Hello, I’m Marc Grant,
Voicing our common concerns, and focusing attention on the projects and priorities that matter to us all as local residents, is among the most rewarding aspects I’ve had representing Ward 5 at Oakville’s Town Council. I’m very proud that, working together as a community, Oakville was named Canada’s Best Places to Live for 2018 by MoneySense Magazine.
But this is no time to rest; we are constantly faced with new opportunities and challenges. I’ve developed the personal and professional relationships, I am fully engaged in the issues and am completely familiar with policies to serve the Ward 5 community. Most of all, I have the necessary experience to ask the right questions and resolve the issues, big or small.
And while I’m working on the larger issues, I never lose sight of the fact that my most important work comes down to a personal level: being there when you have questions or concerns and stepping in to help resolve issues that affect you and your family. That’s why I always strive to respond to direct inquiries within 24 hours.
As an independent voice on Council, I believe that one solution doesn’t often work for every neighbourhood and speak out when something doesn’t make sense or needs further work to meet the needs of my constituents. When new policies are being discussed, I consider how they would fit in with the unique natures of College Park, River Oaks and the Uptown Core.
We need to keep the momentum going; let’s make our ‘best place to live’ even better through continued consultation and effort. On October 22, please vote for me, Marc Grant, to remain as a strong voice for our community as your Ward 5 Town Councillor.
On our behalf, I have:
Championed new park amenities, such as the College Park splash pad project, and Trafalgar Memorial Park – 27.24 acres of multi-use space for families and people of all ages to enjoy
Supported new tree protection Bylaw, and helped to define new planting standards in North Oakville to ensure new trees survive
Fought to allow local communities to retain on-street parking rights, and pushed developers to have sufficient parking for new projects
Saved much-loved park spaces from development, in River Oaks and College Park
Fought for initiatives to make Transit a viable mode of transport including the Oakville Transit smart phone app, which provides real-time information when you need it
Advocated for SPLIT (Subsidized Passes for Low Income Transit) Passes to be utilized locally for fixed-income Seniors and those living at the poverty level
Worked with Town and Library Staff to be better prepared to serve those with Autism, leading to the use of the MagnusCards app currently being employed by the Oakville Public Library and Oakville Transit
Advocated for ideas that would allow cyclists and drivers to safely “Share the Road”
Rallied Council to support the “Saving the Girl Next Door” bill, to give the Province more power to end human trafficking
With your help, I want to continue to:
Reduce gridlock through new-technology control systems for traffic lights, and effective transit alternatives
Maintain reasonable taxation and responsible spending
Seek and implement innovative ways to reduce driver speeding in our neighbourhoods
Support equitable, sustainable and mitigated development
Find opportunities to create new parks and community amenities, while refurbishing older ones
Develop innovative affordable housing solutions, and programs to provide a leg up to Seniors on fixed incomes and those living on the poverty line