We are excited to announce that Aidan's Motion for the 2017 Ward 1 Area Rating Expenditure passed at Council! City staff now have a defined budget and direction to start planning the infrastructure projects voted on in the last Participatory Budgeting (PB) Process.
320 ideas were reviewed and discussed; 28 moved forward to a ballot; 1,606 votes were cast, resulting in 13 projects moving forward. Thank you to everyone who participated!
A special thank you to the Westdale Cinema Group for presenting to the General Issues Committee on October 4, 2017!Read more
At the March 28 General Issues Committee (GIC) Meeting, Aidan introduced a motion to preserve Butternut Trees that are located on the proposed site for the LRT Operations and Storage Facility.
Specifically, he has requested that staff from the City of Hamilton and Metrolinx report to the LRT Subcommittee as soon as possible following the health assessment of the butternut trees located on the proposed site for the LRT operations, maintenance and storage facility.Read more
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.
To Read the Protocol for Gender Identity and Gender Expression; Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Persons, click here.Read more
At the February 1 meeting of the General Issues Committee, Aidan introduced a motion to request staff study and report to the Board of Health on water-taking by water bottling facilities.Read more
At a City Council Meeting in December, Aidan put forward a motion to assist City of Hamilton Sponsor Groups who have been waiting for months to receive refugee families—and to the refugees themselves, still caught up in the continuing, unprecedented crisis currently gripping both Europe and the Middle East. As well as to request an extension of the financial assistance program provided to refugees who arrived in 2016. Hamilton was the 2nd Canadian City after Vancouver to pass such a motion.Read more
At the February 8, 2017 City Council meeting, Aidan introduced a motion to request the Province develop legislation to establish updated guidelines for ward boundary reviews.Read more
Update: On January 25, 2017 City Council ratified the decision of the Planning Committee to speed up the Heritage Review for the Westdale Theatre.
At the City of Hamilton's Planning Committee, Aidan's Motion to speed up the Heritage Review for the Westdale Theatre passed and will be finalized at the January 25 City Council Meeting. This means the Westdale Theatre is at the top of the Heritage Designation Review work plan.
Since elected, Aidan has been working to protect the Theatre. In a statement to the Hamilton Spectator, Aidan said that with a sped-up heritage designation process, there will be a report in the second quarter on the building's bona fides as a heritage building.
"In my opinion, the whole building, from bow to stern, should be designated," says Johnson, "but we'll hear from the heritage planner."Read more
In October, 2016 Aidan introduced a Motion titled 'Ward 1 2016 Area Rating Expenditures'. The Motion was approved and became part of the 2017 Tax Capital Budget.
City staff now have a defined budget and direction to start working on many of the infrastructure projects voted on in last years Participatory Budgeting (PB) Process. Thank you to everyone who sent in ideas and voted!Read more
On October 26, 2016 Aidan introduced and moved a Motion at City Council titled 'Review of the Current By-law Enforcement Service Levels in the McMaster University Neighbourhoods'. The Motion was carried.
City staff are now directed to review the current By-law Enforcement service levels in the McMaster neighbourhoods, and report back to the Planning Committee before the 2017 budget deliberations begin with:Read more