Ward 2
COMMUNITY NEWS
Lisa Kearns l Councillor l Burlington.ca/Ward2

September 2019

Hello Everyone!

It's back to school and back to business. Summer was a great opportunity to enjoy many conversations, community engagements and outreach with our residents and businesses.

A full Committee Agenda cycle greets Council next week - let's make this the year of public engagement and bring your voice to the forefront of decision making. There are so many opportunities to get involved!
For a complete listing of the upcoming agenda items, visit the City's Calendar .

We're making it easier to connect with your Council, read on to find out how!

Big news & events over the summer included M aclean's Magazine ranking of Burlington as the Best Community in Canada & the Best City in Canada to Raise a Family , the Spencer Smith Park Playground Revitalization Celebration, Ward 2 Park, Play & Say at Thorpe Park, Pre-Construction Information Meetings, BDBA Jazz Festival, the AMO Conference, Canada's Largest Ribfest, Love my Hood events, outdoor movies, and a variety of events in Village Square, Central Park and Spencer Smith Park.

A personal favourite was hosting story time at Central Library - if you missed it, we read Unicorn (and Horse), a sweet lesson about differences and commonalities. Through story, this was a good reminder of Burlington's mission to embrace diversity & increase opportunites that reflect the ideals of acceptance, accommodation and respect.

This summer we certainly took pride in our city - a great place to live, work and play.

2019 Association of Ontario Municipalities (AMO)
AGM and Annual Conference
August 18 - 21, 2019 | Ottawa
Council attended the AMO Conference in Ottawa - where Municipal leaders meet with Provincial officials and representatives. My key priority was to escalate the message of unintended tax consequences directly to the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC). 

Our downtown is very concerned about the impact of inflated tax assessments will hurt the small business community downtown.

Skyrocketing taxes because of development speculation drive up tenant rents. This makes our commercial space less competitive, which leads to urban blight. That in turn leads to major comprehensive redevelopment. This results in new rent levels that only conglomerates can afford. Then we lose our unique independent retail. Addressing these taxes are the first step in preserving our downtown retail culture we all know and love.
 
On behalf of the BDBA members, I analyzed the issue and advocated at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario conference directly to the provincial government which is the accountable body for the not-for-profit corporation, Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC).
 
I heard from our business community that success would be a correction to current assessments, preemptive control over the upcoming 2020 assessments, and policy tools to control unintended planning consequences by the provincial government.
 
I brought this to the Ontario Minster of Finance, Hon. Rod Phillips, Hon. Jane McKenna MPP, alongside Mayor Meed Ward, Councillor Galbraith and staff. I set out the timely challenges as businesses address the impact of escalating property tax assessments on the commercial sector of Burlington’s Downtown. Land assembly and land speculation has led to a dangerous mix of inflated property values and the associated taxes – of which MPAC is only one.

We now have a plan with MPAC to deliver on success by: reviewing planning data, reviewing the 2016 assessments, bringing the business community into the review process, implementing best practice, and exploring tax tools to ensure the health and vitality of our BDBA members. A win for everyone.
I also participated in an early-morning AMO Code of Conduct workshop to ensure that among other Ontario municipalities, Burlington is a leader in best practice and that I have a strong knowledge of our Council Code of Conduct and Corporate Policies. It was important to highlight Council’s obligation to serve their constituents and the public in a diligent manner - understanding that as leaders of the community, we are held to a higher standard of behaviour and conduct. 

The AMO workshop was an opportunity to review that Burlington’s Code of Conduct is consistent with principles of transparent and accountable government, and reflective of the City’s core values.
What's Happening at City Hall
Committee Agenda - September

Regular items below will be discussed on Monday September 9th.
Additional items can be found on the AGENDA LINK.

Two changes are ahead for this cycle of meetings, start time is now 9:30 am, and delegates speak to Committee first.

In my campaign promise to get City Hall working for you , the delegation process for Committee has been changed on a pilot basis to give delegates the first priority to speak to Committee.

When we begin at the 9:30 am and/or 6:30 pm sessions, the first we hear from are residents - the people we serve. City meetings are live webcasted, giving everyone the option to either stay in chamber or view online.

