October Update

Budget Telephone Town Hall

On Wednesday, October 18th, I hosted our first ever Budget Telephone Town Hall.  We had a great turn out and received many thoughtful questions regarding Burlington. I want to thank all the residents who participated in this discussion.

Questions ranged from investing in our transit, bike lanes to managing traffic flow on our city streets. We gained a tremendous amount of feedback that we will use to create our 2018 Budget.

This video is a snapshot of the topics raised on Wednesday night.

Inspire Burlington With Moses Znaimer

The Mayor’s Inspire Burlington Series, with the President of CARP, Moses Znaimer is SOLD OUT!  We announced the event earlier this month and we’re thrilled to see that this event is one not to be missed.

Moses will share his perspective on a “New Vision of Aging for Canada”.  How baby boomers have changed in the way they age.

Our experience has shown us that even when people register to attend, they miss the event due to conflicts.  We will initiate a stand-by line for walk-ins and try our best to accommodate everyone.

Downtown Mobility Hub Draft Plan

Last month, our city staff unveiled the Downtown Mobility Hub draft New Precinct Plan and Policy Framework to members of the council.

The new Draft Precinct Plan was produced after extensive consultation with the community.  It proposes dedicating 49% of our downtown for public use and establishes where mid-rise and tall buildings should be located.

I encourage you to take a look and let me know what you think.  You can watch the entire presentation HERE or read about it HERE.

Burlington Matters Back For Another Season

 

Another season of Burlington Matters is back on Your TV (Formally TV Cogeco).

I was in the studio last week taping the season premiere.

Our first episode focuses on the Draft New Precinct Plan for Downtown Mobility Hub. Mary Lou Tanner, Director of Planning and Building and Rosa Bustamante, Manager of Mobility Hubs joined me on the show and we had a great discussion on the future of our beautiful Downtown.
Burlington Matters repeats throughout the week and you can find the full
schedule here.Tune in on Cable 23 or HD Cable 700. To suggest an episode topic, please email mayor@burlington.ca 

Live with Kelly from Kelly’s Bake Shoppe

I had a wonderful opportunity to sit down with Kelly Childs, the owner of Kelly’s Bake Shoppe on Brant Street, to discuss something more personal.
I was invited to go LIVE on Kelly’s Facebook page to discuss the importance of mindfulness and the benefits of meditation. Not many of you know that I meditate on a regular basis. It allows me to pause from my very busy schedule to regroup and focus.
Thank you to Kelly and the team for a great start to my morning last week. You can watch the interview here.

Travel To Apeldoorn Netherlands!

This is a rare opportunity! Travel to Burlington’s twin city Apeldoorn Netherlands and stay with local families while you explore Amsterdam with Burlington’s Mundialization Citizen Committee! This is the best way to experience Dutch hospitality and culture.

You can learn more about the trip at upcoming information sessions or call 905-335-7600 ext. 7855 or email mundialization@burlington.ca

Burlington Matters, Season 2: Episodes 5 & 6 Air Dates

Burlington Matters with Mayor Rick Goldring, a community television program I host on CogecoTV, has returned for season 2. If you have a show suggestion, email my office at mayor@burlington.ca. Past episodes of Burlington Matters can be found online at Burlington.ca/BurlingtonMatters.

Burlington Matters with Mayor Goldring – Season 2, Episode 5: Applicable Learning from Sweden and Denmark

Mayor Goldring discusses sustainable development learning from Sweden with Paul Sharman, Lynn Robichaud and Frank McKeown.

Mayor Goldring discusses sustainable development learning from Sweden with Paul Sharman, Lynn Robichaud and Frank McKeown.

A City of Burlington team travelled to Sweden and Denmark in September 2016 to connect with other cities on community energy, sustainable development and economic development opportunities. In this episode of Burlington Matters, Mayor Rick Goldring and guests discuss ideas from Sweden and Denmark that can be tailored into made-in-Burlington applications. Featuring guests: Paul Sharman, Ward 5 City and Regional Councillor for Burlington; Lynn Robichaud, Senior Sustainability Coordinator with City of Burlington, and Frank McKeown, Executive Director, Burlington Economic Development Corporation (BEDC).

Air dates for Episode 5:

Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 at 10:00 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 at 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 at 10:00 p.m. Continue reading

Burlington Matters, Season 2, Episode 4: Give Brilliantly with Burlington Foundation

Burlington Foundation talks with Mayor Rick Goldring about its focus on improving our city’s vitality, as well as the lives of the people who live here. Featuring guests: Colleen Mulholland, President and CEO, Burlington Foundation, Ron Foxcroft, Board Chair and Member, Burlington Foundation and Catherine Brady, Board Member, Burlington Foundation.

Burlington Matters, Season 2, Episode 3: A City That Grows

How and where will Burlington grow in the next 25 years? City staff visit to talk with Mayor Rick Goldring about Burlington’s vision to Grow Bold. Featuring guests: Mary Lou Tanner, Director of Planning and Building, City of Burlington; Leah Smith, Senior Planner – Policy, City of Burlington and Rosa Bustamante, Manager of Policy Planning – Mobility Hubs, City of Burlington.

Burlington Matters, Season 2, Episodes 3 & 4

Burlington Matters with Mayor Rick Goldring, a community television program on CogecoTV, has returned for season 2. See episodes and air dates below. If you have a show suggestion, email mayor@burlington.ca. Past episodes of Burlington Matters can be found online at Burlington.ca/BurlingtonMatters.

Mary Lou Tanner, Leah Smith, and Rosa Bustamante discuss smart residential growth with Mayor Rick Goldring on Episode 3 of Burlington Matters on CogecoTV.

Mary Lou Tanner, Leah Smith, and Rosa Bustamante discuss smart residential growth with Mayor Rick Goldring on Episode 3 of Burlington Matters on CogecoTV.

Burlington Matters with Mayor Goldring – Season 2, Episode 3: Burlington – A City That Grows

How and where will Burlington grow in the next 25 years? City staff visit to talk with Mayor Rick Goldring about Burlington’s vision to Grow Bold. Featuring guests: Mary Lou Tanner, Director of Planning and Building, City of Burlington; Leah Smith, Senior Planner – Policy, City of Burlington and Rosa Bustamante, Manager of Policy Planning – Mobility Hubs, City of Burlington. Continue reading