Council is poised to vote on the Airport Employment Growth District, a 3,000 acre plan to expand the urban boundary around Hamilton International Airport for employment lands. Do you support this plan? Why or why not?
Responses to the question: "Council is poised to vote on the Airport Employment Growth District, a 3,000 acre plan to expand the urban boundary around Hamilton International Airport for employment lands. Do you support this plan? Why or why not?"
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4 Candidate Responses (top)
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|Clark, Brad||Yes||I do support the AEGD. We have found that most companies looking to site a new factory have no interest in brown-fields. Since, Hamilton needs industrial tax assessment and jobs, we must proceed with carefully planned employment lands. In the mean time, we need to set up a Hamilton brown-field liability working group to find ways to eliminate barriers to brown-field redevelopment.|
|Fiorentino, Nancy||No||I do not support the approval of the expansion of the urban boundary lands around Hamilton International Airport at this time. There needs to be more research and review, more consultation with the public, and more community workshops and information sessions in order to seek public input on the matter.|
|McMullen, Geraldine||No||Not at this time. I require more information regarding the Airport Employment Growth District. After attending one of the public information meetings, and speaking to several key people with regard to AEGD, I have still have questions surrounding the financial impact it may have on the residents of Hamilton.|
|Mowatt, Andrew||Yes||Yes I do support the employment lands with commercial and business growth around our airport. I believe this initiative is overdue and we have wasted many years and opportunities that come from lands around our airport. Thirty years ago lands around the Toronto airport was bare, now this land is bustling with business as commercial and industrial enterprises have set up shop there. If we develop this area more airlines will do business with our airport which in turn creates more jobs and more revenue for a cash starved city.
For a city of our size we have a vastly under used airport. I should not have to drive to Toronto or even Buffalo to take a flight.
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