FCA Committees

Various committees established to work on particular issues and make recommendations to the FCA

Dec 022018
 

In the context of the Governance Review which the new Council will consider on December 5, FCA-FAC has written to request the terms of reference for the Transit Commission be changed to permit Councillors to review (and be held accountable for) major operational issues. Currently Council votes only on the OC Transpo budget, fare structure […]

Aug 292018
 

Its opponents say that spot zoning should not be permitted. that developers factor it in when negotiating land prices. Others say it allows the city an opportunity to negotiate community benefits — more height for more dollars. How will the new rules and processes in planning and appeals affect the occurrence of Spot Zoning? Can […]

Jul 102018
 

FCA-FAC has submitted written comments on the proposed high-rise development at 900 Albert. The letter to Council members is found here. In addition to writing, FCA-FAC President Sheila Perry outlined concerns about the proposal before Planning Committee on July 10, 2018.

Feb 232018
 

The awards committee is seeking nominations for the awards presented annually at the June AGM. Up to three awards may be presented: Lifetime Achievement, FCA Contributor, or Builders. You can find a more detailed description of the awards on the awards page under “About Us” on this website or simply follow this link. Nominations are […]

Dec 152017
 

Passing of Bill 139 – the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017   Please note that on December 12, the Legislative Assembly passed the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017 which, among other matters, will replace the Ontario Municipal Board with a new tribunal, the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, and helps […]

Dec 122017
 

In February 2017, an ad-Hoc FCA group submitted comments on a future Planning Advisory Committee which was to be created following the adoption of Bill 37. View our original submission here. Following up on this file in the fall of 2017, we were advised that the city had without consultation or a response to our […]

Nov 292017
 

There has been much discussion about conflicts between developers/renovators and adjacent neighbours. The City has a pamphlet “Building or Renovating in a Mature Neighbourhood” which touches on relations between builders and adjacent residents. You can find the pamphlet here. The City is considering revising or replacing the existing pamphlet and requests community input for this […]

Nov 282017
 

Some FCA members presented to the Police Services Board November 28th, 2017. Here is a link to the document which summarizes their presentation. http://fca-fac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/FCA-budget-brief-OPS-27Nov17.pdf