Council & Committee Meetings

Conflict of Interest Registry

Changes to the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act requires municipalities to maintain a registry of all declarations made under this Act. The registry must include the original written declaration provided by the member of Council and must be available to the public.

City Council

Name Date Item Nature of Interest Declaration Form
Maria Pearson October 23, 2019 6.2 (7) I am a landlord and own rental properties Maria Pearson 6.2(7) Declaration Form (PDF, 48 KB)
Arlene VanderBeek October 23, 2019 6.2 (7) I am a landlord Arlene VanderBeek 6.2(7) Declaration Form (PDF, 46 KB)

Brad Clark
 

October 09, 2019 6.6(9) Past professional relationship with HDAA, as such I have a non-pecuniary apparent interest under common law Brad Clark 6.6(9) Declaration Form (PDF, 58 KB)
Sam Merulla October 09, 2019 6.3(9) My wife and I are landlords Sam Merulla 6.3(9) Declaration Form (PDF, 46 KB)
Arlene VanderBeek October 09, 2019 6.3(9) I am a landlord Arlene VanderBeek 6.3(9) Declaration Form (PDF, 39.4 KB)
Sam Merulla October 09, 2019 6.4(4) My wife and I are landlords Sam Merulla 6.4(4) Declaration Form (PDF, 50 KB)
Arlene Vanderbeek October 09, 2019 6.4(4)

I am a landlord.

