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?
Responses to the question: "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? "
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2 Candidate Responses (top)
|Candidate||Brief Response||Full Response|
|Danko, John-Paul||Yes||We are already seeing the effects of Climate Change in Hamilton - engineers now oversize stormwater management systems and bridges because the historic 100 year flows are proving inadequate for a functional design. As an industrial city, there are a number of initiatives that we can undertake to address climate change that also help to reduce pollution. Focusing on infill transit oriented development instead of sprawl, supporting local agriculture, zoning and building permit changes to require better energy efficiency and higher quality construction with longer lifecycles, charging for stormwater runoff to discourage large impervious surfaces and continuing to expand Hamilton's urban forest canopy.|
|Wicken, Colleen||Yes||The city has an obligation to be a good steward of our community. Sustainability has three complimentary influences it is good for the environment, good for people and lowers our cost base as a city.|
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4 Candidates Have Not Responded (top)