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Submission Form

1. What is your name?

Kelli Pike

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

Please select one item
Ticked No
Please tell us why
To all elected members... Be bold, be brave and vote for change. I am asking you to put forward / and vote for "at large voting" in this representation review. I believe it is an opportunity to 'shake up the status quo' and potentially improve voter turnout in 2019. (Proof of the status quo not working is the 32% voter turnout in 2016). Reasons: All Councillors (should) make decisions based on what is best for the city as a whole. We need more choice, so that we can have the best possible candidates representing us. I believe that at large voting will improve diversity of elected members, by allowing communities of interest (be it ethnicity, environment, social justice etc) to rally support for a candidate citywide. 'At large voting' is a better form of representation for voters who are transient or in unstable accommodation. * I applaud the decision to implement Maaori representation in committees. I believe at large voting in 2019 and STV voting from 2022 would serve the communities well by ensuring we have the best people representing us. I hope your decision will be based on the overall vision which is to improve participation of your constituents. Ngaa mihi

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 Yes