Rob's vision for you…

Rob's top 10 goals ahead:
  1. Win court cases to save Glen Abbey.
  2. Widen major roads, build Wyecroft bridge, Kerr underpass, and Burloak underpass to move traffic.
  3. Deliver 2 new rec centres.
  4. Renew downtown streetscape, complete Innovation Hub in old Post Office, and renew cultural facilities.
  5. Keep developing new non-tax revenues to keep pressure off property taxes.
  6. Keep Oakville's total tax increases at or below inflation.
  7. Add parking to BIA areas.
  8. Keep tree canopy growing to 40%.
  9. Keep status as Ontario's most financially healthy municipality (in a 2015 book by U of T Economist Enid Slack - click here for details).
  10. Keep us Canada's safest community and in 1st place in Moneysense Magazine's list of Best Places to Live in Canada.

Rob's top 10 successes for you…

  1. Saving green space totaling half of Halton Region and 30% of North Oakville and 83% of Merton and all of Glen Abbey Golf Course.
  2. Controlling growth to only what fits economically and environmentally. Rob has cut Oakville's growth to half of what it was when Rob took office.
  3. Delivering 4 new rec centres and renewing our classic downtown.
  4. Catching up with need by almost doubling town facilities, all on budget, all on time, keeping tax hikes at or below inflation.
  5. Developing new non-tax revenues for the Town's $130 million donation that made possible Oakville's new hospital without putting it on the property tax as both Burlington and Milton were forced to.
  6. Keeping Oakville's total tax increases at or below inflation.
  7. Increasing transit ridership 25% by creating a grid system in place of the old radial, hub and spoke system.
  8. Reducing tax-supported debt by 88% to now insignificant levels.
  9. Being recognized as Ontario's most financially healthy municipality (in a 2015 book by U of T Economist Enid Slack - click here for details).
  10. Rising this year to 1st place from 30th in Moneysense Magazine's list of Best Places to Live in Canada.

Protecting Oakville's future…

Oakville voters gave Rob a solid mandate renewal in 2014 and he's seeking another now in 2018 to show support for his program to: 

  1. make Oakville Canada's most livable town, and
  2. make Halton Canada’s most sustainable region.
Rob will keep focusing on:
  1. protecting green space and the environment
  2. controlling growth, debt and taxes to only what fits our environment and our economics
  3. supporting jobs and prosperity opportunities for all
  4. creating and keeping up our community facilities and infrastructure to meet the needs of residents

Mayor Burton is the founder of YTV. His career as a businessman and entrepreneur, director and producer in film, TV, and journalism prepared him for his success as Oakville's 45th mayor. As Mayor, he is proud of his 21 groundbreaking initiatives to protect the built and cultural and natural environment and the health, safety and finances of the community:

  1. the Cultural Heritage Landscape designation of the Glen Abbey Golf Course
  2. the refusal of the application by ClubLink to destroy the Glen Abbey Golf Course
  3. the denial of the application to turn the Glen Abbey Golf Course into a subdivision of 3,222 homes
  4. the 124,000 acre preserved greenspace of the Oakville and Halton Natural Heritage Systems
  5. the purchase of the Merton Lands from the land development arm of the Province to preserve major greenspace and the Deerfield Golf Course in public ownership, thus saving 83% of the Merton Lands and all Saw-Whet environmental lands
  6. the preservation and enhanced protection of all environmental features and systems in the Saw-Whet Golf Course development
  7. the prevention of the 950 MW TransCanada power plant
  8. the Health Protection Air Quality By-law
  9. the Town Energy Management Plan
  10. creation of the long-desired 4th Heritage District downtown
  11. the new-from-the-ground-up official plans Livable Oakville and Sustainable Halton
  12. the Oakville Climate Change Adaptation Plan
  13. the North Oakville Urban Forest Strategic Management Plan
  14. the Emerald Ash Borer Management Program
  15. the shift to efficiency-causing Performance-Based Program Budgeting (PB2)
  16. the Downtown Cultural Hub Master Plan
  17. the Downtown Streetscape Plan
  18. the Downtown Parking Strategy
  19. the revival Plans for the 3 Business Improvement Areas
  20. the Oakville Economic Development Strategy
  21. and Vision 2057, to unite all Town plans in one vision
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