Votes Cast for Statements
When our family was considering moving to Hamilton a big draw was it's commitment to bringing LRT to the heart of the city. The planned route weighed heavily in our choice of neighbourhood, with us considering neighbourhoods both at the centre of the transit hub and at the ends of the line - but always near the planned LRT route. We knew full well that we would be impacted by construction for several years but we had the foresight to know that the short-term pain would be a longterm gain for our family It would be a shame if the city turned away a 1 Billion dollar commitment to developing the city and I would hope that council would be able to see past the hurdles of getting the project done and see the long-term benefits it brings to the residents and business' of Hamilton. Our family would be sorely disappointed if one of the big draws to Hamilton was turned away. Please say Yes to LRT!
LRT Crisis Averted, For Now
LRT support at yesterday's meeting was overwhelming, and Council did not vote to kill the project or defer it to a 2018 ballot question. However, some councillors are still trying to undermine the project.