I'm at the Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas Town Hall on Electoral Reform hosted by Liberal M.P. Filomena Tassi. The event started at 6:30pm at the Innovation Park in West Hamilton. I'm using a liveblogging format to cover this meeting. Follow along for updates and observations.
Ward 8 Councillor Terry Whitehead is concerned that Upper James is not getting pedestrian crosswalks and that the City is not following "empirical" data installing the crosswalks downtown.
Except that only two of the first five crosswalks is in the Lower City, and the locations he proposes for Upper James are already full signalized intersections.
Hamilton Council needs to create an clear plan and strategy to benefit from the explosive growth in the digital sector in both Waterloo and Toronto. We need to make sure the infrastructure is in place to ensure the gravitational pull of economic clustering does not see Hamilton losing IT jobs.
Facing decreasing enrollment, Hamilton's private university must find a new president who can attract new students and donors, maintain peace on campus, and convince City Council to provide needed services - including HSR - to the campus.
The Hamilton Port Authority is reviewing its Land Use Plan written in 2002 and looking for community feedback. The Port says it plans to update the plan to reflect changes since 2002 including the HPA acquiring new lands, the development of the West Harbour into a recreation and community attraction, and security requirements in the age of concern about terrorism. On the Port website, there is information on the land use plan review. The site includes a link to the 2002 land use plan and an online survey for public feedback on land use priorities.