John Bkila

Please see below a media release issued by the Region of Halton. On July 10, 2019, Regional Council approved Halton’s 2020 Budget Directions Report. The Report provides guidelines to staff to maintain existing service levels for Regional programs with identified pressures, including recent Provincial funding announcements. These guidelines also aim to keep property tax increases at …

Halton Region aims to keep property taxes low in 2020 Read More »

Since Halton Regional Council unanimously approved a resolution, on July 10, asking the Province of Ontario to eliminate the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) and asking other local municipalities in Ontario to pass similar resolutions, I and the Mayor’s Office have encountered some questions from the community surrounding LPAT, development and the appeals system.  Below …

Answering Questions Arising From LPAT Elimination Resolution at Halton Region Read More »

There’s been some recent changes in the Mayor’s Office — I’m looking for an Executive Administrator to help fill an opening on my team of three staffers. My former assistant Annemarie Cumber has taken an opportunity for career advancement and a secondment to assist with large corporate projects, such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and …

Burlington Mayor’s Office Looking for a New Executive Administrator Read More »

Please see the media release below from the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont. — July 16, 2019 — A five-year agreement has been reached with the City of Burlington and Burlington Professional Firefighters Association at City Council Monday, July 15, 2019. The freely negotiated agreement provides an average monetary increase of 1.75% per year over …

Five-Year Agreement Reached for Burlington Firefighters Read More »

Please see the media release below issued by the Burlington Economic Development Corporation (BEDC). Burlington, ON —  July 15, 2019 — Burlington-Based Financial Technology Start-up, WayPay purchased by RBC to add automated account payables solution to RBC’s industry-leading suite of digitally-enabled business offerings  This press release was adapted from http://www.rbc.com/newsroom/news/2019/20190709-waypay.html.  RBC has announced the acquisition of WayPay, …

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