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‘Working together’: Why Innisfil’s mayor doesn’t want stronger powers

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Oct 31st, 2023
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Innisfil Mayor Lynn Dollin.

Barrie Today, by Patrick Bales, October 27, 2023

Lynn Dollin says town wants to meet its provincial housing targets, but she’d rather work collaboratively with council to make it happen

Innisfil has committed to building 6,300 new homes by 2031, but Mayor Lynn Dollin has told the Ontario government in no uncertain terms she and council are opposed to the strong mayor powers that could come with that agreement.

“I do not believe that the implementation of strong mayor powers would be beneficial for our community,” Dollin wrote in a letter dated Oct. 13 to Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Paul Calandra.

“We believe that our current council structure serves the best interests of our residents and allows for meaningful community engagement,” the letter continued. “Our council has consistently demonstrated that we are growth-friendly, and we will continue to work together to meet these targets.”

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