Burlington wants your feedback on its community engagement charter

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Published February 1, 2024 at 1:38 pm

With the city continuing to grow, Burlington is asking for feedback from residents as it looks to refresh its community engagement charter.

The charter, which was established in 2013, was made to outline the rights and responsibilities of Burlington residents and their relationship with the local government.

“In order to ensure the City keeps up with the changing needs and wants of the growing Burlington community, we are looking for feedback on how the Community Engagement Charter can be refreshed to reflect how the City of Burlington is evolving,” the City said.

The City has released what it calls a “workbook” that can be either done individually or as a group with other members of the community.

Residents are invited to access the online workbook and answer a survey about the charter and potential changes they would like to see made.

The population of Burlington has been steadily growing — according to stats released from the City, there are now a total of 186,948 Burlington residents, a 1.7 per cent increase since 2016.

About 31 per cent of Halton’s population currently lives in Burlington. Other states indicate that:

  • The average household size is 2.4 people
  • 30 per cent of residents are tenants in rental accommodations
  • Average age of Burlington resident is 43
  • 44 per cent of residents are under the age of 30
  • 73 per cent of residents are Canadian citizens
  • 76 per cent of residents own their home
  • The median income of Burlington residents is $101,000

The current charter can be viewed at the city’ website.

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