There are several new projects coming up during the summer and into the fall that the City of Burlington will be asking residents for their input on.
FOOD FOR FEEDBACK – SAVE THE DATE
A community engagement BBQ and food truck event will be hosted at the Central Park Bandshell, 2311 New St. – beside the Burlington Seniors’ Centre, on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Residents will be able to give their feedback on a number of City of Burlington projects and initiatives, and as a thank you, you’ll be treated to a free food truck lunch. Some of the projects featured at the event include: The Official Plan – taking a closer look at the downtown; 2020 Budget; Leash Free areas; Integrated Mobility Plan; and Climate Action Plan.
Official Plan – Taking a Closer Look at the Downtown:
Give your feedback and ideas to help refine and improve the downtown policies in Burlington’s adopted Official Plan — the policies that guide development in the downtown, including the height and density of buildings.
Engagement opportunities are planned from August to October (details will be shared with the public once finalized).
Leash Free Areas:
It’s been several years since the City reviewed its Leash-Free Area Criteria that helps staff identify parks suitable for a leash-free area. The current criteria set out guidelines for:
- Where leash-free areas can be located;
- Minimum size requirements for leash-free areas; and
- How the leash-free areas are built.
Climate Action Plan:
On April 23, the City of Burlington declared a Climate Emergency. As a result, the City is developing a Climate Action Plan and making decisions with the climate as a major factor. Residents are needed to help develop the plan with their feedback and input.
There will be pop-up consultations over the summer and two public workshops in September (keep checking www.getinvolvedburlington.ca for more details).
Private Tree Bylaw:
There is currently a pilot private tree bylaw in effect in south Burlington’s Roseland Community. The City is looking for feedback on whether the bylaw should be made city-wide and if there should be any changes made.
For more information on the Roseland Private Tree Bylaw Pilot, click the link.
Every year, the City of Burlington undergoes an annual budget process to create budgets that support city operations and deliver the programs and services you expect to maintain the high quality of life our residents enjoy in the community.
There will be summer and fall engagement opportunities to help the City better understand how well municipal services are understood by our residents, how they are valued, and which ones are priorities for you. An online survey is available now at getinvolvedburlington.ca. The results will be considered when staff are undergoing their budget preparations and will be shared with Burlington City Council.
To stay up to date on public engagement opportunities, be sure to keep visiting getinvolvedburlington.ca.
The City of Burlington belongs to all of our residents, so it’s important when opportunities arise our community shares their ideas, thoughts, feelings, feedback and questions with us. Thank you to all those who regularly share their input and engage with the City of Burlington, your Council and me through online surveys, our websites, newsletters, email and social media channels — we truly appreciate you taking the time out of your busy days and schedules to contribute to important local initiatives.