Saving heritage
and greenspace

Keeping facilities
meeting our needs

Supporting jobs and
opportunity for all

Controling growth,
debt, and taxes

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Protecting Oakville's future
as Canada's most livable town

Oakville voters gave Rob a massive mandate renewal in 2014 to show support for his program to: 
  • make Oakville Canada's most livable town, and
  • make Halton Canada‚Äôs most sustainable region.
Rob's top goals are:
  1. protect green space and the environment
  2. control growth, debt and taxes to only what fits our environment and our economics
  3. support jobs and prosperity opportunities for all
  4. create and keep 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 124,000 acre preserved greenspace of the Oakville and Halton Natural Heritage Systems,
  2. the Cultural Heritage Landscape designation of the Glen Abbey Golf Course
  3. the refusal of the application by ClubLink to destroy the Glen Abbey Golf Course
  4. the denial of the application to turn the Glen Abbey Golf Course into a subdivision of 3,222 homes
  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
  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. xxx,
  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 Performance-Based Program Budgeting (PB2),
  16. the Downtown Cultural Hub Master Plan,
  17. the Downtown Streetscape Plan,
  18. the Downtown Parking Strategy,
  19. the 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.

Our top 10 successes…

  1. We are 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. We control growth to only what fits economically and environmentally. Rob has cut Oakville's growth to half of what it was when he took office.
  3. Our popular plans are delivering 4 new rec centres and renewing our classic downtown.
  4. We've caught up with need by doubling town facilities, all on budget, all on time, keeping tax hikes at or below inflation.
  5. We developed new non-tax revenues for the Town's $130 million donation that made possible Oakville's new hospital.
  6. We keep Oakville's total tax increases at or below inflation.
  7. We increased transit ridership 25% by creating a grid system in place of the old radial, hub and spoke system.
  8. We reduced tax-supported debt by 83% to now insignificant levels.
  9. Our Oakville is now recognized as Ontario's most financially healthy municipality (in a 2015 book by U of T Economist Enid Slack - click here for details).
Contact Rob:
Official - mayor@oakville.ca
Personal - oakvillemayor@gmail.com
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