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Workshop April 17 in Toronto discussing community-building, citizen engagement, with David Crombie, Ken Greenberg and more

Changes to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) and the Growth Plan impact the opportunity for civil society to engage in community planning. Attend either a half or full-day conference on Tuesday, April 17th 2018 at the Rotman School of Management in Toronto to learn more. There will be expert speakers, workshops and roundtable discussions. Check out the flyer below and website for more information.



Written by 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.

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Invitation to Halton Region’s Agricultural Forum April 12th

Burlington Official Plan

Fourth draft of the proposed Official Plan released; to committee/council for adoption April 24/25