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Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: Jan. 30-Feb 5, 2023

Good morning Burlington, Due to smaller agendas this month for our Corporate Services, Strategy, Risk & Accountability (CSSRA); Community Planning, Regulation & Mobility (CPRM); and Environment, Infrastructure & Community Services (EICS) committees — as a result of 2023 Budget discussions also taking place in February — all agendas were combined

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Burlington Library

Burlington Public Library’s Bookmarks Contest Is On!

*Please see below a news release issued by the Burlington Public Library. Calling all artists! Burlington Public Library’s (BPL) annual Burlington Bookmarks contest is underway. This year’s theme is “be inspired by your favourite book.” How it works Burlington residents young and old are encouraged to get creative and submit

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Mayor Marianne Meed Ward Mailbag
Mayor's Mailbag

Mayor’s Mailbag – January 2023 Roundup – Mental Health Resources, Arts & Culture Fund, & Homelessness Support

Welcome to the Mayor’s Mailbag – January 2023 roundup. The Mayor’s Monday Mailbag is a weekly initiative Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward and the Mayor’s Office has launched to share answers to questions from the public we’ve received through our main email inbox at mayor@burlington.ca or the Mayor’s social media platforms.

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Events

Burlington Celebrating 150th Anniversary

*Please see below a news release issued by the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont. — Jan. 26, 2023 — This year marks Burlington’s 150th anniversary. The journey to Burlington’s sesquicentennial anniversary began in 1873 when the villages of Wellington Square and Port Nelson merged to become the Village of Burlington. The Village of Burlington became

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Halton Regional Council

Halton Region to Keep Taxes Low & Make Critical Investments in 2023

*Please see below a news release issued by the Region of Halton. The Regional Municipality of Halton For Immediate Release January 25, 2023 On January 25, Halton Regional Council approved the 2023 Budget and Business Plan. The 2023 Budget details how the Region will keep property taxes low while investing

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Parks & Trails

Burlington Council Approves Changes & Updates to Beachway & Lowville Parks

At our Jan. 24 Council meeting, we approved staff-recommended changes and updates to the operations of Beachway Park and Lowville Park. Here are the motions that we approved: Direct the Director of Transportation Services to discontinue the Parking Ambassador program at Beachway Park, include holidays in the paid parking period,

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Committee & Council meetings

Burlington Council Unanimously Approves Addition of Mayor’s Signature to Letter of Support for Hamilton 2030 Commonwealth Games Bid

At our Burlington City Council meeting on Jan. 24, we unanimously approved a motion to add the Mayor’s signature to a letter of support for Hamilton’s bid towards hosting the 2030 Commonwealth Games. MY TAKE: I want to thank Councillors Angelo Bentivegna and Kelvin Galbraith for participating in this process

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City Hall

Burlington Council Receives Update on Non-Union Staff Compensation

At our Jan. 9 Corporate Services, Strategy, Risk and Accountability (CSSRA) Committee meeting, we received an update from our Human Resources Department regarding compensation for the non-union staff positions at City Hall. At our Council meeting on Jan. 24, we unanimously approved the below motion: Receive and file human resources

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Budget

Burlington Council Receives 2023 Proposed Budget Overview from Staff

At our Jan. 9 Corporate Services, Strategy, Risk and Accountability (CSSRA) Committee meeting, we received an overview presentation from City staff on the 2023 proposed budget. At our Council meeting on Jan. 24, we unanimously approved the below motion: Receive the 2023 proposed budget book; and Direct the Chief Financial

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Indigenous Community

Burlington Council Unanimously Supports City of Brantford in Calling for Release of all Federal, Provincial Documents Related to Former Mohawk Institute Residential School

At our Burlington City Council meeting on Jan. 24, we unanimously approved supporting a resolution from the City of Brantford calling for the release of all federal and provincial documents related to the former Mohawk Institute Residential School. MY TAKE: This motion originates from my Ontario’s Big City Mayors (OBCM)

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Proclamation

Proclamations at January 2023 Burlington City Council Meeting

Proclamations are read at the beginning of every regularly-scheduled Burlington City Council meeting. A proclamation is an official announcement issued by the Mayor to recognize exceptional events, groups, people, or achievements in the City of Burlington. The goal of a proclamation is to recognize and celebrate achievements, and to raise

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Burlington Library

Exam Cram is Back at Burlington Public Library

*Please see below a news release issued by the Burlington Public Library. Jan 13, 2023 — Library News Yes, it is that time of year again! High school students are gearing up for exams. After a few unusual years of virtual and hybrid learning, many students are preparing for their

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Mayor Marianne Meed Ward Mailbag
Mayor's Mailbag

Mayor’s Monday Mailbag – Jan. 23, 2023 – What Mental Health Supports & Resources Are Available to the Community?

Welcome to the Mayor’s Monday Mailbag, an initiative Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward and the Mayor’s Office launched to share weekly answers to questions from the public we’ve received through our main email inbox at mayor@burlington.ca or the Mayor’s social media platforms. At the end of the month, we publish a

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Weekly Update

Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: Jan. 23-29, 2023

Good morning Burlington, My 2023 Mayor’s State of the City Address takes place this Thursday (Jan. 26) at 8 a.m. Presented by the Burlington Chamber of Commerce and Cogeco, the event will be held at the Burlington Convention Centre with MC Tim Caddigan, Senior Director at Cogeco. You’ll hear what Burlington

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Budget

FAQs on the Proposed 2023 City of Burlington Budget

The City of Burlington’s proposed 2023 budget book is out and we’re building a stronger foundation for our community, not just for this term of Council, but for the next generation. Staff are recommending an overall tax increase of 7.08% (including Region of Halton and Boards of Education). Of this

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