Oakville Council to introduce new ward boundaries and increase Council size

By-laws will be considered at the November 14, 2016 Council meeting

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Oakville Council to introduce new ward boundaries and increase Council size
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Gisele Shaw

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Gisele Shaw is the Manager of Corporate Communication for the town of Oakville since 2002. Prior to working for the town she worked for Halton Region as a communications specialist. She is a graduate of Humber College.

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At its upcoming meeting on November 14, Council will review proposed By-law 2016-109, a by-law to increase Oakville’s ward boundaries from six to seven, with adjustments to be made to all existing ward boundaries, except Ward 3. The new Ward 7 captures neighbourhoods north of Dundas Street with Burlington as the boundary to the west, and Eighth Line as the boundary to the east.

Council will also review proposed By-law 2016-110, to increase the size of Town Council from its current composition of 13 (12 councillors, plus Mayor) to 15 (14 councillors, plus Mayor). If approved, these changes will be in place for the 2018 municipal election.

“The proposed changes to the town’s ward system are focused on Council’s commitment to ensure fair and effective representation for our residents both at the local and regional levels,” Mayor Rob Burton said. “As Oakville’s population continues to grow, expanding our wards is the right thing to do for our community.”

At the May 30, 2016 meeting, Oakville Council unanimously voted to adopt the proposed ward boundaries outlined as option 2 in the staff report. Visit the Town’s agendas and minutes page to access the Council resolution from the May 30, 2016 meeting for complete details. At the September 19, 2016 meeting, Council passed a resolution in support of the recently approved Region of Halton By-law 69-16, a by-law to change the size and composition of Halton Regional Council by increasing regional representation for the Town of Oakville and Town of Milton.

Residents are invited to review the new seven ward boundary model and share their feedback. Members of the public may also attend the meeting on November 14, 2016 to provide feedback in person.

Access the interactive map or review the new seven ward boundary model.

Requests for notification of future meetings, comments or questions on the town’s ward boundary changes can be sent to the Clerk’s department via email at wardboundary@oakville.ca or by mail to:

Town of Oakville, Clerk’s department
1225 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, ON L6H 0H3


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