Comment 69367

By mystoneycreek (registered) - website | Posted September 10, 2011 at 16:04:31


Next, Council needs to fix the ward boundaries so that residents are fairly represented on council. One option is to split wards 1-5 into six wards with an average population of 30,401 and split wards 6-8 into five wards with an average population of 29,488.

That would lower the average ward 1-8 population from 41,231 to 29,986, which is closer to the average ward 9-15 population of 24,959. It would also lower the overall average ward population from 33,637 to 28,031.

So you're proposing adding three Councillors. (Three new wards.)

What do you think the general reaction will be from a cynical citizenry?

And how would you propose that Council 'sells' this to its constituents? Via The Spec, CHCH, CHML, RTH, urbanicity? Will there be any actual discussion? If so, where? If not... 'Good luck with that.'

What about just redoing the current ward boundaries? Some of them make no sense at all. (Just in 5, 9, 10 and 11 there are justifiable corrections to be made)

(Yes, I know what I'd said about agreeing with you on this point...but a very sane voice commented this notion to me today...and I may be obdurate, but I'm not stupid.)

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