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Why electric buses are no substitute for Light Rail Transit

As part of Hamilton City Council’s deliberation of the city’s 2020 operating budget, Council spent “Transit Day” discussing Hamilton’s HSR operations.  At the same time, the Government of Ontario announced who would be sitting on the panel tasked with determining the future of LRT in Hamilton. 

These two events are of enormous importance to Hamilton’s future budgets, public transit system and levels of property tax that will be paid by existing and future Hamiltonians. 

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Queen Street South Conversion moved to the Spring 2020

 The conversion, tentatively scheduled for completion in fall 2019, is planned for early Spring 2020. City staff re-evaluated the timeline for the following reasons:

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Safety on the Street

Neighbourhood street speed reductions coming to your community

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Request for Independent Review - July 12, 2019

July 12, 2019

To:  Mayor Fred Eisenberger, Chair, Hamilton Police Services Board and Hamilton Police Services Board Members

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Media Release - July 5, 2019

Councillors Wilson and Nann call for an independent review of Hamilton Police Services response to the events at Hamilton's Pride Celebration.

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Calming Aberdeen

On June 26th, City Council will be voting on proposed changes to Aberdeen Avenue from Queen Street South to Longwood Road South. These modest changes, if passed, will help protect some of our most vulnerable citizens and create safer streets for everyone.

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D-Day 2019

The older I get, the more time compresses. June 6, 1944, no longer seems that long ago. Seventy-five years is within the lived experience of many Canadians, including my own parents whose fathers served, survived, and came home following the conclusion of WW2. Many of their childhood friends and neighbours and thousands upon thousands of their allied soldiers remained behind on the beaches, in the fields, and in the trenches.

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Position Paper: Attracting & Retaining Talent

The retention of young people, including young graduates, to Hamilton, is critical to our city’s long-term economic prosperity and Hamilton’s ability to finance future city infrastructure and services.

Skilled labour is now ranked as one of the most important factors in a company’s locational decision. Hamilton must identify what magnets it has to attract young people and what glue it needs to keep them in place.

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Position Paper: Affordable Housing

Hamilton is facing an affordable housing crisis. This crisis did not happen overnight and it will not be solved overnight. But, a solution is within our grasp. It will take cooperation, determination and strategic investments.

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