Continuing with my meetings with senior staff at the Region of Halton and other levels of government. Earlier this month I was able to take part in Halton (Milton MP) Lisa Raitt’s pre-budget round table. In that meeting I brought up a number of concerns for the Town of Milton. Many of them included infrastructure issues and looking at getting some financial support from all levels of government, including the feds.
As a fast growing municipality, we are faced with many issues and restrictions that other “slower growing” regions do not. Minister Raitt seemed very enthusiastic about some of the ideas brought forward that will help in the moving of not only regular traffic, but to help reducing gridlock on the highways, where most of our good and services are transported through.
There were also a number of other Milton area stakeholders in attendance from both the business community and important social services as well. I look forward to hearing back from Minister Raitt on future proposals from the federal level of government.
Today’s meeting was with Public Works to discuss issues that have been brought up to me over the last 4 plus years on council as well as during the campaign.
The number one issue I brought up was Fairness for Milton and the breakdown of Halton Region and the number of councillors per municipality. All have agreed so far that this is something that needs to be addressed in this term and we’re working on ways to bring this to the forefront.
I also talked about improved synchronization of the traffic lights along regional roads like Derry and Britannia, blue box improvements, waste collection-bag limits, park dumping and of course working on regional road projects to ensure they are on time and limited displacement of Milton residents.
After every meeting I hand them a copy of my platform piece so they know where I and the voters of wards 1,6,7 & 8 are coming from. So far they have all been in agreement with the priorities you raised during the last election campaign.
I’ll be providing some more updates as these meetings continue and if anyone has feedback or concerns, dont hesitate to email me firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on my cell 647-888-9032.
This coming Wednesday is the public roundtable for the Halton Region Strategic Plan at Halton Region HQ. The meeting begins at 630pm so if you haven’t already RSVP’d please do so here.
The strategic plan sets the course for Halton Region council to help build a Complete Community. As you will remember during the election campaign, a Complete Community is something that we all need to work towards. We need as much input from the public as possible and its meetings like this that are very important. If you can’t make it, have a look on the site about the questions that will be asked and send me your input.
I’ll see you at the doors.