Yesterday Halton Region released the 2012 Report to the Citizens, our second annual update on the Citizen’s Priorities Action Plan. The 2012 Report to the Citizens highlights accomplishments related to key actions and initiatives in the Citizens’ Priorities Action Plan. Reporting to residents about progress on the Action Plan ensures transparency and demonstrates Halton’s commitment to accountability and the public engagement process.
Key accomplishments highlighted in the 2012 Report to the Citizens illustrate how Halton Region continues to deliver value to taxpayers. Highlights from the Report include:
- Maintaining a AAA credit rating and an approved 2013 budget with a zero percent tax increase for Regional programs and services
- Initiated Economic Development Implementation Plan to bring more investment and jobs to Halton
- Completion of infrastructure projects such as the Sixteen Mile Creek Bridge on Dundas Street and the Canadian National Railway overpass on James Snow Parkway
- Partnered with non-profit and private sectors to build 57 new affordable housing units
- Recruitment of 22 permanent family physicians to Halton
- Diverted approximately 60 percent of residential waste from the landfill.
In 2013, work continues on a number of key priorities and actions as Halton Region continues to focus on the programs and services that are important to residents. A list of the 2013 key actions is available at www.halton.ca/actionplan. Regional staff is currently working to complete 2013 actions and will report progress and achievements to Regional Council and the public in early 2014.
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