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Mayor Meed Ward’s Weekly Update: November 16-22, 2020

Mayor's Weekly Public Update

On Friday afternoon, the Premier announced that Halton Region will be moving into the CONTROL (red) level in their new framework to control the spread of COVID-19.

I issued a statement on my blog shortly thereafter to help clarify what this means for our residents and businesses as we implement additional safeguards together and follow the Province’s direction with the support of our Medical Health Officer, Dr. Meghani. If you have not yet read that statement, I encourage you to do so here – not only to better understand the new controls and measures being implemented today, but to see the transparent data that is driving these decisions, and how you and your family can make informed and beneficial choices that will help us avoid further spread.

I have to once again thank our healthcare professionals and other front-line workers who continue to support the health and well-being of our community as we deal with this second wave. While Burlington’s case numbers remain low, I want to remind everyone that we are all in this together and we must all do our part throughout Halton Region and beyond. We are all connected, and our individual actions make a difference in the overall health of our communities and the impact this virus has on our interconnected healthcare system.

The week ahead is another busy one, with our next public telephone town hall taking place this Wednesday night, and many other meetings and workshops. Halton Region is also expected to release their review of our updated Official Plan (with new downtown and other materials, as well as previously identified conformity issues). The package will come back to City Council for adoption at a Special Meeting of Council on Nov 26 at 9:30 a.m.

Read the full update here: Mayors Weekly Public Update Nov 16-22

Please continue to stay healthy, make choices to help keep others healthy, and be kind to one another.

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Marianne Meed Ward

Marianne Meed Ward

A Better Burlington began in 2006 after my neighbours said they felt left out of city decisions, learning about them only after they’d been made. As journalist for 22 years, I thought “I can do something about that” and a website and newsletter were born. They’ve taken various forms and names over the years, but the intent remains: To let you know what’s happening at City Hall before decisions are made, so you can influence outcomes for A Better Burlington. The best decisions are made when elected representatives tap the wisdom of our community members, and welcome many different perspectives.This site allows residents to comment and debate with each other; our Commenting Guidelines established in 2016 aim to keep debate respectful. Got an idea or comment you want to share privately? Please, get in touch:

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