A Community Conversation with Mayoral Candidates will take place at the Central Library on Monday September 22nd at 4:30 p.m.
The candidates for Mayor of Hamilton will meet with residents in a unique format designed so that the candidates can interact closely with community members.
The event is co-hosted by the Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction (HRPR) and Hamilton Community Legal Clinic/Clinique juridique communautaire de Hamilton (HCLC). The following candidates have confirmed their participation: Michael Baldasaro, Ejaz Butt, Brad Clark, Fred Eisenberger, Crystal Lavigne and Brian McHattie.
“The candidates will make introductory remarks and then move into small Conversation Circles,” says Tom Cooper, Director of the HRPR.
The co-hosts are interested in promoting dialogue on poverty issues and how the municipality can address them. In the Conversation Circles, facilitators will direct the discussion into five identified areas.
Hugh Tye, Executive Director of the Community Legal Clinic identified the five issues:
“We are particularly interested in exploring the Living Wage concept, finding ways to promote Inclusive Communities, enhancing housing stability benefits, improving and making our public transit system more accessible and generating ideas on how to build much needed affordable housing.”
The meeting is open to the public. Registration is requested at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-conversation-with-mayoral-candidates-tickets-12932380097