Mayor Rick Goldring joined Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, Provincial Environment Minister Glen Murray and Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger to speak at the June 17 update on the Randle Reef sediment remediation project in Burlington Bay. The project will reduce the amount and spread of contaminants through the harbour, significantly improving water quality.Continue reading →
Mayor Rick Goldring leads a Jane’s Walk on May 6 with Aldershot High School Grade 9 students and teacher David Willms.The walk is part of an initiative between the Halton Region Health Department and the Grade 9 geography classes at Aldershot High School where students are learning about their “livable communities” curriculum by connecting with their city.
Committee and Council Meetings
Agendas, minutes and videos on standing committee and council meetings, as well as agendas and reports for upcoming meetings, are available online.
Community and Corporate Services Committee – Monday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m.
Development and Infrastructure Committee – Tuesday, May 17 at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Agendas, minutes and videos on standing committee and council meetings in February, as well as agendas and reports for upcoming meetings, are available online.
Council News in Brief
As a way to further engage the community in our conversation about great city-building and keep you informed of the latest news at City Hall, I am posting highlights from committee and council meetings on my blog at www.burlingtonmayor.com. Highlights will be posted within a day or two of committee and council meetings on my blog. Please check back regularly to stay up to date. Here are the latest committee and council news items in brief for February:Continue reading →
Agendas, minutes and videos on standing committee and council meetings in January, as well as agendas and reports for upcoming meetings, are available online.
State of the City Address 2016
Burlington must grow differently as the city approaches build-out of its urban areas and as the city continues to protect valued green spaces. We are one of the first municipalities in Southern Ontario to stop sprawl and instead grow in place, something that many other municipalities will be faced with in the next decade or two.
I was pleased to deliver this message as part of my annual State of the City Address on Jan. 28 to a Burlington Chamber of Commerce audience of more than 400 people.
Burlington is built out with very little room left for traditional greenfield suburban-type development. Fifty per cent of Burlington is rural, agricultural, natural greenbelt and the vast majority of people I talk to want to keep it that way.
The centrepiece of my message was the nearly-complete Strategic Plan for the City of Burlington. After more than a year of collaboration between the community, City Council and city staff, the strategic plan is nearly done, with city staff making revisions based on the feedback provided in December and January. The completed document goes to City Council for approval this spring.
There are four key strategic directions outlined in Burlington’s new strategic plan including: i) A City That Grows ii) A City that Moves iii) A Green and Healthy City iv) An Engaging City. These themes were highlighted in an accompanying video entitled ‘Where We Grow from Here: Burlington’s Strategic Plan 2015-2040’.
The strategic plan is the 25-year blueprint for city-building and will be supported in more detail with the Official Plan, Transportation Master Plan and the Corporate Work Plan.