Oshawa City Council
New session started
|December 3, 2018|
Mayor of Oshawa
since December 3, 2018
Deputy Mayor of Oshawa
since December 3, 2018
Length of term
| October 22, 2018 |
| October 24, 2022 |
Oshawa City Hall
Oshawa City Council is the governing body of the city of Oshawa, Ontario. The council has 11 members, consisting of 10 councillors plus the mayor. Prior to 1985, city councillors were elected at large, with "regional and city" councillors who would serve on both city council and the Durham Region council, and "local city" councillors who would only serve on city council. From 1985-2010, the city moved to a ward-based system, ensuring equal representation for all residents. The city would return to at large elections in 2010 and 2014, before abandoning the failed idea and returning to a ward-based system in 2018, with five wards which each elect one city councillor and one "regional and city" councillor.
The city posts agendas for council and committee meetings.
In January 1978, the Oshawa City Council considered converting the former World War II paramilitary and commando training installation Camp X" into a $6-million museum complex.The plan called for the 275-acre tract of land between Oshawa and Whitby to include an air museum, a naval display, and a war industries museum. However, by 2009, the tract had been converted into an industrial park and Intrepid Park, a city park characterized as "a barren patch of grass".
On September 3, 2013, undercover Durham Regional Police officers arrested three citizens in the council chamber while a police canine unit was stationed outside.A video of the event was posted on YouTube a day later. That same month, the council gave the staff of Oshawa city the power to bar individuals from entering Oshawa city hall under the Trespass to Property Act of Ontario. At the time, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association attributed the September 2013 events to knowing "how to push each others' buttons."
There are 4 standing committees of council:
Council elected in the 2014 Durham Region municipal elections:
|John Aker||Regional and city councillors|
|Nancy Diamond||2014-2017; died in office.|
|Gail Bates||City councillors||2017-2018|
|Doug Sanders||2014-2017; transferred to a regional + city seat after death of Nancy Diamond.|
Council elected in the 2018 Durham Region municipal elections:
|John Neal||Ward 1 - R|
|Rosemary McConkey||Ward 1 - C|
|Tito-Dante Marimpietri||Ward 2 - R|
|Jane Hurst||Ward 2 - C|
|Bob Chapman||Ward 3 - R|
|Bradley Marks||Ward 3 - C|
|Rick Kerr||Ward 4 - R|
|Derek Giberson||Ward 4 - C|
|Brian Nicholson||Ward 5 - R|
|John Gray||Ward 5 - C|
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