Joey Coleman

Hamiltonian, Open Data Advocate, Journalist, Engaged Citizen

Hamilton Community Legal Clinic & Roundtable for Poverty Reduction Mayoral Candidates Forum

UPDATE: Starts at 4:30pm

Hamilton’s 12 Mayoral Candidates have been invited by the Hamilton Community Legal Clinic and the Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction to discuss all issues during a Mayoral Forum on September 22, 2014 at the Hamilton Public Library Central Branch starting at 4:30pm.

This is the first forum open to the public with all 12 candidates.

Live video begins at 4pm.

Brad Clark Positions In Favour of More Bus Service Instead of LRT – but Will Province Change The Big Move?

Clark formally stakes out a position opposing light rail transit in favour of more conventional buses and bus rapid transit.

Appointment of new Ward 3 Councillor and Lack of Transparent Process

Council decided to make another back room deal, robbing Hamiltonians of democratic process once again.
The end result isn’t bad, Bob Morrow is a great candidate for the position.
This doesn’t change that Council likes deals written on the back of a napkin by unknown players.

General Issues Committee for February 5, 2014 [Replay]

Council meets today to start the formal process of declaring the Ward 3 Council seat vacant, hear public delegations on the Farmers’ Market and workplace safety, receive the latest Neighbourhood Action Plans, and introduce a new task force to address brownfields. Live coverage begins at 9:30 a.m.

Brian McHattie launches 2014 Mayoral Campaign at LIUNA Station [Replay]

Current Ward 1 City Councillor Brian McHattie is officially launching his campaign at an event that campaign chair Todd White says will “push the boundaries of a traditional campaign launch.” “We’re starting off with a bang,” wrote White in a press release. Live coverage begins at 6:45pm.

Why I’m not Covering the 2014 Hamilton Municipal Election Until the 2014 Hamilton Municipal Election

Elections are serious business, and my coverage of the 2014 Hamilton Municipal Election will be the most thorough coverage of any local media outlet. This site will focus on giving you, the voter, in-depth informative information-based, without any preferred candidates or agenda, to enable you to decide what candidates and platforms you wish to vote for. There will be no … Read More