Ralph Agostino, Candidate for Ward 3 in Hamilton Municipal Election 2014

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NameAgostino, Ralph
ElectionHamilton Municipal Election 2014
AreaWard 03
Email agostinoralph@gmail.com
Website http://www.VoteAgostino.ca

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QuestionBrief ResponseFull Response
Do you support the city's plan to build an east-west light rail transit (LRT) line with full capital funding from the Province? Maybe Maybe; We don’t have all facts that supports the province will provide full funding. There are some unanswered questions to make the correct decision.
The Province has shelved a proposal to build a mid-peninsula highway from Niagara Falls or Fort Erie around Hamilton to connect with Hwy 401 or 407 north of Burlington. Do you agree with the Province's decision to put its development on hold? No No; I don’t agree with the Province’s decision
Do you support an expanded role for Hamilton to provide more affordable housing? If so, what should Hamilton do? Yes Yes; Absolutely I support a stronger role for the city in providing affordable housing, the lack of availability effects many families and we also need to build more subsidized housing.
Do you support converting more of Hamilton's one-way thoroughfares into complete, two-way streets that support walking, cycling and transit? Yes Yes; I am absolutely supportive of conversion of the one-way thoroughfares into complete two way streets that will support walking, cycling and transit. It will make it safer for pedestrians and cyclists and it will help the business along those streets.
Do you support the use of participatory budgeting to allow ward residents to propose and vote on local capital projects? Yes Yes; At anytime it promotes residents to be involved in how our tax dollars are being spent it’s always a good project.
Do you support implementing a Vision Zero for Hamilton, with a goal of eliminating all pedestrian and cyclist deaths on our streets? If so, what specific actions would you take to implement this policy, and if not, why? Yes Yes; At anytime we can help avoid more deaths on our streets, it’s always a good idea. To accomplish this goal we need to move forward by implementing the vision zero project
The City's Cycling Master Plan is up for review. Do you support improving the plan to speed the installation of cycling facilities and provide more high-quality protected infrastructure like the new Cannon Street cycle track? Maybe Maybe; I would like to wait and see the results of the pilot project before deciding in this issue
Do you believe Hamilton should do more to protect and enhance its built heritage? Yes Yes; Hamilton’s history needs to be recognized and protected, Hamilton’s Heritage is important
Do you believe City Hall should be more accessible to Hamilton residents? If so, what steps would you take to achieve this? Maybe Maybe; I believe City Hall is accessible to residents, I also believe Councillors should be more accessible and bring City Hall to residents. My pledge to residents of Ward 3 is for all residents to have access to my cell phone number 905-317-6654
The Province plans to allow municipalities to use ranked ballots in future elections. If so, will you vote to adopt ranked ballots in Hamilton? Maybe Maybe; I like the idea of ranked ballots; I believe it would bring more fairness to our voters. But would like to have more information to make the right decision.