Despite the paucity of presence from city councillors, the crawl crew went ahead undeterred and energized. We broke up into teams and above, is a picture of our team- one of many. Team members included Meredith Broughton, Will Rosart, Ed Thomas,Cathy Swenson, myself, Trevor Shaw, Michelle Bates, Darcy Michael and Teresa DiFalco, who took this photo. There were many other teams on the ground with vested Hamiltonians doing inspections.
The journey was full of noteable and significant infractions, carefully recorded. We stuck to Matt's instructions- we focussed on properties that were in dire disarray, and not on property owners who were making an honest effort to keep their properties maintained.
Beyond the stark examples of terribly kept buildings and properties, were other stark eyesores, some in prominent vantage points for visitors to our city. Like this one:
The By Law Crawl certainly is putting a spot light on what is stark and apparant to anyone who tours Hamilton. But what is going to be done about it? Is there political will or is this considered an irrtant? Where is the enforcement? I'll be interested in seeing the list that Matt compiles as well as updates as to whether any of the issues have been rectified. Or will the final results come in the same way The Century met its unfortunate demise?