Committee & Council meetings

During today’s (April 25) continuation of the Burlington City Council meeting that was recessed from Monday (April 23), a majority vote approved a motion from Ward 4 Councillor Shawna Stolte regarding the installation of a sidewalk on Strathcona Drive. I was the sole member of Council who voted against the motion and I have outlined …

Burlington Council Votes to Approve Sidewalk on Strathcona Drive Read More »

Burlington MP and Minister of Democratic Institutions Karina Gould and Oakville North-Burlington MP Pam Damoff joined me yesterday afternoon (April 24) to announce the Burlington projects that will benefit from the $5.6 million of Federal One-time Municipal Infrastructure Top-up funding — Burlington City Council approved the projects during Monday’s (April 23) council meeting. Last month’s …

Burlington Council Approves Plans for $5.6M Federal One-time Municipal Infrastructure Top-up Funding Read More »

Last night (April 23), during the Burlington City Council meeting, we unanimously passed a motion — brought forward by Ward 3 Councillor Rory Nisan — to declare a climate emergency. Numerous cities around the world have recently declared climate emergencies in response to findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that we have …

City of Burlington Declares Climate Emergency Read More »

Here is a list of the upcoming committee meetings scheduled for next month (April 1-9) and what is on their agendas. COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE (COW) Date: Monday, April 1, 2019 Time: 1 p.m., and reconvening at 6:30 p.m. Location: Council Chamber, Level 2, City Hall Agenda: COW-April1-2019-agenda CONSENT ITEMS Official delegation to Itabashi, Japan (CL-06-19) …

City of Burlington Committee Meetings – April 1-9 Read More »

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 »

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 …

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During last night’s Burlington City Council Meeting, I was grateful that all of council was able to come together and vote unanimously to approve a resolution to protect our Greenbelt and clean water supply in response to the Province’s Bill 66. The resolution is similar to ones passed at the Region of Halton and Town …

Resolution on Bill 66 passes unanimously at Burlington City Council Read More »

Here is what’s coming up at next week’s committee meetings at Burlington City Hall. COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE (COW) — Monday, Feb. 4 (only 6:30 p.m. meeting) There will be an opportunity for public delegations to the 2019 operating and capital budgets at this meeting. To register as a delegate, click here — the deadline …

What’s coming up at Burlington Committee — Feb. 4-8, 2019 Read More »

City of Burlington staff has come out with an updated report ahead regarding the city’s opt-in/opt-out decision on cannabis retails stores ahead of tonight’s Committee of the Whole meeting and Special Meeting of Council, immediately after. Staff is recommending Burlington opt-in to allow the inclusion of retail cannabis stores in our city. The Alcohol and …

UPDATE: Staff recommendation on the future of cannabis stores in Burlington Read More »

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. – 4 p.m., after the …

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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 are below: Committee of the …

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 Read More »