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.

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Event – Centremount Block Party! July 14 Bruce Park 12-4

The Centremount Neighbourhood Association is hosting our 3rd annual summer Block Party on Saturday July 14th at Bruce Park from 12-4.

This is a super fun community event with a great band, summer treats, lots of family activities and an epic slip ‘n slide!

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In the News – City Matters – Ward 8 Candidate John-Paul Danko Discusses Councillor Skelly’s Vacancy

It is common practice when the winner of an event must give up their spot, the victory falls to the second place finisher.  Seems simple right?  This approach has been used by many municipalities too, where a vacant seat is filled by the runner-up during the election for said seat.

I believe that this is the most democratic solution now available to Hamilton City Council as they must fill Councillor Skelly’s (soon to be) vacant seat.

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In the News – AM900 CHML – Ward 8 Candidate John-Paul Danko Makes a Case for Empty Council Seat

With the departure of Councilor Skelly to Queens Park, Hamilton City Council now faces the task of filling her vacant council seat before the October 22 2018 municipal election.

Experience speaks volumes, yes. But this doesn’t mean hiring someone familiar to do the job when there’s someone who is also qualified and has a fresh perspective.

Either way, I would like to see an open and transparent process.

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In The News – CBC – Donna Skelly Wins Ward 7 by 92 Votes Over John-Paul Danko

Imagine running the 100 yard dash with 22 other athletes and come up just short at the finish line – except in politics there is no prize for second place.

92 votes.  That’s what separated my campaign from Donna Skelly’s during the 2016 election for Ward 7 Councillor.  Councillor Skelly worked very hard and ran a great campaign. In the New Ward 8, we know we have to work even harder to make sure that the margin is much larger, and in our favour.

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Community Events – Concession Sidewalk Sounds – John-Paul Danko Ward 8

Dear Neighbours in Ward 8,

The Concession Street BIA held their first Sidewalk Sounds event of the season on Friday.

Sidewalk Sounds are hosted on Concession Street every third friday of the month between May and September.

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John-Paul Danko Registers as Candidate for 2018 Municipal Election for Ward 8

Have you ever shopped for Christmas in July? Or so early you even wrap it up, all ready to go only to have the excitement build until you burst and eventually spill the beans?  That’s what it feels like registering as a candidate, to potentially represent Ward 8 after the 2018 Municipal Election this fall.   My team is out in full force preparing for October when I hope to have your support.

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Ward Boundary Division Creates New Ward 8

Some said it was an attack on rural life.  Others felt it was a long time coming.  In the end, council voted 8-7 in favour of not appealing an Ontario Municipal Board decision to redraw Hamilton’s Ward boundaries.

Ward 14 was eliminated in rural Flamborough – dividing it between Dundas and Ancaster.  Other ward boundaries changed too,  including  the New Ward 8.

With your support, I am hoping to represent our new landmark at Hamilton City Council after the municipal election on October 22nd, 2018.

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