The Municipal Act requires the City of Hamilton to make meetings of Local Boards open to the public. During COVID, while meetings are being conducted by video conference, this means the City must livestream or provide members of the public with access to the video stream.
Tonight’s 5pm meeting is being held by Cisco Webex. The Public Record will post the meeting information at 4:45pm if the City does not make available a public link to view the meeting.
The new policy was implemented in the past few weeks, surprising developers and City planning staff. The policy is not on the City website, and no staff in the Development Industry Liaison Group meeting were able to explain it.
While cargo is at record levels, Hamilton’s international airport is reporting a 51.1% year-over-year decrease in passenger traffic in the first half of 2020. The airport expects by the end of the year, passenger traffic will be down 65 to 70 percent.
City Council implemented a minimum parking stall width of 3.0m requiring all new mixed-use development to make all parking spots fit large pick-up trucks. The plan would’ve driven up unit prices across Hamilton, and stifle some new multi-storey building construction.
Hamilton’s Public Health Unit (PHU) says initial socio-economic data collected during COVID-19 “suggests that racialized populations, health care workers and people living with low-income are disproportionately affected by COVID-19 in Hamilton”.
The hearing will occur beginning on Monday, February 8, 2021 and run until Wednesday, February 17. The public can listen to the hearing by teleconference, information on how to do so is included in the LPAT decision setting the dates. (Link in story)