Building Markham's Future Together:
Through our Click with Markham campaign, you told us that managed growth is our top priority. The Province of Ontarion and York Region has identified Markham as a growth municipality.
We need a strategy to manage the challenges of growth:
- Pace of Growth
- Land use
- Environmental protection
- Cultural heritage
- Housing mix
- Quality of life
Here's our plan:
Develop a vision and plan for sustainable community growth
We will develop a 'Made in Markham' plan for sustainable community growth in response to provincial growth initiatives. The plan should protect our natural and cultural heritage, as well as provide for social and economic well-being.
Develop a plan to deliver the services required to accommodate growth
We will develop a plan to deliver the additional infrastructure and services needed to support our new communities. Where these services are not provided directly by Markham, we will coordinate with other levels of government and other agencies to ensure the appropriate services are delivered.
Develop a financial strategy to implement our growth plan
We will determine the fiscal requirements of our growth plan, and develop a financial strategy to implement it. We will work with all levels of government to reform legislation, develop new fiscal tools and directly provide the funding for necessary infrastructure.
Keep citizens involved and informed every step of the way
We will consult and engage the people of Markham and other stakeholders in developing our growth plan.