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Top Action Priorities For Ward 8 From Candidate John-Paul Danko

In my previous city council election campaign, I had the privilege of speaking with thousands of residents in the new Ward 8.

After registering to run for Ward 8 in the 2018 City of Hamilton municipal election I have spent the last two months talking to as many people as possible about what their priorities are for Ward 8 and the City of Hamilton.

If elected, here are the top action priorities I’ve heard our friends and neighbours in Ward 8 say need to be addressed:

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Why Vote for John-Paul Danko for Ward 8 in the 2018 Hamilton Municipal Election?

Since registering to run for Hamilton City Council in Ward 8 in the upcoming 2018 municipal election, I have spent the last two months meeting with as many community stakeholders as possible to help establish what Ward 8 voters are looking for in a candidate.

In this post, I have outlined three key assets that I have to offer as a candidate for Ward 8.

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My Top Priorities for Ward 8 – Investing In Family Friendly Neighbourhoods

As a homeowner and taxpayer in Ward 8 who is raising a young family here I have a few personal priorities that really prompted me to run for City Council.

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In the Press – Mayor and Council Candidates Who Want Your Vote in October – Hamilton Spectator

The Hamilton Spectator has published a short biography of all nominated candidates for Mayor and Hamilton City Council.

Click here to find out who’s running in your area and a little bit about their experience, why they’re running and what policies are important to them.

The full text of my Hamilton Spectator Ward 8 Hamilton City Council candidate biography is included below:

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John-Paul Danko Campaign Reflections

After 102 days of campaigning in a Ward with 40,000 eligible voters we came up just 92 votes short.

We started knocking on doors in December as soon as my nomination was official and didn’t stop until the polls closed on March 21st.

In total we knocked on 14226 doors, dropped 9350 fliers and put up 700 signs.

Our “at home” rate was around 50%, so that means we spoke to approximately 7000 individual Ward 7 residents at the door!

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John-Paul Danko Raise The Hammer – In The News – Time to Reject the Status Quo and Reimagine Our Public Space

Dear Ward 7 Neighbours:

In my neighbourhood on the north central mountain, we have a number of underutilized business areas along our main arterial roadways such as Upper James and Upper Wellington.

In my recent opinion piece in Raise The Hammer, I touch on some ideas to reimagine our public space and some of the simple changes to the status quo that I would work for if elected.

You can read the piece here:

Time to Reject the Status Quo and Reimagine Our Public Space

Here are a few excerpts:

In many ways the north mountain is an island, cut off from the rest of the City by bottlenecks at the escarpment and at the Link, and the Jolley Cut is one of the City’s most active mountain accesses.

And while current traffic volumes on Upper Wellington might be suitable for a single lane of traffic in each direction today, a detailed traffic study would be required to determine the levels of service projected for future traffic growth.

OK – maybe we can’t permanently get rid of two lanes of traffic forever – so what!

Maybe we can get rid of two lanes for ten years. Maybe we can allow non-rush hour parking like on Kenilworth. Maybe all we need is narrower lanes, streetscaping and pedestrian crosswalks.

And why stop at just curbside parking and the occasional crosswalk – why not go for a complete streets redesign!

I have no idea what a final solution might look like, but as an engineer, I love complicated questions like this – because everything listed above can be quantified, analyzed and assigned costs and benefits (level of service, congestion, engineering, construction versus business tax revenue, livability, property values).

In the end, I think that the important part is a willingness to engage in an honest conversation and reject the status quo.

Sincerely,

John-Paul Danko

John-Paul Danko – Hamilton City Council Candidate

Ward 7 Hamilton Central Mountain

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