Brampton Council to Announce Official Stance on Peel Region's Future Today

 

One thing has been on the mind of people in the Peel Region, whether or not the region will split or amalgamate to become one large city.

Today (May 21), Brampton council members will hold a meeting to decide on the city's official position on the future of the region.

The Mississauga and Caledon councils have already given official opinions on what they want to happen. Brampton has put off making a final decision until now.

The Ford government will soon decide on the future of the Peel Region. The region may amalgamate, dissolve or remain unchanged.

So far, Brampton has held two town halls open to residents, giving them a chance to voice their opinions. One was a telephone town hall held on April 24. Out of roughly 5,000 residents, 66% wanted no change to the region, while 28% wanted amalgamation and 6% wanted an independent Brampton.

The other meeting was attended by residents at City Hall. Most voiced concerns of what impacts Brampton would face if the region split. There was also an online survey were residents could voice their opinions.

After today's meeting and decision on an official position, the final submission will be sent to the province's regional governance review team. This will include all information gathered from city halls and surveys, as well as the residents’ comments and concerns.

The city expects the Ford Government will make a decision before the Association of Municipalities of Ontario conference to be held in August.

Residents are invited to attend today's meeting, which will be held in council chambers at City Hall at 7 pm.

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