Committee agendas are dynamic and delegates lives are busy, this is a win for all to ensure that the opportunity to speak to Committee is at the forefront of decision making. I've witnessed and felt the unrest when those waiting to speak are patiently awaiting the agenda item of interest. This change brings predictability and respect for residents valuable time.

Sept. 9, 2019
Provincial Audit and Accountability Fund Project Overview

In May 2019, the Ontario Government announced the creation of the Audit and Accountability Fund; $7.35 million for large urban municipalities and district school boards interested in conducting service delivery and administrated expenditure reviews with the goal of finding efficiencies while protecting important front-line services. The reviews must be conducted by an independent third-party and must be completed by Nov. 30, 2019.

I requested that the Pre-Building Permit Development Approval Process be included in the submission. This will assess the detailed business process for zoning clearance and verification, site grading and alterations, and committee of adjustment variances. The 2019 Gross Operating Expenditure of this service is $3.7m - it is also a revenue generating service to the City. We need to be certain this service delivers value to customers and guarantees a modern, efficient, accountable and effective experience.
The City of Burlington submitted an Expression of Interest requesting $250,000 to review the following services:

  • Corporate Fleet
  • Leaf Collection
  • Winter Maintenance
  • Pre-Building Permit Development Approval Process

Only the Pre-Building Permit Development Approval Process was selected for funding in the amount of $250,000. The City has engaged a consulting team; Performance Concepts Consulting together with Dillon Consulting to conduct the reviews. This will be presented as Agenda item 4.1 Provincial Audit and Accountability Fund: Service Delivery Project Overview.

This is a great opportunity to receive expert insight without drawing from the municipal tax base and working with our provincial government.

My comments: I've heard concerns from residents and builders that the building permit process presents challenges. For example, lack of self-serve options, consistency of information and direction, and a discrepancy in expectations for when permits are issued. This matters because confusion, additional costs, and inconsistent process do not reflect well on our City's commitment to deliver Customer Service with efficiency. At the application phase, I suggested that the fund be put towards reviewing and streamlining the city's building permit process in order to better assist residents in navigating the system.

Are there specific areas for improvement? Please send me your ideas Ward2@Burlington.ca
Construction and Mobility Management Plan

These policy guidelines will have tough new controls that will restrict what developers can do when it comes to closing public roads and sidewalks in support of development projects. The policy will establish new details, fees and requirements for site Construction & Mobility Management Plan.

My comments: I support this report because it reflects exactly the expressions heard at the two hosted Construction Information Meetings held last month. Residents know that the previous approvals are past the point of return, now we must work to minimize the impacts of construction while welcoming new residents.

Current residents want greater control over downtown parking supply during construction, securities to enforce the construction plans, assurances over environmental mitigation efforts, and most importantly, respect for our commitment to active transportation and traffic flow.

Comments at July CoW meeting : " We are looking to take back our city. We have made a commitment to active transportation — this is a direct show of that commitment. We can no longer have our streets held hostage. Our taxpayers pay for those streets. They pay for those roads. They are their streets and roads. Construction and development is certainly possible without the impediments forced on the community.
Staff Direction: Rainbow Crosswalks

On September 6th, over 1500 people gathered at the Art Gallery Burlington for The Gender Conspiracy: An Open Letter to the Trans and Gender Diverse communities.

It was an evening of contributing artists & community partners who are supporting a dialogue addressing human rights advocacy.

This is added as item 4.9 in the Regular Agenda for Committee on September 9, 2019.

The City of Burlington is working to be an inclusive and welcoming City. An area of emerging focus and community request to the City and its boards is diversity and inclusivity with the LGTBQ2IS+ community.

This year the City raised the Pride flag for the month of June. This fall, the Art Gallery of Burlington’s new exhibit “The Gender Conspiracy” is opening. Burlington’s Inclusivity Advisory Committee, at their June 2019 meeting, supported working on Pride events for June 2020 with staff and citizens.

An area where numerous municipalities are also showing their support for Pride and the LGTBQ2IS+ community is installation of rainbow painted crosswalks at controlled intersections. It is an important public statement of welcome and inclusion that will be available year-round in our City. It is time for the City to initiate a rainbow crosswalk. This staff direction is needed now so that the crosswalk can be painted in the spring in time for Pride 2020.
2085 Pine Street - Application Received

At the Sept. 10 Planning & Development (P&D) meeting , staff will present an information report regarding an application received for 2085 Pine Street . The Proposal includes amendment to the Official Plan and Zoning By-law to facilitate:

  • Redevelopment of the site into an 11-storey building.
  • 39 residential units.
  • 3 levels of underground parking, consisting of 48 parking spaces.
  • Commercial and office units on the ground floor.
  • Existing heritage dwelling is proposed to remain, attached to the proposed building and used for commercial or office.