Arlene Vanderbeek Council6.4(4) Declaration Form (PDF, 46 KB)
John-Paul Danko October 09, 2019 6.4(7) Wife is Vice-Chair of HWDSB and there may be a perceived interest. John-Paul Danko 6.4(7) Declaration Form (PDF, 58 KB)
Maureen Wilson September 25, 2019 8(d)(i), e(iii) & (g)(iv) As my spouse's involvement or potential involvement, directly or through firms with which he is associated in negotiations that might arise as a result of the reports implementation Maureen Wilson Council 8 Declaration Form (PDF, 54 KB)
Maureen Wilson September 25, 2019 9 Appeal to LPAT - item 9, Planning Committee 19-014 - Due to my spouse's potential involvement, directly or through firms with which he is associated, in this matter Maureen Wilson Council 9 Declaration Form (PDF, 52 KB)
Maureen Wilson September 11, 2019 2 GIC Report 19-015 - On the basis of my spouse's potential involvement directly or through firms with which he is associated in negotiation's that might arise as a result of the report's implementation. Maureen Wilson Council 2 Declaration Form (PDF, 59 KB)
Brad Clark September 11, 2019 5.9 Correspondense Lorenzo Alfano - Terrapure Operation Report (Annual) - Former professional relationship as former client - Non-Pecuniary  but indirect/apparent conflict under common law Brad Clark Council 5.9 Declaration Form (PDF, 82 KB)
Sam Merulla September 11, 2019 6.6 Clr. Clark's Motion to makedisclosure of tenants name manditory to MPAC for election list purposes - My wife and I are landlords. Sam Merulla Council 6.6 Declaration Form (PDF, 70 KB)
Maria Pearson September 11, 2019 6.6 Special GIC Sept 9/19 Motion tenants - the motion put forward at GIC Sept. 9/19 - I own rental properties Maria Pearson Council 6.6 Declaration Form (PDF, 48 KB)
Arlene Vanderbeek September 11, 2019 6.6 Special GIC Meeting Report for September 9, 2019 2(f)(i) - interest to avoid a conflict with Special GIC Meeting report 19-016 Item 2(f)(i) motion re: rental tenants - my family owns rental properties Arlene Vanderbeek Council 6.6 Declaration Form (PDF, 64 KB)
Brad Clark July 12, 2019 17 Expropriation of Property - Terrapure Environmental was a former client of my firm, therefore, I have an indirect conflict under common law. Brad Clark Council 17 Declaration Form (PDF, 60 KB)
John-Paul Danko July 12, 2019 10 School Board Properties Sub-Committee - Wife Dawn Danko is Vice Chair or HWDSB John-Paul Danko Council 10 Declaration Form (PDF, 73 KB)
Brenda Johnson June 26, 2019 5.15 (a), (b), (c),(d),(e),(f) and GIC #2 (Part of Item 6.5) Bill 66 (& opting out) - Son belongs to Carpenter's Union Brenda Johnson Council 5.15 and GIC #2 Declaration Form (PDF, 138 KB)
Maureen Wilson June 12, 2019 9 AFA - Development Charges By-law (2019) with respect to Affordable Housing exemption - Integrity Commissioner council due to spouse in sector of Affordable Housing funding. Maureen Wilson Council 9 Declaration Form (PDF, 47 KB)
Arlene VanderBeek May 22, 2019 10.4 Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 5167 - In Camera update on negotiates settlement ratification of collective agreement - family member is a Union 5167 member. Arlene VanderBeek Council 10.4 Declaration Form (PDF, 75 KB)
Brad Clark May 8, 2019 10.1 Appointments to various boards - I, Brad Clark declare a potential (deemed, direct or indirect) pecuniary interest with respect to: Consideration of Candidates and appointing candidates to various committees speciafically Hamilton Conservation Authority (HCA). -  Given that I serve on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Eramosa Karst (FOTEK), a not for profit conservation group, and that two candidates under consideration for appointment to the HCA serve or served with me on the FOTEK Board of Directors, as such I have an apparent or indirect interest. I declared the interest at the committee and absented myself from interviews, deliberations and votes. Brad Clark Council - HCA - Declaration Form (PDF, 62 KB)
Brad Clark May 8, 2019 10.1 Appointments to various boards - I, Brad Clark declare a potential (deemed, direct or indirect) pecuniary interest with respect to: Consideration of Candidates and appointing candidates to various committees speciafically City Housing Board. - Given that I had a previousprofessional relationship with Habitat for Humanity Hamilton (HHH) and one of the candidates applying to serve on City Housing Board is the Executive Director with HHH and as such I have an apparent or indirect interest. I declared the interest at the committee and absented myself from interviews, deliberations and votes. Brad Clark Council - HHH - Declaration Form (PDF, 58 KB)
Maria Pearson April 24, 2019 10.1 Rental Housing Committee Selection - Motion Appointing New Committee Members - own rental units Maria Pearson Council 10.1 Declaration Form (PDF, 46KB)
Arlene VanderBeek April 24, 2019 10.1c Confidential Appointments to Rental Housing Sub-Committee - Candidates elected to Rental Housing Sub-Committee - I own rental property and may have a deemed interest Arlene VanderBeek Council 10.1c Declaration Form (PDF, 64 KB)
Ester Pauls April 24, 2019 10.1 Respecting Appointments to the Rental Housing Sub-Committee for the 2018-2022 Term, as she owns rental properties. Esther Pauls Rental Sub-Committee 10.1 Declaration Form (PDF, 53 KB)
Brad Clark April 24, 2019 10.1 Rental Housing Committee - candidates selected - previous professional relationship with candidate selected for rental Housing Committee Brad Clark Council 10.1 Declaration Form (PDF, 65 KB)
Sam Merula April 24, 2019 10.1 Selection Committee - Owning rental properties Sam Merula Council 10.1 Declaration Form (PDF, 53 KB)
Brad Clark April 10, 2019 10.2 Appointment of individual to Dev. Charges Committee - former professional relationship with Habitat for Humanity as a client Executive Director, Sean Ferris is being appointed to Dev. Charges Committee Brad Clark Council 10.2 Declaration Form (PDF, 55 KB)
Brenda Johnson March 27, 2019 5.15 Bottled water - my husband works for Coca-Cola which distributes bottled water Brenda Johnson Council 5.15 Declaration Form (PDF, 55 KB)
Maria Pearson March 27, 2019 6.6-3 Tenant Defence Fund report HSC19011 - I am a landlord Maria Pearson Council 3 Declaration Form (PDF, 60 KB)
Brad Clark March 27, 2019 6.6-3 Tenant Defence Fund - Former professional client, Hamilton District Apartment Association, advocated and provided comments as such I have an apparent interest under common law. Brad Clark Council 6.6-3 Declaration Form (PDF, 102 KB)
Sam Merulla March 27, 2019 6.6-3 Item 6.6 report item 3 ECS report - My wife and I are landlords Sam Merulla Council 6.6-3 Declaration Form (PDF, 67 KB)
Esther Pauls March 27, 2019 6.6-3 Rental Property - I rent a second residence Esther Pauls Council 6.6-3 Declaration Form (PDF, 51 KB)
Arlene VanderBeek March 27, 2019 6.6-3 Item 3 - Tenant Defence Fund - Landlord Arlene VanderBeek Council 6.6-3 Declaration Form (PDF, 53 KB)
John-Paul Danko March 27, 2019 7.2 Perception of Interest - Wife is Vice-Chair of HWDSB John-Paul Danko Council 7.2 Declaration Form (PDF, 66 KB)
Fred Eisenberger March 27, 2019 7.5 The Green Organic Dutchman - I am a shareholder in this medical Marijuana producer company publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange Fred Eisenberger Council 7.5 Declaration Form (PDF, 68 KB)

