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Burlington’s new city manager, a broken planning system and more – The Spec

February 29, 2024

With Burlington’s population hitting 260,000 by 2051, and no land left on which to build, competition for lower-cost homes will increase.

Burlington will have a new city manager April 22 to follow Tim Commisso’s retirement.

Commisso has been an effective manager, and Hassaan Basit comes very highly recommended. Hailing from Conservation Halton, he reportedly made fine organizational changes, and prepared excellent budgets. Commisso’s and Basit’s tenures will overlap slightly to allow for on-the-job training. A huge welcome to Basit! He could be the right man at the right time. And he knows our area.

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