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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:

Hello Burlington, New cases of COVID-19 continue to decrease at a substantial rate, and as you can see from the chart below, we are seeing the results of all the sacrifices we have made in the past couple of months and the benefits of growing vaccination rates.  I hope you were able to enjoy some …

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: June 14-20, 2021 Read More »

As the Province previously announced, Ontario’s Stay-at-Home order will expire tomorrow (June 2, 2021). However, when it does, all other public health and workplace measures will remain in place provincewide until Ontario enters Step One of the Roadmap to Reopen, at which point some restrictions will ease with an initial focus on outdoor settings. The …

Ontario’s Stay-at-Home-Order Lifts June 2: What Changes? What Doesn’t? Read More »

Today I have released the following statement on support for regional reopening of schools and shared it with Premier Ford and our local MPPs. I stand with medical professionals across the province in calling for the safe reopening of schools, including members of the COVID-19 Science Advisory Table, Medical Officers of Health and other medical …

Supporting a Regional Approach to Safely Reopening Schools in Ontario Read More »

Yesterday afternoon we held the 21st meeting of the Burlington COVID-19 Task Force. As covid cases throughout Ontario and ICU capacities continue in a downward direction, there was a lot of hope and good news on the call from our hospital, our community partners and politicians. Please have a look at the highlights for the …

Burlington COVID-19 Task Force Meeting 21 Read More »

As the Province of Ontario prepares its 2021-2022 budget, I sent a letter on behalf the City of Burlington to the Hon. Peter Bethlenfalvy, Minister of Finance, outlining some considerations that would support our City as we continue working through the pandemic. To read a digital copy of the full letter, click here: 2021 Provincial …

City of Burlington’s Asks as Province Prepares its 2021-22 Budget Read More »

The City of Burlington will be hosting a Statutory Public Meeting on March 2, 2021 at 1 p.m. to discuss the staff recommendation report regarding the Millcroft Greens application, and gain feedback from the community. If necessary, the meeting will continue at 6:30-10 p.m. As not all technical comments have been received, and given the …

Public Meeting for Millcroft Greens Application set for March 2nd Read More »

*NOTE: The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) released its decision regarding an appeal on the Clearview development application. Please see below a joint statement by me and Ward 1 Councillor Kelvin Galbraith. The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) has approved the application for a 7-storey building at 1085 Clearview Ave. with reduced parking rates. Though …

LPAT Approves Clearview Application and Reduced Parking in Burlington Read More »

Yesterday, I sent out an update through our dedicated Millcroft Newsletter. Click the link or read below for the full update. City of Burlington staff have reviewed the Millcroft Greens application for redevelopment of lands in the Millcroft Golf Club and have now deemed it complete. Now that the application is complete, the supporting materials …

Millcroft Greens Application Deemed Complete Read More »