Hamilton has finally found a way to save money. A lot of money. After hiring a PR firm, Dialogue Partners, Inc, the engagement with citizens has exploded, and the voice of our citizens is clear: City Hall is costing too much to run. At the puny cost of $402,450, DPI has not only solved some of Hamilton’s biggest mysteries (HSR stands for notorious underground gang, Hamilton Street Rats), but have pointed us to a new building in Hamilton, Ohio.
“Having a city hall in Ohio seems impractical, but with Skype, google streetview and the internet, no one will even notice,” says one of Hamilton’s largest developers. “Now we can get rid of that crappy seventies vibe, and put a parking lot or a Wal-Mart where our current City Hall is. I will miss the clock on the side of the building – that’s pretty handy when you’re downtown. Have you seen the building in Ohio? The Butler County Courthouse is beautiful.”
Estimates are that the City will save $25,000 per year on electricity and heating, and $350,000 on land rentals and leases.
For more details, please contact the civic engagement site: http://ourvoice.hamilton.ca/ Their twitter handle is: @ourhamilton – use the hashtag #TellOHeverything