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Prior to getting elected, Hamid had two active blogs on city building and parenting. His articles have been published in publications as diverse as Forbes and the Canadian Family Magazine . In 2010, as a citizen member of the Milton Transit Advisory Committee, he was recognized in the Milton Town Council for his community service and volunteer work.
As a councillor, he has been vocal in raising the issue of Milton's fast growth. Hamid is often the lowest spending councillor in Milton. In 2016 he voted with the majority to shrink the size of the Milton Council. He is one of the most vocal councillors in opposition to the CN Rail's proposal to build an intermodal in Milton in violation for local zoning.
In his new-Canadian-settlement and diversity work, Hamid organizes an yearly Open Doors Ramadan initiative where he encourages multi-faith Ramadan iftars. After the Quebec City mosque shooting, Hamid co-organized a large remembrance vigil in the town hall.
Work with refugees
Hamid chaired the Milton Economic Development Advisory Committee from 2010-2014 and was a member of Milton Transit Advisory Committee from 2009-2014. He serves in the Milton Public Library Board as a director and is a Director in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton and Hamilton.
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