Tony Greco, Candidate for Ward 1 in Hamilton Municipal Election 2010

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NameGreco, Tony
ElectionHamilton Municipal Election 2010
AreaWard 01
Email Tony@MrTonyGreco.ca
Website http://mrtonygreco.ca
BioLong time proprietor of Mr. Tony's Men's Hair Design, on Locke Street - winner of 13 Hamilton Spectator Reader's Choice awards for favourite barber shop, nominated again this year.

Married to wife Rose - son Patrick, is a lawyer and daughter, Roseanne is a teacher.

Founder and President (for nine years) of Locke Street Business Association helping the area become one of Hamilton's most prosperous commercial neighbourhoods - more recently involved in the organization of the Annual Locke Street Community Festival.

Co-Founder and Chair (for the past three years) of Locke Street Businesses Improvement Area to enhance and beautify Locke Street business and surrounding areas.

Officer and trustee of the Sons of Italy, Hamilton Trieste Lodge - organized fundraising events to support McMaster Children's Hospital, Ronald McDonald House and Camp Trillium.

Sponsor of Westdale and Kirkendall Minor Soccer Leagues and Coronation Rink Minor Hockey League and member of the Westdale Secondary School Alumni Association, assisting in fundraising initiatives for school projects.

Recipient in 2002 of Tourism Hamilton Award of Excellence as Toursim Builder of the year.

Participant in numerous organization, program and task forces to benefit the Locke Street and Kirkendall communities.

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QuestionBrief ResponseFull Response
Do you support Hamilton's LRT proposal? If so, what will you do to ensure Hamilton's success in building LRT? If not, why do you oppose it? Yes This will probably be the most important injection of Federal and Provincial money to the City of Hamilton over the next 20 years. This transit will be a catalyst to the future development of the City. It will not only better tie the city but will the source of much of our growth.
Is Hamilton doing enough to support and encourage new investment in our older neighbourhoods? If not, what should the City be doing? No The high business taxes, the unresponsive nature of city hall to work with new investors, are the two main reasons for lack of new investment. The City of Hamilton needs to reduce business taxes, and create an atmosphere at City Hall that encourages and supports new investment. We need to play off are City's strengths world class University, Colleges, and Health care facilities. These should be the engines of future development.
For your campaign, will you be accepting donations from corporations or unions? If so, why? If not, why not? Yes Yes, the campaign will be accepting donations from trade unions and corporations. These organizations play a vital and integral role in the life and well being of the City of Hamilton.