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Event – Ward 7 City Council Candidates Meet & Greet With John-Paul Danko

Dear Ward 7 Neighbours:

We are hosting a Hamilton Central Mountain Ward 7 City Council candidates meet and greet to kick off the campaign for candidate Johh-Paul Danko on Saturday December 12th from 1 to 3 pm at Finch Espresso Bar, 601 Upper James.

RSVP on Facebook and enjoy a coffee on me!

Please join us to share your thoughts and ideas. Hope to see you there!

Sincerely,

John-Paul Danko

John-Paul Danko – Hamilton City Council Candidate

Ward 7 Hamilton Central Mountain

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Press Release – Ward 7 Central Mountain City Council Candidate John-Paul Danko Files Nomination Papers

Dear Ward 7 Neighbours:

Its official – my nomination papers for the Ward 7 Central Mountain seat on Hamilton City Council were filed this morning at City Hall.

I was joined with Doug Farraway and Howard Rabb to be first in line to officially declare for Ward 7 in 2016.

We have issued the following press release to all media outlets:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Engineer John-Paul Danko. P. Eng. Announces Candidacy for Central Mountain Council Seat

Hamilton, Ontario – December 10th, 2015 – 38 year old Central Mountain resident and Professional Engineer John-Paul Danko promises to bring his career experience building bridges (literally) to City Council if elected in the Ward 7 byelection (scheduled for March 21st).  Mr. Danko filed his nomination paperwork this morning (December 10th, 2015) at City Hall.

“I don’t see a seat on council as a career move or a political stepping stone. I am a Professional Engineer and a small business owner – not a politician. I solve complicated problems for a living and I would be honored to bring that same approach to City Council.”

“I am running for council because I believe that we need a Councillor with real world experience in industry and business – someone non-partisan with deep roots in Ward 7.  If elected, I would be the only engineer on Council as we tackle a $3.3B infrastructure deficit, $1.2B in LRT construction and over $1B in annual development permits.” 

“I was born at Henderson Hospital. I grew up on the Mountain. I went to school on the Mountain. I graduated from McMaster University and now I am raising my family on the Central Mountain. I am your neighbour in Ward 7.”

Contact:

John-Paul Danko, P. Eng.

Web: http://www.jpdanko.com

Email: votedanko@gmail.com
Twitter: @JPDankoWard7
Facebook: JPDankoCentralMountain
11 Buchanan Street,

Hamilton, ON
Ph: 905 8185711

High Resolution Head Shot On White Attached for Release

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Sincerely,

John-Paul Danko

John-Paul Danko – Hamilton City Council Candidate

Ward 7 Hamilton Central Mountain

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In the News – Q&A With The Hamiltonian – Ward 7 City Council Candidate John-Paul Danko

Dear Ward 7 Neighbours:

The Hamiltonian is running a question and answer series with all candidates registered for the Ward 7 City Council byelection.

You can read read my Q&A at The Hamiltonian here:

7 – Candidate John-Paul Danko

Here is an excerpt:

It is an exciting time to live in Hamilton; we have one of the most diverse economies in Canada and we’re on the cusp of a massive investment in new public infrastructure.

Yet, it still feels like Hamilton is stuck in neutral.

I am running for Ward 7 Councilor because I believe that we can do better. I come from outside of Hamilton’s political circles and hope to bring a fresh new perspective on what is great about our City and where we can improve from here.

I am running for Ward 7 Councilor because I believe that we need representatives with real world experience in industry and business. As a professional civil engineer, I solve complicated problems for a living and I would be honoured to bring that same approach to City Council.

Finally, I am running for Ward 7 Councilor because I believe that our Council representative should be personally invested in our community. I live here. I am raising my family here. I am your neighbor in Ward 7.

Sincerely,

John-Paul Danko

John-Paul Danko – Hamilton City Council Candidate

Ward 7 Hamilton Central Mountain

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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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