Shaping Burlington » Delegations

By: Shape Burlington  09-12-2011
Keywords: corporate services, Civic Engagement, Corporate Services Committee

The Delegation below was presented to Council Budget and Corporate Services Committee on 8 March 2011, in response to City Council’s staff report “CORPSERV 2-11″.

What is Corpserv 2-11?

What is a Delegation?

Any citizen or organisation in Burlington can present a delegation to the council, or one of the committees of council. In this way it is possible to tell council how you feel about a particular issue.

What are we saying in this Delegation?

This Delegation was written in order to state Shaping Burlington’s reaction and opinions regarding Corpserv 2-11.

RE: Staff report regarding recommendations of the Shape Burlington report

Shaping Burlington appreciates the positive response to the Shape Burlington recommendations contained in staff report CORPSERV 2-11. We believe the report is a significant first step in developing a climate of civic engagement at City Hall.

We look forward to participating in continuing collaboration with city staff on the issues raised by Shape Burlington and its successor group, Shaping Burlington, as recommended in the staff report. We believe much can be accomplished in the atmosphere of cooperation and goodwill that has been demonstrated to date.

While the staff report responds favourably to the tone and direction of the Shape Burlington recommendations, approved in principle by Council last year, there are some differences. In general, the Shape Burlington recommendations call for a more pro-active, less cautious, approach to the issues involved.

Keywords: Civic Engagement, corporate services, Corporate Services Committee

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We believe that such implementation is a long term process that requires inclusion of enhanced civic engagement mechanisms in all City decision-making processes such as the development of the Strategic Plan. Shaping Burlington is the successor volunteer community advocacy organization to Shape Burlington which produced the Shape Burlington Report adopted in principle by Burlington City Council in July 2010.