I'm already working for you.
Through my actions of pushing the city for a more sensible approach to growth and accountability surrounding the Official Plan, I have earned the trust of many and will continue to do so through the balance of the campaign period and beyond if elected.
By assisting in forming a Burlington engaged citizens lobby and voice group, I have brought information to you in an approachable and understandable way.
I've helped you to do your part to become aware of the issues and I'm the only candidate who took a stand on Downtown Ward 2 intensification issues before the Official Plan was adopted.
I do not sit on the sidelines. I've created space for you to be heard. I've created ways to showcase your concerns across the city and I've influenced improvements where possible within the context of the Official Plan.
Ahead of the issues
“We want to bring awareness around the changes being proposed in the new Official Plan (OP) and ensure individuals are getting the information they require to make an informed analysis, insight and understanding of how the new (OP) will affect them and the areas they enjoy,” Lisa Kearns, ECOB board member responsible for civic affairs. Inside Halton January 24, 2018
Co-founded Citizen Group
"Issues of heritage designation and retention, building heights, setbacks, parking, traffic flows among others should be reviewed with concerned resident and adjustments made where needed.
City Planner and Councillors should be held accountable for negotiating on your behalf and accurately representing your views. I applaud the work of Engaged Citizens of Burlington in raising awareness of the issues." - Burlington MP Jane McKenna, Burlington Post May 15, 2018
Brought your voice forward
In January, the Engaged Citizens of Burlington led a rally at City Hall before a planning meeting that then stretched into two days and drew 33 delegations, most urging a delay in ratifying the new official plan. Lisa Kearns told Councillors at the time "there has been an outcry of opposition and a sense of a broken trust" since the approval of 421 Brant. "We need a complete strategy and we need it before this [Official Plan] is voted into law." The Hamilton Spectator April 25, 2018
Stepped up for Residents
In 2016 to attain a successful OMB Appeal for Blue Water / Avondale Cres. " We are grateful for Lisa’s tireless support and believe she would continue a strong voice in Ward 2. She is energetic, enthusiastic, and supportive of character-driven development sensitive to the core values of Burlingtonians." - Lakeshore Residents Association