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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2 Candidate Responses (top)
|Candidate||Brief Response||Full Response|
|Marley, Kevin||Yes||Hamilton is pretty good, new buildings already comply and older buildings need to be given the opportunity to be updated. Transparent and relaxed zoning by -laws and new architectural innovations can help retrofit some of the historic and eye-catching buildings of Hamilton into the 21st century. We need to work with developers to allow them to find creative ways to retrofit old buildings to bring them in line with the mandate.|
|Scime, John||Yes||There are wide arrays of AODA compliance regulations that the city needs to catch up on (not including transit accessibility, which is a problem in its own). When I speak of incremental solutions, this is very close to what I mean. There have been opportunities to chip away at each variable and we continue to “wait” until we are forced to comply. I believe that we do have a responsibility to be a part of the solution, but do not believe we should be the only government body to shoulder the capital costing. Residents fall under all three governments, but the municipality could ultimately be left funding all operational costs to implement hundreds of millions of capital costs. This is too much to ask of a municipality that could use it on funding on programs and projects that the Province is cutting.|
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