Coleman’s Note: Naming or Not Naming Civic Managers

All of us media covering City Hall generally quote the City’s Chief Planner or General Manager of Economic Planning and Development, yet, as one delegate made me discover today, the public should know who the Manager of Development Planning is, as they have important delegated authorities.

Coleman’s Notes: The People Lose Their Only Planning Appeal Support With Premier Ford’s Closing of the Local Planning Appeal Support Centre

The LPASC closure comes at a time that Ontario’s planning appeal framework is in a state of flux, with the new Local Appeal Planning Tribunal (LPAT) which replaced the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) unsure if its authorities, requesting the Ontario Superior Court’s Divisional Court rule on a legal interpretation of LPAT’s governing legislation.