The Flamborough Chamber of Commerce hasn’t taken an official position on the Hamilton B-Line LRT project. It has questions, and many concerns.
As part of their mandate to promote informed civic engagement, the Chamber invited staff from the LRT office to speak to Chamber members in Flamborough on the project.
The meeting, held in the middle of the business day, attracted many RSVPs but many did not attend.
The City of Hamilton’s director of LRT Paul Johnson presented to the audience, Flamborough Chamber of Commerce CEO Arend Kersten address the room, Hamilton Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Keanin Loomis spoke about why the Hamilton Chamber supports the LRT project and addressed concerns about business disruptions.
Following this, three Flamborough Chamber members made statements and asked questions.
One of them, Bill Elliott, was particularly interesting as he spoke in favour of LRT in one of the best pro arguments I’ve heard advanced thus far in the debate: