Categories: Community engagement

City of Burlington launches online citizen engagement platform, Get Involved Burlington

Media Release — The City of Burlington has launched its new online citizen engagement platform, Get Involved Burlington. The platform will be one more tool the city will use to gather resident feedback.

Residents are encouraged to visit and register at www.getinvolvedburlington.ca. Residents who register by June 19, 2018 will be entered into a draw to win an iPad. The draw will take place on June 19 via Facebook Live on the City of Burlington’s Facebook account, facebook.com/cityburlington.

Topics that will be posted include development applications, construction projects, budgets, transit, transportation, parks and new topics as they come up. Information gathered from Get Involved Burlington will be used by staff and City Council to make informed, evidence-based decisions.

The site is moderated 24/7 and will be a safe space for those who may feel intimidated by sharing opinions publicly.

Projects listed on Get Involved Burlington launch include:

Where’s your favourite spot in Burlington?

Participants can place a pin on a map of Burlington to share their favourite spot in Burlington and to share why it’s a favorite place.

Transit Plan
In 2018, Burlington’s Transit Plan, will recommend to Burlington City Council, a multi-year program that will guide the development of a new transit network and level of transit service in the city.

The goal for the new transit network will be to:

  • Increase frequency and reliability of bus service
  • Focus service on the city’s most heavily travelled streets
  • Create better connections with other major transportation systems like GO rail service
  • Improve the comfort and convenience of taking transit.

As the city builds the new Transit Plan, we need your help gathering information about transit.

Links and Resources

www.getinvolvedburlington.ca

www.burlington.ca/getinvolved

City of Burlington Facebook

Video

Get Involved Burlington 

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Communications contact:
Donna Kell
Manager of Communications
Office: 905-335-7600, ext. 7841
Mobile: 905-630-6263
donna.kell@burlington.ca
Media contact:
Michelle Dwyer
Corporate Public Involvement Consultant
Office: 905-335-7600, ext. 7378
michelle.dwyer@burlington.ca

 

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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