Cost of Inquiry now between $18 to 20 million dollars as City Council asked to give City Manager spending authority of up to $1-million more for extra external legal counsel for City Hall, and permission to hire more communications staff.
The Ontario Land Tribunal is expected to approve next week, the deal including protections for existing tenants with condition no building permits will be issued unless the City is satisfied tenants are properly relocated.
Report finds a lack of tracking, data collection, spending oversight, and strategies as serious problems and calls on the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and House to act immediately to standardize municipal approaches to homelessness, ensure reliable data collection, implement spending oversight, and to set standards for everything from affordable housing waitlist prioritization to emergency shelter operations.
The founding of Hamilton Health Sciences 25 years ago features prominently in this year’s Balsille Prize for Public Policy winner Innovation in Real Places: Strategies for Prosperity in an Unforgiving World authored by University of Toronto professor Dan Breznitz.
Hamilton City Council voted today to instruct city staff to keep working to find and create a physical space for a museum to display the City’s civic artifacts and educate people on the history of the City of Hamilton – including all our region’s former municipalities and the Indigenous cultures which were originally here. Last week, city staff presented a plan to create a “virtual” museum in response to a 2018 council motion requesting a plan to share and display Hamilton’s history. Many of Hamilton’s civic artifacts are owned by the City of Hamilton. The City has been storing these artifacts in warehouses out of public view for decades. Mayor Fred Eisenberger moved an amendment to the staff report directing them to prepare a report for a physical Hamilton Museum.