HAMILTON, ON – November 22, 2016 Yesterday Mayor Eisenberger met with the chair of the Committee of Adjustment, Mark Dudzic and committee Member Dave Serwatuk.
Concern over the inappropriateness of displaying a hat with political connotations at a quasi-judicial committee which he has the pleasure of serving on, on behalf of the City of Hamilton, and speaking publically about the matter afterwards was reiterated to Mr. Serwatuk.
Below is his fulsome apology that Mayor Eisenberger committed to share.
Subject to a motion at council to have our staff prepare for approval a code of conduct and training for this committee and others, Mayor Eisenberger has accepted Mr. Serwatuk's apology and considers this matter closed.
Apology from David Serwatuk, Committee Member:
“To the Great City of Hamilton
Regardless of my or anyone’s personal, political, religious or social belief. I fully acknowledge and understand that any display of such belief should never be shown or displayed at a Judicial or Quasi-Judicial public meeting. I truly apologize for what transpired at the Committee of Adjustments meeting last week, November 17 2016. it will never happen again. I intend to discuss this with committee at the next hearing both to apologize and suggest ways to make it not happen in the future.”