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Adjala-Tosorontio council walks back decision to censure Mayor Floyd Pinto

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Aug 19th, 2022
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On Aug. 17, Adjala-Tosorontio council walked back a decision it made in March to censure Mayor Floyd Pinto for alleged wrongdoing. – Brad Pritchard/Torstar

From Simcoe.com, August 18, 2022
By Brad Pritchard

A censure that was placed on Adjala-Tosorontio Mayor Floyd Pinto by the majority of council earlier this year, after he was alleged to have broken council’s code of conduct for comments he made on social media and in other settings, has been repealed.

At a special council meeting held on Aug. 17, councillors brought back the motion, which passed in March, for reconsideration and then, in a unanimous decision, voted against the censure.

There was no discussion on the motion, but the township provided additional information the following day.

In a media release published by the township on Aug. 18, recently hired chief administrative officer Nelson Santos said the motion was brought back for reconsideration “for the benefit of the township and to address all prospective litigation on this issue.”

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One Response to “Adjala-Tosorontio council walks back decision to censure Mayor Floyd Pinto”

  1. Paul Curtis says:

    Same old story.
    I have lived in the area since 2000 and over the last 8 plus years there has been so much strife within council. What I see as a citizen are a bunch of self absorbed councilors arguing amongst themselves, again. I don’t profess to know what is going on this time, but it seems a continuation of the previous term. If we are back to considering litigation, calling the OPP like before, we should just start over. We should supply mirrors so council can reflect on themselves. The optics are terrible, it’s bloody embarrassing. Something needs to change.

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