June 15, 2017
Zoning victory for Hamilton members
The Ontario Municipal Board ruled recently in favour of Hamilton landscape companies threatened by rigid zoning rules. Members spoke before the board, telling the stories of their companies’ community involvement and economic impact. Hamilton officials and LO members gathered in Flamborough to commemorate the positive outcome; councillor Judi Partridge said, “You spoke beautifully; it really did make a difference.” City of Hamilton solicitor Joanna Wice said, “Thank you, I do respect you for getting up and speaking.” Planning policy manager Joanne Hickey Evans also participated. LO’s Tony DiGiovanni expressed thanks from LO members in return, and announced LO will plant trees to honour the officials on public land of their choice.