Hamilton, Ontario
  • How they voted in June
    Jul 25, 2017

    This is a regular CATCH summary of votes at committee and council meetings. This report covers the month of June 2017. The first line of each entry identifies the issue, followed by a brief description. This is followed by the location of the vote. Multiple votes on the same issue are reported together. Absentees are only listed where reported in the minutes and where the missing councillors are members of that committee or decision-making body. Links are provided to source documents.  Note that the vast majority of council decisions are unanimous and the votes are not officially recorded. Changes to the city’s website mean it is no longer possible to provide direct links to motions and staff reports. 

  • Cutting city pollution
    Jul 24, 2017

    Both Hamilton and Toronto are formally committed to reducing their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80 percent by mid-century, but the latter city has decided major immediate steps are required and approved a detailed plan on how to achieve this goal that may provide a blueprint for Hamilton. The Transform TO plan comes as hundreds of cities across the continent and many US state governments have increased their climate actions in response to the Trump withdrawal from the global Paris accord. 

  • How they voted in May
    Jul 19, 2017

    This is a regular CATCH summary of votes at committee and council meetings. This report covers the month of May 2017. The first line of each entry identifies the issue, followed by a brief description. This is followed by the location of the vote. Multiple votes on the same issue are reported together. Absentees are only listed where reported in the minutes and where the missing councillors are members of that committee or decision-making body. Links are provided to source documents.  Note that the vast majority of council decisions are unanimous and the votes are not officially recorded. Changes to the city’s website mean it is no longer possible to provide direct links to motions and staff reports. 

  • Red Hill and Trump
    Jul 17, 2017

    The Red Hill Parkway was born in controversy and continues that history, most recently focused on the large numbers of crashes on the valley expressway and the even greater numbers of trucks. All of this appears to be connected and may shed some light on current US events.

  • Huge boundary expansion
    Jul 12, 2017

    The city is pushing ahead with a huge urban boundary expansion onto farmland in upper Stoney Creek. And despite long-standing provincial government opposition, city officials say the Elfrida Growth Area is not open to challenge and is necessary to accommodate expected population increases.

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