Restructure Core Government Service Departments to Tackle Infrastructure Upgrades

Under my administration and during my first 100 days in office, I will start a feasibility study to consider combining both the electric department and the public works water division to become The City of Burlington Utility Department. The feasibility study will include a cost saving mechanism under the merger, a joint utility billing system, and a plan to upgrade underground systems, including wastewater, stormwater, and water lines, as well as put electric utilities underground in some major arteries in our city such as via North Avenue and via Pine Street, Colchester ave and more.. A wise and innovative solution-focused approach will be at the core of my administration and guide our work together.