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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:

Last week, I sent a letter to the Hon. Peter Bethlenfalvy, Minister of Finance, with the City of Burlington’s pre-budget recommendations for the 2022-23 Provincial Budget. Click here to read the full letter: 2022 City of Burlington Provincial Pre-Budget Final Recommendations. MY TAKE: The continued impact this global pandemic has had on our residents, businesses …

Additional Safe Restart Funding & Solutions to Increase Attainable Housing Options Among Burlington’s 2022-23 Provincial Pre-Budget Asks Read More »

In Ward 6 Councillor Angelo Bentivegna’s and my continued commitment to regular updates to our rural community members, please see below this week’s project update for the Rural Ward 6 Internet Broadband project, as we continue working with stakeholders and residents to push the essential implementation of rural broadband. In these updates, we will provide …

Burlington Ward 6 Rural Broadband Internet Project Update: Feb 25, 2022 Read More »

*ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTE (MARCH 23, 2022 UPDATE): At the March 22 meeting, Burlington City Council unanimously approved the recommendations from committee related to a vehicle noise bylaw. MY TAKE: This has arisen as a result of a request from our partners in Halton Regional Police Service and residents in all parts of our city with how …

Vehicle Noise Bylaw In Burlington Under Consideration Read More »

The Province recently announced and celebrated the recipients of the Attorney General’s 2021-22 Victim Services Awards of Distinction — among them, Burlington’s Lorraine Rollo. Click here for the Province of Ontario Statement and Backgrounder on the Awards. The Attorney General’s 2021-22 Victim Services Awards of Distinction recognize the remarkable contributions of 16 individuals and organizations who …

Burlington Resident Recognized with Ontario Attorney General’s Victim Services Award of Distinction Read More »

Burlington Council has unanimously approved the locations for the Rainbow Pride Banners that will be installed for Pride Month (June) starting this year. Click here for the staff report: TS-01-22 Rainbow Pride Banners. Below is the recommendation that Council approved at our Feb. 15 regularly-scheduled meeting: Direct the Director of Transportation Services to install Rainbow …

Burlington Council Unanimously Approves Locations for Rainbow Pride Banners Read More »

Analysis/Opinion: A motion directing population and job growth to the existing built boundary is coming to Regional Council this Wednesday (Feb. 16). Co-sponsored by myself and Oakville Mayor Rob Burton, the motion asks staff to prepare a Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA) that directs population and employment growth to the existing approved urban boundary to …

Motion Directing Growth to Existing Urban Boundary to Regional Council Feb. 16 Read More »