Oshawa City Council
New session started
|December 1, 2010|
Mayor of Oshawa
since December 1, 2010
Deputy Mayor of Oshawa
since December 1, 2012
Length of term
|October 27, 2014|
|October 22, 2018|
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 2018, city councillors were elected at large, with seven people elected as "regional and city" councillors who would serve on both city council and the Durham Region council, while three were elected solely as city councillors. In 2018, the city moved to a ward-based system, 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|