Hamilton, Ontario
  • Heading back on the train
    Dec 11, 2017

    Asian and European experience strongly supports the development of an Ontario regional express rail system that includes Hamilton’s LRT. Speakers at a transportation conference last month argued that growing road congestion and inherent transit advantages in the Toronto-Hamilton area point to a big shift in how people will need and want to get around. 

  • Fix the roads in my ward
    Dec 04, 2017

    When there’s too little money to fix the city’s roads, there’s no shortage of councillors who think their wards should get a bigger slice of the budget. Last week’s final debate over the 2018 capital budget offered a forum for these complaints and a priorities lesson from staff on some bitter realities for deteriorating streets.

  • Billions and more
    Nov 25, 2017

    The warnings are more severe, the solutions still not apparent, but there is at least a little more explanation of how the city got into this financial mess and why it keeps getting worse. Whether it will result in a serious analysis by city councillors remains to be seen.

  • Greenfield can house 80 thousand
    Nov 20, 2017

    The city’s newest expansion onto rural lands will accommodate three times the population of Dundas and consume more area than the aerotropolis. The next step in the controversial Elfrida Growth Plan is to gather public views on how much natural area should be protected for the headwaters of four streams.

  • How they voted in October
    Nov 17, 2017

    This is a regular CATCH summary of votes at committee and council meetings. This report covers the month of October 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. 

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