7-Eleven applying to AGCO to allow for in-store liquor sales

This article, from February 23, has details on 7-Eleven locations, including one in Ward 8, applying for in-store liquor licences.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

With recent news that over 60 7/11 stores across the province have applied for licences to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario to allow for in-store consumption of beer and wine, the Ward 8 office wanted to inform residents in Centremount and across the ward about these new developments.

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Council Aims to Reduce 2021 Tax Projections

This article, from January 19, has details on the ongoing budget debate at Hamilton City Hall.

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City Council is aiming at reducing the 2.5% (or about $92) increase slated to impact households this year. The 2.5% forecast is down from the anticipated 4.2% increase that was forecast last year.

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City Asking for Resident Input for Community Energy and Emissions Plan

This article, from January 18, has details about the City’s Community Energy and Emissions Plan – which is seeking resident input.

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The City of Hamilton is asking residents to voice their ideas on a Community Energy and Emissions Plan, a long-term plan to meet improve Hamilton’s energy efficiency and to reduce greenhouse gases.

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Now is Your Chance to Weigh In On the City’s Future Growth Planning

This article, from January 8, has details about the City of Hamilton’s Land Needs Assessment survey.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The City is asking residents to weigh in on the future of their city by providing input and feedback on Hamilton’s future growth plans; where the city is expected to welcome over 230,000 new residents and 122,000 new jobs by the year 2051.

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2021 Budget discussed on recent Bill Kelly Show

This article, from October 30, features an interview between Councillor Danko and Bill Kelly regarding the 2021 budget.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Councillor Danko was recently invited on the Bill Kelly Show, where the focus of the conversation centred around the City of Hamilton’s discussions leading towards the 2021 budget.

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Province rezones former Hamilton Psychiatric Hospital lands

This article, from August 15, contains background and a joint statement by Councillors Danko & Whitehead over the Provincial re-zoning of the former HPH lands.

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The City of Hamilton was notified that the Ontario government expanded a zoning order for the former Hamilton Psychiatric Hospital Lands allowing residential development, a drastic shift from what has already been planned for the site.

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City launching Sidewalk Snow Clearing Survey

This article, from August 10, contains details about the City’s launching of the Sidewalk Snow Clearing Survey.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Although we are still dealing with the August heat, the City of Hamilton is looking forward to the snow and ice we will be dealing with in a few months time.

With sidewalk snow clearing a hot topic of debate during the latter stages of 2019 into early 2020, the City is seeking out resident feedback to help measure and better understand the needs and wishes of residents related to sidewalk snow clearing during the winter months.

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Virtual public review of City’s Truck Route Master Plan

This article, from August 9, contains details about the Hamilton Truck Route Master Plan about how the public can help engage in the process.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The City is looking to engage citizens from all areas of Hamilton, as it works towards the creation of an updated, comprehensive Truck Route Master Plan, taking into consideration the impact truck traffic has on various communities while also supporting Hamilton’s economic prosperity.

The meeting will take place virtually on September 2, from 630-9, where residents will be introduced to the study, seek resident input on the draft vision, goals and principles that will shape the study and collect resident thoughts on the problematic truck areas in the community.

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City to no longer print paper bus tickets

This article, from July 17, contains a press release from the City of Hamilton on the phasing out of HSR paper tickets and passes.

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The City of Hamilton has approved the removal from circulation of paper bus tickets, after City Council voted in favour of implementing the PRESTO fare card system, effectively replacing paper tickets and the monthly pass system.

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City announces members of Mayor’s Taskforce on Economic Recovery

This article, from June 4, includes information about the Mayor’s Taskforce on Economic Recovery.

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With the most diversified economy in Canada, the City is working its way towards rebuilding the local economy. On June 4, Mayor Eisenberger introduced the Taskforce on Economic Recovery, pulling on the vast wealth of diversified experience its task force members are expected to bring to the table with the plan of ensuring economic stability for the city moving forward.

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