Taking care of business with a gentle but firm hand. Will Fielding make us the 3rd best managed city in the country?

Jeff Fielding ran a tight ship in London, ON and is doing the same thing here.  We are all going to be better for his time with us.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 14, 2013. When city manager Jeff Fielding left London, ON, where he was also city manager, they were the […]

Do you want to get your council member’s attention? Put up a web site and hold a meeting – guess who shows up?

Skyway Arena

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON March 9, 2013 Are things heating up in Ward 5? At the Capital Budget debates in February, the suggestion that […]

Council member remuneration on the table – citizen’s committee will determine what pay rate should be for next term.

Burlington flags

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 5, 2012. Now that they have said they will pocket that “massive” pay increase – a miserable 1.5%, your […]

Tear down city hall – and the Arts Centre while you’re at it? Who said Burlington was called Borington?

BAC via Google

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 4, 2013 This stuff is as dry as toast and watching paint dry is more exciting BUT, it is […]

Is there a “bigger picture” to the 2013 budget? What did council get done? They brought BPAC to heal.

Heatherington slightly worried look

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. March 1, 2013 What does the budget Burlington’s city council, sitting in committee, tell us? Well, it looks as if […]

City tax rate for 2013 – $16.32 for every $100,000 of valuation. They kept the tax hike to 3.46% with the hospitasl levy of 1% on top of that.

Budget finance crew

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 28, 2013 “The impact per $100,000 CVA for an urban residential property is $16.32 with respect to the 4.46% […]

Expect to see new, smaller – 25 passenger – buses in the streets of the city in the not too distant future.


By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. February 28, 2013 Transit is going to get a lot more attention in this year’s budget that it did last […]

Performing Arts Centre board appears on stage; no kudos, no applause but a lot of questions.

Keeping the lights on - and putting bums in the seats.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON February 26, 2013 This time the Board members showed up. This time they did the talking and didn’t leave their […]

Less than twenty people show up at the BAC for first peek at the 2013 city spending plan. City manager lays out the options.

Budget 2013 Historical tax graph

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON. February 5, 2013 Budget time for the city. This is going to be a tough one for Burlington to get […]

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