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.
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.