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Burlington Residents Asked to Share Input on How to Engage with the City, During COVID-19 & in the Future

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*Please see below a media release issued by the City of Burlington.

Burlington, Ont. — Jan. 11, 2021 — The City of Burlington wants to hear from residents about how they would like to participate in engagements lead by the City and what topics they are interested in engaging on. Since the pandemic started, the City has offered virtual engagement opportunities as well as telephone and online town halls. The City wants to know from residents what their comfortability is now with virtual meetings and how likely they are to attend in-person meetings once it is safe to do so.

The engagement survey is now open and will close on Feb. 5, 2021.  Residents can fill out the short survey at getinvolvedburlington.ca/yourinput.

“It is important to the City that community members are engaged, empowered, welcomed and well-served. We want to ensure how we continue to engage with the community is in line with what we hear and meets community needs. The feedback we receive from residents through this engagement survey will help the City develop our engagement plans.” — Michelle Dwyer, Engagement and Volunteer Manager, City of Burlington

Engagement Quick Facts

  • In 2013, the Burlington Community Engagement Charter was approved and represents a partnership between the city and its citizens.  The Charter is an agreement between and among Burlington City Council and the citizens of Burlington concerning citizen engagement with city government that establishes the commitment, responsibilities, and fundamental concepts of this relationship.
  • In 2018, the City launched the online engagement site called getinvolvedburlington.ca that allows people to contribute their ideas and feedback on municipal issues and projects important to them.
  • Residents can subscribe to the GetInvolved Burlington calendar to receive the latest City meetings and event information.  Residents can also submit a community calendar event that meets the criteria and can visit calendar.burlington.ca for submission information.
  • Engagement is an important part of the City’s regular operations and is one of the four strategic directions of the City’s 25-year strategic plan.  Part of focus area 4 in the City’s 2018-2022 Plan: From Vision to Focus is also building more citizen engagement.

PLEASE NOTE: To stay updated on what the City of Burlington is doing regarding COVID-19, please visit the dedicated pages burlington.ca/coronavirus (and subscribe) and bit.ly/mayormeedwardCOVID19updates, and our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page — bit.ly/COVID19BurlingtonFAQ that are updated as new information becomes available.

A consolidated page for information and updates on the work of the provincial Ministers’ COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force is available at bit.ly/COVIDVaccineUpdates.

A Burlington COVID-19 Task Force has been created to help support our community through this unprecedented emergency — updates will be provided at burlington.ca/COVID19taskforce.

To report an incident of non-compliance with provincial emergency orders, please contact the Halton Regional Police Service COVID-19 Hotline: 905-825-4722.

We’ve also created a dedicated page to feature the local organizations and businesses that have inspired us during the COVID-19 pandemic by taking action to support our community in new and creative ways — head to bit.ly/covidwallofinspiration.

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*Posted by John Bkila, Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist

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