To address the excessive growth and lack of infrastructure and roads, please read the following to clarify.
Back in 2002 (long before Councillor Partridge was elected), developers approached the City of Hamilton, wanting to develop the lands around Waterdown. The Provincial Conservative Government had mandated Waterdown for growth in 1998 – (which the city fought and lost at the Ontario Municipal Board). In 2003 the City of Hamilton then tried to phase in the developments, however the developers did not want to phase building so went to the OMB, whereby they were granted permission to build full out in Waterdown, even though there was not sufficient road infrastructure in place. The OMB ruled that traffic would not be a problem. It is very frustrating for all of us, especially when the City of Hamilton tried to slow the growth of Waterdown until roads were built to accommodate the 7,000 new home builds – the OMB gave the developers permission to build full out with no phasing of new home builds. Which is why we are in the current situation.