Cancelling SoBi Bike Share The SoBi Bike Share began in Hamilton in 2015 and has since grown to have over 26,000 members using almost 900 bicycles spread throughout the lower city as far east as Ottawa Street. There were plans to expand the reach of the program, but when Uber, the new owner of SoBi,…
Infrastructure is all around us. It’s everything the City of Hamilton builds and maintains. The City is falling hundreds of millions of dollars behind in maintenance alone. Our roads aren’t great. Many of our buildings need costly repairs. Our water treatment facilities can’t keep up. And replacing them is hugely expensive.
Our Economy is good for some, and poor for others. We need to do a better job of helping increase the number of secure jobs paying a living wage, or more. We need more growth in our commercial and industrial base so we relieve pressure on the residential property taxes paid by all Hamiltonians. We need enough revenue to create more truly affordable housing throughout the city.
Leadership is about having a clear and compelling vision for the future, and then making sure it happens. Our elected leaders should be working as a team, but they’re not. They grandstand more than they cooperate. We think the future of Hamilton is too big for the leaders we have now. It’s time for some new thinking from new leaders.
Our Environment is being punished every day. Air pollution. Water pollution. Land fill. Climate change. All affect the health and well being of every Hamiltonian. We need real environmental actions that honour our City-wide commitment to address climate change, not just for some, but for all Hamiltonians.
Community is about ensuring all Hamiltonians are included. That we’re all treated fairly. And listened to equally. It’s about celebrating our cultures, our histories, our neighbourhoods. It’s about wanting the best for everyone in Hamilton and making sure our leaders support that belief through their actions.
Transportation is about all of us being able to move around safely and conveniently. It means sharing all of the roads all of us pay for, whether we’re driving, cycling, walking, or taking the HSR on those roads. It’s about investing in improvements to the different ways all Hamiltonians move around their city, no matter their Ward, and no matter their neighbourhood.