Richmond Hill Council Meeting Wednesday February 9, 2022 at 9:30am
Items on the Agenda include:
Options to fill the Vacancy in the Office of Ward 4 Councillor
As a result of David West winning the 2022 Mayoral By-election, and taking office on January 25, 2022, the Office of Ward 4 Councillor is vacant. Council is required within 60 days of declaring the seat vacant to either appoint a qualified person to fill the vacancy, or pass a by-law requiring a By-election to be held to fill the vacancy.
Council has three options at this time:
Option 1 – Fill the vacancy by appointing any other qualified individual.
Option 2 – Fill the Vacancy by By-election.
Option 2a – Authorize the By-election vote to be conducted by Internet Voting only; or
Option 2b – Authorize the By-election vote to be conducted by Internet Voting and paper ballots with vote tabulators.
Option 3 – Defer the decision on filling the vacancy to a date no later than March 4, 2022
Member Motion - Councillor Chan - Online Voting for the October 2022 Election
That Council reconsider its June 9, 2021 decision not to authorize the use of Internet Voting for municipal elections.
Request for Endorsement: Official Plan Update Key Directions
That the Key Directions Report be endorsed by City Council, and that staff utilize the key directions to guide the update to the City’s Official Plan in support of the City’s 2041planning vision.
Member Motion - Regional and Local Councillor DiPaola - Declare Opposition to the Discriminatory Nature of the Province of Quebec's Bill 21
The City of Richmond Hill opposes Bill 21 as discriminatory in nature as it undermines the Fundamental Freedoms of Canadians enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
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