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Vito Sgro, Candidate for Mayor in Hamilton Municipal Election 2018

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NameSgro, Vito
ElectionHamilton Municipal Election 2018
AreaMayor
PartyN/A
Votes0
Email info@vitosgroformayor.ca
Website vitosgroformayor.ca
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BioFor more than 30 years Vito Sgro has been a successful Hamilton businessman and volunteer. The son of hard working Italian immigrants, the Cardinal Newman graduate earned two degrees from the University of Western Ontario—a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Finance.

Vito attained his accreditation as a Chartered Accountant in 1991 and embarked on a nearly 30 year outstanding career as an accountant with area firms, as well as a stint as an auditor for Revenue Canada. Since 1998 Vito has been a partner with CBM Chartered Accountants LLP.

Over the years Vito’s expertise has been sought by various public organizations including:

- 2005-2008: Board Director – The Hamilton Port Authority

- 2005-2008: Chair of the Audit Committee – The Hamilton Port Authority

- 2011: Board Director – Hamilton Entertainment Convention & Facilities Incorporated

- 2013 - 2018: Board Director – Ontario Infrastructure and Land Corporation

- 2013-2018: Vice-Chair of the Audit Committee – Ontario Infrastructure and Land Corporation

Now Vito wants to bring his wealth of experience to the service of the community he loves—Hamilton. With your help Vito can effect real change in the continued progress of Hamilton!

With an enormous opportunity being presented to Hamilton, I am running to be your Mayor so that we can invest in the city that we want and to connect all of Hamilton.

If given this opportunity to serve as your Mayor, I will work hard every day to ensure that the ambitious projects undertaken by the City benefit the entire city.

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QuestionBrief ResponseFull Response
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? N/A Please use our website vitosgroformayor.ca as the the answer to the provided questions.
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 Please use our website vitosgroformayor.ca as the the answer to the provided questions.
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? N/A Please use our website vitosgroformayor.ca as the the answer to the provided questions.
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 Please use our website vitosgroformayor.ca as the the answer to the provided questions.
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? N/A Please use our website vitosgroformayor.ca as the the answer to the provided questions.
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 Please use our website vitosgroformayor.ca as the the answer to the provided questions.
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 Please use our website vitosgroformayor.ca as the the answer to the provided questions.
Do you support improved public transit in Hamilton? If so, what changes do you propose? If not, why not? N/A Please use our website vitosgroformayor.ca as the the answer to the provided questions.
Do you support phasing out area rating for transit? Why or why not? N/A Please use our website vitosgroformayor.ca as the the answer to the provided questions.
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 Please use our website vitosgroformayor.ca as the the answer to the provided questions.
Bonus question: If LRT goes ahead, what will you do to ensure Hamilton receives the maximum benefit? N/A Please use our website vitosgroformayor.ca as the the answer to the provided questions.