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Glen Abbey Conservation Plan Remarks
31 January 2018
Conservation of cultural heritage landscapes is required by provincial laws
The work on tonight’s agenda has been underway for our town since 2009, when we unanimously adopted our Livable Oakville official plan. We involved our community in an intensive, extensive, two-year process of public consultation.
The night we adopted the Livable Oakville plan, one residents association leader said, “It feels so good to live in a town where the council listens to the people!”
That remark has motivated councils in Oakville ever since to keep our focus on the public interest in our decisions....
2017 State of the Town
28 October 2017
Oakville's future is green
Friends, neighbours, community members, Council, staff, Burlington Mayor Rick Goldring, Minister of Labour Kevin Flynn, thank you for your interest in my 11th annual State of the Town address.
Let me take a second to explain why my good friend the Mayor of Burlington has joined us. It was his idea, about a year ago, that we should attend each other’s State of the Town/State of the City addresses in the interest of better harmony and cooperation between our neighbouring communities. I learned a lot by attending his, and I’m really pleased to see you here, Rick. It really speaks to the kind of leadership that you espouse, the collaborative way that you urge everyone to work, that you are here tonight. I thank you for that. You are terrific to work with.
The changes this term on Council make me want to start with the state of Council. The state of our council is good, with three new members doing well, and with more change ahead after next year’s election. We will add a seventh pair of Council members for Oakville above Dundas, and six of our current members will have familiar boundaries changed.
2017 Mayor's Town Economic Update
26 April 2017
Remarks at Chamber of Commerce
The economy is booming across Ontario. The economy is on a roll in Halton and Oakville. So this Economic Update has a lot to share. First, let’s deal with three economic fundamentals at the Town. Oakville’s town finances are remain the healthiest in Ontario. Oakville’s unemployment rate remains below the Provincial average. Oakville has again met our job creation target of 1000 new jobs. We have also found great success promoting Oakville around the world.
2016 State of the Town
17 October 2016
Following the way forward
We are gathered here together as residents, staff and members of the Councils of our Town and our Region for the tenth annual State of the Town address in this Chamber, on the traditional lands of the Mississaugas of the New Credit. We are honoured by the attendance of so many community leaders, as well as our regional chair, Gary Carr. Chair Carr, thank you for your leadership of the four municipal partners of the Region of Halton. Together, we are working to make our communities across Halton more livable and sustainable....
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