For more information on any of the following topics, contact the Office of the Regional Clerk or call 905-791-7800 ext. 4545.
Councillors' business expenses are posted to the Region of Peel website quarterly. Expenses are broken down by expense time, along with some details.
Questions concerning Councillors' expenses may be addressed to the Manager, Accounting Services, at 905-791-7800 ext. 4212 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members of Regional Council must adhere to a number of other laws and statutes, as well as Regional By-laws, policies and procedures, which serve to support Council's Code of Conduct.
As of January 1, 2016, if a municipality does not appoint a Municipal Ombudsman, then the Ontario Ombudsman becomes its default Municipal Ombudsman. Region of Peel Council has not made a decision regarding the Ombudsman; therefore, the Ontario Ombudsman currently functions as the Municipal Ombudsman for the Region of Peel.
A Public Complaints process is in place for public complaints regarding the programs, facilities, Regional services, operational procedures, staff or the action or lack of action taken regarding operations, facilities or services provided by the Region of Peel or by a person or body acting on behalf of the Region of Peel.
A member of the public can request an investigation of a Closed Session Meeting if they feel a meeting was closed improperly.
The Region of Peel has, under Council Resolution 2007-1541, entered into an agreement with Local Authority Services (LAS) to conduct Closed Session investigations.
To request an investigation, contact the Office of the Regional Clerk or call 905-791-7800 ext. 4545.
The conduct of Council and Committee meetings is governed by the Region of Peel Procedure By-law, as amended, By-law 100-2012 which is a requirement of the Municipal Act, 2001, as amended. The Procedure By-law provides rules of order for meetings and ensures that meetings are open to the public, with some exceptions, and provides for notice of public meetings.