January 2016 Council News and Highlights

1. Richmond Hill Downtown Secondary Plan – Public Process As I have reported in past newsletters, Richmond Hill has embarked on a process leading to the creation of a Downtown Secondary Plan. This plan will guide future development in the Historic Village Core, protect our Heritage buildings, and ultimately guide…

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Communication in an Electronic Age

Who remembers this?   I have always believed that a strong community can be achieved if there is strong citizen engagement in the decisions that are made on our behalf by the local government. I also believe that in order to achieve this engagement people need to be informed about…

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Council News and Highlights

1. Historic Village Core Revitalization There have been several new developments regarding the efforts that are being made toward revitalizing our Historic Downtown Core. Earlier this month the Village Core Business Improvement Association (BIA) moved their offices to a new unit on the ground floor of the Tridel building at…

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Council News and Highlights

1. 2016 – 2017 Capital Projects in Ward 4 At a recent Capital Budget Committee of the Whole meeting,  council discussed and will hopefully approve, later this month, a number of projects that will be built in 2016, or designed (and likely built in 2017). The following is a list…

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November in Richmond Hill

It has been a busy fall. I have hosted two Residents’ Meetings regarding development applications in Ward 4 and we have a third meeting scheduled for the end of this month. The type of infill development that all three of these applications represent presents a real challenge for residents and…

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