A Better Burlington began in 2006 after my neighbours said they felt left out of city decisions, learning about them only after they’d been made.
As a journalist for 22 years, I thought “I can do something about that” and a website and newsletter were born.
Over the years coverage has expanded beyond a neighbourhood or Ward to issues of interest to the whole city. The newsletter and website have taken various forms and names in that time, but the intent has remained constant throughout: To let you know what’s happening at City Hall before decisions are made, so you can influence outcomes for A Better Burlington.
The best decisions are made when elected representatives tap the wisdom of our community members, and welcome many different perspectives.This site allows residents to comment and debate with each other; our Commenting Guidelines established in 2016 aim to keep debate respectful.
This website and any associated material is owned and operated by Marianne Meed Ward. Personal information collected through the newsletter sign-up is collected under the authority of Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The information will be used to provide information to the residents of Burlington and receive feedback. Questions about the collection of personal information should be directed to Marianne Meed Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-335-7607.