Though the budget includes several need-to-have items – our contribution to the hospital redevelopment, money for infrastructure, the new Alton community centre and library, and enhanced transit service – it also includes almost $2 million in “nice-to-haves”.
Posts by Marianne Meed Ward:
Recent downtown developments have revealed the need for upgrades to hydro service in the downtown
Given the economic climate and the potential increase for necessary items, our budget must reflect priorities and need to haves.
We need a made-in-Burlington policy to provide clarity around fundraising and events sponsored by members of council.
City staff are recommending approval of the rezoning of 2071 Ghent Avenue to permit a four-storey, six unit townhouse building, with two parking spaces each, and three spaces for visitor parking.
Thanks to the members of the Burlington Waterfront Committee (formerly the Waterfront Access & Protection Advisory Committee) for spearheading this initiative
The Burl-Oak Naval Veterans have requested that the promenade in Spencer Smith Park be renamed the Naval Veterans Walkway
As the city tries to encourage more active transportation, we are reviewing rules around using Burlington’s streets for wheeled transportation including skateboarding, roller blades, electric scooters and other “emerging vehicles.” Currently all of these are prohibited on city streets.
The Friends of Freeman Station are hoping to move the historic train station to a new home in April, on land provided by Ashland-Hercules on Fairview Street, just east of the fire station.
Your valuable insights, lived experience, and reasonable alternatives to on-road bike lanes helped sway the vote to keep the road as is.