Response 149370972

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Submission Form

1. What is your name?

Name
Shayne McNamara

2. Do you support the Council's initial proposal for representation arrangements for 2019?

Please select one item
Yes
Ticked No
Please tell us why
I think a 2-ward system is outdated and doesn't provide the best candidate choices or fair electoral or party representation. Hamilton is just physically not big enough to support a two-ward system. I am in favour of reducing the number of councilors to 10 from a single ward and have the Mayor elected at large also. If a particular candidate is running in West Ward and most of the people in the East Ward want to vote them out because they supported something that affected the East Ward voters this is impossible. Same with supporting a good candidate in the West ward that might otherwise not quite get in. It seems crazy to have a 2-ward system for such a relatively small city both geographically and demographically.

3. The Council will hear verbal submissions on Tuesday 9 October 2018. Do you want to speak about your submission at this meeting?

Please select one item
Yes
Ticked No