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REPORT TO: Committee of the Whole <br />DATE OF MEETING:October 26, 2020 <br />SUBMITTED BY: Christine Tarling, Director of Legislated Services/City Clerk, 519-741- <br />2200, ext. 7809 <br />PREPARED BY:Christine Tarling, Director of Legislated Services/City Clerk, 519-741- <br />2200, ext. 7809 <br />WARD (S) INVOLVED:All <br />DATE OF REPORT:October 21, 2020 <br />REPORT NO.:COR-20-017 <br />SUBJECT:REGIONAL COUNCIL COMPOSITION REVIEW – RATIFICATION OF <br />REGIONAL COUNCIL’S RESOLUTION <br />__________________________________________________________________________________________ <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />That thecurrent composition of Regional Council, being a 16 Member Council consisting <br />of 1 Regional Chair, 7 Mayors, 2 Cambridge Councillors, 4 Kitchener Councillors, and 2 <br />Waterloo Councillors in accordance with Section 218 (6) of the Municipal Act as outlined <br />in the Region of Waterloo report PDL-CAS-20-11, dated October 14, 2020, be approved; <br />and further, <br />That staff be directed to notify the Regional Clerk of the Region of Waterlooaccordingly <br />before November 15, 2020. <br />BACKGROUND: <br />th <br />Correspondence dated June 25,2020, was received from the Region of Waterloo (the Region) <br />concerning Regional Council Composition – Review Options and Consultation Process(PDL- <br />CAS-20-05).Both the correspondence and PDL-CAS-20-05 were circulated to the area <br />municipalities seeking input on the options related to the composition of Regional Council, and <br />then subsequentlycirculated to Kitchener City Council (Council) and the Corporate Leadership <br />Team (CLT) on June 29, 2020. <br />Staff report COR-20-008 (staff’sreport) was brought forward to the August 24, 2020 Council <br />meeting to consider PDL-CAS-20-05,and then, due to time constraints, deferred to the August <br />31, 2020 Special Council meeting. On August 31, 2020, Council considered staff’sreportwhich <br />provided information about the Regional Council Composition Review including the four (4) <br />options considered by Regional Councilas well as the rationale for their chosen option. Staff’s <br />reportalso outlined alternative options not advanced in the Region’s reportalong withthe pros <br />and cons of each. <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 />2 - 1 <br />