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Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward announces her new staff

I am pleased to announce the new office staff that will be joining the mayor’s office. Victoria Hughes-Al Samadi is assuming the role of Mayor’s Chief Communications and Strategic Advisor, beginning Jan. 7. A South-East Burlington resident, Victoria brings a wealth of experience in communications and strategy, having worked with

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Rural Burlington

We stand firm in our commitment to protecting our greenbelt

On Dec. 6, 2018, the Provincial Government tabled legislation referred to as Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act 2018, which, if passed would allow municipalities to, with the Minister’s consent, pass “Open for Business’” zoning by-laws. These bylaws would not be bound by existing legislation, such as the Clean Water Act,

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Budget

Council budget orientation planned for Dec. 13

The new city council will participate in a full day budget orientation and briefing meeting Dec. 13. The agenda is as follows: Corporate priorities overview. This item to be discussed 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. and will be followed by a recess. Budget 101. This item to be discussed 2 p.m.

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Committee & Council meetings

Dealing with panhandling at intersections, updates to the heritage registry on Planning & Development committee Dec. 11

Council’s Planning & Development Committee will be discussing a motion to get more information on options to deal with panhandling at busy intersections, and recommended updates to the Municipal Heritage Registry. Highlights, links to agendas and reports and how you can participate are below: Planning & Development, Dec. 11: 1pm

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Committee & Council meetings

Dealing with panhandling at intersections, updates to the heritage registry on Planning & Development committee Dec. 11

Council’s Planning & Development Committee will be discussing a motion to get more information on options to deal with panhandling at busy intersections, and recommended updates to the Municipal Heritage Registry. Highlights, links to agendas and reports and how you can participate are below: Planning & Development, Dec. 11: 1pm

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Committee & Council meetings

Cannabis retail stores, update on 2100 Brant St, establishing Waterfront and Transit citizen advisory committees, speed on New St, and more on Committee of the Whole agenda Dec. 10

Burlington’s new city council will be discussing opting in or out of cannabis retail stores, deciding on establishing waterfront and transit citizen advisory committees, hearing an update on 2100 Brant St development, and more at Committee of the Whole next week. Highlights, links to agendas and reports and how you can participate

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Community engagement

Public open house for replacement of pipeline through Burlington, Nov. 6

Imperial Oil is replacing 63km of pipe that carries oil, jet fuel, gasoline and diesel from Hamilton to North York. Sections of the pipe run through north Burlington. A community information session is being held: DATE:  Tues. Nov. 6 TIME:  3:30-4:30pm and 5:30pm-7pm PLACE:  Brant Hills Community Centre For information

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Development

Public open house Nov. 19 for proposed development 401-417 Martha St

You are invited to a public open house to review and comment on proposed plans for an 11-storey, 132 unit development on assembled land from 401-417 Martha St. in downtown Burlington: DATE:     Mon. Nov. 19 TIME:     6:30-8:30 pm PLACE:   Burlington Lions Club, 471 Pearl St. This is a first step

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Community Services

Loose-leaf collection starts Mon. Nov. 5

Burlington, Ont.—Oct. 29, 2018— The City of Burlington’s loose-leaf collection program starts on Monday, Nov. 5. Residents are encouraged check the leaf collection schedule and rake leaves to the curb as close as possible to their pickup date. To ensure the safety of collection crews and avoid damaging equipment, please

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Downtown & Waterfront

Are up to 30 more highrises planned for downtown? Yes. Get the facts here.

The biggest issue in this election is overdevelopment across our city: from Aldershot to Alton, Dynes Road to downtown, Brant Street to BlueWater Place, Orchard to Lakeside Plaza. Ask every candidate: what’s your platform on development? For incumbents, is their platform matched by their voting record? Everything in our platform,

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Election 2018

Statement from mayoral candidate Marianne Meed Ward: Negative tactics have no place in this election or any election, as smear campaign ramps up in last seven days

For immediate release, Oct. 15, 2018: Statement by Marianne Meed Ward, Burlington mayoral candidate, regarding smear campaign “Our campaign, and only our campaign, continues to be the target of numerous, sustained personal attacks, lies and defamation, which are ramping up in the last week of Burlington’s mayoral race. The latest is

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