(From MMA Website)
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and the Ministry of the Attorney General are undertaking a review of the scope and effectiveness of the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) to improve its role within the land use planning system.
We would like to thank those who participated in the initial consultation on key themes for the OMB Review – your input has contributed to the development of the ideas for reform and will be given careful consideration as the Review moves forward.
A consultation document intended to help facilitate discussion is available online at http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page15027.aspx. The document includes:
• overview information about the OMB and its role in the land use planning system
• possible changes to improve the scope and effectiveness of the OMB for your review and input
• questions for your consideration, and
• information on how to provide comments.
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing – OMB review: process for input and feedback
We will be accepting input and feedback on the questions outlined in the consultation document until December 19, 2016.
As part of the OMB review, the government would also like to invite you to attend a regional town hall session. The government will be holding these sessions across the province to get input from the public, municipalities, Indigenous communities and organizations, and stakeholders on possible changes being considered to improve the role of the OMB within the land use planning system.
Please visit the Ministry of Municipal Affairs webpage (ontario.ca/OMBReview) for the most up-to-date consultation schedule and details.
Further information about the OMB Review is available online at ontario.ca/OMBReview. You can also visit our posting on the Environmental Bill of Rights Environmental Registry [EBR Registry No.: 012-7196] at ebr.gov.on.ca.
Should you have any further questions about the Review or the upcoming regional town hall session, please do not hesitate to contact us by sending an email to OMBReview@ontario.ca or calling 1-855-776-8011.