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Posted On Wednesday, 16 January, 2019

Yesterday, the Ontario Government provided more details surrounding its plan to review regional government in Ontario, a project first announced in July 2018. The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Steve Clark, appointed Michael Fenn and Ken Seiling as Special Advisors who will bring extensive municipal experience to the review process.
Kitchener and Waterloo Region have a long, proud history as great communities to live in. Residents have always risen to the challenge...

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Posted On Tuesday, 15 January, 2019

Special Council
Kitchener Council convened for a Special Council meeting today to hear two significant matters of interest: Bill 66 and Retail Cannabis Stores.
Bill 66
Council heard from delegations and discussed the Ontario Government’s Bill 66 (Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2018). The Bill is in its first reading, and is in the midst of public consultation on the draft Bill.
Council expressed concern about the impact that Bill 66...

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Posted On Tuesday, 08 January, 2019

KITCHENER – City council passed a resolution for a one-year pilot project that permits parking on the paved portion of a boulevard (driveway between the sidewalk and the road) in Wards 1-4 and Wards 6-10 from now until March 31, 2019.
“In 2014 council approved parking on the boulevard in Ward 5 which has helped address concerns with limited parking in neighbourhoods,” says Gloria MacNeil, director of bylaw enforcement. “Allowing parking on boulevards...

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Posted On Monday, 07 January, 2019

Kitchener – Tonight council approved three-year collective agreements with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 68. The agreements cover the period Jan. 1, 2019 to Dec. 31, 2021.
These collective agreements establish terms and conditions for two separate units (civic and mechanics) that represent approximately 250 operations staff and 30 fleet and vehicle service staff. The agreements take effect immediately and include wage adjustments as follows:
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Posted On Friday, 21 December, 2018

Kitchener – The City of Kitchener is seeking public input on its proposed 2019 budget, which will be considered by council throughout January. The proposed property tax increase of 2.3 per cent is below Ontario’s rate of inflation, and the review of 2018’s actuals versus budget is projecting a small surplus.
Budget documents that will be presented to council and the key dates for the budget process can be found at www.kitchener.ca/budget . The public is...

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