We’re back! Council returns after summer break

City Council 2014-2018: Inaugural meeting
City Council 2014-2018: Inaugural meeting

City council is returning to the business of the city following a six-week break from city and regional standing committee and citizen committee meetings. The break was instituted in part because citizens don’t like when council conducts significant business while you’re away on holidays and can’t participate.

Regional meetings began Sept. 2, (all members of  Burlington City Council sit on Halton Regional Council.) City standing committee meetings begin Sept. 14.

Agendas for these meetings are available online below, and residents can attend to speak to any of the agenda items by registering in advance as a delegation. You can also sign up for alerts to be notified when new agendas are posted.

Agendas & Minutes

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Coming to Committee & Council

Some highlights of items coming to city standing committee meetings include:

  • Confidential discussion on downtown real estate (Sept. 14)
  • Proposed bylaw prohibiting feeding wildlife (Sept. 14)
  • Financial status & operating budget performance (Sept. 15)
  • State of the downtown & recommended performance measures (Sept. 15)
  • Confidential updates on OMB hearing re 374 Martha St. development (ADI) and Burlington Airpark (Sept. 15)

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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