About John Taylor
John Taylor has been representing the interests of Ward 3 since December 1988. Serving Brant Hills, Mountainside, Kilbride and rural communities west of Walker’s Line, he entered his eighth term on City Council in December 2010. He has lived in Brant Hills for the past 37 years along with his wife Kathie and their son Ian who has recently moved to develop his professional career in finance.
John brings over 24 years of management experience in the private sector where he gained extensive and diversified skills in both the packaged consumer goods and pharmaceutical industries. He also holds an honours degree in Chemistry from the University of British Columbia.
John Taylor strongly believes that municipal government works best through the active involvement and participation of the city’s residents.
Over the past twenty-two years he has had the privilege of working together with residents of Ward 3 to resolve urban and rural issues and has achieved a number of accomplishments including:
- Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital – a community survey which resulted in a multi-year City contribution towards the renewal of our community hospital – our number one infrastructure need.
- Expansions/facility renewals for Mountainside Park (Phases I & II), Brant Hills Community Centre and Branch Library, Angela Coughlan Pool, Peart Park, Burlington Central Library, and completion of Roly Bird Park including the addition of a leash free area.
- Fairer funding for Bethany Residence – to provide better care for the most disadvantaged residents of Ward 3.
- A Judicial Review of the Mid-Peninsula Transportation Corridor Environmental Assessment Terms of Reference – which resulted in the Full Environmental Assessment currently in progress.
- Extensive Community Based Decision Making on planning and park development issues.
- Development of two new Halton Region Long Term Care Facilities in Burlington and Oakville (Creekway Village and Post Inn Village) – 372 beds provided with a higher level of care.
- Development of Kerncliff Park – Burlington’s first Environmental Park.
- A united Burlington, Halton Region, Niagara Escarpment and Conservation Halton position against the Nelson Aggregate Application for a quarry on the environmentally sensitive Mt. Nemo Plateau.
- Improved Life and Fire Safety through many improvements to the ambulance and fire services including a new ambulance station on Brant Street.
As City and Regional Councillor for Ward 3, John is committed to continuing work in partnership with residents to build on past successes and tackle the urban and rural challenges facing Burlington and Halton this term such as:
- Continuing to fight for a more affordable multi-year financial and organizational plan that will result in no more than a 3% annual City tax increase.
- Continuing the fight for a capital budget that gives greater emphasis to needed infrastructure repair and renewal – projects like Phase III for Mountainside Park.
- Providing new avenues for communication with residents through the formation of an independent Ward 3 Community Council as suggested by Shape Burlington.
- Developing community supported renewal plans for Kilbride and Lowville Parks.
- Continuing to fight for resolutions to the Nelson Aggregate quarry and Niagara to GTA transportation issues that put the environment and community first.
- Protecting Burlington’s Urban/Rural and Rural Settlement Area Boundaries from developing expansion.