You sent five new councillors and a new mayor to work with a clear mandate to control overdevelopment, improve traffic and transit, enhance trees and greenspace and focus budgets on front-line services like community amenities, road repair and snow clearing. You wanted cooperation and civility to return to council chambers and towards residents; and you wanted your input reflected in our decisions.
We delivered. Putting my 12 years of council experience to work, I’ve been honoured to lead a council team that has delivered on your priorities – and we did so while supporting our residents and businesses through an unprecedented global pandemic and two year State of Emergency.
During our term, 91% of council votes were unanimous and 95% of residents said they were satisfied with services – the highest in 13 years!
We have much to be proud of, and we did it together. None of these achievements are the work of one person, but represent council’s collective efforts, whether leading initiatives, teaming up, or supporting the work of others. It takes all of us working together – council, staff, community and government partners – to get things done. And we did.
There’s more work to do together. That’s why I’m asking for your support again to re-elect Marianne Meed Ward for Mayor.
You asked us to address overdevelopment in neighbourhoods and the downtown:
You asked for more trees, parks and community amenities:
Leading through the pandemic:
Thanks to you, we got through a global pandemic and a two-year State of Emergency together, with lower infection rates per capita than cities around us.
And on transit, financial health, accountability, inclusivity:
Protect neighbourhoods with reasonable growth in the right place
Implement affordable housing, climate change & transit/mobility plans
More community centres & parks for our growing population
Support Burlington’s farmland & farming, protecting our rural boundary
Promote community pride, so everyone feels welcome & included
For Immediate Release – May, 2, 2022:
Today I registered to seek a second term as mayor of Burlington.
We’ve achieved so much together as a council and community in the last four years, managing overdevelopment, adding more trees and greenspace, planning new community centres, focusing budgets on resident priorities, and returning respect to council chambers and the community. We did all this while also supporting our businesses and residents through an unprecedented global COVID-19 pandemic.
More than 91% of our votes are unanimous, and 20% more residents told us you feel your input is reflected in our decisions. 95% of residents tell us they’re satisfied with city services – the highest in 13 years.
We’ve built a solid foundation for the future, and there’s more work to do. That’s why I’m running for re-election, to:
Find out more on this website, and learn how you can be involved.
Marianne Meed Ward