|| I strongly and unconditionally support the LRT plan in Hamilton and am proud to be the only candidate in Ward 13 that does. I believe that, in addition to being a transformative and environmentally sound transit initiative within the BLAST network as envisioned by Rapid Ready, it presents Hamilton with a generational opportunity to attract development and investment that will grow our tax base. In addition, it creates incentive for dense,high storey development, the likes of which is appropriate in the LRT corridor AND not in other parts of the city, like Dundas.
||I have always been reluctant to take a hard stance on LRT, because, personally, it is not the priority for me. However, improving transit is. Past and present Councils have, for the last decade continually voted in support of LRT . Council voted to accept the LRT $ from the Province (Based on the fact that they were offered for LRT ONLY). The current status is that LRT is going forward. Should the parameters of the current funding offer be changed by the new Provincial government, Council will be re-evaluating - based on whatever that new information is