That the recommendation, as amended, BE APPROVED; the final recommendation reads as follows:
That, on the recommendation of the Deputy City Manager, Finance Supports, Deputy City Manager, Legal Services and Deputy City Manager, Planning and Economic Development, the following actions be taken with respect to Bill 23, the More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022:
a) the report dated November 22, 2022, entitled “Bill 23, More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022 information report” BE RECEIVED for information;
b) the position of calling on the Province to refer the proposed legislation to the Ontario Housing Supply Action Plan Implementation Team (HSAPIT) to allow the necessary time for a fulsome review to mitigate the potential of unintended consequences and to find solutions to improving housing affordability across the province that meet local needs, BE ENDORSED by Council;
c) the staff report BE FORWARDED, with a cover letter, to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Minister of Finance, Premier of Ontario and local MPs and MPPs; and,
d) that the Province BE FURTHER ADVISED that the Municipal Council supports the submissions on Bill 23, More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022, from the Association of Municipalities of Ontario and the Ontario Big City Mayors;
it being noted that as of November 18, 2022, Bill 23 had passed Second Reading and was being considered by the applicable Standing Committee and it being further noted that the Civic Administration will report back to Council with any further information on legislative changes arising from this Bill;
it being pointed out that the Strategic Priorities and Policy Committee heard a delegation from M. Wallace, Executive Director, London Development Institute with respect to this matter.