Hamilton, Ontario

What's a COW doing at City Hall? TUG what? AAC who? Decoding City Hall

Demand for transit outstrips city funding
HSR staff believe that many more Hamiltonians would take the bus if the city could find sufficient funds for expansion of the transit system. And that seems to be borne out by the experience in other cities across the country where ridership is growing rapidly. Article continued.

Aerotropolis victors seek donations
A fundraiser on Saturday evening will help pay for the citizen effort that forced the city to back up on its aerotropolis plans. Hamiltonians for Progressive Development (HPD) ran up substantial bills in its successful challenge of a decision to expand the urban boundary around the airport by 3000 acres. Article continued.
Electoral reform commission in Hamilton
Hamiltonians will get a chance this week to help guide reform proposals for Ontarioís voting system. The Ontario Citizenís Assembly on Electoral Reform will receive local input on Wednesday evening as part of a province-wide consultation that is expected to lead to a referendum next fall and a possible switch to a proportional representation system. Article continued.
More meetings this week
Ontarioís environmental commissioner, Gord Miller, will address a public forum on the future of the Great Lakes this week at Hamilton City Hall. He will be joined by Rick Findlay of Pollution Probe in the council chambers at 6 pm on Tuesday evening.Article continued.
Media accusations against LIUNA officials
Two major Toronto media have reported in the past week on possible links between the Labourerís International Union of North America (LIUNA) and known crime families. The reports included video tapes of a union official meeting with Dominic Musitano Jr. whose father ruled the Musitano mob in Hamilton. Article continued.

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