Audit, Finance & Administration Committee

Name Date Item Nature of Interest Declaration Form
Brad Clark November 7, 2019 10.1 Habitat for Humanity Hamilton’s Request for Reimbursement of Fees for Habitat Developments, as he has a non-pecuniary indirect, apparent conflict under common law due to a former professional relationship with Habitat for Humanity Hamilton Brad Clark 10.1 Declararion Form (PDF, 83 KB)
Brad Clark September 5, 2019 13.1a Outstanding Business List - Habitat for Humanity request - former professional relationship with Habitat for Humanity Hamilton. Brad Clark AF&A 13.1a Declaration Form (PDF, 92 KB)
Brad Clark August 15, 2019 8.1 Habitat for Humanity Request for Reimbursement - Although I do not have a pecuniary interest, I have an indirect, apparent conflict under common law due to a past professional relations Brad Clark AF&A 8.1 Declaration Form (PDF, 72 KB)
Brad Clark July 11, 2019 6.4 Request for reimbursement by Habitat for Humanity Hamilton - I have a former professional relationship as HHH was a former client. Brad Clark AF&A 6.4 Declaration Form (PDF, 93 KB)
Maureen Wilson June 6, 2019 10.1 2019 Development Charges By-law per Affordable Housing - family member does not provide affordable housing but I have been advised by the Integrity Commissioner that I should declare an interest due to sphere of activity in relation to affordable housing financing. Maureen Wilson AF&A 10.1 Declaration Form (PDF, 61 KB)
Maureen Wilson April 18, 2019 8.1 Development Charges - family member involved in some distant aspect of affordable housing financing (not delivery) - as advised by the Integrity Commissioner Maureen Wilson AF&A 8.1 Declaration Form (PDF, 58 KB)

 

Emergency & Community Services Committee

Name Date Item Nature of Interest Declaration Form
Brad Clark March 21, 2019 5.1 Correspondence from the Hamilton and District Apartment Association (HDAA) - While I had previously supported the Tenant Defence Fund (TDF), given that a former client has entered the conversation, I will declare an apparent conflict Brad Clark ECS 5.1 Declaration Form (PDF, 53 KB)
Sam Merulla March 21, 2019 5.1 The correspondence relating to the Tenant Defence Fund (HSC19011) - My wife and I own rental properties Sam Merulla ECS 5.1 Declaration Form (PDF, 61 KB)
Ester Pauls March 21, 2019 5.1 The correspondence relating to the Tenant Defence Fund (HSC19011) - I own a rental property in the City of Hamilton Ester Pauls ECS 5.1 Declaration Form (PDF, 60 KB)
Ester Pauls March 21, 2019 5.2 The correspondence relating to the Tenant Defence Fund (HSC19011) - I own a rental property in the City of Hamilton Ester Pauls ECS 5.2 Declaration Form (PDF, 61 KB)
Sam Merulla March 21, 2019 5.2 The correspondence relating to the Tenant Defence Fund (HSC19011) - My wife and I own rental properties Sam Merulla ECS 5.2 Declaration Form (PDF, 62 KB)
Brad Clark March 21, 2019 10.1 Correspondence from the Hamilton and District Apartment Association (HDAA) in relation to the  Tenant Defence Fund - While I had previously supported the Tenant Defence Fund (TDF), given that a former client has entered the conversation, I will declare an apparent conflict Brad Clark ECS 10.1 Declaration Form (PDF, 52 KB)
Ester Pauls March 21, 2019 10.1 Tenant Defence Fund - I own a rental property in the City of Hamilton Esther Pauls ECS 10.1 Declaration Form (PDF, 48 KB)
Sam Merulla March 21, 2019 10.1 Tenant Defence Fund - My wife and I own rental properties Sam Merulla ECS 10.1 Declaration Form (PDF, 81 KB)

