Committee & Council meetings

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 …

Council budget orientation planned for Dec. 13 Read More »

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 »

At the Planning and Development Committee meeting June 5, 1pm and 6:30pm, council will be considering a number of items including: recommendation to reduce in licence fees for food trucks (I support); update on the Waterfront Hotel planning study; zoning amendment for 2477 Queensway Drive (I support); proposal to reduce the speed limit on New Street …

To committee June 5: reduce food truck fees; update on Waterfront Hotel planning study; proposal to reduce speed limit on New St; information report on rezoning for 4880 Valera Rd Read More »

At the Committee of the Whole meeting June 4, 1pm and 6:30pm, council will be considering a number of items including: recommendation against proceeding with a pilot tree bylaw in Roseland (I support the pilot) proposal to rename Nelson Baseball Park to Casey Cosgrove Baseball Field (I support the renaming) recommendation to refuse a request …

To Committee June 4: Staff recommend against pilot tree bylaw in Roseland; proposal to rename Nelson Baseball Park to Casey Cosgrove Baseball Field, and more Read More »

Analysis & Insight — At our April 23 meeting, council will be considering community benefits under Section 37 of the Planning Act for the 23-storey tower at 421 Brant St. These benefits can be negotiated when extra height and/or density above the existing Official Plan and Zoning Bylaw are approved. The tower was approved by council last November at …

Section 37 Community Benefits for 23-storey tower at 421 Brant St coming to council April 23; alternative tool – CBAs – provide better outcomes for residents Read More »

Analysis & Insight: Think your single family, low density residential neighbourhood is protected from intensification under the proposed new Official Plan? Think again. A clause in the new OP would permit semi-detached units and “other forms of attached, ground-oriented dwellings” – such as townhouses and apartment walkups – in residential low density neighbourhoods. [Clause 8.3.3(1)b)]. The …

All neighbourhoods could change under new Official Plan: Semis, towns, apartment walk-ups allowed in single family home neighbourhoods Read More »

The following items will be discussed at the Committee of the Whole – Regular, 1pm and 6:30pm, Mon. Nov. 27. To read the agenda and associated reports visit: COW Nov. 27 Consent Items: Reports of a routine nature, which are not expected to require discussion and/or debate.  Staff may not be in attendance to respond …

COW Nov. 27: New St bike lanes, Tax levy, PRESTO agreement & more Read More »