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How they voted in December


Jan 31, 2018


This is a regular CATCH summary of votes at committee and council meetings. This report covers the month of December 2017. The first line of each entry identifies the issue, followed by a brief description. This is followed by the location of the vote. Multiple votes on the same issue are reported together. Absentees are only listed where reported in the minutes and where the missing councillors are members of that committee or decision-making body. Links are provided to source documents.  Note that the vast majority of council decisions are unanimous and the votes are not officially recorded. Recent changes to the city’s website mean we can now provide direct links to motions and staff reports. 

Police budget forecast

As part of the 2018 capital budget, the Hamilton Police Services Board recommended a budget of nearly $40 million over the period 2018 to 2027 including four items in 2018 totalling $1.5 million, three items in 2019 worth $9.4 million, three in 2020, and a $25 million division four police station in 2025. Committee approved the budget. At council this was changed to approving the recommendations for 2018 and flagging the others for future years.

At General Issues Committee, December 1 Minutes p3, 9 

Recorded opposed: Green

At City Council, December 8 Minutes p10

Recorded opposed: Green

 

Police budget changes

Amendments to the 2018 capital budget were moved by Eisenberger. Section (b) related to police services and included increasing the value of the Marine vessel to $800,000 from $500,000, deleting two items and adding three others. Council approved the changes.

At City Council, December 8 Minutes p6-8

Recorded opposed: Green

 

Supervised injection site

Staff recommended support for a supervised drug injection site in Hamilton and it was approved unanimously in a recorded vote.

At Board of Health, December 4 Minutes p7

For: Conley, Eisenberger, Farr, A Johnson, Merulla, Pasuta, Pearson, Skelly, Vanderbeek, Whitehead

Against: none

Absent: Collins, Ferguson, Green, Jackson, B Johnson, Partridge

At City Council, December 8 Minutes p12-13

For: Collins, Eisenberger, Farr, Green, Jackson, A Johnson, B Johnson, Merulla, Pasuta, Pearson, Skelly, Whitehead

Against: none

Absent: Conley, Ferguson, Partridge, Vanderbeek,

 

Hearing accessibility

A motion by Skelly that hearing loops (which provide a direct signal to hearing aids) be required in new or renovated city public assembly areas was approved unanimously in a recorded vote.

At Emergency and Community Services Committee, December 7 Report p10

For: Farr, Green, Jackson, A Johnson, Merulla, Skelly, Whitehead

Against: none

Absent: Partridge

At City Council, December 8 Minutes p14-15

For: Collins, Eisenberger, Farr, Green, Jackson, A Johnson, B Johnson, Merulla, Partridge, Pasuta, Pearson, Skelly, Vanderbeek, Whitehead

Against: none

Absent: Conley, Ferguson

 

Morrow forecourt naming

A motion by Merulla to name the forecourt of City Hall as the Robert Maxwell Morrow Forecourt in honour of the former mayor and to install a plaque was approved unanimously.

At City Council, December 8 Minutes p15-16

For: Eisenberger, Farr, Green, Jackson, B Johnson, Merulla, , Partridge, Pasuta, Pearson, Skelly, Vanderbeek, Whitehead

Against: none

Absent: Collins, Conley, Ferguson, A Johnson

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