Puzzo writes that he is opposed to the bike lanes as it removes on-street parking, he will no longer be able to have contractors parked on the street in front of his house, his visitors will have more difficulty, and the bike lanes are for “a few people that do not even live in the area”.
The feedback at previous meetings of the Business Improvement Area Advisory Committee was very positive; with many BIA leaders stating there is interest in having more than the current limit of two on-street patios for each commercial district.
Hamilton City Councillors debated the 2018 public transit HSR capital budget. Much of the debate centred around the ongoing transit crisis, the use of the late 1980s custom build transit garage at 330 Wentworth Street North as a public works yard and office, and if it be more cost effective to return to using this garage for transit than building another transit garage.
We’re dealing with a crisis we don’t understand because the City won’t release basic performance and staff complement data – the City claims they don’t have it, yet is able to state with confidence that there is a 19% “absenteeism” rate.
Hamilton City Council’s Emergency and Community Services Committee held their meeting with a special 4pm start time to hear presentations from each of the priority neighbourhoods in the Neighbourhood Action Strategy and receive an assessment report from Dr. Jim Dunn of McMaster University.
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruled two weeks ago that municipalities must have standards for the sidewalks they maintain, and the standards must be comparable to those for motor vehicle lanes.
Councillors heard from two delegations of nursing home staff that the new buses are too small for their trips booked with DARTS. From DARTS, Councillors were told that DARTS operators have rejected the latest labour contract offer – despite their union negotiating team recommending the deal.