Encampments meetings coming up to give Hamilton residents a voice
Published June 16, 2023 at 1:02 pm
The issue of Hamilton’s encampments has sparked debate about how to help the people who face barriers to getting permanent housing, especially after the homeless residents living near City Hall downtown had received trespass notices and were being told to leave recently.
The City of Hamilton is holding community meetings about the issue on Hamilton Mountain on Monday (June 19) and downtown on Tuesday (June 27).
It’s a chance for the public to share their views on the City’s proposed encampment protocol, which outlines where encampments could be legally set up in Hamilton.
City staff and councillors will be at the meeting to share more information about the complex issue and options to try to solve the problem.
The Hamilton Mountain community meeting takes place Monday, June 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Hill Park Learning Centre, formerly Hill Park Secondary School, at 465 East 16th St.
Councillors Tom Jackson (Ward 6), Esther Pauls (Ward 7), John-Paul Danko (Ward 8), Brad Clark (Ward 9), Mark Tadeson (Ward 11) and Mike Spadafora (Ward 14) will be at that meeting.
The downtown Hamilton meeting will be on Tuesday, June 27 from 7 – 9 p.m. at city hall’s council chambers at 71 Main St. W.
Councillors Maureen Wilson (Ward 1), Cameron Kroetsch (Ward 2), Nrinder Nann (Ward 3), Tammy Hwang (Ward 4), Craig Cassar (Ward 12) and Alex Wilson (Ward 13) will be at that meeting.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising