Coverage Plan for September 2, 2014 (And Daily Hamilton Reads Roundup) Coverage Plan for September 2, 2014 (And Daily Hamilton Reads Roundup)

Good morning everyone, welcome to the first day of fall as schools return to session and City Hall gets into its final four weeks of the current council term.

It’s going to be a busy two months for us.

I want to thank everyone for your support of my work by contributions to my crowdfunding campaign. Now, I have to work during the next two months on sustainability. But first, we have a City Hall to cover today.

I’m going to draw your attention to another decision by City Hall to bypass proper competitive bidding:
City looks to extend, without bids, street furniture ad deal in exchange for 76 benches for PanAm Games and up to $66,345/yr

Today’s Coverage Plan

  • 9:30amPublic Works Committee. (Live Video and full summary of the meeting – with links to numerous depth stories on the meeting items)
  • 3:00pm – Hamilton Utilities Corporation Advisory Committee

I’ll be publishing articles about tomorrow’s Planning Committee meeting during the day, and I’m working on an election opinion piece as well today.

Hamilton Daily News Round-Up

Coverage this morning from Hamilton’s news sources about the first day of school and how the HWDSB is not having a good first day at Cootes Paradise School and the Board has betrayed (again) Parkview students.

Also, the latest in the ongoing stadium fiasco as paint covers nearby residents homes and vehicles.

Cootes Paradise school won’t be ready for Sept. 2Spec coverage of the incomplete extension to the former George R. Allan school that isn’t ready for the first day of classes.Hamilton Spectator

Yet Another Disappointment for Parkview StudentsRyan McGreal covers the public board’s decision to sideline Parkview Principal Paul Beattie – a betrayal of promises made to some of the Board’s most vulnerable students.Raise The Hammer

As new stadium got fresh coats of paint, neighbours’ cars did, tooKelly Bennett covers the situation in the neighbourhood surrounding the stadium where residents got more than just dust from stadium construction.
Cars in the area received a dusting of paint from stadium construction.

Fans flock to Tim Hortons FieldCHCH coverage of the Labour Day ClassicCHCH

Labour Council holds annual Labour Day ParadeCHCH coverage of Hamilton’s 2014 Labour Day ParadeCHCH

Developer files $25-million claim for Scott ParkThe School Board now owns the Scott Park high school property, now the cost of expropriation is at the Ontario Municipal Board and the now-former owner is seeking $25-million.Hamilton Spectator