Oakville Mayor Weighs in on OMB Reform

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:

  1. Exclude the board from hearing appeals of applications for amendments to provincially approved official plans
  2. Require the OMB to show deference to the decisions of local councils subject only to the test of reasonableness
  3. Require the board, as an appellate body, to implement the concept of precedent in its decisions

Read the full op-ed here.


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