Changes following Pre-Consultation:

Some of the changes that the applicant has implemented in response to these comments were the following:
  • The top two floors have been revised to step further back on the east and south sides;
  • The setback along the east property line has been slightly increased;
  • Amenity area is now proposed on the first floor in order to establish a more positive relationship with adjacent townhouses;
  • A view range analysis was done to show how the planting on the balconies works, to help reduce privacy impacts.
Speaking at the meeting:  Since this is a statutory public meeting, advance registration is not required. However, if you wish to arrange in advance to speak at the statutory public meeting, please register here

My comments: This site exceeds the permissions it is allowed now for a second time. Issues of privacy, inadequate parking (1.03 spaces/unit, no visitor), and incompatible height and density were expressed at the February per-consutlation meeting.
The downtown density target is 200 people/jobs (units) per hectare (ha). The current in force and effect Official Plan identifies 185 units/ha. This application represents nearly double at 375 units/ha. The feedback is that this represents over-intensification for the site, which I do not support.

Please email any additional comments to me: Lisa.Kearns@Burlington.ca and copy the planner on file Melissa.Morgan@Burlington.ca
Free Transit for Students?

At Committee next week ( CoW, Sept. 9 ) we'll be talking about the option of free transit for high school students in Burlington. The recommendation suggests that if approved, free transit for high school students be implemented as early as the 2020 budget (if feasible). 

My comments: Calling all students! We need to hear from you. Come out and speak to Committee and let us know if this will help, will you take the bus if it is free? Will you reduce your car trips (help impact on the environment)? Register on-line for your opportunity to speak with your Council about the potential of free transit for students.
Downtown Streetscape Guidelines
At the Planning & Development (P&D) Sept. 10 meeting, we will be reviewing and considering for approval the Downtown Streetscape Guidelines .

The 2019 Downtown Streetscape Guidelines establishes a new vision, framework, and a set of design principles and strategies, which will provide guidance for the consistent application and renewal of the various downtown streetscapes.

This may include the reconstruction of surface works such as sidewalks, curbs, cross-walks, and roadways together with the replacement or refurbishment of streetscape elements such as street trees, streetlighting, and furnishings (e.g. benches, waste receptacles, bike racks, bus shelters, and bollards). The guidelines are intended to help enhance and strengthen the public realm and contribute to the Downtown as an accessible, cohesive, identifiable and vibrant destination within the city.

You are welcome to come and speak to Committee, let us know your comments and thoughts about the guidelines. Visit Delegation Registration to learn more.
Other Items being Discussed at P&D /Upcoming City Hall Meetings:









Staff are recommending the approval of the relocation of the Bingo Connection from Ward 1 (Plains Road) to Ward 2 (1881 Fairview St.)

Information report about the initiatives aimed at improving traffic management and reducing the impacts of congestion on the City’s road network. 

Panhandling in our streets - Update Report.

Nuisance and Noise By-law - air horns and noisy moving vehicles.


New Parking Lot at John and Caroline Streets - green parking and lot design guidelines.
Asset Management Plan
The Asset Management Plan helps the city make the best possible decisions regarding the construction, operation, maintenance, renewal, replacement, expansion and disposal of infrastructure assets while minimizing risk and cost to taxpayers and maximizing service delivery. In alignment with the city's Strategic Plan, a draft Asset Management Plan has been developed by the city. This document integrates a number of individual (business specific) infrastructure asset plans, including: Roadways, Facilities and Buildings, Parks and Land Improvements, Stormwater Management, Fleet and Equipment and Information Technology Services. The plan is based on the guidelines set in place by the Ontario Ministry of Infrastructure's Building Together Guide for Municipal Asset Management Plans.  
The new Burlington Transit routes/changes went into effect as at Sept. 1, 2019.

