-003Delegation of the Mayor’s Powers Regarding Committees
Whitchurch-StouffvilleNovember 1, 2023MDI-2023-001Direction to Municipal Employees to prepare the 2024 Budget
Whitchurch-StouffvilleNovember 2, 2023MDE-2023-004Enactment of By-Laws – November 1, 2023
Whitchurch-StouffvilleNovember 8, 2023MDE-2023-005Enactment of by-laws – November 8, 2023
Whitchurch-StouffvilleNovember 15, 2023MDE-2023-006Enactment of by-laws – November 15, 2023
Whitchurch-StouffvilleNovember 21, 2023MDE-2023-007Enactment of by-laws – November 21, 2023
Whitchurch-StouffvilleNovember 22, 2023MDE-2023-008Enactment of by-laws – November 22, 2023
Whitchurch-StouffvilleDecember 6, 2023MDI-2023-002Direction to Staff re: Letter from the Minister of Municipal Affairs & Housing dated November 2, 2023
Whitchurch-StouffvilleDecember 7, 2023MDE-2023-009Enactment of by-laws - December 6, 2023
Whitchurch-StouffvilleJanuary 4, 2024MDE-2024-001Enactment of by-laws - January 2, 2024
Whitchurch-StouffvilleJanuary 17, 2024MDE-2024-002Enactment of by-laws – January 17, 2024
Whitchurch-StouffvilleJanuary 31, 2024MDE-2024-003Enactment of by-laws - January 31, 2024
Whitchurch-StouffvilleJanuary 31, 2024MDE-2024-004Enactment of by-laws - January 31, 2024
Whitchurch-StouffvilleFebruary 21, 2024MDE-2024-005Enactment of by-laws - February 21, 2024
WindsorFebruary 26, 2024​​MD 08-2024​Approval of By-laws
Windsor​February 14, 2024​MD 07-2024​Approval of By-laws
Windsor​February 2, 2024​MD 06-2024​Approval of By-laws
Windsor​February 2, 2024​MD 05-2024​Written notice regarding amendments to the 2024 Budget
Windsor​February 2, 2024​MD 04-2024​Approval of By-laws
Windsor​January 15, 2024​​MD 03-2024​Approval of By-laws
Windsor​January 8, 2024​MD 02-2024Written ​notice regarding the call of a Special Meeting of Council (2024 Budget)
Windsor​January 2, 2024​MD 01-2024​Written notice regarding employment matters at the manager level and above
Windsor​December 13, 2023​MD 17-2023​Approval of By-laws
Windsor​December 11, 2023​MD 16-2023​Approval of By-laws
Windsor​December 1, 2023​MD 15-2023​Written notice regarding employment matters at the manager level and above
Windsor​November 27, 2023​MD 14-2023​Approval of By-laws
Windsor​November 15, 2023MD 13-2023​Written notice regarding employment matters at the manager level and above
WindsorNovember 15, 2023MD 12-2023Written notice regarding employment matters at the manager level and above
WindsorNovember 15, 2023MD 11-2023Written notice regarding employment matters at the manager level and above​
WindsorOctober 30, 2023MD 10-2023Approval of By-laws
WindsorOctober 16, 2023MD 09-2023Written notice regarding employment matters at the manager level and above
Windsor​October 16, 2023​MD 08-2023​Approval of By-laws
Windsor​September 18, 2023​MD 07-2023​Approval of By-laws
WindsorSeptember 5, 2023 ​​MD 06-2023​Approval of By-laws
WindsorAugust 11, 2023 ​MD 05-2023​Hiring Confirmation of two Positions ​
Windsor​August 8, 2023MD 04-2023 ​​Approval of By-laws
WindsorJuly 19, 2023 ​MD 03-2023 ​Delegate certain employment related matters
WindsorJuly 11, 2023​MD 02-2023​Delegate authority for specific recruitments
WindsorJuly 10, 2023​MD 01-2023Approval of By-laws
WoodstockNovember 1, 2023MDE-2023-01Delegation of Powers of CAO
WoodstockNovember 1, 2023MDE-2023-02Delegation of Org Structure and Hiring and Dismissal
WoodstockNovember 1, 2023MDE-2023-03
Delegation of Committees and Local Boards
WoodstockDecember 14, 2023MDE-2023-07Notice of Intention to not Veto Amendments made to the 2024 Capital Budget
WoodstockNovember 1, 2023MDI-2023-01Direction to Staff to Prepare the 2024-2028 Capital Budget
WoodstockJanuary 30, 2024MDI-2024-01Direction to Staff to Prepare the 2024 Revenue Budget
WoodstockNovember 2, 2023MDI-2023-04Approval of By-law(s) passed on Nov. 2, 2023
WoodstockNovember 16, 2023MDI-2023-05Approval of By-law(s) passed on Nov. 16, 2023
WoodstockDecember 14, 2023MDI-2023-06Approval of By-law(s) passed on Dec. 14, 2023
WoodstockJanuary 18, 2024MDI-2024-01Approval of By-law(s) passed on Jan. 18, 2024
WoodstockFebruary 1, 2024MDI-2024-02Approval of By-law(s) passed on Feb. 1, 2024
WoodstockFebruary 15, 2024MDI-2024-03Approval of By-law(s) passed on Feb. 15, 2024

The Mayor is required to exercise these powers in writing and make them available to the public, subject to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA).

