Thank you to everyone who submitted your ideas on how to spend $1.5 million in infrastructure with the focus on Environmental Stewardship!
We received just over 200 submissions and are looking forward to working with the Participatory Budget Advisory Committee on reviewing them in the new year.
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On Thursday, December 7th, 2017 Aidan hosted a “Bistro Night” for families staying at Hamilton’s Ronald McDonald House (RMH). The families in attendance provided warm and grateful feedback. Pictures taken throughout the day/evening are found below.
Aidan would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Ward 1 volunteers. The time you dedicated to helping out at RMH is greatly appreciated and we are grateful and proud that you are a part of our community! Aidan would also like to thank everyone who sent in a donation, your money was used to pay for the cost of the food.
Although Bistro night is over, the demands at Ronald McDonald House are not. For those who are able, please consider donating money, required wish list items or time. For more information click here.
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Making ideas a reality. When Aidan was elected Ward 1 Councillor in 2014, he committed to continuing the Participatory Budgeting (PB) Process started by the previous Councillor Brian McHattie. PB asks Ward 1 residents how to spend 1.5 million dollars in Area Rating Funding (read more about PB and Area Rating Funding by clicking here). Overall, the process highlights how 1 resident can submit an idea to be reviewed and voted on by the community and then implemented by the City.
Below is a status report of the ideas that were top voted and received funding since Aidan's election (click to enlarge, opens PDF file):Read more →
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 →