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Join me for neighbourhood walkabouts: Glenwood (July 6); Lakeshore (July 21)

glenwood schoolAs part of an effort to reach out and learn more about individual neighbourhoods and communities in Ward 2, I’ve worked with my community liaisons to organize a series of neighbourhood walkabouts.

The goal of the walkabouts is to meet residents who I only know by email, or don’t come to public meetings, and to see the neighbourhood through your eyes: the issues, concerns, what you like, what could be better. It’s also an opportunity for me to share with residents various supports the city has for the community including tree planting, benches, and funding for street parties, community events, or community upgrades.

The next walkabouts are as follows. If you live in these neighbourhood, please join us!

  • Glenwood School Drive/Queensway neighbourhood, Wed. July 6, 7pm; meet at corner of Glenwood School Drive and Hazel
  • Lakeshore Public School neighbourhood, Thurs. July 21, 7pm; meet at the corner of Newbold and Bruce. I’ll be joined on this walk by our Ward 1&2 public school trustee, Leah Reynolds, who lives in the neighbourhood.

Want to organize a walkabout in your neighbourhood? Contact my assistant: Georgie.Gartside@Burlington.ca 905.335.7600, x7368

 

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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