Councillor Robinson’s February 2016 Update

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Early 2016 has been busy as usual at City Hall!

As Chair of the Public Works & Infrastructure Committee, I kickstarted the year by sharing in the announcement of the next phase of the city’s congestion management plan.

It’s time to get Toronto moving – you can read full details on the plan below.

One of the highlights of January was my road safety roundtable where I sat down with representatives from more than 24 advocacy groups and agencies to discuss how we can improve road safety in our city. The feedback I received on the upcoming Road Safety Strategic Plan will be invaluable going forward.

I heard loud and clear from roundtable participants that seniors need to be a focus of the city’s road safety initiatives, particularly in light of last year’s statistics. With that in mind, I championed a successful motion at this year’s inaugural Public Works & Infrastructure Committee meeting to integrate a Seniors Strategy into the Road Safety Plan.

At that same meeting, I also had our city’s water safety top of mind and directed staff to conduct a full review of the pollutants listed in the Sewers Bylaw. It’s imperative that we keep our list up-to-date and make sure we’re sufficiently regulating what is being released into our city’s wastewater system.

I’ve also included important updates in this newsletter on the city’s Noise Bylaw Review as well as great news about playground enhancements in Mossgrove, Lord Seaton and Lawrence Park.

Keep reading for upcoming Ward 25 events, the latest development updates and a refresher on the city’s winter operations – that is, if winter ever arrives!

As always, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions or concerns. Just send me an email at Councillor_Robinson@toronto.ca or give me a call at (416) 395-6408.

I look forward to hearing from you!