Comment 109222

By RobF (registered) | Posted February 16, 2015 at 20:37:17 in reply to Comment 109218

Perhaps a hybrid would be a better idea ... add a few councillors to the existing mix who are elected at large. Vancouver city council is elected at large and it is no panacea. The drawbacks are the opposite of the Ward system ... no one is truly responsible for local problems. Too much power is then exerted by campaign donors and other powerful players. As a result, there is a strong feeling that poorly organized, less affluent constituencies (geographic or otherwise) have a harder time getting their issues and needs addressed. Big picture stuff does well, sort of, because council is less obviously parochial.

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