The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act mandates that cities must be completely accessible by 2025. What changes would you make to ensure Hamilton complies with this mandate?
Responses to the question: "The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act mandates that cities must be completely accessible by 2025. What changes would you make to ensure Hamilton complies with this mandate?"
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5 Candidate Responses (top)
|Candidate||Brief Response||Full Response|
|Benson, Steve||Yes||I am somewhat discouraged by this mandate. I thought that it became effective in the early 2000’s. I fail to understand why this issue constantly seems to be swept under the rug. We need to do better.
So to answer the question, we need to make sure that all businesses are aware of, and have access to, available help. The government is offering grants to help make cities more accessible. We as a city need to enforce this mandate, Estimates could be as much as $150 Million to make City buildings compliant, but it needs to be done.
Although this issue may not be of major importance to many citizens, the ones that are deeply affected by it need our help to improve their quality of life.
|Kazubek, Joseph||Yes||We are obligated to ensure access to all, I do understand that this is a large undertaking and will be asking the province aswell as the federal government to assist with the cost.
|MacIntyre, Dan||Yes||We need to be setting aside more funds to ensure compliance moving forward. The costs per intersection alone on Hamilton Mountain are astronomical. This is one of the many issues that has oft been ignored in favour of the wasted years of time our council has spent on LRT.|
|McMullen, Geraldine||Yes||As an elected official, it will be incumbent upon me, and Council of the whole, to ensure our future City Manager has the skill and ability to see this mandate and many more, through to their completion. We will also need to ensure our City staff has the information and training to comply with the AODA’s mandates and remain on track to creating an accessible city where anyone who has a disability has better access to our community.|
|Pauls, Esther||Maybe||Nice and necessary to have but the cost of renovating existing building’s is very expensive This should be paid for off of income tax.|
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