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City seeking input from the public on the future of a lobbyist registry: Take the survey

Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 04:04 PM

Burlington, Ont.— Jan. 17, 2023 — The City of Burlington is seeking input from the public on the future of a City lobbyist registry. Feedback can be shared through an online survey, available at getinvolvedburlington.ca until Feb. 6, 2023.

In January 2022, the City launched a trial online lobbyist registry designed to document interactions between individuals who lobby members of Burlington City Council. Data from this trial, along with the community’s input, will help determine how to improve the registry. The input will also be used to help shape City Council accountability measures over the next four-year Council term (2022 – 2028).

A report to Council about the future of the lobbyist registry is anticipated for early Spring 2023.

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Whatever City of Burlington service you are looking for, we’re ready to help

Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 01:27 PM

Burlington, Ont.—Jan. 17, 2023— No matter what city service you are looking for during the construction to revitalize City Hall, the City of Burlington is ready to help with a variety of service options, including in-person, online, email, or phone. Now, in addition to in-person service at Service Burlington, members of the public can visit the Development Services counter in its temporary location on the second floor of City Hall, at 426 Brant St., Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Choose the in-person option that works best for you.

Service Burlington
Visit Service Burlington at its temporary location on the third floor of 390 Brant St., beside City Hall, for services related to:

  • tax payments
  • commissioning
  • marriage licenses
  • parking permits
  • parking tickets
  • registration for City programs
  • general information

Development Services counter
Visit the Development Services counter at its temporary location on the second floor of City Hall for services related to:

  • pre-building...

City selects Jacqueline Johnson as new Executive Director of Community Relations & Engagement

Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 11:00 AM

Burlington, Ont.—Jan. 17, 2023—The City of Burlington is pleased to announce Jacqueline Johnson as the new Executive Director of Community Relations & Engagement.

Jacqueline has been a leader in municipal government for over 14 years leading, supporting, and advocating for impactful changes in Human Services. Through her experience working with some of the most vulnerable people in the community, she continues to influence and drive change to the delivery of human services programs by expanding participation at strategic tables.

Jacqueline was most recently the Director of Community Access at the Region of Peel, which includes services for clients on Ontario Works, where she led the implementation of the Province's new Vision for Social Assistance in Peel including what the transformation means for Ontario Works clients and the community.  

As a key member of Peel’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee, she championed the launch of Peel’s first workforce census and...

Road Closures for Robbie Burns Road Race, Jan. 22

Posted on Monday, January 16, 2023 03:24 PM

On Sunday, Jan. 22 a number of road closures and lane restrictions will be in effect for the Robbie Burns race. Race Start Time 8:30 a.m. from Elgin Street, travelling in a clockwise direction. Road Closures 6 to 10 a.m. – Elgin Street from Burlington Avenue to Locust Street. 8 to 9 a.m. – Baldwin Street from Hurd Avenue to Brant Street. 8:30 to 9 a.m. - Brant Street from Baldwin to Fairview. Lane Closures 7:30 to 10 a.m. – Locust Street northbound. All remaining streets on race route will have one lane coned-off for runners. Expect delays. Traffic Supervision Halton Region Police Services will supervise all closures. Road Closures or Traffic Control Information Event liaison, City of Burlington, 905-335-7777, ext. 7201 Downtown Municipal Parking

Enjoy free parking every Sunday in Burlington’s downtown municipal lots:

  • Waterfront Parking Garage, 414 Locust Street, 355 Spaces.
  • Various municipal surface parking lots.
Parking Restrictions Posted Obey all parking bylaw regulations to avoid...

Enbridge Gas teams up with Burlington Fire Department through Safe Community Project Zero

Posted on Monday, January 16, 2023 01:49 PM

Enbridge Gas Inc. (Enbridge Gas), the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council (FMPFSC) and Burlington Fire Department announced they are working together to improve home safety and bring fire and carbon monoxide-related deaths down to zero in Burlington.

The Safe Community Project Zero is a public education campaign that is providing alarms to residents in 50 municipalities across Ontario. Through this project, the Burlington Fire Department has received 438 combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.

In 2022, Enbridge Gas invested $250,000 in Safe Community Project Zero, and over the past 14 years, the program has provided more than 76,000 alarms to Ontario fire departments.

The alarms provided to Burlington will be distributed through a combination of public events, the Alarm Assistance Program and response calls when needed.

When properly installed and maintained, combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms help provide the early warning to safely escape from a house fire or carbon...