John-Paul Danko Ward 8 Hamilton City Council 2018 Election, Terry Whitehead, Christopher Climie, Anthony Simpson, Whitehead, Climie, Simpson, wicken, colleen, colleen wicken

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.

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 Ward 8 Hamilton City Council 2018 Election, Terry Whitehead, Christopher Climie, Anthony Simpson, Whitehead, Climie, Simpson, wicken, colleen, colleen wicken

My neighbourhood is a mix of all income levels and ethnicities which adds an exciting and inclusive vibrancy to our community that I would work to ensure exists throughout Ward 8 and the City of Hamilton.

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 Ward 8 Hamilton City Council 2018 Election, Terry Whitehead, Christopher Climie, Anthony Simpson, Whitehead, Climie, Simpson, wicken, colleen, colleen wicken

Specifically, in Ward 8 we need to make sure that everyone has safe sidewalks, safer streets, slower traffic, better transit, nicer parks and that property standards are upheld.

We need to make sure that local businesses are supported by City Hall, instead of being road-blocked by costly red-tape, illogical restrictions and long delays for approvals.

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!

Sincerely,

John-Paul Danko, P. Eng.

John-Paul Danko Hamilton City Council Candidate

Ward 8 – West Central Mountain

John-Paul Danko Ward 8 Hamilton City Council 2018 Election, Terry Whitehead, Christopher Climie, Anthony Simpson, Whitehead, Climie, Simpson, wicken, colleen, colleen wicken

WHAT YOUR NEIGHBOURS ARE SAYING ABOUT
JOHN-PAUL DANKO

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Great experience, I like that you have a young family are want to make Hamilton a better place for them. You've got my vote for sure.

Owen Ward 8 Resident

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Looks good JP! Mark me down for a donation as your thoughtful and enthusiastic voice will be a refreshing addition to Council!! 🙌

Alex Johnstone Hamilton Public School Trustee

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Having worked with John-Paul on a project recently I was most impressed with his willingness to look at a problem from every angle and perspective, this is not a guy who is afraid to think outside the box and advocate for what he believes in.

Duane Civil Engineer, Grimsby

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I wish John-Paul Danko had been the Councillor for Ward 8 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!

Stefanie Store Manager, Resident-Ward 8, Hamilton Central Mountain

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Nice!! Congrats man! You'll do great!

Jason Hamilton Resident

2 thoughts on “My Top Priorities for Ward 8 – Investing In Family Friendly Neighbourhoods”

  1. As a Candidate for Ward 2 and a passionate advocate for priorities you list above, I am delighted you are running for Ward 8. You will be a true asset to Council. All the very best!

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