Richmond Hill Council Meeting Wednesday November 24, 2021at 9:30am
Request for Endorsement – Affordable Housing Strategy - View report here - Passed
Good news the Affordable Housing Strategy was endorsed!
In Favour DiPaola, Chan, Liu, Muench, Cilevitz and West
Opposed Perrelli and Beros
The motion was amended by Councillor Muench in an effort to speed up the process by having a task force report back by March 30, 2022 with actionable items on housing affordability. The amendment also passed (Perrelli and Beros voted against)
Albeit that many other communities in York Region and elsewhere have developed Affordable Housing Strategies Councillors Perrelli and Beros feel that Affordable Housing is the responsibility of the Region not the City of Richmond Hill
Perrelli said "I don't believe that the majority of Richmond Hill residents want to pay extra to help with the affordability of others" (2:08:06 Video Part 1)
Beros cited "I have not received any communication or phone calls from my residents asking for affordable housing in the Oak Ridges area"
Report Back on Advertising in Ethnic Media - View Report here - Passed
Car Shelter Pilot Program – Delphinium Avenue - Passed
Items of Interest Include:
Request for Endorsement – Affordable Housing Strategy - View report here
The Affordable Housing Strategy was initially brought to Council at the July 7th Council Meeting but was not endorsed because it failed to carry on a tie-vote. In Favour DiPaola, Chan, Cilevitz, West Opposed Perrelli, Beros, Muench, Liu.
While Council expressed general support for the facilitation of affordable housing, some councillors (Perrelli, Beros, Muench, Liu) requested clarification from staff on certain terminologies related to affordable housing.
Report Back on Advertising in Ethnic Media - View Report here
In 2020, Council approved changes that cancelled the Liberal advertising contract and reduced the Operating Budget for advertising expenses.
In addition, Council requested a report back from staff on alternatives to advertise City events and services in ethnic media.
Member Motion - Councillor Beros - Car Shelter Pilot Program – Delphinium Avenue
The pilot project to allow temporary car shelters in the winter months on front driveways was declared a great success and will now be included with the comprehensive zoning bylaw for inclusion to the process.
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