Each ward in the city has a Neighborhood Planning Assembly (NPA), and Ward 8 will have one also. Members of stakeholder groups and residents who live in the new Ward 8 will be gathering to elect an interim steering committee for their NPA on May 13. They will discuss issues governed in by-laws, and plan for the first official Ward 8 NPA meeting in September.
Preserving small ward democracy in Burlington maintains door2door campaigning that energizes civic participation in the city. It strengthens the tradition of multi-party representation on City Council, and brings a diversity of opinion to the tables of local government.
Ward 8 is the little ORANGE salamander.