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Edward HC Graydon, Candidate for Mayor in Hamilton Municipal Election 2018

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NameGraydon, Edward HC
ElectionHamilton Municipal Election 2018
AreaMayor
PartyN/A
Votes0
Email graydoninvestments@gmail.com
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Home905-521-8838
Business905-581-0626
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QuestionBrief ResponseFull Response
Global warming is an existential challenge facing humanity. Do you think Hamilton should play a role in addressing climate change? If so, what should the city be doing? If not, why not? Yes I am inclined to the frame of thinking that should the steel plants cease to exist it might go a long way to solving many of your questions.If you really want to do your part for global warming all while monumentally changing Hamilton help eliminate the cause and source of the problem.Would not every living thing on earth benefit from the steel plants demise not only immediately but over time? Would it be reasonable to assume that the living conditions of thousands of Hamiltonians would be greatly improved? Would you not assume that the planet as a whole would benefit ?

I would align with actions that would see the end of steel production in Hamilton .I have no concern ,neither am I particularly sympathetic to those that would like to pander to their on going existence
Bonus question: If LRT goes ahead, what will you do to ensure Hamilton receives the maximum benefit? N/A No response provided
Council has voted dozens of times since 2008 to advance Hamilton's light rail transit (LRT) project, including voting to submit the plan with a full funding request to the Province in 2013, and voting to accept full funding and implementation from the Province in 2015. Do you support completing the LRT plan? Why or why not? N/A No response provided
Do you support phasing out area rating for transit? Why or why not? N/A No response provided
Do you support improved public transit in Hamilton? If so, what changes do you propose? If not, why not? N/A No response provided
Hamilton has a legacy of multi-lane, one-way arterial streets dating back to the 1950s. Do you support accelerating the conversion of these streets to two-way? Why or why not? N/A No response provided
Do you support the "Vision Zero" goal of eliminating traffic fatalities and serious injuries in Hamilton? If so, what specific actions would you take to implement this policy? If not, why not? N/A No response provided
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act mandates that cities must be completely accessible by 2025. What changes would you make to ensure Hamilton complies with this mandate? N/A No response provided
Hamilton has been experiencing a slow-motion crisis in housing affordability. Do you support an expanded role for the City to provide more affordable housing? If so, what should Hamilton do? If not, why not? No As to your question to whether new housing developments should be designated to central Hamilton,I would be neglectful as mayor if I did not support any development that first minimizes rural development in favour of developments in central Hamilton. I am not in favour of hight restrictions on builders that would like to achieve higher building possibilities. I am in favour of waiving hight restrictions in favour of maximizing Available lands that might be used for such a development.Although I am in favour of lifting the height restrictions I doubt very much this action will help ease homelessness.I am not so sure there is much any mayor can do on this issue except blow hot air .I would be inclined to restrict the acceptance of refuges and those immigrates that cross the border illegally in favour of finding shelter and homes for those that where born and raised in Hamilton.I would be inclined to show favouritism to already established Hamiltonians over new comers.I would not be in favour of calling Hamilton a Sanctuary city for this reason alone.I do not support Hamilton as a dumping ground for those with severe mental illness and extensive criminal records. I would however support those that have a history in Hamilton over those that might not. Without sounding or seeming to cliche ,I want to look after those that where born here first that are looking to improve there lives .I cannot see any other alternatives to this issue and would question how much growth is enough? The answer is to go higher and sell to those with money over servicing the poor and homeless.What good will come to Hamilton if all we do is service the poor and homeless we have enough of those it is time to service the rich that might want to move here.Ship our homeless back to Toronto without spending money supporting them might be a good start?
Should Hamilton be trying to attract more young people to live, work and start businesses here, including the 60,000 students studying at Mohawk College, McMaster University and Redeemer University? If so, what should we be doing? If not, why not? N/A No response provided
Since the 1950s, most new residential and commercial development in Hamilton has been single-use suburban sprawl. Do you believe Hamilton needs to concentrate new development within the already-built area? Why or why not? Yes As to your question to whether new housing developments should be designated to central Hamilton,I would be neglectful as mayor if I did not support any development that first minimizes rural development in favour of developments in central Hamilton. I am not in favour of hight restrictions on builders that would like to achieve higher building possibilities. I am in favour of waiving hight restrictions in favour of maximizing Available lands that might be used for such a development.Although I am in favour of lifting the height restrictions I doubt very much this action will help ease homelessness.I am not so sure there is much any mayor can do on this issue except blow hot air .I would be inclined to restrict the acceptance of refuges and those immigrates that cross the border illegally in favour of finding shelter and homes for those that where born and raised in Hamilton.I would be inclined to show favouritism to already established Hamiltonians over new comers.I would not be in favour of calling Hamilton a Sanctuary city for this reason alone.I do not support Hamilton as a dumping ground for those with severe mental illness and extensive criminal records. I would however support those that have a history in Hamilton over those that might not. Without sounding or seeming to cliche ,I want to look after those that where born here first that are looking to improve there lives .I cannot see any other alternatives to this issue and would question how much growth is enough? The answer is to go higher and sell to those with money over servicing the poor and homeless.What good will come to Hamilton if all we do is service the poor and homeless we have enough of those it is time to service the rich that might want to move here.Ship our homeless back to Toronto without spending money supporting them might be a good start?