Councillor Josh Matlow

OMB

8 11, 2011

The Bulletin: City committee moves to dump OMB

2011-11-08T15:23:13+00:00Tags: |

November 7, 2011   On the agenda for the next City of Toronto Planning and Growth Management Committee meeting on Nov. 8 is a motion to abolish the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). Under the current system, developers have little incentive to negotiate in good faith with the city, a process they see simply as a [...]

31 10, 2011

Free Toronto from the OMB! Motion to be debated November 8th, 2011

2011-10-31T16:02:11+00:00Tags: |

Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam and I have submitted a motion to free Toronto’s planning decisions from the purview of the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) – the quasi-judicial, anti-democratic body that has final say over local planning decisions. This motion will be debated at the Wednesday, November 8th meeting of the Planning and Growth Committee. At this [...]

11 03, 2011

Globe and Mail: Marcus Gee: Why we need the OMB more than ever

2017-05-29T19:25:56+00:00Tags: |

Few government agencies take as much flak as the Ontario Municipal Board. Planners complain that it overrules them on how cities should grow. City politicians complain that it overrides their democratic decisions. Residents groups say it steamrollers their objections when building projects threaten quiet neighbourhoods. One Toronto councillor, Josh Matlow, wants to ban the “unelected, [...]

19 02, 2011

Free Toronto From the OMB – Motion to be debated November 8th, 2011

2017-09-05T17:39:58+00:00Tags: |

Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam and I have submitted a motion to free Toronto’s planning decisions from the purview of the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) – the quasi-judicial, anti-democratic body that has final say over local planning decisions.   This motion will be debated at the November 8th meeting of the Planning and Growth Committee. At this [...]

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