Planning Committee

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About the committee

Reports and make recommendations to Council on matters relating to: 

  • Long Range Planning, land use management, development planning and engineering, and downtown planning and implementation 
  • Parking Operations and Enforcement, School Crossing Guards 
  • By-law Enforcement, Municipal Licensing, Lottery Licensing, Building Code issues 
  • Culture and Tourism, museums and heritage preservation matters
  • Hamilton Historical Board

Committee type: Standing Committee

Ida Bedioui, Legislative Coordinator
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 4605
Email: ida.bedioui@hamilton.ca

  • Councillor M. Pearson – Chair
  • Councillor A. Johnson – 1st Vice-Chair
  • Councillor J. Farr – 2nd Vice-Chair
  • Councillor J. Partridge
  • Councillor M. Green
  • Councillor C. Collins
  • Councillor D. Conley
  • Councillor R. Pasuta
  • Councillor D. Skelly
  • Councillor B. Johnson 

Composition: Shall be comprised of a minimum of 9 Members of Council. 

Specific duties shall include: 

  • To consider and recommend to Council on:
    • the administration and enforcement of the Ontario Building Code, Zoning By-laws, the Property Standards By-laws, Licensing By-law, Animal Control By-law, Sign By-law and other relevant By-laws
    • all matters related to the Planning Act, the Ontario Heritage Act, the Municipal Act, 2001, the Niagara Escarpment Act and other applicable legislation regarding planning, development engineering, by-law enforcement and licensing and downtown planning issues
    • the City’s Official Plan and Zoning By-laws and amendments thereto, pursuant to the Planning Act, and to conduct such related public meetings as may be required
    • applications for subdivision and condominium approval pursuant to the Planning Act and Condominium Act, as applicable
    • matters such as community planning, urban design guidelines, heritage policy and related housing policy and programs in accordance with the directions contained in the Official Plan
    • matters relating to Parking Operations and Enforcement
  • To advise and assist Council in any matters arising from the work of the Committee of Adjustment in considering applications for consent and minor variance under the Planning Act, including possible City participation at any Ontario Municipal Board Hearings to consider the appeal of Committee of Adjustment decisions 
  • To consider recommendations of any Sub-Committees and/or Task Forces established by Committee and Council which report directly to the Planning Committee
  • To receive delegations for the public and conduct public hearings as required by statute and Council, specific to the mandate of this committee on matters under the Standing Committee