Mayoral Decisions and Directions

The Mayor has special powers and duties under Part VI.1 of the Municipal Act, 2001.  These include powers to: 

  • Appoint the Chief Administrative Officer*;
  • Hire and dismiss certain City officials and determine the organizational structure of the Town of Georgina*;
  • Establish or dissolve committees comprised solely of Members of Council, assign the committee’s functions, and appoint the Chairs and Vice Chairs*;
  • Propose the Town's budget subject to Council amendments, a Mayoral veto and a Council override process;
  • Bring matters to Council that advance certain Provincial priorities and veto any bylaws passed by Council that may interfere with the advancement of those priorities; and
  • Direct Town staff, in writing, to undertake research and provide advice to the Mayor and the municipality, on policies and programs as they relate to the Mayor’s powers and duties under Part VI.1, and direct staff to carry out such duties and implement any decisions made by the Mayor.

*The Mayor may choose to delegate these specific powers and duties. 

The Mayor is required to exercise those powers and duties in writing and make them available to the public, subject to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Mayoral decisions will be posted on the City’s website below.

Legislative Framework

Bill 3, Strong Mayors, Building Homes Act, 2022, received Royal Assent on September 8, 2022, and came into force on November 23, 2022.

This legislation and associated regulations (O. Reg. 530/22 and O. Reg 580/22) provide the Mayor with additional powers beyond those previously set out in the Municipal Act, 2001. These powers were assigned to Town of Georgina's Mayor on October 31, 2023.

 

Mayoral Decisions

Date Number Subject Matter
February 7, 2024 MDC-2024-03 Decision to give written approval of Bylaws passed at the February 7, 2024 Council meeting.
January 24, 2024 MDC-2024-02 Decision to give written approval of Bylaws passed at the January 24, 2024 Council meeting.
January 17, 2024 MDC-2024-01 Decision to give written approval of Bylaws passed at the January 17, 2024 Council Meeting.
December 13, 2023 MDC-2023-06 Decision to give written approval of bylaws passed at the December 13, 2023 Special Council Meeting. 
December 5, 2023 MDC-2023-05 Decision to shorten the 10-day period for the Mayor to veto an amendment resolution passed by Town Council to the proposed budget.
December 5, 2023 MDC-2023-04 Decision to give written approval of Bylaws passed at the November 22, 2023 Council Meeting.
November 22, 2023 MDC-2023-03 Decision to give written approval of Bylaws passed at the November 22, 2023 Council Meeting.
November 15, 2023 MDC-2023-02 Decision to give written approval of Bylaws passed at the November 15, 2023 Council Meeting.
November 8, 2023 MCD-2023-01 Decision to give written approval of Bylaws passed at the November 8, 2023 Council Meeting.

 

Mayoral Directions

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