May 2012 Lowdown on Uptown

Hello, Uptown! The number one topic I have been hearing from residents in Uptown is traffic.  I am also concerned, and as Waterloo continues to intensify this is my top priority.  Over the next three years we need to make some changes as the city core grows.  In order to make smart, good design decisions we need to get the traffic experts together.   We are working to organize a Traffic Summit for June.  Email me if you would like a reminder as we get closer to the date. There is a lot of construction and development happening in Uptown Waterloo. Last month we had two meetings to discuss 155 Caroline and the Barrelyards developments. The developer notes from the 155 meeting are available by email here.   The Barrelyards notes from the meeting have been put together and if you would like a copy please email here. Finally, the City of Waterloo now has a report card to track its record.  It is a summary of seven recommendations made to council by the Citizens’ Budget Task Force in early 2012 as part of the budget process. Along with each recommendation, there is an update regarding the progress made to date as well as details of the project. The budget report card will be updated every quarter. Enjoy the beautiful weather!  I will see you Uptown! Melissa For the rest of the enewsletter, please go...