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A Tale of Two Cities Fireside Chat Event Recap

On Thursday, June 13, Engaged Citizens of Burlington (ECOB) invited myself and Oakville Mayor Rob Burton to launch their speaker series with A Tale of 2 Cities “fireside chat” at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre. The event was very well attended with about 250 people and I was very grateful

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Crime

City of Burlington reports online fraud

Please see below a media release issued by the City of Burlington. Burlington, Ont. — June 13, 2019 — On Thursday, May 23, the City of Burlington discovered it was a victim of fraud. A single transaction was made to a falsified bank account as a result of a complex

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Juno75 Burlington Remembers

Burlington Mayor Visits Juno Beach for 75th Anniversary of D-Day

It’s been six months since I became Mayor of the City of Burlington. To say it’s been a busy whirlwind is an understatement. City Council has already accomplished a great deal, and I’ve met more of our amazing and passionate residents at countless events and fundraisers than I ever thought

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Safety

They’re Here! Request Your Burlington Road Safety Lawn Signs

At our Burlington City Council meeting on May 25, we approved a direction to implement a Lawn Sign Road Safety Campaign with the goal of promoting safe driving on our neighbourhood streets. To read the full staff report TS-02-19 Road Safety Lawn Sign Campaign, please click the link. We are encouraging

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Events

Volunteers needed for Burlington’s Sound of Music Festival

Burlington’s very popular Sound of Music Festival continues this weekend (Thursday, June 13-Sunday, June 16) and is looking for a few volunteers to lend a hand and help in making this year’s event just as successful as in previous years. Organizers have said in order to keep this annual festival

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Provincial-Federal

Statement from Burlington Mayor Regarding the Passing of Bill 108

Bill 108 will have a devastating impact on municipal finances and local land use planning control. Changes to development charges will mean growth will pay even less of the cost of growth, leaving taxpayers to make up the difference. This will unnecessarily add costs at a time when local governments

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Development

Statutory Public Meeting for 2069-2079 Lakeshore Road and 383-385 Pearl Street Development Application at Burlington City Hall June 11

There is a Statutory Public Meeting for a development application at 2069-2079 Lakeshore Road and 383-385 Pearl Street on Tuesday, June 11 at Burlington City Hall. The applicant, Lakeshore (Burlington) Inc./Carriage Gate Homes, is applying to build a 29 storey mixed-use building with 280 residential units with 675 m² ground

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Business

GUEST POST: Burlington Economic Development Corporation Releases 2018 Annual Report Showcasing the City’s Economic Competitiveness and Success Stories

Please see below a media release from the Burlington Economic Development Corporation (BEDC). Burlington, ON —  June 3, 2019 — Burlington Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) Releases 2018 Annual Report Showcasing Burlington’s Economic Competitiveness and Success Stories.  Burlington is celebrating another year of economic prosperity. The vibrant and diverse community provides unique advantages

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Committee & Council meetings

What We Did at the Burlington City Council Meeting on May 27

If you missed our Burlington City Council meeting on Monday, May 27, here are some of the highlights of what we did: Bill 108 Staff submitted to Council a report providing an overview of the Province’s Bill 108, More Homes, More Choices Act, which was introduced on May 2, 2019

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Provincial-Federal

Finding Municipal Budget Efficiencies

Today, I distributed a media release that spoke to the City of Burlington’s commitment to finding efficiencies in our budget and controlling our spending. You can read the full release here — Statement from the Mayor – May 28. While the government of the Province of Ontario continues to look

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