We often hear when these situations are not resolved – be it YouTube videos or SIU press releases, yet what happened the other night is the norm. The situation is resolved, the media doesn’t report it (primarily to not cause anguish to the person who was in distress), and you never know it happened.
Famed developer Brad Lamb’s Lamb Development Group and Hamilton-based Movengo Corporation tried to purchase the Hamilton City Centre in early 2017 for $55-million, a court ruling in a legal dispute reveals. The deal didn’t happen, now Lamb’s in court trying to get the property.
The City of Hamilton says it needed to remove a controversial ad by the Christian Heritage Party because it targeted transgender individuals. The CHP says it did not target transgender individuals, and the City violated its Charter right to free expression by censoring views it disagrees with.
The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (formerly known as the Ontario Municipal Board) continues its pre-hearing into the appeals by Parrish & Heimbecker, Bunge Canada, and Harbour West Neighbours against the City’s zoning changes for the Pier 8 lands to enable the City’s planned residential redevelopment of the lands on Hamilton’s West Harbour.
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Danko and Whitehead Meet
Registered Ward 8 candidate John-Paul Danko met with incumbent Ward 8 Councillor Terry Whitehead yesterday; tweeting positively of the meeting and about Whitehead. Whitehead declared last week he will not be running for Mayor.
The current Ward 8 is now split between the new Ward 8 (where Danko is running) and a new Ward 14, with most of the current Ward 8 in the new Ward 14. This tweet indicates (at least to me) that Whitehead will be running for re-election in the new Ward 14.
The property is presently designated to be zoned Mixed Use Medium (C5) with a height limit of 22 metre, but close to a GO Station, and on a major arterial road. There are existing 14 and 21 storey buildings across the street from the property.
Thanks to the many people who forwarded the latest edition of Ward 2 Councillor Jason Farr’s newsletter. (Farr removed The Public Record from his distribution lists)
Posted here for reference.
From: “Farr, Jason” <Jason.Farr@hamilton.ca>
Date: May 17, 2018
To: “Farr, Jason” <Jason.Farr@hamilton.ca>
Subject: Ward 2 Word
Ward 2 Word
Councillor Jason Farr
Introducing PlanLocal Ward 2 Beautiful Streets and Spaces
Starting on May 23rd, 2018 please help make your neighbourhood more beautiful
I hear a lot about the desire to make Ward 2 an even more beautiful place to live, work and play. That’s why this year I am dedicating approximately $1 million of infrastructure spending, divided equally between the 6 neighbourhoods, to making your streets and public spaces more beautiful. You know your neighbourhoods better than anyone so I’m asking for your help.
The City of Hamilton’s Elections Manager Tony Fallis states in emails to City Councillors that the City of Hamilton will be issuing a public statement later today regarding “inaccuracies” in our recent article about the City’s attempts to hire Elections Day staff and pay them less than minimum wage.
Election Assistants will be paid $160 for 12 hours work on election day, and two hours of training in advance – a rate of $12.31 per hour if they get an unpaid lunch, $11.42 if they don’t get a lunch break.