Yesterday, the Strategy and Policy Committee has dismissed the proposal suggesting to view the Erotica Lifestyles Expo event at the Council-run Claudelands events venue as unsuitable for the city.
"The view of most councillors was that the adult lifestyles aspect of the Expo, and the likely promotion of it with the 'Boobs on Bikes' parade was not a good fit with the family friendly values of our city", notified the Chairperson of the Committee, Maria Westphal, while claiming that the organizers had a serious discussion regarding the matter for hosting the event, although, insisted that it is not good to observe it at the premises of Council's Claudelands venue.
Yesterday, during the strategy and policy meeting, Hamilton City councilor Ewan Wilson has casted vote organizing the R18 event at the new Claudelands Event Centre, scheduled to be observed in March. Ewan Wilson credited to be the only supporter insisting to observe Erotica show by pornographer Steve Crow at the council-owned centre.
While explain about the decision and support, Ewan Wilson said that being a councilor, it is not his job to serve as a moral policeman and made a sarcastic note that his colleagues are getting scared while attempting to appear as a convinced voting segment. Further, Ewan Wilson notified that the show is scheduled to be observed in a defined area for which viewers are supposed to pay. Besides entry fee, the organizers have also imposed an age restriction, added the councilor.
On the other hand, Councilor Dave Macpherson expressed disappointment over the forecast and said that it is not a matter that can delight or impress the natives. In addition, Dave Macpherson claimed that a majority of citizens are not in a mood to support it and said that city is not bothered to accept everything.