Members of the Committee spoke to the matter and raised the following questions and concerns:
- Project Lists;
- Community Benefit Charge (CBC);
- Section 37 of the Planning Act;
- 10-year Capital Budget;
- Growth Related Projects;
- CBC process; and
- Collection impact regarding the 4% maximum on Development Charges.
Shari Lichterman, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer, Andrew Whittemore, Commissioner of Planning and Building and Jeff Jackson, Director of Finance and Treasurer responded to questions from the Committee.
Councillors Saito, Ras, Dasko and Fonseca requested for a detailed and informative list of Ward specific Development Charges (DC) eligible projects.
Councillor Saito requested that Development Charge and Community Benefits Charge By-law include Councillor and community involvement when allocating funding for community benefits. Shari Lichterman, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer responded that she would take the Councillor’s comments and report back at the fall Budget Committee meeting.
Councillor Fonseca requested for Planning Act 101 Session regarding the legislative changes surrounding the Community Benefits Charge in Ward 3. Andrew Whittemore, Commissioner of Planning and Building responded that he would work directly with the Councillor to set an information session.