Mayoral Special Powers and Duties under the Municipal Act, 2001

The Mayor has special powers and duties under Part VI.1 of the Municipal Act, 2001. These include powers to:

  • Appoint and dismiss the Chief Administrative Officer as well as various senior managers; *
  • Create committees of Council, assign their functions, and appoint the Chairs and Vice Chairs of committees of Council; *
  • Propose the City’s budget subject to Council amendments, a Mayoral veto, and a Council override process;
  • Submit matters for Council's consideration, or veto by-laws, if the Mayor believes it will advance a prescribed Provincial Priority; and
  • Direct City staff in writing.

*The Mayor may choose to delegate these specific powers and duties.

The Mayor is required to exercise these powers in writing and make them available to the public, subject to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Mayoral decisions are available below:

Mayoral Decisions made pursuant to the Municipal Act, 2001:

2024 Approvals


Date

Mayoral Decision Number

Subject Matter
MD 17-2024
Approval of By-laws
MD 16-2024
Approval of By-laws
MD 15-2024
Approval of By-laws
MD 14-2024
Notice of proposed budget amendment for the municipality
MD 13-2024
Written notice regarding employment matters at the manager level and above
MD 12-2024
Approval of By-laws
MD 11-2024
Written notice regarding employment matters at the manager level and above
MD 10-2024
Approval of By-laws
MD 09-2024
Written notice regarding employment matters at the manager level and above
MD 08-2024
Approval of By-laws
MD 07-2024
Approval of By-laws

February 2, 2024

MD 06-2024

Approval of By-laws

February 2, 2024

MD 05-2024

Written notice regarding amendments to the 2024 Budget

February 2, 2024

MD 04-2024

Approval of By-laws

January 15, 2024

MD 03-2024

Approval of By-laws

January 8, 2024

MD 02-2024

Written notice regarding the call of a Special Meeting of Council (2024 Budget)

January 2, 2024

MD 01-2024

Written notice regarding employment matters at the manager level and above

2023 Approvals

Date
Mayoral Decision Number
Subject Matter
MD 17-2023
Approval of By-laws
MD 16-2023
Approval of By-laws
December 1, 2023 MD 15-2023
Written notice regarding employment matters at the manager level and above
November 27, 2023 MD 14-2023
Approval of By-laws

November 15, 2023

MD 13-2023

Written notice regarding employment matters at the manager level and above

November 15, 2023

MD 12-2023

Written notice regarding employment matters at the manager level and above

November 15, 2023 MD 11-2023
Written notice regarding employment matters at the manager level and above
October 30, 2023 MD 10-2023
Approval of By-laws
October 16, 2023 MD 09-2023
Written notice regarding employment matters at the manager level and above
October 16, 2023 MD 08-2023

Approval of By-laws

September 18, 2023 MD 07-2023

Approval of By-laws

September 5, 2023 MD 06-2023
Approval of By-laws
August 11, 2023 MD 05-2023
Hiring Confirmation of two Positions
August 8, 2023 MD 04-2023
Approval of By-laws
July 19, 2023 MD 03-2023
Delegate certain employment related matters
MD 02-2023
Delegate authority for specific recruitments
MD 01-2023
Approval of By-laws