Hamilton Municipal Election 2018 Ward 1 (Municipal)
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Campaign Questions (top)
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- 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?
- 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?
- 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?
- 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?
- 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?
- 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?
- 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?
- Do you support improved public transit in Hamilton? If so, what changes do you propose? If not, why not?
- Do you support phasing out area rating for transit? Why or why not?
- 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?
- Bonus question: If LRT goes ahead, what will you do to ensure Hamilton receives the maximum benefit?
RTH Articles (top)
Implementing a Safe Injection Site for Hamilton, By Nicole Smith, Published 2018-05-07
Community Engagement Should be an Ongoing Conversation, By Cameron Kroetsch, Published 2018-06-12
Ward 7 Appointee Should Help Council Look More Like Hamilton, By Craig Burley, Published 2018-06-12
A Fragile Democracy: Procedural Bylaw Change Muzzles Citizens, By Cameron Kroetsch, Published 2018-06-29
The Treasure Guardian, By Stewart Klazinga, Published 2018-07-16
Two Eggs, By Maureen Wilson, Published 2018-08-01
Making Your Municipal Vote Count, By Nicole Smith, Published 2018-08-20
Anti-LRT Candidate Accidentally Emails Secret Plan, By Ryan McGreal, Published 2018-08-24
Municipal Election Candidate Nomination Forms - UPDATED, By RTH Staff, Published 2018-09-17
No-Sign Policy a Sign of Change, By Ute Schmid-Jones, Published 2018-10-02
Vito Sgro's Platform is a Stack of Falsehoods, By Ryan McGreal, Published 2018-10-02
Brad Clark Flip-Flops on LRT ... Yet Again, By Ryan McGreal, Published 2018-10-02
Sgro Joined by Bratina, Skelly in Anti-LRT Conference Call, By Ryan McGreal, Published 2018-10-04
#MacVotes - Student Voices in the Municipal Election, By Stephanie Bertolo, Published 2018-10-09
Support the #yesLRT Campaign, By RTH Staff, Published 2018-10-10
What My Candidacy Represents, By Rich Gelder, Published 2018-10-11
Uninspired, Unspecific and Uninformed: Vito Sgro's Mayoral Platform, By Adrian Duyzer, Published 2018-10-15
On Monday, Vote #yesLRT, By RTH Staff, Published 2018-10-20
Eisenberger Re-Elected Decisively in 'LRT Referendum' Election, By Ryan McGreal, Published 2018-10-23
Election Results Tell Us What Voters Want, By Alex Bishop, Published 2018-10-25
Giving Thanks and Setting Course, By Maureen Wilson, Published 2018-10-25
Notes From a Campaign: On Precarity, Politics, and Breaking Down Barriers, By Sophie Geffros, Published 2018-10-25
Eisenberger Won 13 out of 15 Wards, By Ryan McGreal, Published 2018-10-26
Eisenberger Won 189 out of 222 Polls, By Ryan McGreal, Published 2018-10-26
Local Media Trying to Frame Election Result as Urban vs. Suburban, By Nicholas Kevlahan, Published 2018-10-26
Running in Hamilton: About Our Campaign in Ward 2, By Cameron Kroetsch, Published 2018-11-14
RTH Blog Entries (top)
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