Legislation for efficient City management and effective public consultation
Major changes need to occur at City Hall in order for Toronto to achieve its enormous potential going forward. That potential lies in harnessing the strengths and diversity of its citizens, and recognizing that a relatively small handful of individuals at City Hall cannot alone achieve the successes that we all require. Government reforms will be discussed on this website, that can be easily implemented and will require the engagement of its citizens.
The role of citizens in government is to provide guidance and oversight for its legislators and support staff, who are governing for the benefit of its citizens.
There is an urgent need to reform government at Toronto City Hall with the creation of Community Districts and Community Boards for Toronto. Community Districts result from “dividing” this very large City into manageable segments that make sense; i.e., our communities and neighbourhoods. Community Boards are formed by resident and business members from each District’s communities and neighbourhoods, with a mandate to coordinate public meetings and public input into policies and by-laws created by City Council. A short video has been prepared introducing the subject of Toronto Community Districts and Community Boards and can be found on this website.
See Video tab: INTRODUCTION to TORONTO COMMUNITY BOARDS
Residents in communities and neighbourhoods throughout Toronto need to now get organized and start participating with real citizen power in City government through municipal legislation that ensures their voices are heard and acted upon by politicians and staff at Toronto City Hall.