The next meeting of the Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee is set for Thursday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Community Room 2 at Haber Recreation Centre, 3040 Tim Dobbie Drive.
The Halton District School Board’s Program and Accommodation Review of Burlington secondary schools and the possibility of closures are understandably difficult for our community.
In a perfect world with unlimited financial resources, we would not have to see any schools closed in Burlington.
Every school in Burlington matters to its neighbourhood, its students and their families, its staff and its alumni.
As Mayor, I represent the interests of all the people of Burlington. As such, I will not choose to promote one school over another during this review process. This is a decision of the Halton District School Board, and because of that, it is important that Burlington City Council not use its influence to favour specific schools. Burlington City Council purposely chose City Manager James Ridge to serve as an objective representative of the City of Burlington on the Halton District School Board’s Program and Accommodation Review Committee.
There are residents asking me to support their school over another. I respectfully ask, just as I respect your positions on each of your schools, that you understand that my position as Mayor means I represent all of Burlington. All of our schools matter just as all of our people matter.
Media release from the City of Burlington
Mayor Rick Goldring welcomed the Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, to the Art Gallery of Burlington (AGB) on Feb. 24 for a roundtable discussion on seniors’ housing needs in Burlington.
Mayor Goldring hosted the roundtable with the Lieutenant Governor at Her Honour’s request to learn more about issues, ideas and initiatives of importance to the people of Burlington.
Over the next 20 years, the percentage of seniors within Burlington is expected to grow to about one in every four residents and the number of seniors over the age of 80 is expected to more than double.
Following the roundtable discussion, Mayor Goldring announced a one-year task force to address the issue of seniors’ housing in Burlington. Continue reading
Guest blog by Mark McGuire and Chris Ritsma, Co-Chairs of the Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee.
Mayor Rick Goldring’s Millennial Advisory Committee met for their second meeting of the New Year on Thursday, Feb. 9 at the Tansley Woods Community Centre. The Committee welcomed Halton Regional Police Service Burlington (3 District) Superintendent Al Albano to discuss Community Mobilization and Engagement within Burlington. Continue reading
Media advisory from the City of Burlington:
Mayor Rick Goldring is pleased to welcome the Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, to the Art Gallery of Burlington (AGB) for a roundtable discussion on seniors’ housing needs in Burlington. An update for media will follow the roundtable discussion.
Who: Mayor Rick Goldring; the Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario; Burlington’s Town Crier; and the Burlington Teen Tour Band.
What: Welcome the Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell to Burlington. Update from the roundtable discussion.
When: Friday, Feb. 24, 2017
9:15 a.m.: Burlington’s Town Crier leads the welcome at the Lakeshore Road entrance of the AGB.
11:15 a.m.: The Burlington Teen Tour Band provides a musical welcome in the Shoreline Room. Mayor Goldring and the Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell provide an update following the roundtable discussion.
Where: Art Gallery of Burlington
1333 Lakeshore Rd.
Front entrance and Shoreline Room
Why: The update following the roundtable will provide highlights of the discussion. The roundtable is held at the request of the Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell to learn more about issues, ideas and initiatives of importance to the people of Burlington.