this blog entry has been updated
I'm very glad to report that we had a very successful first By-Law Crawl this past Saturday. The group has identified numerous vacant and derelict properties throughout Downtown, which have been reported to city by-law staff.
So far, 24 complaints have been sent, and more are on their way. You can view this progress on Google Maps, thanks to By-Law Crawl volunteer Ryan Danks.
Approximately 75 people braved the cold temperatures on Saturday to take part. Unfortunately, no local councillors were present, nor were any representatives of the by-law staff, all of whom were invited.
I would hope they can take some time out of their busy schedules to attend the next crawl on Saturday, March 6, 2010. This event will work very much the same way, but we will also be doing a trash cleanup throughout the city at the same time.
If you didn't see it, CH came along on the crawl with us, as our team found a door unsecured on the ground level of the Connaught, as well as a number of other infractions. You can watch their report here.
Thanks for your support, and I hope to see you at the next By-Law Crawl on Saturday, March 6.
In other 'crawl' news, the JAMES STREET NORTH ART CRAWL is this Friday! Come down and support Hamilton's original "crawl" in all its glory.
Update: in response to this comment I've embedded the Google Map into the page. -Ed.
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