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Committee & council calendar approved by committee; heads to council Sept. 24

The calendar of monthly committee and council meetings for 2019 has been approved by committee and heads to council Sept. 24 for a final vote. Decisions at City Hall flow first to a standing committee (Committee of the Whole, Audit, Planning & Development). Recommendations from standing committees then go to council for ratification. All seven members of council sit on all standing committees (except audit, which has three council members and the mayor).

Standing committees meet monthly except in August, and in October of an election year. The last committee meetings of this term of council are the week of November 5, with the new city council sworn in Dec. 3.

City councillors are also Regional Councillors; Halton Region  also has monthly standing committee and council meetings. The last Regional Council meeting of this term is Nov. 21, with the new regional council sworn in Dec. 5.

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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  1. The 2019 Calendar of Meetings is great, just need some further detailed explanation on what the squares, circles, triangles, boxes and colours signify. Thanks.

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