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Property Taxes and when will the raises stop?!

The Facts about (My) Property Taxes year to year from the day I owned my home...

These are my yearly taxes and the percentage change year to year, along with whom was in power at the time.

2002- $4088.35 (Mulvale)

2003- $3936.88 (Minus 3.7%) (Mulvale, Election year)

2004- $4416.39 (Plus 12.2%) (Mulvale)

2005- $4514.43 (Plus 2.2%) (Mulvale)

2006- $4676.31 (Plus 3.6%) (Burton)

2007- $4774.78 (Plus 2.1%) (Burton)

2008- $4956.67 (Plus 3.8%) (Burton)

2009- $5090.15 (Plus 2.7%) (Burton)

2010- $5123.88 (Plus 0.7%) (Burton) (Election Year)

2011- $5222.99 (Plus 1.9%) (Burton)

2012- $5339.03 (Plus 2.2%) (Burton)

2013- $5475.69 (Plus 2.6%) (Burton)

Since Rob Burton became Mayor of Oakville my Property Taxes have INCREASED 17.1% or $799.38 !! 

My wife's salary and my wages over the same eight years have increased 0.00 % or ZERO DOLLARS!!

Every year we are told we should be just happy to be working and earning anything by some employers. SO, when our taxes increase every year we have to make living changes to pay the extra taxes, sometimes even having to forego certain Foods! 

This has to STOP! Not EVERYONE in Oakville can afford increases every year in our taxes. I can tell you as a former Professional Real Estate Agent many people have actually moved OUT of Oakville to Burlington and Milton to avoid all the extra increases in living expenses in Oakville. Middle Class families should be able to live affordably in Oakville also, not just the wealthy.

As Mayor, I will not increase taxes at all for a minimum of two years! 

As Mayor, I will negotiate, negotiate, and fight for contracts and operating expenses that will keep our taxes at even so we don't have to increase at all. Enough is Enough!

No more OPEN Cheque books from taxpayers!

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THINK GLOBALLY TO GROW LOCALLY!

As Mayor of Oakville, Gordon will Negotiate Non-Stop until an all-around, combined, Agreement is made with all parties concerned on many of the issues surrounding our great Town, such as Residential, Commercial and Industrial Development, Roads, and Infrastructure, and Land Use.

Gordon knows how to Negotiate not Dictate! He has the INSIDE knowledge of how Developers think and feel as Gordon worked for many of the Key Builders for 27 years. There is no need to have to FIGHT them at OMB Hearings year after year.

Just some of Gordon's idea's are underground hydro for all new subdivisions, top-covered recycling bins, heated major roadways to avoid the yearly expansion/contraction, replacing cut down trees with more mature trees rather than saplings, Municipal Childcare Spaces, elimination of homeowner snow Windrows, picking up all the garbage in all our land areas every month, being more respectful towards Oakville citizens and addressing them and their concerns with intent towards solving issues rather than spinning issues, making local environmental issues profitable towards local and outside businesses, dealing with global climate change in terms of preparing for the inevitable weather extremes that will affect our Town in terms of building everything to support natural disasters.

 

Is this the way to treat Oakville Residents?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OokNYQ_X5nQ
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Change! We need it!

"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change." ~ Darwin

In other words...No more single minded, ONE ISSUE Mayor, we need to be able to adapt with the changes that are occurring daily, weekly, monthly and of course yearly.

I offer that Controlled, BALANCED Change.