These changes will help Burlington move toward a transit system that operates on a grid network, with bus service along the city’s most-travelled roads in an east-west and north-south direction.
Establishing a grid network will create a transit network with more frequent and better-connected service to help meet the mobility needs of the community.

For complete schedules, routes, and information, visit Burlington Transit.
Cannabis
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has given notice that Burlington can expect two more potential cannabis retail stores. Locations of stores, if approved, would be at 1505 Guelph Line (Ward 4) and 1025 Plains Rd. E. (Ward 1).

Previously proposed stores have been more than the Provincially-mandated 150 metres away from a school or other locations of concern, including parks, pools, arenas, libraries or recreation centres. They have also been located along transit routes and near the QEW/Hwy. 403.

Of the two newly proposed locations, the one at 1025 Plains Rd. E. continues to meet the Province’s requirements and the city’s approved criteria. The other newly proposed location, however, does not. While the proposed address of 1505 Guelph Line is more than 150 metres from nearby M.M. Robinson High School, it does not meet the set of criteria for locations and other considerations regarding cannabis stores we approved at Burlington City Council .
Naturalized Lawns

In order for the City to do its part in efforts to protect species and help our environment, the City made changes in 2018 to its Lot Maintenance By-Law to allow for naturalized lawns. The city's Lot Maintenance By-Law can be found here . The By-Law spells out the types of grass, weeds and plants that are permitted as per the Provinces Weed Control Act , R.S.O. 1990, c. W.5, as amended, on properties.
 
The By-Law defines a naturalized area as: “ a yard or a portion of a yard containing vegetative growth that does not form part of a natural garden that has been deliberately implemented to produce ground cover, including one or more species of wildflowers, shrubs, perennials, grasses or combinations of them, whether native or non-native, consistent with a managed and natural landscape other than regularly mown grass .” In addition, the By-Law requires that all property owners remove and destroy all noxious weeds from their property, including within naturalized areas, between May 1 and October 15 each calendar year.
 
There are numerous examples across the City of naturalized lawns where no enforcement action is taken due to the manner in which the lawns are carefully grown, maintained and cared for and where a buffer strip is maintained. The City’s By-Law defines a “buffer strip” as cutting all grass and ground cover within three (3) feet of any adjoining property line. Similar By-Laws exist across municipalities within Ontario. 

The City receives hundreds of complaints every year regarding the issue of tall grass and weeds as well as naturalization of properties. All complaints are investigated and treated the same under the provisions of our Lot Maintenance By-Law which allows the naturalization of properties. We give all property owners the right to clear and maintain their property to the provisions set out in the Lot Maintenance By-Law.

Enforcement only takes place after all avenues are exhausted by our Municipal By-Law Officers with the property owner whose property has not been brought into compliance with our By-Law.  When it comes to enforcing By-laws in the City of Burlington, City staff always try to work collaboratively with residents including educating them about our By-Law requirements. 

We encourage residents to continue to do their part to help the climate anyway they can including growing and maintaining naturalized lawns that fall within our Lot Maintenance By-law.
What's Happening in Ward 2
Pre-Construction Information Meetings

Stay tuned for a Special Report: Development Newsletter this month.
I held a Pre-Construction Information Meeting for the 374 Martha Street approved project and the week following on Aug. 21 a Pre-Construction Information Meeting for the 421 Brant Street approved project.
At the meetings discussed construction time lines and the construction management plan review, followed by a Q&A with city staff and project representatives.

My next Pre-Construction Information Meeting is for the 490-492 Brock Avenue project and will be held on:

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Art Gallery of Burlington (AGB)
1333 Lakeshore Road.

My comments: These Pre-Construction Information meetings provide opportunity for public input on the construction that is happening. Much of the overall construction management plan is technical, and city staff have brought the priorities of the community to the forefront, for example, no closing sidewalks or roads for an extended period of time. Through the Q&A at these pre-construction information meetings, any questions that haven't been addressed by the draft construction management plan can be asked and comments can be included for the final plan.

Any perception that I am working to promote the developer is false and harmful to the work ahead. I am in fact working through the developer(s) for the community. I have been pleased with the willingness to collaborate on providing these non-mandatory Community Pre-Construction Information Meetings, and additional information to be posted on the city's website under Current Development Projects.

