Posted July 15, 2010
Dear Mayor Eisenberger and City Councillors,
As you might have heard, the "Our City, Our Future" campaign has launched with a call on you, our elected representatives, to reaffirm the West Harbour Stadium location for the Pan Am Games as the best location to achieve the city's objectives, deliver on the Provincial Places to Grow plan and honour the purpose of the Future Fund.
In just 48 hours since its launch, the campaign has already drawn well over 500 supporters, and more people are signing up as I write this.
As Hamilton residents, we are putting up $60 million toward this stadium. It’s Our City, Our Future - and Our Money on the line - and we need to have the final say on where the stadium should be located.
We value the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and recognize that they have legitimate concerns about the team's economic viability in a new stadium. We are willing to work hard to help develop an innovative revenue model on new terms that allow for the financial success of the football club at the West Harbour location.
A motion asking City Council to reaffirm the West Harbour as its choice for the Pan Am Games Stadium will be introduced at the August 10 meeting of Committee of the Whole. Citizens across the city who believe in a dynamic, progressive vision for Hamilton are adding their voices of support.
We trust and hope that you will listen to the chorus of citizens who believe we need to invest our Future Fund in a legacy project that will grow the city's economic base, enhance Hamilton's social fabric and build community life.
on behalf of Our City, Our Future