Hamilton Police Services Board for June 2015

The Hamilton Police Services Board meets for their June 2015 with accountabilitiy and transparency being a primary theme of the meeting. The meeting will beginning with a significant delegation by the group Black, Brown, Red Lives Matter to the Police Board on the issue of carding. Replay Video

Hamilton Police Services Board Governance Committee for June 25, 2015

The Hamilton Police Services Board’s Governance Committee meets this morning to discuss a new media relations policy which is the centre of debate between Councillor Terry Whitehead and Chair of the PSB Councillor Lloyd Ferguson. Ferguson supports including gag provisions in the policy that will ban Board members from speaking to the media and public about Board members, Whitehead favours allowing individuals members to speak on matters so long as they make clear they are expressing a personal opinion and not speaking for the Board as a whole. The meeting starts at 10:30am. The City of Hamilton is refusing to disclose which room the meeting is in, citing “privacy concerns” with revealing the room. (This will delay live video)

Hamilton Committee of Adjustment for May 28, 2015

Committee of Adjustment meets Thursday with a big agenda of 27 hearing. There are 3 rural applications, 17 Lower City and Dundas, and 7 Mountain and Suburbs.

I’ve reviewed all the public notices for the hearings and three are of newsworthy note

Hamilton Public Library Board for May 2015

The Library Board receives 2014 audited financial reports, the new facilites masterplan, bike lending for kids, updates to the Library’s Code of Conduct, and discusses the future of the Greensville Branch.

Hamilton Public Library Board for December 17, 2014

Unveiling the new Hamilton Public Library cards (and key fobs), a staff presentation on “BIBFrame, Open and Linked Data”, and increasing the budget for online book purchases are the highlights of December’s Library Board meeting.