Bonus question: If LRT goes ahead, what will you do to ensure Hamilton receives the maximum benefit?

Responses to the question: "Bonus question: If LRT goes ahead, what will you do to ensure Hamilton receives the maximum benefit?"

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5 Candidate Responses (top)

Ward 02
CandidateBrief ResponseFull Response
Daljeet, Suresh Venodh Yes It's going ahead! I would like to see a plan in place before it's built to show how The HSR and the LRT will integrate, how efficient the connections to GO will be.
Farr, Jason Yes Along with Councillor Green, we received support from council on a Community Benefits Agreement. I currently sit on the Community Benefits Working Group and will continue doing so. Through this work and current city policy, we are well poised to create local jobs and training and affordable housing along the b-line and near the b-line.
Kroetsch, Cameron Yes When LRT goes ahead during the next term of Council I will ensure, as Ward 2 City Councillor, that we work with the Hamilton Community Benefits Network to address much-needed community and social infrastructure. We need a balanced approach to all LRT-corridor development to ensure that not only does the City benefit from the increased taxes that will be collected but also so that the community who currently rely on transit is not displaced. We must ensure that we diversify development along the corridor and that we employ inclusionary zoning principles that consider the need for affordable housing. From my perspective, this project is not just about transit but will have a significant impact on the entire downtown core, and a large section of Ward 2. We must ensure that there is a net benefit to everyone who continues to live, work, and play in downtown Hamilton.
Smith, Nicole Yes For Hamilton to get the maximum benefit we have to optimize community benefits directly from LRT and sustainable development as a result of the project.
Tennant, Mark Yes If the LRT goes ahead. I would advocate for construction stages over time (recommended by Waterloo business owners), improved accommodations for people with disabilities with regards to accessibility to LRT stops, and more consideration to compensating businesses affected by construction. I want the HSR to be a part of the LRT plan. I would recommend an independent transit commission to continue negotiations; An independent commission could be comprised of elected officials, citizen appointees and other vested interests. They would keep in mind the best interest of the stakeholders; the residents of Hamilton.

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3 Candidates Have Not Responded (top)

Ward 02
Chiarelli, Diane
Unsworth, James
Vail, John