Ward 2
Upcoming Virtual Meetings
+ Engagement Opportunities
Lisa Kearns l Councillor l Burlington.ca/Ward2
Feb. 8, 2021

You're Invited! There are important meetings and engagement opportunities coming up over the next month whereby you can be involved and provide your feedback.
Ward 2 Virtual Community Update
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The best place for you is at home, please join me through Zoom technology and hear about what's happening at City Hall and in your City.

Engage on what matters to you. Agenda:

  • Budget 2021
  • COVID-19 Response
  • City Hall / Ward 2 News
  • Planning & Development
  • Our Community
  • Q&A

As always, everyone welcome.

To join the meeting on Feb. 11th, select the link below:

  • Meeting ID: 953 3574 4034
  • Passcode: qq7PBz

You can also dial in from your phone by dialing: 1 647 374-4685 or 1 647 558-0588    
  • Meeting ID: 953 3574 4034
  • Passcode: 428252

Any questions/concerns? Email Francine.Grimshire@burlington.ca.
Budget 2021
The 2021 Capital Budget was approved in January 2021. Read my January 20, 2021 'Capital Investment in Your Community' Newsletter and Watch this short video to be in the know about how capital investment will shape our neighbourhoods.

The 2021 Operating Budget discussions are currently underway. How can you be involved?

Share your thoughts on where you feel community dollars should be spent in the City's Operating Budget. You can do this by:

E-mail me your 2021 Operating Budget priorities and/or participate in the following Operating Budget meetings:

To speak (delegate) at a meeting, registration is required.
Questions about the city's Budget? Visit Budget and Budget Frequently Asked Questions.
Calling all High School Students
Join the Burlington Youth Student Council (BYSC) and help Build Your Burlington by:

  • Discussing key themes and ways to take action in our City
  • Listening to presentations about upcoming City projects and directions and provide feedback, ideas and comments
  • Bringing information back to your student body and being the connection between the City and your school

Next Meeting:
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Topic: Climate Change Adaption Plan

For more information contact Lisa Crapsi or visit getinvolvedburlington.ca/bysc
The City of Burlington has received a proposal from Burlington Economic Development to adopt a Burlington Brownfield Focus Community Improvement Plan (CIP) on the areas as shown on this map.

What are Brownfields? Brownfields are abandoned, idled or underutilized properties where past actions have caused known or suspected environmental contamination, but where there is an active potential for redevelopment.

Statutory Public Meeting Information
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
9:30 a.m.

Requests to delegate to this virtual meeting can be made by completing the online delegation registration form or by submitting a written request by email to the Clerks Department at clerks@burlington.ca by noon the day before the meeting.

Visit www.InvestBurlington.ca/BrownfieldCIP for more information about the proposed CIP.
Halton Environmental Network (HEN) 
What do you think about home energy upgrades?
HEN has identified that changes in our homes can help us play our part to combat climate change. HEN would like to know more about what you’ve done, or might do, in your home to support local climate action. Take HEN's three-minute survey.
Social Inclusion Project - Seeking Participants for the Halton Equity and Diversity Roundtable (HEDR)
HEDR is looking to develop focus groups with the hopes of better engaging with the community. The goal of the focus group is to provide you with an opportunity to discuss challenges you experienced before and as a result of the pandemic.

Who can join? If you are from among the Indigenous, Black or other racialized residents of Halton Region and are 18 years of age or older, you can join a HEDR focus group discussions. Learn more.
Notice from Canada Post
Brant Street Post Office has Moved!
As at Feb. 1, 2021, all postal services of the Brant Street Post Office are now being offered at a new location:
Bridgewater Residences - East Tower, main level
2060 Lakeshore Road, Unit 107
Burlington, Ontario L7R 0G2

This is a temporary location as Canada Post works to move this post office to a new permanent location in the near future. View the notice.
City Council - How Can You Get Involved?
I make every effort to be sure that Ward 2 newsletters are in your inbox before decisions at Committee happen. This provides you with the opportunity to review and comment on upcoming items that affect you ahead of Council discussion.

How can you communicate with Council? Below is a list of ways you can communicate with City Council:
If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact my office at Lisa.Kearns@Burlington.ca

Keep well, stay calm, show kindness.

Lisa Kearns
Ward 2 Councillor
City of Burlington & Region of Halton
E-mail: Lisa.Kearns@burlington.ca or Ward2@burlington.ca

DIRECT CELL PHONE: 289-962-2679
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