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2017 Participatory Budgeting (PB) Results are in!

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On behalf of the Ward 1 Participatory Budgeting Advisory Committee (PBAC) I am pleased to announce the results of the 2017 forWard One process.  The following outlines a summary of participation, as well as the project results for this year’s process!

Idea Submission, Public Workshop, & Shortlist

We received 320 ideas during the submission process that was open from November 21 to December 8, 2016, following several weeks of promotion via social media, posters, mailing, and personal contact with schools, churches, synagogues, and community groups.

One of the most difficult but uplifting tasks for the Participatory Budgeting Advisory Committee (PBAC) was to review and consolidate the ideas into a manageable and comprehensive list.  Thus, the Committee needed to go through a rigorous review process which included scrutiny for ineligible ideas, combining duplicate ideas, consolidating similar ideas and amalgamating ideas relating to a specific location or overall theme, as well as a review by City staff.  The process also included a public workshop held on February 15 attended by enthusiastic residents who assisted the committee with this task.

The end result was the 2017 Ballot of 28 ideas.

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2017 Participatory Budgeting (PB) Voting!

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Voting opens this coming Monday March 27 and ends April 20. 

All homes in Ward 1 will be receiving a paper Ballot in the mail the week of March 27.  The Voting Booklet will be available at the Drop Box locations listed below and can also be downloaded (1.6MB) by clicking here.

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The City of Hamilton's New Transgender Protocol

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On Wednesday March 8, Hamilton City Council unanimously ratified a decision made at City Council's Audit, Finance and Administration Committee to approve Aidan's Motion titled 'Protocol for Gender Identity and Gender Expression; Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Persons.'   

Aidan was instrumental in the creation of the protocol and coordinating the discussion of it at Committee.  He would like to thank members of Hamilton's community of people who identify as "transgender and non-binary, Two Spirit communities for their contribution and publically sharing their stories.  He would also like to thank the countless others who contributed or supported the work through presentations and letters to Council.

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To Read the Protocol for Gender Identity and Gender Expression; Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Persons, click here.

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