Burlington telephone town hall will tackle latest local issues
Published September 9, 2020 at 5:13 pm
Burlington residents will be able to talk directly to local leaders and ask questions about issues affecting the community and back-to-school issues at the next telephone town hall meeting on Sept.
Burlington residents will be able to talk directly to local leaders and ask questions about issues affecting the community and back-to-school issues at the next telephone town hall meeting on Sept. 23.
Mayor Marianne Meed Ward and other councillors will be joined by representatives of both school boards, Joseph Brant Hospital and various city-operated departments to provide updates on services and how the city is coping during the pandemic.
“As students head back to school, our community is understandably concerned about how this will impact the health of our families and our COVID-19 response,” said Mead Ward. “This town hall is timed to help us connect as we continue our efforts to mitigate the spread of this virus and keep our community healthy. I look forward to hearing directly from our local schoolboards and healthcare professionals, as well as many parents and community members as we face this next step together.”
The session will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Residents who would like to participate in the town hall can do so in the following ways:
- Register in advance: Burlington residential phone numbers will be randomly selected to be part of the telephone town hall. Residents who would like to be added to the telephone call list can email [email protected] by the end of the day on Sept. 22.
- Join by telephone: Anyone who does not receive a telephone invitation can call 1-800-779-0904 just before 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23 to join the town hall. For those individuals calling in, please be advised more than one attempt may be required due to the high volume of traffic on the phone lines. If the first call does not connect, please hang up and dial the 1-800 number again.
Once the call begins, a moderator will provide participants with instructions for how to submit their questions to the leadership panel.
Many of the questions not answered during the call will be posted, with answers, to the City’s website at burlington.ca/townhall, along with an audio file and full transcript of the call after Sept. 23.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising