Rowena Santos appointed as additional Regional Councillor

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BRAMPTON, ON – At a special meeting held today, Brampton City Council appointed City
Councillor Rowena Santos (Wards 1 and 5) to serve as Brampton’s additional Regional
Councillor on Peel Regional Council for the 2018-2022 term of office.

Councillor Rowena Santos will take her Oath of Office as a Regional Councillor at Peel Regional
Council’s Inaugural Meeting on December 6, 2018.

In 2005, the provincial government introduced Bill 186, which increased Brampton’s
representation on Peel Council by one member (Mayor, five Regional Councillors, plus an
additional Councillor). The additional Regional Councillor is appointed by City Council from
among the five elected City Councillors following a municipal election. That individual will then
sit as a member of City and Regional Council.

City Council also requested staff to investigate other possible opportunities to allow the
additional Regional Councillor position to be appointed not for the entire term of Council but
instead on a rotational (or such other) basis within the Council term of office in order to permit
more than one City Councillor to fulfil the role of additional Regional Councillor.

In addition, City Council appointed City Councillor Harkirat Singh as the alternate Regional
Councillor in the event of a temporary absence of a Brampton Regional Councillor at Region of
Peel Council for the 2018-2022 Term.

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