5 Year Strategic Plan For the Hamilton Entertainment and Convention
Facilities Inc. Click here
Strategic Plan Summary with Clarifications & Observations Click here
Thank-you John for sharing these materials with Hamiltonians on the Hamiltonian
As the city continues to examine whether private sector interest can be the solution to HECFI run facilities, a fallback option of making it a city run department is being examined. In a 5 year strategic plan put forward to the interim HECFI board, made up of Mayor Bratina, Clrs. Merulla, Collins, Partridge and Farr, by CEO John Hertel, Hertel articulates the potential benefits of such an approach.
According to an article by Andrew Drescel, the plan takes a different look at the three HECFI run facilities, with a view toward capitalizing on them individually, as well as looking at synergies that can be had by cross promotions, and by bringing HECFI under the city’s direct control through the planning and economic development department , linking it closely with the culture and tourism. For additional details, click here, or purchase today's Spec print copy.
Andrew ends his write up by wondering as to whether HECFI management may be maneuvering with a view to coming up with an option that may save their jobs.
What do you think? Do you believe a city run option should be given consideration as a fallback one? Do you think it should be given consideration alongside the privatize options, or do you think we should stay away from a city run option? Or, are you leery of this being more about job protection than being a good option for Hamilton?