John-Paul Danko, JP Danko, Ward 7, Hamilton, Central Mountain, 2016, Byelection, by-election, Damin Starr, Tim Gordon, Geraldine McMullen, Hans Zuriel, Robert Bolton, Philip Bradshaw, Doug Farraway, Gregory Lenko, Anthony Nicholl, Howard Rabb, Uzma Qureshi, Chris Charlton, Monique Taylor, Scott Duvall, NDP, Liberal, Conservative, bob charters, charters, skelly, donna skelly

My Top Priorities for Ward 7 – Investing In Family Friendly Neighbourhoods

Dear Ward 7 Neighbours:

As a homeowner and taxpayer in Ward 7 who is raising a young family here I have a few personal priorities that really prompted me to run for City Council.

I will outline my priorities in three posts, and I would encourage you to leave a comment and tell me yours.

Investing In Family Friendly Neighbourhoods

As a father raising two young children, the family friendly atmosphere of our neighbourhood is why my wife and I decided to raise our family here in the first place.

To me, a family friendly neighbourhood is somewhere where kids can meet up with their friends, ride their bikes safely on the road, go to the park and walk to school – where teenagers can rely on efficient public transportation and continuous cycling infrastructure to get around town without relying on their parents for a ride – and where adults and seniors can safely walk the dog at night, get a great coffee at a local cafe, play chess in the park and pick up take-out at an eclectic local restaurant.

John-Paul Danko, JP Danko, Ward 7, Hamilton, Central Mountain, 2016, Byelection, by-election, Damin Starr, Tim Gordon, Geraldine McMullen, Hans Zuriel, Robert Bolton, Philip Bradshaw, Doug Farraway, Gregory Lenko, Anthony Nicholl, Howard Rabb, Uzma Qureshi, Chris Charlton, Monique Taylor, Scott Duvall, NDP, Liberal, Conservative, bob charters, charters, skelly, donna skelly

My neighbourhood is also a mix of all income levels and ethnicity which adds an exciting and inclusive vibrancy to our community that I would work to ensure exists throughout Ward 7.

I believe that we need a Councillor who can personally identify with the challenges of raising a young family here in order to effectively advocate for the kind of family friendly neighbourhood that is the best place in Hamilton to grow up.

John-Paul Danko, JP Danko, Ward 7, Hamilton, Central Mountain, 2016, Byelection, by-election, Damin Starr, Tim Gordon, Geraldine McMullen, Hans Zuriel, Robert Bolton, Philip Bradshaw, Doug Farraway, Gregory Lenko, Anthony Nicholl, Howard Rabb, Uzma Qureshi, Chris Charlton, Monique Taylor, Scott Duvall, NDP, Liberal, Conservative

Specifically, in Ward 7 we need to secure investment in community recreation centers like Hill Park and Eastmount, add more splash pads, redevelop our park greenspaces, advocate for safer streets, slow down traffic on our neighbourhood roads and invest in better transit options.

The best thing about family friendly neighbourhoods is that they are not just great places to live for families – they are great places to live for everyone!

John-Paul Danko, JP Danko, Ward 7, Hamilton, Central Mountain, 2016, Byelection, by-election, Damin Starr, Tim Gordon, Geraldine McMullen, Hans Zuriel, Robert Bolton, Philip Bradshaw, Doug Farraway, Gregory Lenko, Anthony Nicholl, Howard Rabb, Uzma Qureshi, Chris Charlton, Monique Taylor, Scott Duvall, NDP, Liberal, Conservative

WHAT YOUR NEIGHBOURS SAY ABOUT JOHN-PAUL DANKO

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Finally a candidate I can get excited about voting for! John-Paul has integrity, vision and a very personal stake in the future of Ward 7.

Dee College Teacher, Resident-Ward 7, Hamilton Central Mountain December 9, 2015

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I wish John-Paul Danko had been the Councillor for Ward 7 during the ARC, he has already proven he wouldn't have been afraid to get involved with the process, get his hands dirty and work with the community! I will be voting for him on March 21st!

Stefanie Store Manager, Resident-Ward 7, Hamilton Central Mountain December 9, 2015

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I met JP Danko at the Hamilton Citizen Jury event at Mohawk College, and I have to say, I wholeheartedly endorse him as Candidate for Ward 7.

My personal opinion is he is a great balance for the Mountain, and understands and knows the challenges that lie ahead. He is an excellent diplomat that can engage Mountain residents and Lower City residents. He has the Concession BIA in his ward, the only true urbanized street on the Mountain, so this is a very important anchor of urbanization to market the rest of Ward 7.

Mark IT Professional, Hamilton December 9, 2015

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I’m endorsing John-Paul Danko as the independent candidate for Ward 7.

Ward 7 needs a city councillor that represents everyone, not just Conservative, Liberal, or NDP supporters.

Greg Executive Director of the Escarpment Project February 1, 2016

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JP's passion for city planning and infrastructure coupled with his extensive business experience will make him a force to be reconned with on City Council.

Randy Retail Manager, Resident-Ward 7, Hamilton Central Mountain December 9, 2015

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