Council & Committee Meetings

General Issues Committee

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About the committee

Reports and make recommendations to Council on matters relating to:

  • Council Strategic Plan
  • Corporate Strategic Plan 
  • Annual Operating and Capital Budgets 
  • Economic Development matters 
  • Portfolio Management Strategy – Real Estate Acquisitions/Disposals 
  • Hamilton International Airport matters 
  • G.R.I.D.S. 
  • Our Future Hamilton 
  • Department Work Programs: Planning and Economic Development 
  • Legal Services – litigation matters 
  • Human Resources – labour negotiations
  • Departmental Organizational Structure Changes
  • Boards and Agencies 
  • Hamilton Utilities Corporation 
  • any and all other matters which Council chooses to refer to the General Issues Committee for consideration 

Specific duties shall include:

  • To review and monitor the City's and Council's Strategic Plan
  • To review corporate and program objectives and performance measures and make recommendations to Council
  • To consider and recommend to Council on matters relating to budgets, budget monitoring, re-assessment and related tax policies
  • To consider and recommend to Council on matters relating to Business
  • Development, the Small Business Enterprise Centre, Incentive
  • Loans/Grants programs and approvals, BIA initiatives, the Hamilton Incubator of Technology and Tourism
  • To consider and recommend to Council on matters relating to G.R.I.D.S.
  • To receive briefings on legal matters involving the City and give direction to the City Solicitor on litigation matters
  • To receive information on labour negotiations and provide direction to the Director of Labour Relations
  • To consider and make recommendations to Council on matters regarding Boards and Agencies
  • To Meet as Shareholders and/or Board of Directors of a corporation when required.
  • To receive delegations from the public and conduct public hearings as required by statute and Council specific to the mandate of this committee on matters under the Standing Committee

Stephanie Paparella, Legislative Coordinator
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 3993
Email: [email protected]

  • Chair - Deputy Mayor (Rotating)
  • Mayor Fred Eisenberger
  • Councillor Maureen Wilson
  • Councillor Jason Farr
  • Councillor Nrinder Nann
  • Councillor Sam Merulla
  • Councillor Russ Powers
  • Councillor Tom Jackson
  • Councillor Esther Pauls
  • Councillor John-Paul Danko
  • Councillor Brad Clark
  • Councillor Maria Pearson
  • Councillor Brenda Johnson
  • Councillor Lloyd Ferguson
  • Councillor Arlene VanderBeek
  • Councillor Terry Whitehead
  • Councillor Judi Partridge