Praise rained down on Clr.Tom Jackson today as he presented a motion to crack down on noisy mufflers. The Jackson motion had three components:
(a) That City Council respectfully request a Strategic Enforcement of Excessive or
Unusual Noise from Motor Vehicles by Hamilton Police Services during the
Summer/Fall of 2020;
(b) That this motion be forwarded to the Hamilton Police Services Board for
(c) That City of Hamilton, Licensing and By-law Services staff work in consultation
with Hamilton Police Services to explore a possible partnership between both
agencies to work together in conducting Strategic Enforcement of Excessive or
Unusual Noise from Motor Vehicles for education and/or possible enforcement
blitz’s during the Summer/Fall of 2020.
Council cannot direct police on enforcement issues, but with Jackson, Clr.Collins and the Mayor serving on the Police Services Board, the proposal seems destined for a favorable reception.
Halton police have turned their noisy muffler campaign into a public relation coup—something Hamilton Police could really use.