Area Rating tax reform will be a huge issue for Flamborough, Ancaster, Dundas, Stoney Creek and Glanbrook residents. The city of Hamilton budget for 2018 is $2.2 billion dollars. You will want a Councillor who has experience with large corporate budgets. Think carefully about who you vote for and what budget experience they have. This is a serious executive level issue. Currently, I am vice chair of Hamilton’s Capital Operating Budget Committee and on the Multi-year Budget Committee – two of the most important budget committees of Council. After Oct. 22, should I be re-elected , I will be the only remaining Flamborough Councillor with the knowledge, passion, budget experience and commitment to rural and urban issues to serve the people of Waterdown/Flamborough. Next term, the area rating tax increase will be a serious issue specifically for Ward 15 with significant impacts on Flamborough residents taxes — you need an experienced councillor to fight for you. Career experience as an executive in corporate management, large budgets and many years community involvement in championing Flamborough issues, have given me skills to tackle complex issues. Please share as you feel is appropriate.
Councillor Judi Partridge