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REPORT TO:Council <br />DATE OF MEETING:May 27, 2019 <br />SUBMITTED BY:Justin Readman,General Manager, Development Services, <br />519-741-2200 ext. 7646 <br />Jonathan Lautenbach, Chief Financial Officer, Financial <br />Services, 519-741-2200 ext. 7334 <br />PREPARED BY:Alain Pinard, Director of Planning, 519-741-2200 ext. 7319 <br />Ryan Hagey, Director of Financial Planning 519-741-2200 ext. <br />7353 <br />WARD(S) INVOLVED:All Wards <br />DATE OF REPORT:May222019 <br />REPORT NO.:DSD-19-135 <br />SUBJECT:Bill 108, MORE HOMES, MORE CHOICE ACT, 2019 <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />WHEREAS the Province of Ontario has introduced Bill 108, More Homes, More Choice <br />Act, 2019 in an effort to increase housing supply; <br />THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVEDthatthe City of Kitchener expressits support for aspects <br />to the bill including proposed changes to: <br />Schedule 6, Environmental Assessment Act, which increases environmental <br />assessment exemptions from low risk municipal undertakings; and, <br />Excess Soil Regulatory Proposal and Amendments to Record of Site Condition <br />(Brownfields)(Proposed Regulation), which would allow more excess soil to be <br />reused locally; and, <br />BE IT FURTHER RESOLVEDthat the City of Kitchener request the Province to reconsider <br />proposed changes to: <br />Schedule 3, Development ChargesAct, which may reduce the ability for soft <br />services to be continue to be funded by new growth; <br />Schedule 9, Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Act, which would shorten municipal <br />decision-making timelines and reduce community engagement and increase <br />decisions made by a tribunal rather than locally; and, <br />*** This information is available in accessible formats upon request. *** <br />Please call 519-741-2345 or TTY 1-866-969-9994 for assistance. <br />5 - 1 <br />