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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:

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 »

Yesterday (Dec. 16), I received a letter from the Hon. Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing that the City of Burlington will be receiving $7.302 million in additional provincial funding through the Safe Restart Municipal Operating Funding Phase 2: Additional Municipal Pressures program. Read the Minister’s letter here through this link. The total …

City of Burlington will receive $7.3M in Ontario’s Safe Restart Municipal Operating Funding Phase 2: Additional Municipal Pressures program Read More »

*NOTE: We have launched this page to provide a consolidated source of information and updates to residents on the work of the provincial Ministers’ COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force, and where relevant any involvement by the City of Burlington or Region of Halton in assisting with vaccination  programs. Check back regularly for updates. The Vaccination …

Ontario COVID-19 Vaccine Updates Read More »

Today, I sent a letter to Ontario Premier Doug Ford, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, the Hon. Steve Clark, and Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction Prabmeet Sarkaria asking for the government’s help in facilitating flexibility for outdoor patio tents to support our local restaurants while we seek to maintain public safety …

Burlington Mayor asks Premier, Ministers for help Facilitating Flexibility for Safe Outdoor Patio Tents to Support Local Restaurants Read More »

Residents may have read in an article today in the Hamilton Spectator that the federal government is considering blocking public access to the canal piers on both the Hamilton and Burlington sides of the lift bridge. Several weeks ago, I was given a heads up by our local Burlington MP The Honourable Karina Gould that …

Burlington Mayor Advocates to Keep Canal Piers Open Read More »

Next week, at the Dec. 7 Environment, Infrastructure, Community Services (EICS) Committee meeting, I will be sponsoring the delegation from Kelly Anderson, Senior Manager, Community Stakeholder Relations for Metrolinx for Halton/KW, Hamilton/Niagara, to provide committee with an update on Metrolinx projects in Burlington, impacting Wards 2 and 4, but with city-wide implications. Background: Metrolinx is …

Presentation from Metrolinx on GO Expansion Program, Impacts to Burlington Coming to Dec. 7 EICS Committee Read More »

The City of Burlington has now received a submission from Millcroft Greens for redevelopment of lands within the Millcroft golf course. City staff are currently reviewing the application and supporting materials to determine if it is a complete application. This process can take some time, including requests for additional information and re-submissions. The city’s standard …

City receives submission for redevelopment from Millcroft Greens Read More »

On Nov. 17, myself and Ward 1 Councillor Kelvin Galbraith met virtually with residents of the Clearview/Queen Mary/St. Matthew’s Ave community to discuss the next steps in the proposed 1085 Clearview Ave development, and removing the Major Transit Station Area designation from their neighbourhood. For those who want a record, or weren’t able to join …

Residents receive update on next steps in 1085 Clearview Ave development Read More »

*NOTE: Below you’ll find my latest guest column for the Burlington Post community newspaper that is currently online and will appear in its Nov. 19 print edition. Last month, your Burlington City Council voted in favour of modifications to the adopted Official Plan (OP) and a new proposed map for our Urban Growth Centre (UGC). …

Burlington Post Column: New Map Proposed for Urban Growth Centre Read More »