Oakville Mayor Rob Burton published an op-ed last week in the Toronto Star setting out a series of proposals for reforming the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). His proposals include:
- Exclude the board from hearing appeals of applications for amendments to provincially approved official plans
- Require the OMB to show deference to the decisions of local councils subject only to the test of reasonableness
- Require the board, as an appellate body, to implement the concept of precedent in its decisions
Read the full op-ed here.