Urgent News on Burlington’s Road Nationals Bid

This is posted on Canadian Cyclist today, from Craig Fagan of Midweek Cycling Club:

URGENT – Support for 2011 Road Nationals RequestedIf you want the Nationals to be in Burlington in 2011 & 2012 PLEASE attend the upcoming Burlington City Council meeting at 7 pm, on Wednesday, June 23rd at Burlington City Hall, Brant St.

We need your body present in the Council Chamber as a physical show of support!

All six City of Burlington Councillors in the last two weeks have indicated a desire host the Nationals, but a staff report is recommending withdrawing the previously agreed to by Council condition of bid (police services and municipal services estimated at $70,000 per year) and replace it with a $3,000 grant and all municipal services as charge backs. They feel the charge back for garbage will be around $25,000. They are trying to hit us with municipal services that we have no need of.

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