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Residents begins petition to protect St. Luke’s neighbourhood and #growright

Streetscape of St Lukes Precinct

A downtown resident has started a petition to protect St. Luke’s and Emerald Precincts from inappropriate redevelopment, including townhouses, semi-detached units, duplexes or apartment walkups. The petition also advocates lower height on Brant Street and opposes overintensification in the community as a whole.

Read or print the petition: St. Lukes Petition

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. We are definitely on side with this petition.It is unfortunate that our beautiful downtown has and continues to change so radically. We are saddened by the decisions made on our behalf.
    It’s hard to fight city hall.

    Marlene McIntosh

  2. Imagine–having to fight city hall to protect your neighbourhood. This mayor and council are truly “out-of-touch” having forgotten that they were elected TO SERVE THE PEOPLE. The prevailing attitude at City Hall, not only among the politicians, but with most of the bureaucrats I’ve dealt with is “THE PEOPLE ARE THERE TO SERVE THEM”. Change is coming and not soon enough!

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