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City of Brampton takes action to reinforce community safety with further investments in local by-law enforcement

​​​New report details plan to implement recommendations from Enforcement Operational Review to enhance efficiency, effectiveness and compliance

​BRAMPTON, ON (June 5, 2024) – Following the release of the Enforcement Operational Review, a report commissioned by the City of Brampton to enhance efficiency, effectiveness and compliance of the City’s by-laws and operations, in a press conference on Monday, June 3, Mayor Patrick Brown announced a plan to begin initiating the 28 recommendations made in the review.

Following ​​approval of a report at today’s Committee of Council meeting, as a critical first step, the City will implement a Stabilization Staffing Model, which includes an investment to hire 38 additional By-law Enforcement Officers and two support positions. This investment will also support the expansion of the Enforcement and By-law Division’s fleet and equipment. These new positions and equipment will ensure the recommendations can be implemented while improving Enforcement and By-Law Services' ability to address community concerns such as parking and property standards. City Staff will also begin streamlining processes and exploring technological solutions to ensure the division can continue achieving compliance with the local by-laws that make Brampton a safe community for all.

The City of Brampton will continue to operate its service request system under a call priority model, which prioritizes calls with the most significant impact on community safety. High-priority service requests could include fireworks, failure to remove snow and excessively loud music, which create public health risks and nuisance issues.

Recognizing resident needs evolve as Brampton grows, the City continues to review its by-laws and enforcement measures to reflect the community's needs and values. The City will also continue to monitor the progress of these initiatives and adjust as needed to ensure the successful implementation of all recommendations from the Enforcement Operational Review. City Staff will report to Council on the progress of implementing these recommendations with the first update anticipated in the fall of 2024.

The City of Brampton is committed to the safety, well-being and prosperity of the community. For more information about Brampton's by-laws, visit Brampton.ca/bylaws​​

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“Brampton is a beautiful city, and maintaining community standards is a top priority for Council. Respecting our neighbours fosters an environment where all residents feel a deeper sense of pride in our city and helps ensure property values remain high. The vast majority of Brampton residents understand their responsibilities and conduct themselves accordingly. However, for those who do not follow the rules, we are intensifying our efforts to educate, encourage, and enforce when necessary. Our enforcement teams are diligently and professionally responding to a wide range of complaints and conducting thorough investigations. Today’s announcement underscores our proactive steps and strong commitment to a clean, safe and prosperous city.” - Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton
 “Our community has voiced concerns and we have listened. The implementation of the Stabilization Staffing Model is a pivotal step in strengthening our enforcement operations. We are ensuring our officers have the tools and resources they need to meet the needs of our growing city more effectively. We are committed to making Brampton a place where everyone feels safe, heard and supported.”- Rowena Santos, Regional Councillor, Wards 1 & 5; Chair, Legislative Services, City of Brampton
“I fully support the recommendations in the Enforcement Operational Review Implementation Plan. These recommendations address community concerns and enhance our bylaw enforcement resources. Key steps include adding new supervisory roles and enforcement officers, improving training, and increasing our fleet and technology. These measures will stabilize and improve our enforcement services, ensuring better service delivery and a more responsive team. I look forward to approving the budget amendment at the upcoming City Council meeting on June 5, which will significantly benefit our community.”- Dennis Keenan, Regional Councillor, Wards 3 & 4; Member, Residential Rental Licensing Task Force, City of Brampton
“Our officers work tirelessly to maintain the safety and quality of life in our community and I am incredibly proud of their dedication and commitment. The addition of 40 Enforcement and By-law positions and the expansion of our fleet and equipment will greatly enhance our ability to respond to service requests promptly and effectively. We are dedicated to creating a safer environment for all residents, and these changes are an important step in that direction.”- Robert Higgs, Director, Enforcement and By-law Services, City of Brampton​​

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