City residents invited to proposed 2009 current budget meetings


For Immediate Release

BURLINGTON, Ont.— The City of Burlington invites residents to have your say as the City of Burlington’s budget and strategic planning committee considers the proposed 2009 capital budget.

Meetings will be held in City Hall Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, 426 Brant St. on:

DATE

TIME

TOPIC

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009

9:30 a.m.

Overview of the 2009 proposed current budget

Tuesday, Mar. 3, 2009

9:30 a.m.

Review and approval of the 2009 proposed current budget

“Community involvement is a critical part of budget decision-making in Burlington,” said Burlington Mayor Cam Jackson. “Burlington City Council is strongly committed to seeking public input and ensuring our annual budget is a transparent and accountable process.”

Delegations must register in writing by fax at 905-335-7881 or e-mail at cityclerks@burlington.ca, or by phone at 905-335-7600, ext. 7375 before noon the day before the meeting. Copies of the 2009 proposed current budget will be available by Feb. 10, 2009, at the Clerks Department, Main Floor, City Hall, from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

There are two components to the city’s budget: the capital budget, which the city sets aside to cover the infrastructure costs of building and renewing our roads, bridges, parks, recreational centres, arenas, pools and libraries, and the current or operating budget, which covers the costs of providing such important city services as recreation, public transit, snow removal, road maintenance and fire services.

Recommendations from the budget and strategic planning committee will be made to City Council for approval on Monday, Mar. 9, 2009, or at a later council meeting. For more information about Budget 2009, visit www.burlington.ca, call 905-335-7600, ext. 7798 or e-mail budget@burlington.ca

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Communications Contact:
Donna Kell
Manager, Public Affairs
Tel. 905-335-7841
Fax. 905-632-9082
E-mail kelld@burlington.ca

Media Contact:
Steve Zorbas
City Treasurer
Tel. 905-335-7600, ext. 7652
Fax. 905-335-7877
E-mail zorbass@burlington.ca

 


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