Special Council Meeting

Council Chambers
225 East Beaver Creek Road
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Mayor West



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  • a) That Staff Report SRPI.23.033 regarding “Richmond Hill’s 2031 Municipal Housing Target Pledge” be received for information;

    b) That the City support the municipal housing target of 27,000 new housing units in the community by 2031 by undertaking actions described in Staff Report SRPI.23.033 including Attachment 1 (Municipal Initiatives in Support of Richmond Hill’s 2031 Municipal Housing Target Pledge);

    c) That the Mayor send a letter to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing highlighting the pledge and initiatives we will undertake as well as the following considerations:

    (i) That the housing target be recognized as an aspirational target, given that there are external factors contributing to housing supply outside of a municipality’s control and understanding that, in order to deliver timely initiatives and meet deadlines, the City has and continues to create development related studies, plans, by-laws and processes based on available population and employment forecasts from the Growth Plan 2020 and/or municipal growth allocations assigned to and/or developed by the City;

    (ii) That the Province be requested to continue to work with municipalities to provide grant opportunities to aid in the rapid delivery of the identified municipal initiatives and growth-related infrastructure; and

    (iii) That the Province be requested to continue to consult and engage with municipalities on recent and future legislative changes and initiatives to find mutually beneficial ways to streamline approvals and enable municipalities to continue to collect growth-related charges to deliver infrastructure and community needs quickly.

    d) That staff be authorized and directed to do all things necessary to give effect to this resolution;

    e) That a copy staff report SRPI.23.033 regarding Richmond Hill’s 2031 Municipal Housing Target Pledge, Council’s resolution and the letter from the Mayor be sent to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing by March 22, 2023, and a copy also be sent to York Region and York Region area municipalities.