I looked into the matter of Ward 10 City Councillor Maria Pearson serving as an Agent on a minor variance application in her ward. The variance will be heard on October 19.
I reviewed the application file, and spoke with multiple members of staff.
Just another day at Hamilton City Hall… The Public Record was ordered to leave a public meeting of the Property Standards Committee today after the City Hall objected to the use of Twitter in the public gallery. The City says the use of a “electronic device” by a member of the public to post to Twitter constitutes “broadcasting” and is forbidden under new rules. The rules are not publicly available on the City website. These are the tweets the City Manager’s Office says constitute “disruptive behaviour”:
Hamilton’s City Council appointed Election Compliance Audit Committee will consider two applications for compliance audit regarding Ward 7 By-Election candidates.
The complaints, filed by two citizens, are related to campaign in-kind contributing and campaigning expenses for Howard Rabb and the failure to retain an independent auditor by Uzma Qureshi.
Live video starts at 7:00pm, the meeting begins at 7:30pm