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Statement on Regional Governance Review

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Throughout the year, York Regional Council has provided significant feedback to the Ontario government, standing firm in our support of the Region’s two-tier government structure as the most effective means to deliver critical infrastructure and services to our communities and residents.

Today, I am pleased with the provincial announcement to help make Ontario municipalities stronger. They have listened to our feedback and committed to having governance, service-delivery and decision making of municipalities left in the hands of local governments.

York Region is proud to have a strong culture of continuous improvement. We deliver high-quality programs and services to our residents while continually striving to provide the best value to the taxpayer.

Strengthening Regional government is a priority for York Regional Council. I applaud the Ontario government for committing additional funds to help government leverage further efficiencies. As part of our commitment to innovation, we look forward to working with our provincial partners to further explore ways to optimize service delivery and reduce costs, while at the same time ensuring we continue to build thriving communities for our residents, businesses and visitors.

Wayne Emmerson
York Region Chairman and CEO

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