I tell everyone who works for us, we only borrow you from your families and loved ones each day for your job and we have a duty to return you home safe and sound and healthy. I and every member of this Council take this as seriously for each of you as we do for each of ourselves. It's the Golden Rule at work."

Mayor Rob Burton

Rob consults…

Rob consults

Mayor Rob Burton has created two great methods of public consultation

  1. CLRT—Every month, Rob hosts a Friday morning Community Leaders Round Table (CLRT) breakfast meeting. Representatives from Oakville's groups and associations of residents bring questions and issues to share with each other and the Mayor.
  2. MAGs—When appropriate, Rob creates a Mayor's Advisory Group (MAG) to provide him with research and advice on an issue or a problem. If you would like to lead or be part of a MAG, here is a list of what Rob's MAGs to date have covered: 
  3. Air Traffic Noise
  4. Consumer Waste
  5. Creative Oakville
  6. Lobbying Rules
  7. Naturalized Trails
  8. Palm Place
  9. Private Tree Protection
  10. Residential Solar Financing
  11. Sustainability/ICSP
  12. Summer Festival
  13. Uniform Public Notice
  14. Ward One Issues/Concerns

Rob calls his approach to public consultation, "Engage & Expand".

"Only when we engage with each other and expand our mutual understanding of a problem or issue can we arrive at a real solution," Rob says. "No problem ever got solved for good with a pre-conceived doctrinaire belief."

What people say…

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  • PROFESSOR DANIEL ATIF
  • 6-TERM FORMER MAYOR HARRY BARRETT
  • FORMER MOHA PRESIDENT MARK BENTLEY
  • STEPHAN BOBESICH
  • FORMER C4CA PRESIDENT FRANK CLEGG
  • ENVIRONMENTAL LAWYER DAVID DONNELLY
  • SUSAN HYATT
  • LONGTIME HOSPITAL DONORS RUSS & PEGGY KEMP
  • CORONATION PARK RESIDENTS LEADER PAMELA KNIGHT
  • TRANSIT USER JOHN LILLICO
  • GLEN ABBEY RESIDENT HONEY MACK
  • FORMER MISSISSAUGA MAYOR HAZEL MCCALLION
  • OAKVILLE MP JOHN OLIVER
  • NIKI PAPAIOANNOU
  • FORD EXECUTIVE JAMES ROWLAND
  • KERR STREET MISSION DIRECTOR COLLEEN SEMKIW
  • FORMER COUNCILLOR CHRIS STOATE
  • TORONTO MAYOR JOHN TORY (2010)
  • TORONTO MAYOR JOHN TORY (2014)
  • MUNICIPAL LAWYER LYN TOWNSEND
  • OAKVILLE OLYMPIAN ADAM VAN KOEVERDEN
  • JULIA WOOSTER
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