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Marianne Meed Ward
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Staff recommend refusal of 28-storey on Martha; ADI appeals to OMB. To Council, Mon. Apr.20, 6:30. City Councillors have shown their support for the staff recommendation to refuse the proposed 28-storey building on Martha & Lakeshore as “overdevelopment” of the site. Councillors sitting as the ...
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On Oct. 20, I was notified that three households (four residents) in my Ward have together filed a complaint against me with the Ontario Municipal Ombudsman regarding my public comments in my role as City/Regional Councillor for Ward 2 Burlington about the city’s decision to sell publicly-owned waterfront land between Market Street and St. Paul Street in my Ward.

I am confident that the allegations will be shown to be baseless and without merit, bordering on the libellous. I welcome an investigation that will clear up the incorrect information that is being circulated, so that we can have a reasonable discussion on an important matter of public policy, that being whether public waterfront land should remain in public hands or be sold to private homeowners.

This action is an unfortunate diversion from the main issue at stake, which is the sale of public waterfront land. I hope that we can return to discussing the issues respectfully, and agree to disagree respectfully.

The full text of my public statement in response to this complaint is below, along with links to the complaint, the court case cited and supporting documents.

I remain committed to full public dialogue on this issue, including with the homeowners/complainants in this 
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Read the latest Ward 2 Newsletter. My take on how we can improve intensification planning; Is Burlington Central closing? - setting the record straight, State of the downtown and more.
https://madmimi.com/s/2bf145
October 2014 What are you thankful for? I'm grateful to live, work and raise my family in Burlington. Take two minutes to watch the "Burling...
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Join the excitement 7:30 pm at Civic Square as we kick off the Culture Days weekend. The video screening and proclamation of Culture Days will be followed by live music, contemporary dance, and film screenings by Burlington artists. This year’s Culture Days continues on Saturday and Sunday across the city and is a united effort by many independent Burlington artists, Doors Open Burlington, Art Gallery of Burlington, Burlington Performing Art Centre,Burlington Libraries, Burlington Museums, and Tourism Burlington.
For a calendar of events, view here (a PDF file)
Join the excitement at Civic Square as we kick off the Culture Days weekend with a video by Burlington’s cultural community about culture in the city
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Small and medium size companies are the engine for job growth. The Burlington Hive - Coworking space is attracting entrepreneurs from Burlington, Hamilton and Oakville to our downtown. Shaun Pennell of the Hive cites the energy and amenities of our downtown as a big part of this success, offering the culture essential for fostering a community of entrepreneurs.
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Article provides summary of development, staff recommendation and rationale for refusal, and process at OMB, including how residents can participate.
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Our waterfront is one of the defining features of Burlington – and one of the most cherished. But we’ve lost ground on waterfront access and protection in this term of council. I will continue to advocate for public access to the waterfront and protection for the unique beach community. See video with long-time residents talking about the impact of willing buyer/willing seller decision.
Our waterfront is one of the defining features of Burlington – and one of the most cherished. But we’ve lost some ground on waterfront access and protection in the last term of council.I will continue to advocate for public access to the waterfront and protection for the unique beach community.  Regarding the sale of waterfront land between Market St. and St. Paul St., staff must report back on a purchase price this year. If the proposed price is...
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If our lakes and rivers are for all the people of Canada, what right does anyone have to sell off the public access to our waterfront? 
Will only the rich be able to enjoy what we as Canadian's have always been able to appreciate as part of what makes Canada Great?
We are sacrificing far too much, in effort to keep up with the commercialism in the USA. 
 
All Canadians have a right to enjoy our waterfront, not just those in commerce and with the funds to pay to enjoy the precious things in life.  Let’s stop this sale, for all Burlington and Canada.
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Burlington is fantastic - urban, rural, waterfront, a beautiful downtown and much, much more. It's a great place to live, work and raise a family. Our city has it all.
Burlington is fantastic - urban, rural, waterfront and much, much more. It's a great place to live, work and raise a family. It has it all.
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Thank you for this wonderful insite showing what is going on in this city....why are the Council members allowing such developments...thank you for looking after the residents in Ward 2.
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VIDEO: Great things are happening in Burlington's downtown thanks to the efforts of a team of people working together. Meet Shaun Pennell who describes his vision for attracting and supporting startups and entrepreneurs in our downtown through Burlington Hive - Coworking space. Meet Ellen McWhinnie who is getting ready to open the Brant Street Butcher - sure to be popular among residents.

http://votemarianne.ca/burlington-election-2014-downtown/
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Visitors at were eager to hear about the history of Freeman Station and our plans for its future, signing up for a Friends of Freeman Statio

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Tell the Burlington Downtown Business Association what your day looks like and you could win $500 to spend in downtown to make your perfect

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Residents are asking if council has position on the LaSalle Park Wave Break & Marina Expansion. Some raise concerns about the impact on the

Nominate one of Burlington's Best - Citizen of the Year - by March 31
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Do you know an amazing Burlington resident that you would like to recognize? The city wants to hear about them. Nomination submissions are d

Habitat for Humanity Halton Rezoning on Plains/Glendor Burlington
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Habitat for Humanity Halton is proposing to redesignate and rezone the site at Plains and Glendor Ave., Burlington to build 12 back-to-back