Special Council meeting on Ward Boundary Review set for February 21

Tuesday, December 06, 2011 – for immediate release

Special Council meeting on Ward Boundary Review set for February 21

Public invited to provide input on ward boundary options

A special meeting of Council regarding the Ward Boundary Review interim report is now scheduled for Tuesday, February 21, 2012, at 7 p.m. in Council Chamber. At that time, Council will provide direction to consultant Dr. Robert J. Williams on new boundary options for Oakville. Residents are invited to provide input at this public meeting.

“Our existing wards vary significantly with regard to the number of people living in each ward. Growth, particularly in the new communities of Oakville, is expected to increase the discrepancies even further,” said Oakville Mayor Rob Burton. “The town is committed to ensuring that residents and businesses are represented on Council through an effective and equitable system. Public input will be crucial in providing guidance as to how our constituents think Oakville’s ward boundaries should be designed.”

As part of the ongoing public consultation process, the town has sought feedback through email, an online survey, and two public information sessions. At the first public information meeting, attendees were presented with four conceptual maps to initiate discussion. Based on the feedback received, four additional concept maps were created. Further public input opportunities are currently being planned for 2012.

“The feedback received to date has been invaluable to our review and we look forward to hearing more from the community as the review progresses,” added Mayor Burton.

The ward boundary review comes as part of the planning for the 2014 municipal election. A final recommendation is expected to go to Council for approval in the spring of 2012. More information about the Ward Boundary Review is available on the ward boundary review page.

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Media contact

Kim Galione
Election and Special Projects Manager
905-815-6030
kgalione@oakville.ca

Janine Ivings
Senior Communications Advisor
Town of Oakville
905-845-6601, ext. 3005
jivings@oakville.ca


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