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Dec. 7 is first public meeting on 2017 budget

2017-budgetThe timeline for the 2017 budget process has been set and residents are encouraged to get involved:

Dec. 7, 2016 – 7 p.m. – Public Information Night, Haber Recreation Centre, 3040 Tim Dobbie Dr.

Dec. 8, 2016 – 9:30 a.m. – Proposed Capital Budget review and approval; proposed Operating budget overview at Community & Corporate Services Committee, City Hall, 426 Brant St., Council Chambers

Dec. 19, 2016 – 6:30 p.m. – City Council approval of proposed Capital Budget, City Hall Council Chambers

Jan. 19, 2017 – 9:30 a.m. – Proposed Operating Budget review and approval at Community & Corporate Services Committee, City Hall Council Chambers

Jan. 23, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. – City Council approval of the proposed Operating Budget, City Hall Council Chambers

Residents are welcome to attend the public information night on Dec. 7 to learn more about what’s planned for the 2017 budget and provide input. You can also delegate and speak to all members of City Council at a Community & Corporate Services Committee meeting or at one of the City Council meetings.

Delegations must register by no later than noon on the day before the Community & Corporate Services Committee meeting or by noon on the day of a City Council meeting. To register as a delegation, please call 905-335-7600, ext. 7481 or visit burlington.ca/delegation.

For more information on the budget, including a link to the 25-year Strategic Plan, visit www.burlington.ca/budget.

Written by 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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