CORRA objects to proposal for community groups to register with Lobbyist Registrar Office

I’m not a member of the Confederation of Resident and Ratepayer Associations in Toronto (CORRA). I’m posting the following text for the purpose of sharing information. Because of time constraints, I have not included the attached PDF files that accompanied the message.

The following message is from CORRA:

 

To Members, Resident and Ratepayer Executives:Please find attached Member Motion MM52.8 that will be considered at Council Meeting No. 52 on June 10, 2014 that would require community organizations of all types to register with the Lobbyist Registrar Office (LRO).Resident / Ratepayer groups by their very nature are voluntary organizations and work on behalf of their members dealing with local and / or city-wide matters that may affect them.  The proposed amendment would effectively exclude grass root organizations particularly in their formative stages.

Your Action is Required:

Please email/contact/correspond with your Councillor today (the link to City Councillors is provided here) and let him/her know with respect to MM52.8 Requirement to Register with the Lobbyist Registrar’s Office that:

  1. your group opposes the amendments to the Lobbying Chapter of the Municipal Code; and
  2. ratepayers / residents and other community groups continue to be exempt from the Lobbyist Registrar.

Thank you Ulla, and thank you David for bringing this matter to CORRA’s attention.  Attached is CORRA’s letter to all members of Council for your reference.

CORRA’s Executive Team

Confederation of Resident and Ratepayer Associations in Toronto

corratoronto@gmail.com

This communication is being sent out to Member groups and associations:ABC Residents Association; Annex Residents’ Association; Arwold Gate Residents Association; Avenue Road & Eglinton Community Association; Bloor West Village Residents Association; Bayview Village Association; Beach Triangle Residents Association; Bloor West Village Residents Association; Corktown Residents Association; Deer Park Residents Group Inc.; Don Mills Resident Inc.; Don Valley East Residents Association; Dovercourt Park Community; Edithvale-Yonge Community Association; Edward Gardens Neighbourhood Association Inc.; Eglinton Park Residents Association; Etobicoke Lakeshore Residents Association; Fifeshire Road Area Community Association; Forest Hill Homeowners’ Association; Glenorchy Residents’ Association; Grange Community Association; Harbord Village Residents Association; High Park Residents Association; Islington Residents & Ratepayers Association; Kensington Market Action Committee; Kingsway Park Ratepayers Inc.;  Lakeshore Planning Council; Lawrence Park Ratepayers’ Association Inc.; Leaside Property Owners’ Association; Liberty Village Residents’ Association; Lytton Park Residents Organization Inc.; Markland Wood Homeowners Association; Moore Park Residents Association; North Rosedale Residents Association; Old Mill Community Association; Oriole Park Association; Ossington Community Association; Palmerston Area Residents Association; Queensway Residents Association; St. Andrews Ratepayers’ Association; Sherwood Park Residents’ Association; South Armour Heights Residents’ Association; South Eglinton Ratepayers and Residents Association; South Rosedale Residents Association TO; Stanley Knowles Housing Co-Op; Summerhill Residents Association; Swansea Area Residents Association; Teddington Park Residents Association Inc.; Thompson Orchard Community Association; Toronto Beach East Residents Association;  Uptown Yonge Neighbourhood Alliance; West Kingsway Ratepayers Association; West Lansing Homeowners Association; Yonge Ridge Homeowners Association; York Mills Gardens Community Association; York Mills Ratepayers Association Inc.; York Mills Valley Association; Other Central, West, East End Resident and Ratepayer Groups

 

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