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”.
We need a made-in-Burlington policy to provide clarity around fundraising and events sponsored by members of council.
Thanks to the members of the Burlington Waterfront Committee (formerly the Waterfront Access & Protection Advisory Committee) for spearheading this initiative
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.
Your valuable insights, lived experience, and reasonable alternatives to on-road bike lanes helped sway the vote to keep the road as is.
We must do better than a 6.5% increase, and that will require some tough choices.
There are steps we can take, both large and small, short term and long term, that will preserve what we love about the community, and make changes that will make our city even better
I support a revised strategic focus and funding for BEDC
As I have learned more about this project, and the intent of the zoning, I have growing concerns about the scale and density of the project, and its compatibility with the character of the neighbourhood.
I oppose the Region’s plan of taking the vote there first; it settles the decision and renders a later Burlington council vote irrelevant.