Hamilton’s embattled transit division is facing another multi-million dollar shortfall this year, but despite successful advertising agencies, including Pattison and Corus Entertainment, seeking to offer the City more money for bus advertising, Council approved putting off competitive bids and failed to hold HSR managers to a 2015 deadline for the bids.
The consultants report says the City should strive to have one skate park for every 7,500 youth. In addition, where youth populations do not meet the 7,500 theshold, the City should implement skate board amenities on a smaller scale in existing park.
The Mohawk quad-pad arena made a profit of $451 in 2016. The pad is a public-private partnership in which the City and private operator split losses 50/50, but in the event of profit, the City gets 70% and the private operator 30%.
Members of ACPD told staff that Unipaving is not an acceptable substitute.
“Urban Braille along the entire corridor is essential,” said member Tim Nolan to reflect “that people with disabilities can be anywhere and everywhere”.
“Unipavers provide zero accessibility, period, zero”, Nolan said. “If were going to substitute urban braille or other kinds of textured accessibility for the sake of unipavers, not a good idea. The are not going to provide any utility”.
Chad Collins wants to look at major changes to cut HSR overtime, and cites Council’s grilling and cutting the DARTS budget as he says “we put the money in and its almost like we hope things improve next year, and they haven’t”.
Council to debate ridership stats at August 9 LRT meeting.