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John-Paul Danko is a professional engineer and small business owner.
Why Does Council Not Support LRT More Strongly? - Community and business support for LRT is as close to unanimous as feasibly possible. How has this unprecedented level of support not translated into strong political support? Published March 25, 2017 in Special Report: Light Rail
Reflections on a Council By-Election Campaign - At some point we thought the media would finally realize that we were in this to win and cover our campaign with the weight we thought we had earned. Published March 28, 2016 in Ward 7 By-Election 2016
Aim High With Claremont Redevelopment - We can do better than just installing bike lanes on the Claremont Access. Imagine a pathway cross-section that resembles the High Line linear park in New York City. Published January 19, 2016 in Ward 7 By-Election 2016
Time to Reject the Status Quo and Reimagine Our Public Space - The single biggest issue facing Hamilton is our collective tendency to settle for the status quo. Published November 26, 2015 in Ward 7 By-Election 2016
Why I Seized the Mic at a School Closure Meeting - The Accommodation Review Committee process is set up to pit community factions against each other and force the predetermined conclusions that fit the Board's agenda. Published November 10, 2013 in Special Report: Education
School Board Mistakes Assets for Liabilities - With any sort of serious effort to add additional revenue streams, the Board could very easily augment fluctuating enrollment and excess capacity by leasing and renting out access to its assets. Published October 25, 2013 in Special Report: Education
HWDSB Recommends Closing Three Mountain Elementary Schools by End of Year - A bus ride turns a five-year-old Kindergarten student into a commuter. This is a student who would have otherwise walked to their local community elementary school. Published October 08, 2013 in Special Report: Education
A One-Car Family at a Crossroads - In its current form, public transit in Hamilton is just not convenient or reliable enough to depend on for what should be a relatively simple commute - even on the two best served bus routes in the entire City. Published September 29, 2011 in Special Report: Transit
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