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Participatory Budget Community Workshop 2018

Thank you to everyone who has submitted an idea and/or attended the community workshop held on February 26, 2018!

244 idea submissions were received in December 2017.  The Participatory Budget Advisory Committee (PBAC) then reviewed the list to remove ideas that did not meet criteria, resulting in 208 ideas that were presented at the community workshop.


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Thank you for your Ideas!

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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Ward One for Everyone! Ward One's Ronald McDonald House Bistro Night 2017

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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Participatory Budget Project Update!


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):

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