This is What Brampton Wants from the Provincial Government
Mayor Linda Jeffrey is taking a City of Brampton delegation to meet with the newly elected PC government led by Doug Ford.
To discuss key growth priorities for Brampton.
A recent release from the City reads that those include transit, university, health care, community safety and housing needs.
The delegation is meeting with provincial ministry leads in Ottawa right now at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) annual conference from August 19-22, to advocate for increased collaboration between cities and the province.
"Working in partnership with the provincial government, we remain focused on advancing key initiatives for Brampton's continued success and sustainability," said Mayor Linda Jeffrey in the release.
"As the second-fastest growing city in Canada, Brampton is not only facing pressures in health care, housing and community safety, our residents are also asking for enhanced transit, post-secondary education, innovation and environment-driven initiatives. We look forward to discussing all these issues with the province."
Here’s what the City has highlighted on its wishlist from the Ford government:
- A minimum of $19.2M in ongoing funding to address current patient volumes; and expedite the development of additional phases at the Peel Memorial Centre
- Support to grow enrolment in the upcoming Ryerson/Sheridan university campus, for an operational impact of $308.2M annually in economic outputDirect, seamless multi-modal transportation between Brampton and the GTHA
- Partnership with the province to develop and implement a Community Safety and Well-Being Plan
- Provincial capital funding towards a joint-use Centre for Innovation, that will deliver a construction impact of $47M annually in economic output
- Collaboration to implement Housing Brampton strategy, to respond to varying housing needs of residents
- Continued investment in innovative, flood-mitigation infrastructure projects such as Riverwalk, and help spur development in the downtown core
- Funding to offset the cost to the City arising from the legalization of cannabis (police, enforcement, public health, education)
- Grow digital health and research, to support economic development and job creation
It’s no secret that Brampton is growing exponentially, and we’re becoming a hub for business, tech, and innovation.
With that in mind, it remains to be seen to what extent the province will fulfill Brampton’s wants and needs.
What do you think of the wishlist?
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