Episode One: Reforming the Ontario Municipal Board
The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) has been an object of great controversy among municipal leaders and local residence associations for many years. Recently, the Province of Ontario announced it would make sweeping changes to make the OMB more effective and accountable for Ontario residents. How must the OMB change to make sure residents and municipalities are fairly represented at the provincial level? Mayor Burton and his guest panel discuss.
Episode Two: Community Safety and Wellbeing Plans
As the face of policing continues to change, police forces and municipalities are beginning to highlight the importance of community wellbeing to overall public safety. A comprehensive Community Safety and Wellbeing Plan seeks to address some of the greatest challenges to modern policing - such as mental health - and develop a more holistic approach to public safety. How can these plans make Oakville a more safe, healthy community? Mayor Burton and his guest panel discuss.
Episode Three: The Value of Volunteers
From minor sports associations to Big Brothers and Big Sisters and Meals on Wheels, Oakville is filled with organizations that depend on volunteers to support their community. Mayor Burton and his guest panel discuss the vital role that Oakville's culture of volunteerism plays in assuring our community's livability.