Response 171202010

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Submission Form

1. What is your name?

Name
Julie

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
Initially I was strongly in favour of one ward/at large for the whole city as I think the river is a silly divider. But, after reading the research on the reasons for and against, I am now in favour of four wards plus Mayor. Main reason is diversity on council is essential, and if we have 1-2 wards, that means the wealthiest survive as their campaigns are based on big dollars, big billboards, and people then vote on name recognition. There is a much better chance of having a diverse council, if a campaigning budget is able to be applied to a smaller area. I also think we should have 4 councillors per ward to ensure the growth of Hamilton is included in decisions. I don't believe the Mayor should get a casting vote on items costing more than $500K

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