Will your term change people's first impression of Hamilton, and make that first impression more attractive to visitors, students, commuters and newcomers? If so, how?
Responses to the question: "Will your term change people's first impression of Hamilton, and make that first impression more attractive to visitors, students, commuters and newcomers? If so, how?"
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|Candidate||Brief Response||Full Response|
|Behrens, Chris||Yes||Part of my first term will be dedicated to those in my ward who feel left out and abandoned; it is a big concern here in Ward 6. However, to change the first impressions of Hamilton, I feel that we need to rebrand this city to the "Waterfall Capitol of the World", which we are. It is such an eco-friendly name, with plenty to offer. A name like that will be very intriguing to visitors, in fact while I illuminated Albion Falls for breast cancer on October 22nd, we had people from Woodstock, Grimsby, and Burlington, come out and join us. As a teacher, I understand student needs. What makes me a good teacher, is because I always remember back to when I was a student. Transit needs to be improved and cost less than it does today, that is what students and commuters tell me. Another way to welcome new comers and to keep those who are here now, is tax cuts, or freeze them. Many residents and businesses abandon plans to move here due to our high taxes, we need to resolve this very soon, or we will lose more of our tax base. A community council here in Ward 6 will be another great improvement. The council will hold the councillor accountable, while bringing the voice of the constituent closer to City Hall.|
|Knowles, Steven||Yes||My term will definitely change the view of this city. I feel regardless of the outcome this city has really gotten involved in this process and it will go to benefit our future generations. From a personal stand point I feel I will have a huge effect on the youth of this city. I understand the issues facing our youth and I feel I will be the positive voice they need to change to occur.|
|Yan, Nathalie Xian Yi||Yes||By having a council with people of different ethnic origin on it we are showing that Hamilton is an open minded community practising multiculturalism. That is an immediate attraction to people thinking of coming to Hamilton. MacMaster is doing a great job of attracting students being one of the best universities in Canada. Our natural setting on Niagara escarpment with its unique vegetation is an attraction to visitors as is the RBG.|
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