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Regional Councillor Brampton Wards 1 & 5

Brampton Neighbourhood Association Guide available plus new neighbourhood grant opportunity

Brampton City Council approved a new Neighbourhood Association Guide during the June 21, 2023 Committee of Council meeting, including a new grant stream of up to $1,500 for eligible groups and projects. The guide provides valuable information to residents on how to establish their own neighbourhood associations, foster a sense of community and encourage collaborative efforts to improve Brampton’s diverse neighbourhoods.

Residential Rental Licensing Starts JAN 2024

The Residential Rental Licensing (RRL) Pilot Program, a two-year initiative for rental landlord registration and licensing, was approved during the March 29, 2023 Committee of Council meeting. The program’s framework was subsequently presented to the Committee of Council on September 20, 2023, and received unanimous approval.

Councillor Santos appointed as FCM’s Chair of Municipal Finance, Infrastructure and Transportation Standing Committee

BRAMPTON, ON (August 28, 2023) – The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has announced that Brampton Regional Councillor Rowena Santos has been appointed by FCM President Scott Pearce as Chair of the Standing Committee Municipal Finance, Infrastructure and Transportation 2023-2024.    FCM’s Standing Committee on Municipal Finance, Infrastructure and Transportationdrives board capacity building with a […]

Gender-Based Violence declared an epidemic in Peel Region

The City of Brampton and Peel Region has declared gender-based violence and intimate partner violence an epidemic. In a motion brought forward by Councillor Navjit Kaur Brar and Councillor Rowena Santos at Brampton Committee of Council on June 21, council unanimously agreed that the problem is an epidemic and must be addressed with increased supports by all levels of government.

New Brampton licensing program to hold landlords accountable

A two-year pilot program for a rental landlord registration/licensing program in Brampton was passed at Committee of Council today (March 29, 2023). The motion was moved today by Councillor Rowena Santos and seconded by Councillor Dennis Keenan. The motion is expected to pass at the next city council meeting.

Community Safety and Auto-Theft Prevention Update

Community Safety is one of the top concerns for residents and I wanted to update residents on our advocacy to prevent auto-theft, increasing the Peel Police Budget and resuming the Community Safety Advisory Committee.

Outreach to Brampton’s Diverse Communities

We recently participated in Lohri celebrations and Sukhmani Sahib Path devotional prayers at Gurdwara Sikh Sangat Brampton (32 Regan Rd). Our community engagement initiative will continue with members from all faith, culture and ethnic groups.