Long time Burlington resident Judy Worsley has announced her nomination for the Ward One seat on Burlington City Council.
Worsley has extensive experience in community building. Her career has included coordinating the Aldershot Village Business Improvement Area (B.I.A.), taking the organization to its next level, along with management and leadership roles at the United Way and Habitat for Humanity. Her volunteer work has ranged from the Community Honour Roll to the Alderfest Planning Team (where she was a founding member).
Worsley said she would release a full platform later in the campaign but offered the following initial observations:
- Supports the new official plan but sides with residents on Clearview, Queen Mary and St. Matthew’s Avenue in Aldershot who want their streets removed from the proposed mobility hub.
- Agrees with the development of the vacant property at 2100 Brant Street in Tyandaga but feels the proposal for over 200 townhouses is too dense.
- Believes City Council should ask the Province to review the approval of the quarry expansion in Tyandaga.
- Promises to protect the rights of existing tenants during the proposed redevelopment of Georgian Court Estates in Aldershot and advocates for a percentage of new “affordable” units.
- Calls for extensive public consultation concerning any redevelopment proposal related to the Brant Court Co-op site on North Shore Blvd at the QEW.
Judy and her husband have raised their two daughters in Aldershot.
She owns and operates a consulting service for small businesses and not-for-profit organizations.