Ward 2
Community Update
Lisa Kearns l Councillor l Burlington.ca/Ward2
January 20, 2021
Budget 2021

Each year, the City of Burlington undergoes an annual budget process to create budgets that support city operations and deliver the programs and services required to maintain the high quality of life we enjoy in our community.
Through the budget process, choices are made to ensure the City services provided to residents align with the priorities in Burlington’s 2018-2022 strategic work plan, Vision to Focus.

At its January 19th meeting, Burlington City Council approved the city’s 2021 Capital Budget of $72.1 million, with a 10-year program of $786.4 million.

Seventy per cent of the 10-year program will be invested in infrastructure renewal projects, e.g. repair, refurbishment or replacement of an existing asset to extend its useful life, in accordance with the city’s asset management plan.

What does this mean for Ward 2? Click on the button below to find out how capital investment will shape our neighbourhoods.
A breakdown of spending for the 2021 Capital Budget of $72.1 million includes:
High value highlights of the 2021 Capital Budget include:
  • $3.7 million in funding to resurface Plains Road West and add cycling infrastructure
  • $3 million in funding to renew community centre facilities, including the lap pool at Mountainside Pool (2205 Mount Forest Dr)
  • $1 million in funding to continue the development of park amenities at City View Park (2500 Kerns Rd)
  • $4.9 million in funding to support ongoing creek erosion control and restoration work
Next Steps - 2021 Operating Budget

The review and approval of the proposed 2021 Operating Budget continues this week, including:

  • Reminder: A virtual budget town hall is happening on January 20 (this evening) at 6 p.m. This live event will provide residents with an opportunity to ask questions and share their priorities for the 2021 Operating Budget. More details about the town hall, including a link to join the meeting are available on getinvolvedburlington.ca

I hope that the above video is helpful in giving you a visual about what the capital investment is doing for our community.

I welcome your feedback and hope to share more with you.


Lisa Kearns
Ward 2 Councillor
City of Burlington & Region of Halton
E-mail: Lisa.Kearns@burlington.ca

DIRECT CELL PHONE: 289-962-2679
Next Ward 2 Virtual Community Update
Thursday, February 11th at 7 p.m.
E-mail Ward2@Burlington.ca for meeting details