General Issues Committee

Name Date Item Nature of Interest Declaration Form
Maria Pearson October 16, 2019 10.7 Barton Kenilworth Tax Increment Grant Program - 301-303 Barton Street East (PED19192) - Item 10.7 & 6.2 verbal presentation by Mike Wood (ACORN) - I am a landlord Maria Pearson GIC 10.7 Declaration Form (PDF, 49 KB)
Arlene VanderBeek October 16, 2019 6.2 & 10.7 Barton Kenilworth Tax Increment Grant Program - 301-303 Barton Street East (PED19192) - Item 10.7 & 6.2 verbal presentation by Mike Wood (ACORN) - I am a landlord Arlene VanderBeek GIC 6.2 & 10.7 Declaration Form (PDF, 72 KB)
Maria Pearson October 2, 2019 10.3 Financial Incentive Program Amendments Respecting Potential Tenant Displacement PED19178 HSC19052 - I am a Landlord Maria Pearson GIC 10.3 Declaration Form (PDF, 81 KB)
Sam Merulla October 2, 2019 10.3 Financial Incentive Program Amendments - My wife and I are Landlords Sam Merulla GIC 10.3 Declaration Form  (PDF, 50 KB)
Arlene VanderBeek October 2, 2019 10.3

Financial Incentive Program Amendments Re: Tenants - the discussion of financial incentives for displaced tenants - I own residential rental property

Arlene VanderBeek GIC 10.3 Declaration Form (PDF, 65 KB)
John-Paul Danko October 2, 2019 10.6

School Board Properties Sub-Committee - My wife Dawn Danko is Vice Chair or Hamilton Wentworth District School Board and there may be a perception of conflict 

John-Paul Danko GIC 10.6 Declaration Form (PDF, 81 KB)
Maureen Wilson September 18, 2019 5.1, 6.3 & 10.8 My spouse's involvement or potential involvement, directly, or through firm's with which he is associated in negotiation's that might arise as a result of the report's implementation Maureen Wilson GIC 5.1, 6.3 & 10.8 Declaration Form (PDF, 53 KB)
Maria Pearson September 9, 2019 2nd Motion Clr Clark

MPAC Presentation - Motion on Tenant requirement to be legislated to require on voter's list

Maria Pearson GIC Clr Clark Motion Declaration Form (PDF, 52 KB)
Sam Merulla September 9, 2019 2nd Motion Clr Clark Clr Clark's Motion - Motion Directing the Province to dictate mandatory tenant information re: Election List - This may have a financial impact on Landlords & my wife and I have a number of rental properties. Sam Merulla GIC Clr Clark Motion Declaration Form (PDF, 64 KB)
Arlene VanderBeek September 9, 2019 2nd Motion Clr Clark MPAC Presentation - Motion on tenant req’t to be legislated to be req’d on voter's list - to avoid a perceived conflict Arlene VanderBeek GIC Clr Clark Motion Declaration Form (PDF, 67 KB)
Maureen Wilson September 4, 2019 9.1 Sports, Entertainment & Convention Venues Review - I declare an interest in Report PED18168(b) on the basis of my spouse's involvement or potential involvement, directly or through firms with which he is associated, in negotiations that might arise as a result of the reports implementation. Maureen Wilson GIC 9.1 Declaration Form (PDF, 52 KB)
John-Paul Danko July 8, 2019 10.6 School Board Properties Sub-Committee - Wife Dawn Danko is Vice Chair or HWDSB John-Paul Danko GIC 10.6 Declaration Form (PDF, 71 KB)
Arlene Vanderbeek July 8, 2019 6.7, 8.7, 11.1 Delegation by Mike Wood & Elizabeth Ellis from ACORN - Rental tenancy concerns in the City discussion as I am a landlord & Motion that refers to tenancy - I am a landlord Arlene Vanderbeek GIC 6.7, 6.8, 11.1 Declaration Form (PDF, 68 KB)
Maria Pearson July 8, 2019 6.7, 8.7, 11.1 Presenters, Mike Wood & Elizabeth Ellis or Hamilton ACORN - I am a landlord & have a conflict with conversations presented by the speakers on behalf of tenants Maria Pearson GIC 6.7, 6.8, 11.1 Declaration Form (PDF, 52 KB)
Brad Clark July 8, 2019 14.2 Terrapure Environmental - I have a former professional relationship with Terrapure Environmental as a client Brad Clark GIC 14.2 Declaration Form (PDF, 94 KB)
Brenda Johnson June 19, 2019 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 10.2 Family member belongs to the Carpenters Union ie: Bill 66 Brenda Johnson GIC 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 10.2 Declaration Form (PDF, 53 KB)
Jason Farr June 5, 2019 9.2 CM18013(A) - I announce at Honey Badgers basketball games for which I receive 3 free tickets. Jason Farr GIC 9.2 Declaration Form (PDF, 60 KB)

