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Samantha Craggs

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Reporter, CBC Hamilton — Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

CBC reporter in Hamilton. Covers #HamOnt city hall. samantha.craggs@cbc.ca. Also, friend me on Facebook: facebook.com/samanthacraggs

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Robert Homier was due to speak about city purchase of vehicles, but was unable to be here due to illness. I presume he'll be at a future meeting
So @aidan_johnson supports @CouncillorB's motion. He also says he'd rather scrap the discretionary part of it altogether. It makes the process more transparent. Motion carries. Staff will report back
Clrs in Wards 1-8 get $1.5M/yr for infrastructure projects, including $100K discretionary fund. @aidan_johnson spends $1.5M via participatory budgeting, incl $ for Westdale Cinema facade & a Tastebudz freezer. He's asked many times for clarification on if this is "infrastructure"
.@CouncillorB wants a report back on "tightening up the language" around how area rating dollars can be spent. Here's Saunders's letter to council they're discussing now  https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4356795-Saunders-GIC-Budget-Report.html 
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