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Ron Marini is a life-long resident of Hamilton and he spent his early years in Ward 4. He is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and a seasoned urban planner. He is the former Director of Planning for the City of Stoney Creek where he served for 23 years. After amalgamation in 2001, Ron was appointed the Director of Downtown and Community Renewal for the new City of Hamilton where, over a 10 year period, he developed the suite of financial incentives designed to spur development within Downtown Hamilton, the Community Downtowns, and 13 Business Improvement Areas across the city. Ron views LRT as the future as it will make Hamilton an even better place to attract knowledge workers and the creative class. Ron is married and lives in Ward 6.
LRT: What's In It For Me? - When someone asks, "What's in it for me?" remind them that this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take a major chunk out of our infrastructure deficit and address our collective needs across the city. Published April 11, 2017 in Special Report: Light Rail