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Post : Hamilton councillor suggests Ward 7 appointee be selected through ‘open, fair and transparent’ application process
URL : http://globalnews.ca/news/4273198/hamilton-councillor-suggests-ward-7-appointee-be-selected-through-open-fair-and-transparent-application-process/
Posted : June 13, 2018 at 8:49 pm
Author : kenmannchml
Tags : application process, City Council, city council vacancy, Councillor Matthew Green, Donna Skelly, Hamilton, Hamilton city council, Municipal Election, news, Ontario, politics, Ward 7, Ward 7 Donna Skelly, Ward 7 Hamilton
Categories : Politics

There's a proposal to fill the soon-to-be vacant Ward 7 seat on Hamilton City Council through an application process.

Councillor Matthew Green suggests that interested residents be invited to fill out an application, make their case at a general issues committee meeting, and that the appointee be selected by written ballot.

Green says it's about being "open, fair and transparent."

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He adds that he's "not attached to the people, or the horses in the race, as much as I am the process."

Green also stresses that it's a chance to say to the public that "we won't make decisions in back rooms."

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The proposal has been referred to the governance review sub-committee, which meets on June 26.

Council must appoint a replacement to newly-elected Flamborough-Glanbrook Progressive Conservative MP Donna Skelly, even though the next municipal election is just over four months away.

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