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
Speaking up for Burlington at the AMO Conference
Meeting with the Minister of Environment, Jim Bradley at AMO, 2013
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.