What Rob's working for you…

Saving heritage
and greenspace

Keeping facilities
meeting our needs

Supporting jobs and
opportunity for all

Controling growth,
debt, and taxes

Rob's vision…

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’s most sustainable region.
Rob's top goals are:
  1. protect green space and the environment
  2. create and keep community facilities to meet the needs of the community
  3. support jobs and prosperity opportunities for all
  4. control growth, debt and taxes to only what fits economically and environmentally

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 14 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 Town Energy Management Plan,
  3. the Health Protection Air Quality By-law,
  4. the new-from-the-ground-up official plans Livable Oakville and Sustainable Halton,
  5. the Oakville Climate Change Adaptation Plan,
  6. the North Oakville Urban Forest Strategic Management Plan,
  7. the Emerald Ash Borer Management Program,
  8. the Performance-Based Program Budgeting (PB2),
  9. the Downtown Cultural Hub Master Plan,
  10. the Downtown Streetscape Plan,
  11. the Downtown Parking Strategy,
  12. the Business Area Improvement Plans,
  13. the Oakville Economic Development Strategy,
  14. and Vision 2057, to unite all Town planning 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. Oakville's rate of growth was 130% higher before Rob.
  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, without big tax hikes.
  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 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).
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