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

The Issues – What Hamilton Wards Are Really Pulling Their Weight?

Dear Ward 7 Neighbours,

The Hamilton Central Mountain – Ward 7 is by far the largest electoral district in the City of Hamilton (by population) and one of the most important in terms of economic activity.

According to the 2014 municipal tax data, Ward 7 is 41% larger than the average Hamilton Ward by population.  Further, with nearly 60,000 residents, Ward 7 is more than three times the size of Hamiton’s least populated Ward (Ward 14 with just over 17,000 residents).

Because of the relative population of Ward 7 compared to Hamilton’s other Wards, the residential taxpayers of Ward 7 (residential and multi-residential) also contribute 40% more taxes to the City of Hamilton than the average for all other Wards.

And, what might be the most surprising statistic of all – Ward 7’s businesses (commercial, industrial & other) contribute 39% more business taxes to the City of Hamilton than the average for all other Wards!

No matter how you look at it – population, residential tax contribution or business tax contribution – Ward 7 is key to the success of Hamilton as a whole.

Until the democratic imbalance created by the current Hamilton Ward boundaries can be fixed (a top priority for me), it will be critical for the newly elected Ward 7 Councillor to aggressively pursue investment in Ward 7 proportional to its status and contribution to the City as a whole.

Sincerely,

John-Paul Danko

John-Paul Danko – Hamilton City Council Candidate

Ward 7 Hamilton Central Mountain

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WHAT YOUR NEIGHBOURS SAY ABOUT JOHN-PAUL DANKO

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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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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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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 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 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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