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Committee of the Whole March 22

Committee of the Whole Wednesday March 22, 2023 at 10am

Council has reinstated Committee of the Whole (COW) meetings beginning March 1st. COW meetings are less formal, discussion-oriented meetings with the same members of Council. Generally, matters are discussed at the Committee of the Whole level first, then given final approval at the subsequent Council meeting.

Agenda items include:

11.3 SRCM.23.03 - Richmond Hill Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Strategy and Action Plan

  • to present Council with the City of Richmond Hill’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Strategy and Action Plan, including a list of short, medium and long-term recommendations that have been developed in consultation with staff, Members of Council, and the broader Richmond Hill community.

  • View reports here

11.4 SRCM.23.04 – Richmond Hill Land Acknowledgement

  • approve the Land Acknowledgment statement developed by Shared Path Consultation Initiative.

We are gathering on lands that have been home to First Nations Peoples from time immemorial. We acknowledge that what we now call Richmond Hill is on the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and the Mississauga and Chippewa Nations of the Williams Treaty. We also recognize that we are on part of the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and the Huron Wendat.

We would also like to acknowledge all First Nation, Inuit and Métis peoples from across North America, also known as Turtle Island, who now reside in the City of Richmond Hill. We are committed to rebuilding constructive and cooperative relationships

11.5 SRCM.23.05 – Request for Direction – Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Applications – Metroview Developments (GARDEN) Inc. - 8700 and 8710 Yonge Street

  • to seek Council’s direction with respect to the applicant’s revised development proposal and to direct City staff to appear at the OLT in support of Council’s position concerning the subject applications.

  • View full reports here

11.6 SRCFS.23.012 - 2022 Council and Committee Remuneration and Expenses

11.10 SRPI.23.030 – Request for Approval – Zoning By-law Amendment Application – Farhad Fani-Molky and Parivash Kalantari – 53 Sunset Beach Road

  • A request for approval concerning a Zoning By-law Amendment application to facilitate the construction of a two-storey single detached dwelling.

  • View full reports here

12.1 Member Motion - Mayor West - Bird Friendly City and World Migratory Bird Day

  • That Council endorse the City’s efforts to be a certified Bird Friendly City through Nature Canada

  • View full motion here


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