Share Your Voter Experiences

Leading up to the 2022 Municipal Election, the City of Hamilton wants to ensure that we do all we can to meet this obligation and provide our citizens with access to vote.

To help meet this goal, Elections staff are bringing two engagement opportunities ahead of Election Day:

  • Voter experience survey: Your feedback will help us benchmark what processes need enhanced communication and outreach. There are also opportunities for written feedback; community members are encouraged to share their experiences.
  • Suggest a voting location: We welcome your suggestions for voting locations (also known as polls).

We recognize not everyone has access to a digital survey, as such, we have made surveys available in-person at all Municipal Service Centres and branches of the Hamilton Public Library(External link), to ensure as many prospective voters have the opportunity to complete the survey as possible. The survey closes November 29, 2021.

Stay tuned over the coming months as additional engagement opportunities will occur and there will be more opportunities to have your say!

View the most up-to-date information for the 2022 City of Hamilton Municipal Election

Impeding/Blocking Driveway Can Get Owner A Ticket

In the past 18 months, I have sent out two documents to residents about the municipal parking bylaw that prohibits vehicles from encroaching or blocking driveways. The city’s parking bylaw ensures that all vehicles must be parked in a manner that clears any driveway approach by 45 cm or 18 inches. Vehicles that are parked within 45cm of a driveway approach can be ticketed. Any vehicle physically blocking a driveway can be towed at the owners expense which could be hundreds of dollars.

I wish to advise residents that tickets are being issued. Please be considerate of your neighbours.

Volunteer Community Representatives Needed

The Terrapure Community Liaison Committee (CLC) was established to engage with and create open lines of communication with community members interested in the SCRF. The committee is comprised of citizen members from the local community surrounding the facility, representatives of Terrapure, the City of Hamilton and the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation, and Parks (MECP).

The specific mandate of the CLC and the means through which it is to be fulfilled can be found in the official Terms of Reference for the CLC, as outlined in the facility’s Environmental Compliance Approval. The committee receives updates on a quarterly basis to discuss operational and other issues related to the Stoney Creek Regional Facility (SCRF). Any committee member can call a CLC meeting to discuss an issue.

If you live within 1.5k of the Stoney Creek Regional Facility (Terrapure non-hazardous ICI landfill), you can apply to be a member of the Community Liaison Committee. Call Kim 905 548-5870

Community Liaison Committee — Stoney Creek Facility (terrapurestoneycreek.com)

Current CLC Members

  • Sarah Solter, Community Representative
  • Mary Chedumbarum-Ramasamy, Community Representative
  • Cam Galindo, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board
  • Vince Ramelli, Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board
  • Maria Pearson, Councillor, City of Hamilton, Ward 10
  • Brad Clark, Councillor, City of Hamilton, Ward 9
  • Lorenzo Alfano, Regional Operations Manager, Terrapure Environmental
  • Stephen Burt, District Manager, Hamilton District Office, Ministry of the Environment, Conservation, and Parks