Inter-Municipal Endorsement of Council Resolutions Policy

By-Law Number
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Legislative History: Adopted August 22, 2017 (By-law No. CPOL.-56-288); Amended July 24, 2018 (By-law No. CPOL.-56(a)-400)

Last Review Date: July 25, 2023

Service Area Lead: City Clerk

1. Policy Statement

1.1 This policy establishes the protocol for handling inter-municipal endorsement of Council resolutions.

2. Definitions

2.1 Not applicable.

3. Applicability

3.1 This policy applies to Council resolutions of the City of London and of other municipalities.

4. The Policy

4.1 Resolutions initiated by London City Council shall not be circulated to other municipalities for endorsement but shall instead be directed to the appropriate Minister(s) of the Federal or Provincial Governments, with copies being sent to the local Members of Parliament or local Members of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, as appropriate, and to the relevant federal, provincial and municipal associations, where appropriate.

In turn, resolutions received from other municipalities for endorsement by the City of London will be acknowledged in each case by the City Clerk with the advice that the London City Council does not take action on resolutions received from other municipalities, but rather prefers to make its position on given subjects known through the appropriate federal, provincial and municipal association or, if it deems it necessary to do so, directly to the relevant Minister(s) of the Federal or Provincial Governments.

Last modified:Tuesday, April 09, 2024