To get good insightful answers, how the question is framed matters. I missed an opportunity on Thursday
Councillors will debate a post-employment cooling off period for senior staff, Development Charge credits for The Centre on Barton, tax competitiveness, and upgrading the City’s online public mapping service.
Live video starts at 9:30am.The [full agenda](http://hamilton.siretechnologies.com/sirepub/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid=648&doctype=AGENDA) is on the City’s website. (Warning: Not AODA complaint or mobile-friendly)
Hamilton’s ranking in relative tax burden compared to other municipalities is poor with many property classes among the highest in the province.
Furthering the impact, Hamilton’s below average income levels make the burden higher.
Building Permit Enforcement
An internal City audit finds that only 4 of 19 outstanding building permit violators from 2013 are facing legal action from the City.
Staff Post-Employment Cooling Off Period
An internal City audit finds that only 4 of
154 outstanding building permit violators from 2013 are facing legal action from the City.
RBG Development Charges Waiver
The Royal Botanical Gardens is rejuvenating the famous Rock Gardens and part of the plan includes a new building.
The RBG is formally requesting City Council waive the $102,734.13 in development charges.
Centre on Barton Development Charge Credits
The Centre at Barton is asking City Council to extend its development charges credits for an additional five years, beyond the usual five-year limit for DC credits, at a value of $1,736,905.98.