There is no guidebook for this, and Burlington Downtown has never had three tall buildings approved (ADI, 26 storeys; Carriage Gate, 23 storeys, and The Molinaro Group, 22 storeys) start construction within the same period of time. All while the Bridgewater development of 22 storeys, 7 storeys, and 8 storeys of mixed-use/hotel on Lakeshore Road between Elizabeth Street and Pearl Street continues towards completion. All four developments are happening within an approximate 1 km distance.

There are no policy tools or options to exercise that will stop the approved developments. The Interim Control Bylaw cannot stop previously approved developments, only freeze in process and new applications.

I have heard the community loud and clear and will continue to stand tall on the right side of the issues and strongly bring residents voices forward. I have been firm on my stand that our city should be in control of height and density - exclusively, we need to respect and complete our own regulations that have been set to control growth.

I have met / continue to meet with immediate residents and businesses to share and hear what is important to consider for well planned and purposeful upcoming construction. These open information meetings contribute to a connected community and the opportunity to learn more.

Working for the better, together, doesn't mean giving up on moving our city forward in a way that reflects residents values. It means coming together and doing our best to understand the change happening around us.
Construction

Over the last year, I have been working closely with a city staff team from different departments in order to have all construction-related information in one place. Many residents have shared their frustration with me in that once a project is approved, details about seemed to disappear from the city's website! Finding any information on the project (other than the pre-approved reports/details) was indeed a challenger and nearly impossible.

I have heard you and have worked diligently with city staff to ensure project timelines/details, schedules and direct contact information is available on the city's website. The Bridgewater Project is an example where I have asked the project owner to provide the city with a project schedule, timeline and direct contact information.

I have also initiated the Construction in Your Neighbourhood webpage which includes helpful information including:
  • Noise and Lighting
  • Vibration
  • Dust and Environmental Concerns
  • Parking
  • Road Closures
  • Condition of construction site
  • Restoration of boulevards and sidewalks
  • Interruptions in access to water, driveway, street, sidewalks and more
City & Region Ward 2 Construction Projects

  • This project is nearing completion.
  • Driveway restoration is underway.
  • Curb and sidewalk repairs are nearing completion.
  • Paving to place the top layer of asphalt is underway and will be completed by the end of September.

  • This full depth asphalt replacement project on both Ghent and Hager Avenues is near completion.
  • Remaining work includes minor sod deficiencies, installation of parking sensors for the additional on-street parking, concrete pad for new benches and relocating one fire hydrant.

  • Lakeshore Road from Nelson Avenue to Locust Street.
  • Sept. to mid-Oct., work includes asphalt path replacement with concrete path - south boulevard, storm sewer repairs, sidewalk repairs - north boulevard and curb and gutter repairs.
  • Mid-Oct. to early Nov., work includes asphalt milling and paving, maintenance hole adjustments and lane marking.
  • Nov., project completion.

Beaver Street
  • Project now complete.
  • Included rehabilitation of wastewater sewer mains, laterals and maintenance holes on Beaver Street from Lakeshore Road to First Street.

  • Asphalt paving is complete.
  • Over the month of September, final items of the contract will be completed. This includes installation of bollards and signage, seeding and line painting on the paved surface. 
My comments: The above Capital Works/Halton Region projects are investments in infrastructure, service delivery improvements and build complete communities that maintain the high qualify of life that we all expect and enjoy. Whether resurfacing our roads to help improve traffic flow and safety or upgrading watermains to maintain access to clean, safe drinking water and service growth, these projects will ensure longevity to our infrastructure.

Your patience and understanding with the various City and Halton Region construction projects is appreciated.
Community Events
Joseph Brant Museum Community Celebration
Opening Sunday, Sept.15, 2019
All are invited to the official opening of our Joseph Brant Museum on:

Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019
noon to 4 p.m.
1240 North Shore Blvd. E.

The celebration will feature tours, interactive exhibits, activities and an official ribbon cutting.

