Hamilton’s Mayor would like to see council take aim at improving a key area of the downtown.
Bob Bratina says King Street–east of James needs a clear strategy and that would include more officers on the street.
He says Hamilton is below the national average for policing.
Bratina says the city has about 150 police officers per 100-thousand population–about 50 officers below the national average.
The Mayor says the first priority for people is to feel safe in their neighbourhood and when that happens revitalization can begin.