Notable decisions timeline

March 27, 2024 – Hamilton Mayor Andrea Horwath vetos city council decision that would have prevented converting 2 surface parking lots in downtown Stoney Creek into affordable housing

Horwath invoked strong mayor powers to clear the way for the development of 67 units of affordable housing that would replace two municipal parking lots which have been zoned for development since the early 1990s and are considered under-utilized (a most 80% full). 5 Lake Ave S could become a 3-storey building with 24 affordable units and 13 Lake Avenue South a 5-storey building with 43 units, providing affordable housing to some of the 6,100 people on waitlists. Here is her letter:

8 councillors had opposed the proposal: Matt Francis (Ward 5), Tom Jackson (Ward 6), Esther Pauls (Ward 7), Brad Clark (Ward 9), Jeff Beattie (Ward 10), Mike Spadafora (Ward 14) and Ted McMeekin (Ward 15). Coun. Matt Francis and Coun. Jeff Beattie asked staff to also look at the feasibility of building affordable housing above the Dominic Agostino Riverdale Community Centre. Beattie said he’s also reviewing other sites in his east Stoney Creek ward.

  • Ward 10 Councillor Jeff Beattie: The 13 Lake Ave. S. property was the site of the original Stoney Creek fire hall and has historical significance to the community.
  • Ward 5 Councillor Matt Francis: asked for more time to consult with the community on the two properties on Lake Avenue South. Beattie said he was elected on transparency and he wants time to tell the residents. “I know for a fact my residents don’t know about this,”

Strong Mayor municipalities, number of decisions

Data last updated: March 7, 2024

As of March 7, 2024, the 46 municipalities in Ontario that have Strong Mayor powers have issued 637 decisions using their powers.

MunicipalityDecisions
Ajax4
Aurora16
Barrie14
Belleville2
Bradford West Gwillimbury3
Brampton19
Brantford12
Burlington17
Caledon5
Cambridge18
Chatham-Kent14
Clarington21
East Gwillimbury0
Georgina13
Greater Sudbury9
Guelph24
Halton Hills2
Hamilton17
Innisfil12
Kawartha Lakes1
Kingston24
Kitchener0
London14
Markham0
Milton14
Mississauga12
Niagara Falls8
North Bay12
Oakville42
Oshawa19
Ottawa39
Peterborough3
Pickering16
Richmond Hill29
Sarnia8
Sault Ste. Marie3
St. Catharines22
Thunder Bay3
Toronto52
Vaughan11
Waterloo20
Welland5
Whitby5
Whitchurch-Stouffville16
Windsor25
Woodstock12

O. Reg. 530/22 lists the municipalities that currently have Strong Mayors powers.

Mayoral Special Powers and Duties under the Municipal Act, 2001

The Mayor has special powers and duties under Part VI.1 of the Municipal Act, 2001. These include powers to:

Powers that can be delegated

  • Determine the organizational structure
  • Appoint and dismiss the municipality’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)/City Manager, as well as various senior managers
  • Hire and dismiss municipal department heads and establish and reorganize departments, except for:
    • Clerk or deputy clerk
    • Treasurer or deputy treasurer
    • Integrity Commissioner
    • Ombudsman
    • Auditor General
    • Registrar
    • Chief building official
    • Chief of police
    • Fire chief
    • Medical officer of health
    • Other officers or heads of divisions required to be appointed under this or any other Act.
    • Any other prescribed persons
  • Create committees of council, assign their functions and appoint the chairs and vice-chairs of committees of council

Powers that cannot be delegated

  • Directing municipal staff in writing.
  • Bring to Council matters that advance the prescribed provincial priorities
  • Bring to Council, and require Council to consider and vote on, Municipal Act, Development Charges, and Planning Act bylaws that advance the prescribed provincial priorities and pass if more than one-third of Members vote in favour; power does not apply to the Procedural By-law
  • Veto (within two days of passing) Municipal Act, Development Charges, and Planning Act by-laws that interfere with prescribed
    provincial priorities (Council can override by two-thirds vote)

Duties

  • Duty to prepare the budget and present it to Council before February 1, subject to Council amendments and a Mayoral veto and Council override process
  • Duty reverts to Council if the Mayor fails to present a budget by February 1
  • Power to veto amendments made by Council (subject to Council override by a two-thirds vote)
  • Budget is “deemed to be adopted” based on time frames, not “approved by Council”
  • Duty to present in-year budget amendments only if a supplementary levy is required

Municipal councillors have no say in the acceptance of the powers, as all that is required to acquire them on behalf of a municipality is the Mayor’s signature on a letter of acceptance.

