A Hamilton politician wants to tackle what he calls a “marked decline in safety” within the Ainslie-Wood/Westdale neighbourhoods.
Councillor Aidan Johnson is seeking additional by-law enforcement to inspect what he calls “bad student housing” around McMaster University.
He plans to table a motion at the next meeting of the planning committee to have staff enter into discussions with McMaster to explore sharing the cost of the added enforcement.
Johnson stresses that there is currently just one full-time bylaw officer assigned to Ward 1, which he argues is simply “insufficient”.
He cites garbage, noise and building of illegal rooms as the main issues.