A $100 fee will remain in place for those who want to file “code of conduct” complaints against Hamilton politicians.
City Councillors have voted to leave that fee in place, despite a plea from Ward 3 Councillor Matthew Green who says that for some it is a “barrier” to engaging in the system.
The integrity commissioner had recommended that the fee be eliminated, but most councillors support it as a way to protect against “frivolous” or “vexatious” complaints.
As for other final approvals of committee decisions, the city is taking some action on its commitment to address climate change.
Councillors have finalized a decision to provide blanket support for future rooftop solar panel energy projects.
They’ve also given final approval for a repayable loan to Hamilton Renewable Power, if it is selected by the province to install ground mounted solar panels at the Glanbrook Landfill.
A review of waste collection has been finalized, to be carried out ahead the expiry of contracts in 2020. It’s been confirmed that the review will include a look at biweekly garbage pickup.
Another final approval will make 12 local billboards digital, many of them along the LINC.