The 155 Podcast Episode 1: Ian Thompson, Ward 10 Hamilton City Council Candidate

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Ian Thompson is running for Ward 10 Hamilton City Councillor in the 2018 Hamilton Municipal Election.

Thompson answered eleven questions, you can hear them all be listening above or downloading this episode.

Below are bullet point summaries of Thompson’s responses to some of the shorter questions.

Two priorities for Ward 10:

  • Safer Communities: Addressing vehicle break-ins and aggressive driving by increasing the number of police officers in Ward 10, and City-Wide.
  • Addressing Power Outages: Thompson says the hydro infrastructure in Ward 10 has not kept up with development and there are frequent power outages as a result.

Two City-Wide Priorities:

  • Safer Communities: the addition of 30 new police officers – two per ward – across Hamilton to address vehicle break-ins and aggressive driving.
  • Fiscal responsibility: Thompson wants to eliminate the Council’s billing of their lunches to taxpayers, and end the practice of Councillors using their infrastructure area-rating funds for political purposes such as websites, grants, and drones.

Two Changes to Improve City Services:

  • Hiring 30 Police Officers: the addition of 30 new police officers – two per ward – across Hamilton to address vehicle break-ins and aggressive driving
  • Accountability in City Contracts: fix shortcomings in private contractors who are not properly clearing roads in a timely manner, and are failing to cut grass on public right of ways.

Two Changes to Improve Quality of Life:

  • Improve Policing
  • Improve Road Maintenance and Snow Clearing

Rank Balloting

  • Supports electoral reform – including review of online voting, and placing electoral reform on the ballot in 2022 as Council has a conflict of interest.

Listen to all Ward 10 Candidate Podcast Interviews:


All Episodes of The 155 Podcast for All 15 Wards and the Mayoral Contest.


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