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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 journalist for 22 years, I thought “I can do something about that” and a website and newsletter were born. They’ve taken various forms and names over the years, but the intent remains: 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. Got an idea or comment you want to share privately? Please, get in touch:

Good morning Burlington, There are a couple of important days of recognition this week to take note of. On Aug. 9, it’s the United Nations’ (UN) International Day of World’s Indigenous Peoples — and this year’s theme is “The role of Indigenous women in the preservation and transmission of traditional knowledge.” Indigenous Traditional Knowledge offers …

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: Aug. 8-14, 2022 Read More »

*Please see below a news release issued by the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont. — Aug. 3, 2022 — The City of Burlington is calling for local artists, cultural professionals and creative organizations to host free, interactive in-person or online events and activities during the 13th annual Culture Days. Culture Days will take place from Sept. …

Burlington Culture Days – ‘RE:emergence’ Needs Artists & Performers Read More »

Good morning Burlington, I hope everyone has been staying cool and beating the heat, and got to enjoy the long weekend with family and friends. August marks the beginning of the last full month of summer, and with it are a number of special occasions to take note of. The City of Burlington has proclaimed …

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: Aug. 1-7, 2022 Read More »

*Please see below a news release issued by the City of Burlington. The City of Burlington launched a redesigned burlington.ca website to make it easier for residents and visitors to find information and access online services. This modernized site now includes burlingtontransit.ca and our calendar in one convenient location. Since the original website launched in …

City launches redesigned website to improve user experience Read More »

We’re making it easier for anyone looking to get involved. The City of Burlington has launched a new centralized volunteer program where all volunteer roles for any department of the City will be posted and updated throughout the year. Having a centralized location where residents can visit to view all the available opportunities will be …

City of Burlington launches new volunteer program Read More »

Good morning Burlington, I hope you’re all getting the chance to get outside and take advantage of the summer weather, doing the activities you most enjoy and spending time with family, friends and loved ones. A highlight for this week actually comes closer to the end of the week. On Saturday (June 30), the Halton …

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: July 25-31, 2022 Read More »

Welcome to the Mayor’s Mailbag – July 2022 roundup. The Mayor’s Monday Mailbag is a weekly initiative Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward and the Mayor’s Office has launched to share answers to questions from the public we’ve received through our main email inbox at mayor@burlington.ca or the Mayor’s social media platforms. At the end of the month, …

Mayor’s Mailbag – July 2022 Roundup – Millcroft OLT Appeal, Public EV Charging Stations, & Burlington Canal Piers Read More »

MY TAKE: You may have heard in the news today the Province may be contemplating stronger abilities for mayors in Ontario, beginning with a pilot in Toronto and Ottawa, then rolling it out across the province in 2023. The Chair of the Ontario’s Big City Mayors (OBCM) caucus called a special meeting today for discussion …

OBCM Statement on Province’s Proposal for Big City Mayors Read More »

At our July 12 meeting, Council received an update from staff that work on the City’s Housing Strategy Inclusionary Zoning Municipal Assessment Report would be paused to allow staff time to assess implications of upcoming Provincial policies. A Municipal Assessment Report would ensure the City meets the requirements of the Provincial Regulation for Inclusionary Zoning …

City of Burlington to Pause Work on Housing Strategy Inclusionary Zoning Municipal Assessment Report to Determine Implications of Coming Provincial Policy Read More »