Quick Facts about the Joseph Brant Museum Transformation
  • Total square footage of expanded site: 17,000 square feet.
  • The total project amount is approved at about $11 million, which includes a contingency fund and allows for cost increases due to a winter construction period. Funding includes:
  • $2.9 million from the City of Burlington
  • $4.5 million from the Government of Canada
  • $1.5 million from the Province of Ontario
  • $2.5 million from the Joseph Brant Museum Foundation
  • The museum has 25,000 artifacts and receives about 18,000 visitors a year. The new space will meet all the display and security criteria to attract national travelling exhibits.
Upcoming Events

Sept. 14 - Joseph Brant Auxiliary Antique & Collective Live Auction
Sept. 14 - Freeman Station - Open Days
Sept. 15 - Terry Fox Run , Spencer Smith Park
Sept. 21 - Freeman Station - Open Days
Sept. 27-29 - Burlington Culture Days
Sundays to Sept. 22 - Fit in the Core , Performing Arts Centre
Sundays to Oct. 6 - Farm Market , Centro Garden 
Wednesdays & Saturdays to Oct. 26 - Farmer’s Market , Burlington Mall
Sundays - Family Sunday Open Studio , Art Gallery of Burlington
Note: For a full listing of city meetings and events subscribe to the city calendar and receive a weekly email providing you with a list of what's coming up. If you belong to a community organization and would like to add an event to the calendar, quickly create an account and you're all set to start adding events. Visit the City Calendar to register your organization.
Engagement Opportunities
Official Plan - Taking a Closer Look
at the Downtown
By March 2020, Burlington City Council will vote to endorse changes to the policies in Burlington’s adopted Official Plan that guide development in the downtown until 2031, including the height and density of buildings.

The first round of public engagement included public workshops
on Aug. 22 as well as a survey. Thank you to all residents who took the time to share their comments with our Planning Department team.

Plans for the next round of public engagement are underway and will include public workshop
opportunities in Oct. 2019.
Stay tuned for more details .
2020 City Budget
Work to determine the City’s 2020 budget underway: Take the budget survey and tell us which City
services are important to you!

All the feedback captured through
the survey will be shared with
Burlington City Council.
The survey will remain open
until Sept. 20, 2019. 
Food for Feedback
Community Engagement BBQ
Have you registered yet for the city's Food for Feedback event? Join us on:

Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019
12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Central Park Bandshell
2311 New Street

Attendees will receive a free lunch from a food truck, in exchange for providing feedback to the city on projects an initiatives. This is an opportunity to connect with city staff, become engaged in our community and provide your input!

Have your say on:
  • The Official Plan – taking a closer look at the downtown 
  • 2020 Budget 
  • Leash Free areas 
  • Integrated Mobility Plan 
  • Climate Action Plan ... and more!

Comment: I'll be hosting a Ward 2 table at this event, please be sure and stop by so we can chat.
Climate Action Plan
In April 2019, the City of Burlington declared a C limate Emergency . In June, staff presented City Council with a Climate Action Update Report (item 4.2). This report highlights actio ns the City is involved in to address climate change and a proposed process to develop the community Climate Action Plan.

The City has made a commitment to take action on climate change but it is not just about what City Hall is doing. We need your help to develop the plan.

What can you do? There are many ways to get involved including:
Draft Cycling Plan
Seeking your input on the draft Cycling Plan . Feedback collected will be used to refine the draft plan before it is presented to the Planning and Development Committee prior to the end of 2019.

Leash-Free Area Review
We're looking for your input
about the current Leash-Free Area criteria and the availability of
Leash-Free Areas across our City.
Comments: We have no Leash-Free Areas in Ward 2, it's important to ensure that the future parks reflect the needs of our community.
Closing Comments
Over the summer, I've enjoyed meeting many of you at my pop-up events in each Spencer Smith Park and Thorpe Park. Stayed tuned for details as plans are underway to meet and greet the Leighland Park Community this fall. If you have a local park/area you'd like me to set up, please send me an e-mail at Ward2@burlington.ca
Spencer Smith Park Playground Improvements Celebration, Aug. 17.
Park, Play & Say at Thorpe Park, Aug. 29
Everyone is invited to the free Ward 2 Community Update meetings which are held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Art Gallery of Burlington, 1333 Lakeshore Road:

Thursday, Oct. 17
Thursday, Dec. 5

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Thank you for your support! It’s a pleasure to bring your voice forward as we work together to make our Burlington the best place to live, work and play!
Sincerely,

Lisa Kearns
Ward 2 Councillor
City of Burlington & Region of Halton

E-mail: Lisa.Kearns@burlington.ca or Ward2@burlington.ca
Tel: 905 335-7600 x7588 
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