Development Charges Stakeholders Sub-committee

Name Date Item Nature of Interest Declaration Form
Maureen Wilson March 25, 2019 10.1 I was advised by the City's Integrity Commissioner that I may have a conflict as it pertains to the exemption being considered by affordable housing. Maureen Wilson Development Charges Stakeholder 10.5 Declaration Form (PDF, 55 KB)

Selection Committee

Name Date Item Nature of Interest Declaration Form
Brad Clark April 23, 2019   HCA Selection Interviews - sitting member on Board of Directors Friends of Eramosa Karst (FOTEK) as such I declare an indirect interest as two candidates sit on FOTEK Board Brad Clark HCA Selection Committee Declaration Form (PDF, 82 KB)
Brad Clark April 23, 2019   City Housing Interviews - Interviews for City Housing - Previous professional relationship with Habitat for Humanity as a former client Brad Clark Selection Committee Declaration Form (PDF, 63 KB)
Sam Merulla April 8, 2019 4.1

Interviews - Rental Housing - My wife and I are landlords

Sam Merulla Selection Committee Declaration Form (PDF, 52.7 KB)
Maria Pearson April 8, 2019 4.1 Rental Housing - I am a landlord and own rental houses Maria Pearson Selection Committee Declaration Form (PDF,46.5 KB)
Brad Clark April 8, 2019 4.1 Rental Housing Committee - Former professional business relationship with HDAA as author of white paper on legalization of rental housing Brad Clark Selection Committee Declaration Form (PDF, 68.4 KB)
Brad Clark March 28, 2019   Interviews - Rental Housing Sub-Committee - Licencing of rental housing as sub-committee will be addressing this issue - I do not have a pecuniary interest, however, I have a former professional relationship with Hamilton and District Apartment Association as a former client, there exists an apparent or indirect interest under common law.  Brad Clark Selection Committee Declaration Form (PDF, 50 KB)
Brad Clark March 28, 2019   Dev Charge Committee - Appointing to Dev chair committee - Sean Ferris Ed, Habitat for Humanity was a former professional relationship as client, as such I have apparent conflict under common law Brad Clark Selection Committee Declaration Form 2 (PDF, 63 KB)
Sam Merulla March 28, 2019   Rental Housing - Rental Housing Interviews - My wife and I are landlords Sam Merulla Selection Committee Declaration Form (PDF, 65 KB)
Maria Pearson March 28, 2019   Rental Housing Sub-Committee Applicants - these committee interviews - I am a landlord and own rental properties. Maria Pearson Selection Committee Declaration Form (PDF, 51 KB)

Planning Committee

Name Date Item Nature of Interest Declaration Form
Maureen Wilson September 17, 2019 14.1 Appeal to LPAT (OPA102) & Zoning By-law 18-114 - I declare an interest in Item 14.1 on the basis of my spouse's potential involvement, directly or through firms with which he is associated, in negotiations that might arise as a result of the report's implementation Maureen Wilson Planning Committee Declaration Form (PDF, 64 KB)
Brad Clark September 17, 2019 10.1 Accessory Dwelling Units - Licensing Rental Housing Pilot - Non-pecuniary indirect apparent conflict as I have a previous relationship with HDAA as a former client, as I wrote promoting code complaint, affordable, safe, clean and healthy rental housing Brad Clark Planning Committee Declaration Form (PDF, 100 KB)
Maria Pearson September 17, 2019 8.4

Accessory Dwelling Units (Pilot Project) - Temporary Use By-law, Zoning By-law 6593 PED19176, Ward 1 & 8 - rental housing licensing being part of the above mentioned project - I am a landlord and own rental properties

Maria Pearson Planning Committee Declaration Form(PDF, 63 KB)
Maria Pearson October 1, 2019 10.2 Accessory Dwelling Units (PED19176) - rental housing licensing as I own rental properties - I am a landlord owning rental properties Maria Pearson Planning Committee Declaration Form (PDF, 59 KB)
Brad Clark October 1, 2019 10.2 Accessory Dwelling Units as pert of Licensing Pilot - Pilot licensing of rental housing and accessory dwellings - former professional relationship with HDAA non-pecuniary apparent conflict under common law regarding licensing of rental housing Brad Clark Planning Committee Declaration Form (PDF, 83 KB)