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1. What is your name?

Kerry Tankard

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

Please select one item
Ticked Yes
Please tell us why
Hamilton is still a small-ish Provincial City, serving a hinterland of farming communities & satellite small towns. City Councillors need to be accountable to ratepayers, their constituents. This is best achieved by a ward system, where residents are able to identify which councillors are responsible for concerns in their residential area. This is why most functioning local bodies in NZ continue to use a ward system, and have councillors’ responsibilities to ratepayers/residents identified explicitly. ‘At large’ appointees can be prone to special interest lobbies, & work against the best interests of residents.

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
Ticked No