MUST-READ COUNCIL POST
What I am standing for:
✅ People and the environment first.
✅ Community connectivity and engagement - with each other and with our council.
✅ Effective and efficient spending of ratepayer's money.
✅ Housing - Affordable homes (that are actually affordable) and high-density housing.
✅ Sustainability and future-proofing - more green spaces, more biodiversity (more planting of native trees), safe cycleways to encourage people to use their bikes (part of infrastructure too).
✅ New initiatives to help combat suicide, domestic violence, mental illness, and homelessness and assist the working poor.
✅ Hemp farming and medical cannabis - I believe this bill is going to pass in the national referendum next year. Hamilton needs to be prepared. There are millions of dollars to be made for our local economy, and potentially hundreds of jobs to be created. (This does not mean recreational cannabis).
Feedback from our parents and grandparents is so appreciated.
Hamilton City Council staff have been treated to a $19k mass team talk at Claudelands Event Centre. It featured motivational speakers and a 25-minute acrobatic performance from circus company The Dust Palace.
Chief executive Richard Briggs defended the spend.
"Old school thinking is you don't spend any money on your staff and you expect them to just show up to work and go hard," he said after the event.
"New school thinking is you've got to give them some purpose for being here, and today was all about understanding that purpose and improving the wellbeing of the community."
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