John Bkila

Media release from Burlington Economic Development Corporation February 20, 2019, Burlington, ON – Dextro Analytics joins the TechPlace LaunchPad Program    Dextro Analytics Inc. is the latest company to join the TechPlace LaunchPad Program. Started in Toronto, co-founders Manmit Shrimali and Ajith Govind began Dextro Analytics as a consulting company. The team found success by leveraging industry knowledge, artificial intelligence, psychology, and technology to help clients unify data and forecast outcomes of …

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I have released a statement regarding the proposed interim control bylaw public staff report that is coming to the Planning and Development Committee Meeting on Tuesday, March 5. Burlington, Ont.—March 4, 2019 — The Department of City Building has brought forward a report (PB-36-19) recommending an interim control bylaw to temporarily limit the development of …

Statement from Burlington Mayor on Proposed Interim Control Bylaw Read More »

Council passed the 2019 Capital Budget and 10-year forecast on Monday (Feb. 25), while discussions continued this week (on Tuesday, Feb. 26 and Thursday, Feb. 28) for the 2019 proposed Operating Budget. Staff’s initial proposed operating budget called for a 3.99% tax increase, but I am happy to report that after working with my council …

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The City of Burlington’s Roseland Private Tree Bylaw Pilot program launches today (Friday, March 1). It will only affect the Roseland community for two years, ending in March 2021 when a report with recommendations will be presented to Burlington City Council.  Later this year, the City will start the process of engaging with the public on …

Roseland Private Tree Bylaw Pilot program launches March 1 Read More »

Here is a list of the upcoming committee meetings scheduled for next week (March 4-8) and what is on their agendas. COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE Date: Monday, March 4, 2019 Time: 1 p.m., and reconvening at 6:30 p.m. Location: Council Chamber, Level 2, City Hall Agenda: COW-March4-2019-agenda Financial status report as at December 31, 2018 …

City of Burlington Committee Meetings – March 4-8 Read More »

During Monday’s (Feb. 25) Burlington City Council meeting, I brought forward a resolution in response to the Regional Government Review being undertaken by the provincial government. I am very happy to say it passed unanimously. In January of this year, the Province announced its plans to review Ontario’s eight regional municipalities by two appointed special …

Resolution to protect Burlington’s identity and two-tiered municipal government system in Halton passes unanimously at Council Read More »

Council is in the middle of capital and operating budget discussions. Staff’s initial proposed operating budget called for a 3.99% tax increase. I am working with my council colleagues to get that below 3% while investing in transit, infrastructure, seniors programming, bylaw enforcement and more. As the 2019 Budget process continues, Burlington City Council brings …

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