February 7, 2014
Burlington Progress Report: February 2014
Committee and Council Meetings
Information on the most recent standing Committee meetings is available online, including agendas, minutes and videos.
- Development and Infrastructure Committee: February 3, 2014
- Community and Corporate Services Committee: February 4, 2013
- City Committee Highlights from last month: January 23, 2014
Our next Council meeting is on February 18 where we will be considering the Proposed Capital Budget.
On February 18th, Council will vote on approving the Proposed Capital Budget for 2014. Immediately after, we will begin our review of the proposed 2014 Current operating budget at the Community and Corporate Services Committee at 9:30 a.m. on February 20, 2014. A special Council meeting will be held immediately following the Committee meeting to approve the Current budget.
On January 29th, we held an interactive workshop about the city’s 2014 current and capital budgets. We had a great turn out at this meeting. Participants had the opportunity to discuss service choices, infrastructure, and the long-term financial plan while learning more about the city’s 2014 current and capital budgets and the impact the budget will have on 2014 property taxes.
September 6, 2013
September Progress Report
September is a time of renewal and new beginnings. We have enjoyed a beautiful two months of summer weather in Burlington with lots of activities happening all over the city. I hope you have had many opportunities to get out and explore the community
Next week we start back with committee meetings, with our first Council meeting for the fall taking place on September 23. We can expect a very busy few months as we tackle some challenging items including the Burlington Airpark and the Burlington Beach Regional Waterfront Master Plan. We will also be focussing on the Community Energy Plan, Transportation Master Plan, Cultural Action Plan and continuing our Official Plan Review.
Through the Mayor’s office, I am also re-launching the communication initiative: I imagine Burlington. I invite you to read more below.
Upcoming Committee Meetings
- Development and Infrastructure Committee: September 9, 2013
- Budget and Corporate Services Committee: September 10, 2013
- Community Services Committee: September 11, 2013
- Committee Highlights: July 12, 2013
Speaking up for Burlington at the AMO Conference
Last month I, along with Councillor Blair Lancaster, attended the annual AMO (Association of Municipalities in Ontario) Conference in Ottawa with more than 1,600 other municipal leaders.
During that conference, I met with several of our provincial ministers to discuss important Burlington issues. Meetings took place with Glen Murray, Minister of Transportation; Eric Hoskins, Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Employment; Jim Bradley, Minister of Environment and Linda Jeffrey, Minister of Municipal Affairs; Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Energy; and, Mario Sergio, Minister Responsible for Seniors.
May 9, 2013
Over the past 2 years we have heard from some great speakers about what makes a great city and they have provided us with inspiring ideas on how to build our community better. Several of our events have involved conversations around ways that urban planning can impact community life – whether it is the environment, our economic prosperity or public health.
Last week we heard from Dr. David Mowat, Chief Medical Officer of Health for Peel Region about building healthy communities and how the built environment (our roads, buildings, parks) can have a direct impact on public health.
Some key points that really resonated for me:
April 26, 2013
I am pleased to host leading industry-expert, Dr. David Mowat, Medical Officer of Health, Peel Region at Inspire Burlington on May 2, 7 pm at The Burlington Performing Arts Centre.
This talk will relate to our Official Plan Review and building healthy, vibrant communities. As we review our Official Plan in line with efforts at the Region and the Province, we will consider opportunities to support the creation of healthy built environments.