Mayoral Decisions

The Mayor of the Town of Ajax has special powers and duties conveyed by Part VI.1 of the Municipal Act, 2001. These include, but are not limited to, the power to:

  • Bring items to Council that advance certain provincial priorities, and to veto any by-law adopted by Council that, in the opinion of the Mayor, may interfere with those priorities;
  • Appoint the Chief Administrative Officer;
  • Hire and dismiss certain Town officials and establish or amend the organizational structure of the Town of Ajax;
  • Establish committees of Council, assign their functions and appoint Chairs and Vice-Chairs of those committees; and,
  • Propose the Town’s budget subject to amendments by Council, a Mayoral veto and a Council override process.

These powers must be exercised by the Mayor in writing and all decisions must be made available to the public, subject to the provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Below, you can access Decisions issued by the Mayor of the Town of Ajax.

Mayoral Decisions
July 10, 2023 1-2023 - Organizational Structure and Employment Matters
July 10, 2023 2-2023 - Committees of Council
January 15, 2024 1-2024 - Use of Mayor's Veto Powers - 2024 Budget 
February 21, 2024 2-2024 - Veto of By-law 12-2024

Mayoral Declarations under S. 5.3 of the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act

The Municipal Conflict of Interest Act, s. 5.3 requires the Mayor to disclose any pecuniary interest, direct or indirect, when exercising any of the powers or duties assigned by Part VI.1 of the Municipal Act. Specifically, the Mayor:

  • Shall, upon becoming aware of an interest in the matter, disclose the interest by filing a written statement of interest and its general nature with the Clerk
  • Shall not use the power or exercise the duty with respect to the matter; and
  • Shall not use their office in any way in an attempt to influence any decision or recommendation that results from consideration of the matter.

To access information related to declared conflicts including declarations under Strong Mayor Powers please access the Pecuniary Interest Declaration Registry.