November 25, 2002

Regional Council
Changing Council Composition

Regional Council is considering changing its composition and size to add a representative of the City of Vaughan to Regional Council.

Adding an additional member from the City of Vaughan would mean that it would be represented by 4 members and its representatives would comprise 20% of the 20 local representatives on Regional Council. Currently the City of Vaughan has 3 representatives, or 15.8% of the local representation on Regional Council. Its population is 210,000 or 25.8% of the Region's total population of 812,500 (June 2002). Regional Council's composition and size were last altered in 1988 when the Region's population was about 435,000.

The steps in this process are set out in the Municipal Act and include seeking input from the public. Council invites your input through one or more of the following avenues:

Denis Kelly
Regional Clerk
P.O. Box 147
17250 Yonge Street
Newmarket, Ontario
L3Y 6Z1
Fax: (905) 895-3031

Please contact the Regional Clerk's Office by 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 17, 2002, if you wish to make a written submission or speak at the public meeting.

To read the background report, click here.

You may also obtain additional information by contacting the Regional Clerk's Office at (905) 830-4444, ext. 1312.

Denis Kelly
Regional Clerk

The Regional Municipality of York is committed to providing cost-effective, quality services that respond to the needs of our rapidly growing communities.  York Region is comprised of the following nine area municipalities:  Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Whitchurch-Stouffville.  For more information, visit our Web site at:

Contact: Patrick Casey, Senior Media Relations Specialist, York Region

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