March 2017 Progress Report

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Mayor Rick Goldring hosted a meeting with Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell and a group of community stakeholders on Feb. 24, 2017 to discuss seniors’ housing in Burlington. The day concluded with Mayor Goldring announcing the creation of the Mayor’s Task Force on Seniors’ Housing.

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.

Burlington City Council – Monday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Committee of the Whole – Monday, April 3 at 1 p.m. and/or 6:30 p.m.

Planning and Development Committee – Tuesday, April 4 at 1 p.m. and/or 6:30 p.m.

Committee of the Whole – Workshop – Thursday, April 6 at 1 p.m.

Burlington City Council – Tuesday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m.

Mayor’s Task Force on Seniors’ Housing

I am pleased to share I am creating a one-year task force to help address the issue of seniors’ housing in Burlington. Continue reading

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Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee – April meeting

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Mayor Goldring’s Millennial Advisory Committee.

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.

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HDSB Program and Accommodation Review

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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.

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Mayor Goldring and Lieutenant Governor talk about seniors’ housing in Burlington

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Mayor Goldring and Lieutenant Governor Dowdeswell

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

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Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee – February Update

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Mayor Rick Goldring thanks Superintendent Al Albano for speaking with the Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee at the February meeting.

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

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