Ratings of Current OMB Hearing Officers
The following overview is from David Godley of Long Branch:
On the basis of hearings in Long Branch, Toronto
1) Name; 2) Runs a Fair Hearing; 3) Comprehension of Planning; 4) Knowledge of Urban Design
Carter Whitney Yes No No
Hefferon Yes No No
Jackson Yes No No
Rossi No No No
Schiller Yes Yes No
Sills No No No
Zuidema Yes No No
Comprehension of Planning and Knowledge of Urban Design are essential in making judgments on Official Plan conformity. Lack of skill in these areas is why Long Branch has had 75% of Severance/Variance appeals overturned in favour of the applicant.
Sills comes across as arrogant and biased.
Rossi, while having a certain charm, comes across as “most likely to cause a riot in the hearing room” with his contempt for citizens.
David Godley August 2015
[End of text from David Godley]