I have recently received the following message, which I am pleased to pass along to you:
Subject: Fwd: Made-for-Toronto Local Appeal Body Public Consultations re Committee of Adjustment
Russ Ford just received this message from Councillor Perks of Ward 14 and as the Etobicoke consultation is Feb.18th we need to get the word out quickly that a “Made for Toronto Appeal Body” is being considered. Please circulate this as widely as possible!
Begin forwarded message:
Subject: Made-for-Toronto Local Appeal Body Public Consultations
Ward 14 Residents Associations,
The Province of Ontario granted the City of Toronto the power to establish a Local Appeal Body (LAB) to hear appeals of Committee of Adjustment decisions (both minor variances and consents).
At its December 4th, 2013, meeting, the Planning and Growth Management Committee requested the Chief Planner and Executive Director of City Planning to initiate a public consultation process on the implementation of a Local Appeal Body for the City of Toronto and to report back on April 10th, 2014, on the results of the public consultation and with recommendations on implementation.
The City Planning division is launching “Made-for-Toronto Local Appeal Body” public consultations around the city with the express purpose of initiating and facilitating public dialogue around this matter.
Locations and Dates are as follows:
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at the Etobicoke Civic Centre, Meeting Rooms 1 & 2
Monday, February 24, 2014 at the York Civic Centre, Council Chambers
Monday, March 3, 2014 at the North York Civic Centre, Council Chambers
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at the Scarborough Civic Centre Rotunda
Monday, March 17, 2014 at Metro Hall, Rooms 308 & 309
Meeting times are 6:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Staff presentations commence at 7 p.m.
Notices are being sent out to ratepayer groups (and other interested organizations and parties) around the city. In order to ensure that your constituents have adequate advance notice regarding these consultations, I would kindly ask that you include a reference to the above noted meetings in your upcoming newsletters or e-mail blasts to your constituents.
If you and/or your staff are able to attend any of the meetings, and join in the conversation, or if you have any further questions with regard to the meetings, please contact Helen Bulat or Mario Giambattista of our LAB Consultation Team by calling 392-7863 or e-mailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click on our web link for meeting details. Our web site also contains links to additional resources and staff reports/presentations with regard to this topic – www.toronto.ca/localappealbody
Chief Planner & Executive Director
City Councillor Gord Perks
Ward 14 Parkdale-High Park
100 Queen Street West, Suite A14