Hamilton politicians would like to hear from Public Safety Canada.
They are looking for an explanation as to why federal corrections staff are to be pulled out of the downtown halfway house in April, and replaced by private security in what appears to be a cost cutting move.
The York Boulevard facility has been a source of anger since 2004, when one of its residents stabbed and nearly killed a shopkeeper in Jackson Square.
Councillor Jason Farr’s motion asks officials to attend a meeting of the General Issues Committee to answer questions.
Farr admits he’s been caught off guard by what he calls “serious concerns” about public safety and the perception of public safety.