Categories: Seniors

Seniors issues focus of new Ward 2 committee

Thurs. Dec. 15, 6-7pm (Seniors subcommittee); 7-9pm (Ward 2 Citizen’s Advisory Committee), Rm 247, City Hall

At the request of seniors living in Ward 2, I’ve set up a seniors committee to explore issues facing seniors and recommend action items. The group is a subcommittee of our larger Ward 2 Citizen’s Advisory Committee. Both groups meet monthly, the third Thursday of each month. Everyone is welcome.

Downtown Brant St, crosswalk sign – vehicles have right of way

Seniors sub-committee: At its most recent meeting the subcommittee formalized a terms of reference and outlined several areas for action, including pedestrian priority for crossing on Brant Street, and an advance green light turning left into the senior’s centre from New Street. Read the minutes, terms of reference and workplan here. The committee is a pilot project for establishing seniors committees in other wards.

Ward 2 Citizens Advisory Committee: We welcomed Kyle Benham, from the Burlington Economic Development Corporation, and Jody Wellings, our Downtown Co-ordinator, to our most recent meeting to discuss challenges and opportunities in the downtown. That feedback will be posted online next week here and sent to our Downtown Task Group, which is preparing recommendations for council. For previous committee minutes, click here.

Marianne Meed Ward

I was inspired to seek public office because I believe, like so many of you, “I can do something about that” on the issues we face. As councilor, my role is to take a stand on what’s best for residents and go to bat for it. Pushback is inevitable from those who don’t have the community’s interests at heart. I will stand with you and for you, to achieve the best interests of our city, without caving to unacceptable compromise in the name of consensus.

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