RE-ELECT
MAUREEN WILSON

For Ward 1 Councillor

RE-ELECT
MAUREEN WILSON

For Ward 1 Councillor

Raise the Bar for Development

In 2018, I campaigned in support of a firm urban boundary, and I maintained that position in 2021 because sprawl has done Hamilton no favours. It has ballooned our infrastructure deficit, added significantly to Hamilton’s annual operating budgets and was never environmentally sustainable.

Hamilton farmers told us to stop sprawl, as did a record number of Hamiltonians. Housing development will go ahead within the serviced urban boundary to protect prime agricultural lands.

Ward 1 residents said they would like the land use planning process to be more accessible and understandable. With a firm urban boundary, this takes on particular importance as there are opportunities to provide more housing choices within existing neighbourhoods.

We need to raise the bar for the development industry and demand better development. Too much of what is built is disposable, and “Good enough for Hamilton” is no longer good enough. If developers can build nice things outside our City, they can make it here too.

Here are some changes I will work towards:

  • Accessible language for all public planning notices, including on-site signage.
  • Electronically available planning reports and studies for each development application.
  • Up-to-date maps showing active development applications in each ward.
  • Easy to find public schedule of all design review panel (DRP) meetings per ward. Hamilton’s DRP provides expert and impartial design advice to the City’s planning department.
  • Ending exclusionary zoning to enable missing middle housing within the urban boundary.
  • Developing bird-friendly development guidelines.
  • Encouraging EV infrastructure in all new development.
  • Applying low-impact development standards (permeable surfaces) to divert stormwater from underground pipes.
  • Implementing green building standards and solar panels

Election Day is October 24, 2022

Look up your poll locations via the voter’s list at hamilton.ca/elections

Advance Poll Dates & Locations

Dalewood Recreation Centre, 1152 Main St W, Hamilton

  • October 7 | 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • October 8 | 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • October 14 | 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • October 15 | 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Accessible Voting Machine

Dalewood Recreation Centre, 1152 Main St W, Hamilton

This location is open to anyone requiring disability support on election day.