Regulations

The special powers and duties were implemented by:

  • Strong Mayors, Building Homes Act, 2022 – Bill 3 and associated regulations O. Reg. 530/22 and O. Reg. 580/22 received Royal Assent on September 8, 2022, and came into force on November 23, 2022. It gives the mayor:
    • Ability to veto certain by-laws approved by Council if the Mayor “is of the opinion that all or part of the by-law could potentially interfere with a prescribed provincial priority.” The Mayor is required to provide written notice of intent to consider vetoing the by-law within a prescribed period of time. Council may override the Mayor’s veto if two-thirds of Members vote in favour of such an override.
    • Powers related to proposing the annual budget and initiating in-year budget amendments. The Mayor is required to propose the budget by February 1. After the Mayor proposes the budget, Council can pass resolutions to amend the budget within 30 days. The Mayor may veto a Council budget resolution and Council may then override a mayoral veto with a two-thirds majority vote. At the end of this process, the resulting budget is “deemed” to be adopted by the municipality. 
  • Better Municipal Governance Act, 2022 – Bill 39 received Royal Assent on December 8, 2022. It amends the Municipal Act, 2001, to allow the Mayor to propose, and require Council to consider and vote on, certain by-laws related to prescribed Provincial Priorities (e.g. O. Reg. 580/22: Provincial Priorities). The by-law is considered passed if more than one third of Members of Council vote in favour of the by-law.

Strong Mayor powers history

In 2022, many municipalities passed resolutions opposing the proposed Strong Mayors legislation.

Bill 3, Strong Mayors, Building Homes Act took effect on November 23, 2022, giving strong mayor powers to Toronto and Ottawa.

On July 1, 2023, the Ontario government extended the offer to 26 of the largest and fastest-growing cities and assigned each a 2031 housing target. The municipalities must commit to their assigned target and develop a “Municipal Housing Pledge” – essentially a blueprint or strategy on how to get there – in order to receive strong mayors powers.

Example pledge: Growing Mississauga: An Action Plan for New Housing

On August 21, 2023, the Ontario government extended the offer to 21 additional municipalities with populations projected to exceed 50,000 by 2031. These municipalities must set their own 2031 homebuilding target and develop a housing pledge to get strong mayors powers.

Municipalities that have rejected Strong Mayor powers

Several cities with strong mayor powers have said they won’t use them, but 4 municipalities have declined strong mayors powers:

  • Haldimand County – Mayor of Haldimand County, says her municipality says councillors are elected to represent the people in their wards, and strong mayor powers sound more like a dictatorship.
  • Norfolk County – Mayor Amy Martin says she turned the powers down in part due to concerns about local democracy, but also because her county won’t be able to hit the province’s housing target. She and many other mayors have asked the province to count permits, which municipalities control, instead of shovels in the ground because the way financing, supply chain issues and labour shortages can negatively affect developments are out of a municipality’s control.
  • Newmarket – Mayor John Taylor has told the province his town can’t build 12,000 homes in 10 years because the municipality doesn’t currently have anywhere near that sewage capacity.
  • Tecumseth

Strong Mayors in the US

In the US, two-thirds of cities with population above 500,000 have Strong Mayors, where the mayor is not actually considered a member of council, but instead, an executive branch separate from other elected officials. However, cities seem to be slowly moving away from this structure: 56% of American municipalities had a strong mayor in 1984, compared with just 44% in 2008.

The second bill “further expand mayoral powers [in Ontario] in ways that are without precedent in western democracies” according to Institute of Municipal Finance and Governance (IMFG) at the University of Toronto.

According to IMFG, the “Weak Mayor System”:

  • It reduces corporate influence. In strong mayor cities, developers and wealthy property owners have been shown to have more influence on land-use policy.
  • The quality of public service is higher. In a council-manager system, department heads use their autonomy from political interference to focus on implementation rather than symbolic actions and have the freedom to innovate.
  • Citizens are more engaged. When ward councillors have more autonomy from the mayor, they spend more time on representing and servicing constituents.
  • It reduces conflict among elected officials. As councillors are accountable to each other rather than to the mayor, they have a strong incentive to collaborate and constructively negotiate.

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