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RECAP: Council Meeting March 29

Council Meeting Wednesday March 29, 2023 at 10am

All agenda items were approved unanimously by Council.


Additional Agenda item:

14.1 Member Motion - Regional and Local Councillor Chan - Sunset Clause as part of Site-Specific Zoning By-law Amendments

  • Whereas Council approved the City’s 2031 Municipal Housing Target Pledge at a Special Council Meeting held on March 21, 2023 that demonstrates Richmond Hill’s commitment to collaborate with the Ontario Government and stakeholders to work towards achievement of the assigned target of 27,000 new residential housing units by 2031;

  • Whereas Richmond Hill had an approximately 11,000 approved housing units for which applications for building permits had not been received to date;

  • Whereas Council is committed to undertaking initiatives under which the City has control of to help accelerate housing supply to help meet the target set out in Richmond Hill’s Housing Target Pledge;

Now Therefore Be It Resolved:

  • That staff be directed to review the feasibility to include sunset clauses in site-specific zoning bylaw amendments and report back at an appropriate time that aligns with the process improvements in building permit process.

Agenda items coming forward from the Committee of the Whole meeting include:

13.1.3 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

13.1.4 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

13.1.5 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

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

13.1.10 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

13.1.12 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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