Why should you care?

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Written by Patti Foley

Fascinated by the goings-on of municipal government? or not so much? Truth is, whether you ever physically make it out to a Council meeting or not, there are a few good reasons why you might want to keep tabs on just what goes on at a Council table.

In Caledon, Council meets a minimum of twice per month, July and August excepted, as does our upper-tier government, the Region of Peel. Council Meetings may consist of presentations from staff, citizen delegations, and any number of staff reports and accompanying motions.

So why should you care? Decisions that affect our daily lives are routinely researched, discussed and voted on, during the course of these meetings.

Issues such as population growth, recreational services, libraries, economic development, police, fire and emergency services, waste and recycling, roads and other infrastructure, water and wastewater, social services, long-term care, social housing and public health all fall under the jurisdiction of your municipal government.

So, while work and other priorities may keep you out of Council Chambers, you can always check in for the highlights here in Council Connection, from the perspective of someone who has sat at the table. Just sayin’….

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About the author

Patti Foley

Having spent 25 years in Bolton, Patti remains an advocate for Caledon. As a former Regional Councillor and a long-time community volunteer she is passionate about communicating information about its issues, news, events, people, non-profits and businesses.

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