County/Regional government check-up today in Simcoe County

Ford government ensuring model is still efficient

Simcoe County mayors are meeting, individually, today with two special advisors assigned by the Ford government to review the county and regional systems of government.

“…we feel we are providing very efficient and effective services to the residents in the county, but something like this allows us to continue that process and maybe dig a little deeper…”

-George Cornell, Warden, County of Simcoe

They’ll be looking for efficiencies and checking to see if the current model stands the test of time.

“The discussion is going to focus on better representation as far as governance…and the decision-making process. It’ll look at increasing efficiencies, reducing the cost of overlap between the lower tier and the upper tier municipal services.
– Don Allen, Mayor, Township of Springwater

The current regional government model has been in place for 50 years.

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The special advisers are examing Ontario’s eight regional municipalities, in addition to Simcoe County. They’re expected to report their findings to the Ford government this summer.