Rick's Plan for a Strong Burlington
Making City Hall Work Better
The Mayor and Council have a responsibility to invest your tax dollars wisely; to ensure that City services are delivered efficiently. Over the past 8 years, I've heard from residents, business owners and non-profits about their priorities and expectations on service levels. We don’t always need expensive studies or consultant reports to improve city services. Our city's front line employees, the people who deliver city services, also have great ideas on how to make our municipal services even better. With families watching every penny and making difficult choices, they expect City Hall to do the same.
Managing our Future
The decisions we make today, on how we build and live in our city, will affect generations to come. To ensure Burlington has a bright future, we need to attract and retain young people by providing the leaders of tomorrow with opportunities today. We need to come together, with cities across the province, to push the Ontario government to give local Councils control, for the first time, over where and how growth occurs in our community. We need to do more to help lift local families out of poverty. As Mayor, I have consistently worked to promote, attract and create good jobs and new opportunities throughout our community. To achieve the prosperity Burlington deserves we need a Mayor with a proven track record of bringing Council together to get things done.
Improving Transportation, Infrastructure and City Services
Burlington, like cities across Ontario, needs more than new infrastructure to thrive in the years ahead. We need to innovate and find ways to use technology to deliver city services better. We need to do more to manage gridlock, continually improve our transit network and make city services more responsive to the needs of our residents. As Mayor, I recognize the importance of delivering municipal services that make lives better.