A Hamilton politician is dropping his call for a referendum on L-R-T.
Ward 5’s Chad Collins says the decision is in response to legal advice indicating that two-thirds of city council would have to first vote to reopen the issue. With where the votes stand now, Collins adds that he simply can’t achieve that level of support for his motion.
Meantime, over one thousand letters of support or opposition are part of the agenda for next Tuesday, when council will receive an update on the divisive project.
Collins notes that councillors continue to be “bombarded” by both sides, noting that “there are certainly two camps”.
The staff report to be presented on Tuesday also indicates that negotiations are underway to purchase 43 properties that are needed to build the L-R-T line from McMaster to the Queenston Traffic Circle.