Town Council unanimously passed a resolution from Mayor Rob Burton on Monday night that highlights the strength of existing municipal governance in Oakville and Halton Region. The resolution also encourages residents to share their thoughts with the Province before any change to municipal representation or possible merger with other municipalities takes place.
"Oakville Council does not favour any structural change in governance because we already have established and effective working relationships with both the Region of Halton and our neighbouring municipalities," said Mayor Rob Burton. "We have continually worked together to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of services. We have conducted major reviews to ensure value for money for our taxpayers and we work closely with Halton to ensure we don't have duplication in our areas of shared responsibility. Two-tiered government works here in Halton."