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.
John-Paul Danko – Hamilton City Council Candidate
Ward 7 Hamilton Central Mountain
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