Town, Lord Mayor respond to Bill 23 concerns – Dec. 7, 2022 Niagara-on-the-Lake Local article
A Dec. 7, 2022 Niagara-on-the-Lake Local article by Penny Coles is entitled: “Town, Lord Mayor respond to Bill 23 concerns.”
An excerpt reads:
Residents have been reaching out to [Lord Mayor Gary Zalepa] to ask how the town is responding to Bill 23, about issues such as possible development in the Greenbelt areas of NOTL and other concerns, “and they seem pleased to hear the response from the municipality, and also from AMO [Association of Municipalities of Ontario].”
He says the province seems to be expressing a willingness to talk through some of the issues with AMO, and there have been some back-and-forth conversations.
Zalepa says he believes there will be an opportunity to work out some of the concerns, including mangement of heritage assets. At this point, it’s a matter of waiting to hear back from the province with its response to the town and regional comments, Zalepa says, “and then consider the next steps.”