Vaughan City Council

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Vaughan City Council is the governing body of the city of Vaughan, Ontario, Canada.

Current council[edit]

Position Member Communities
Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua At-large
Regional Councillor Sunder Singh* At-large
Regional Councillor/Deputy Mayor Mario Ferri At-large
Regional Councillor Gino Rosati At-large
Ward 1 Marilyn Iafrate Maple/Kleinburg
Ward 2 Tony Carella Woodbridge West
Ward 3 Rosanna DeFrancesca Woodbridge / Vellore
Ward 4 Sandra Yeung Racco Concord/Thornhill North
Ward 5 Alan Shefman Thornhill

* Michael Di Biase resigned on May 18, 2017 due to sexual assault complaint filed against the regional councillor and deputy mayor. Singh appointed to seat by council to fill seat for duration of the term.[1]

2010 - 2014 council[edit]

Current council members for the period 2010–2014:[2][3]

2006 Elections[edit]

On 13 November 2006, Vaughan's municipal elections were held for City Council. In the elections, Regional Councillor Linda Jackson became mayor, Gino Rosati became a Regional Councillor, and Joyce Frustaglio, having received the most votes of all regional council candidates, becomes Acting Mayor. Following amendments to the Ontario Municipalities Act, the next elections will be held four years from this date (elections were previously held every three years).

Controversy[edit]

Following the November 2006 election, former mayor Michael Di Biase appealed the results of the elections citing possible errors in the ballot counting machines. The results were reviewed following a decision in his favour in Ontario Superior Court, concluding that the original result, the election of Jackson as mayor, was the correct one.[3]

Mayors[edit]

The head of City Council is the mayor. A list of mayors and reeves of Vaughan includes:

Mayors

Reeves

  • Peter Patterson 1868–1871
  • John Gamble 1850– first reeve of the Township

Acting/Deputy Mayors[edit]

The position of Deputy Mayor (earlier called Acting Mayor) is based on the councillor receiving the greatest number of votes in a municipal election, and has included:

Vaughan City Hall[edit]

City council and various civic offices are housed at the Civic Centre which was built by Kubawara, Payne, McKenna and Blumberg and opened in 2011.[7]

Besides the main City Hall building, the complex features:

  • Civic Tower with clock
  • Chamber of Commerce Building
  • Public library building
  • Civic Square, Market and Cenotaph
  • reflecting pool/skating rink
  • public gardens and naturalized park

Previous civic buildings:[8]

  • Township Hall in Vellore on Lot 20 in Concession 5 (present day Weston Road between Rutherford Road and Major Mackenzie Drive) 1845-1943
  • Township Hall at northeast corner of Major Mackenzie Drive and Keele Street 1943-1957
  • 2141 Major Mackenzie Drive 1957-2011 (renovation in 1982)

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/06/28/di-biase-replacement-named-as-dozens-vie-for-vaughan-council-seat.html
  2. ^ a b c City of Vaughan | City Council | 2010–2014, City of Vaughan website. Retrieved 21 June 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Ex-MP Bevilacqua new Vaughan mayor". CBC News. 25 October 2010. Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Singing the same old song". Toronto Star. 2006-05-20. Retrieved 2006-12-02. 
  5. ^ Varley, Roger. "Communication Policy 'Attempt To Control Media'", Richmond Hill, ON: The Liberal", 1 February 2004. p. 1.
  6. ^ Gray, Jeff. "Vaughan Vote Stokes Tempers", The Globe & Mail, 23 November 2006, p. A.18.
  7. ^ https://www.vaughan.ca/projects/Pages/Vaughan-City-Hall.aspx
  8. ^ https://www.vaughan.ca/services/vaughan_archives/historyofvaughan/VaughanDocuments/Vellore%20School%20and%20Township%20Hall.pdf

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