A municipality is NOT a business, it's a community.
Posted by Anonymous to Our Town and Its Business at 5 July 2016 at 14:40
Full title:Municipal Corporation of the Town of Aurora.
Function: delivery of services to property and managing costs.
It is a business like any other except without the profit factor.
The definition is not subject to opinion or open to interpretation or argument.
Municipal government has no authority within the Canadian Constitution.
Provinces create municipalities and legislate their governance.
The Municipal Act and various other Acts define duties and authority of municipal government,
elected councils and appointed boards.
Various Statutory Officers are required and appointed by bylaw to ensure provincial law is respected.That's a joke!
In the mid-fifties York County was divided. Toronto, the boroughs and villages became a
a regional unit known as Metro.
Forty-four years passed. The area developed, municipal boundaries melded into each other and finally in 1998, the remaining five boroughs were amalgamated to become a single unit of government,the City of Toronto.
The Province gives ,the Province takes away.
Unfortunately the Province is not doing a particularly good job managing their own affairs at the present time.
In 1971, the Region of York was created and authority was given over municipalities.
York Region Corporation is no more a community than Aurora. Both are business entities; organized and governed as such.
The sad fact is, while citizens who are focussed on seizing advantage, at an unjust burden to others..simply deny their own ruthlessness, the elected Council exercises no influence whatsoever.
The customer is always right as long as they seem to have predatory numbers.
Nor does the multi-million dollar administration have any impact on the squalid mess.
Their advice is either not sought or ignored .
There is no shame.