Development Studies Task Force

Statement of Purpose

The Development Studies Task Force will operate as a multi-stakeholder group providing input to consultants and staff regarding the Development Charges Background Study, Community Benefits Charge Study and Inclusionary Zoning Study. The Development Study Task Force may also choose to provide recommendations to Council related to the adoption and implementation of these studies and related Bylaws.

Composition

The Task Force shall be comprised of up to 13 members as follows:

  • One representative from the Niagara Industrial Association
  • One representative from the Niagara Home Builders Association
  • One representative from the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce
  • One representative from the Niagara Construction Association
  • One representative from Niagara Regional Housing
  • One representative from a non-profit or charitable housing agency
  • One residential taxpayer from the City of St. Catharines
  • One non-residential taxpayer from the City of St. Catharines
  • Chair of the Budget Standing Committee
  • Vice Chair of the Budget Standing Committee
  • Up to 3 members of Council

Term of Appointments

Appointments will be until each of the studies are received by Council, at which time the Task Force will be automatically disbanded.

Reporting Structure

 
The Task Force will report its findings directly to City Council through the Financial Management Services Department. Administrative support to the Development Study Task Force shall be provided by Financial Management Services Department, which shall assign a secretary to the Task Force.

Additional staff resources as required from time to time will be provided by all City departments. External experts, academic and research resources may also be requested to participate from time to time, as required.

Membership List 

  • TBD - Representative from the Niagara Industrial Association
  • TBD - Representative from the Niagara Home Builders Association
  • TBD - Representative from the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce
  • TBD - Representative from the Niagara Construction Association
  • TBD - Representative from Niagara Regional Housing
  • TBD - Representative from a non-profit or charitable housing agency
  • TBD - Residential taxpayer from the City of St. Catharines
  • TBD - Non-residential taxpayer from the City of St. Catharines
  • Councillor Mat Siscoe, Chair of the Budget Standing Committee
  • Councillor Lori Littleton, Vice Chair of the Budget Standing Committee
  • Councillor Dawn Dodge
  • Councillor Carlos Garcia
  • Councillor Karrie Porter

Schedule of Meetings

 The Task Force will meet as required, at the discretion of the Chair

Other

The Task Force shall conduct its meetings in accordance with and otherwise comply with the City of St. Catharines Simplified Meeting Procedures for advisory bodies.





 




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