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Wed, 17 Apr 2013
Oakville Town Council unanimously supported a regional recommendation calling on Metrolinx to rethink its decision to delay implementation of the Halton related projects in its Big Move Plan. The Halton Regional Public Works Committee requested that Metrolinx fund all 62 of its identified projects and align its investment strategy with the Growth Plan of the Great Golden Horseshoe area.
The committee also advised Metrolinx of the region’s strong opposition to increasing property taxes as a funding mechanism for the Big Move.
Oakville’s Council demonstrated support for the regional resolution in a motion moved by Councillor Tom Adams and seconded by Councillor Allan Elgar.
“As part of its Next Wave, it is essential that Metrolinx include the Halton Region projects,” Mayor Rob Burton said. “In funding the plan we need to reject the notion of raising property taxes. I’m calling for action that is fair: feasible, accountable, implementable and responsible.”
The regional resolution goes on to advise that in delaying the implementation of the Halton related projects as part of The Big Move, in particular all-day service to Milton and Georgetown, Halton would be unable to meet the intensification targets and achieve Urban Growth Centre densities as established in the Provincial Growth Plan.
Oakville Council’s resolution in support of the region was adopted unanimously, and suggested that the town’s support be communicated to Metrolinx, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, the Ministry of Infrastructure, and the Ministry of Transportation.
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