Hamilton City Council holds a special meeting today on the B-Line Light Rail Transit Project; during which they will vote on an amended environmental assessment, adding a Bay Street stop, and hearing from 40 public delegations.
Hamilton City Council eliminated 23 positions as they grapple with a budget crunch as the City's reserves near zero, assessment growth is not paying the full cost of expanding services, and the City's debt is forecast to surpass $1-billion dollars.
City Council's Light Rail Transit Sub-Committee meet on Monday to receive staff updates and debate a request to add a LRT stop at Bay Street. The Committee voted to add the stop, which now has to be considered by Metrolinx. Metrolinx has the final say.
Hamilton City Council meet for their first GIC of February, the headline issue was the final vote on Ward Boundary reform. Councillors voted for their own gerrymandered wards, despite a clear warning from expert consultants that the gerrymander will be indefensible at a Ontario Municipal Board hearing.
Councillors also received a task force report on workforce development, which will guide numerous private and public sector partners in the coming year.