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Hi Clearview neighbors!
 
In this issue:
  • No October COCA community meeting – see you November 7th!
  • Debates with Oakville Federal candidates
  • Home security camera registration with Halton Police
  • Crimewatchers tipline
  • Ward 3 News items
  • Halton Growth Management survey and community meetings
  • Stop Amalgamation update and action links – We Love Oakville
  • Road Safety – Halton RoadWatch Program
  • Important Dates
  • Next COCA Community Meeting: Thursday, November 7, 7:30 pm Hilton Garden Inn
No COCA Community meeting this Thursday, October 3.
Our next meeting is Thursday, November 7th, 7:30pm, Hilton Garden Inn, guest speaker TBD.

Candidate Debates on Oct 1 and 3
We encourage you to attend an all candidates debate for our riding this week, or watch on YourTV.
 
Tuesday, Oct 1, 6 pm  Sheridan College
Vote Prosperity Debate, hosted by Oakville Chamber of Commerce.
https://oakvillechamber.com/events/#id=397&cid=185&wid=201&type=Cal
It will be televised by YourTV
 
Thursday, Oct 3, 6pm Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre
Climate Debate, Organized by Halton Environmental Network
https://www.100debates.ca/oakville
 
Help solve and prevent crime with your security camera. Join Security Camera Resource and Mapping (S.C.R.A.M.) This community-based crime prevention opportunity and investigative resource enables community members to voluntarily identify their residential video surveillance location through a simple, secure, confidential, online form located on the Halton Regional Police Service website. Your cameras can be registered at www.haltonpolice.ca/scram/
 
See a crime in progress? Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers Halton at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or at  https://haltoncrimestoppers.ca  
 
Ward 3 news – October edition
The current newsletter from Councillors Gittings and Haslett-Theall highlights information on the Property Standards bylaw changes, important Regional/Local Growth planning consultations, Fire Prevention, our Town 2018 Annual Report, the Halton Regional Police Roadwatch reporting program, Fall leaf collection, numerous Downtown and Cultural events, opportunities to learn about emergency readiness and the Federal Candidate debate night. View it at: https://us19.campaign-archive.com/ Here are a few highlights from the Ward 3 News:
 
Important Regional/Local Growth planning consultations
Halton Region's Integrated Growth Management Strategy (IGMS) Evaluation Criteria
Ontario is growing and the provincial government has directed Halton Region to plan for 1,000,000 people and 470,000 jobs by 2041. Halton Region — which includes Oakville, Burlington, Milton and Halton Hills — is currently determining where those people and jobs should go. A portion of these people and jobs will come to Oakville. Halton Region has created a number of different growth scenarios of where people and jobs should go within the Region as part of its IGMS. Halton Region also created a set of criteria to use to help choose the best scenario.  Town Council wants your input on which of the criteria are most important to Oakville and how much importance should be given to each criterion. Join us at one of the following meetings or participate in the online survey to give your input. The sessions below are open to ALL residents. The sessions will be the same at each event. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Presentation at 7:00 p.m.
 
Ward 3 – Tuesday, October 1 -Oakville Public Library – Central Branch, Auditorium,120 Navy Street
 
Wards 4, 5, 6 and 7 – Wednesday, October 2 River Oaks Community Centre, Community Room B, 2400 Sixth Line
 
We Love Oakville – Stop Amalgamation
We Love Oakville is a grassroot residents group that cares deeply about the impact amalgamation will have on Oakville. Please consider their latest campaign as the clock ticks down on whether we will become a Mega City. Please SEND a MESSAGE to the Ford Government (it takes less than a minute) to stop higher taxes, service reductions, and the loss of our local voice. 
 
COCA Board member Steve Dickie represents COCA on the We Love Oakville Steering Committee.

 From We Love Oakville
"There is still a strong likelihood that Oakville will be merged with Burlington, Milton, and Halton Hills to form the Megacity of Halton despite claims by our local MPPs. Through a unilateral decision by the Province, our town as we know it can be wiped out.
 
In August, Premier Ford openly confirmed that some municipalities will soon be amalgamated and the number of local politicians will be reduced. In addition, the special advisors report on the Regional Government Review has been delayed, possibly until after the October federal election.
 
What could happen - Consider BILL 108 - After only one month of public consultations and at an unprecedented speed, the Ford government passed Bill 108 that affects 13 important Acts. It will increase property taxes and result in the loss of our voice and autonomy over the future of Oakville to the benefit of developers.
 
It is too late to stop Bill 108, but you can still join over 3,000 residents who have already sent letters to save Oakville.
 
Please SEND a LETTER to the Ford Government (it takes less than a minute) to stop higher taxes, service reductions, and the loss of our local voice. 
 
Read more about this in the We Love Oakville September e-newsletter.
 
Road Safety:  Road Watch program
 
From our Councillors:
ROAD WATCH© is a community driven program encouraging anonymous reporting of incidents involving dangerous and/or aggressive driving,* NOT motor vehicle collisions.
 
A dangerous or aggressive driver should never be approached or confronted by a citizen. Citizens are encouraged to document specific details of ROAD WATCH incidents using the ROAD WATCH ONLINE report. These reports will be viewed by a police officer and if deemed appropriate, a letter may be sent to the registered vehicle owner encouraging all who drive their vehicle to do so in a safe and responsible manner.
Complainants always remain anonymous unless they choose to submit a detailed police report which could result with charges being laid. Such a report may also require the complainant to attend court. https://www.haltonpolice.ca/services/reporting/roadwatch.php
 
Important Dates
Oct 1              Chamber of Commerce Federal Candidates Debate
Oct 1 or 2      Regional/Local Growth Planning Consultations
Oct 3              Climate Debate Oakville Riding Federal Candidates
Oct 5               Flavours of Fall Towne Square
Oct 5               Dog Guides Open House
Oct.5/6th         Oakville Chamber Orchestra
Oct 6-12          Fire Prevention Week – Look for trucks in our neighborhood
Oct 18             Oakville Public Library Fundraiser
Oct 21             Fall Leaf collection begins
Oct 16-30        Ghost Walks Historical Society
Oct 23             Lighthouse Fundraiser: Erin Davis
Nov 2/3           Oakville Symphony 
Nov 2              Charterability Fundraiser
Nov 7              COCA Community Meeting
 
That’s it for this month. See you on Thursday, November 7th at 7:30 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn.
 
Your COCA Board,
Bob Brabers - President 
Susan Alksnis - VP
Carol Deeth - VP
Tracy Chu - Treasurer
Louise Hynds - Secretary
Brenda Apel
Steve Dickie
Abid Khan
Steven Laurie
Maura Morrison
Bob Pleau
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COCA - Clearview Oakville Community Alliance
Your Neighbourhood Residents Association
Website: www.ourclearview.org
Email: info@ourclearview.org
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