Ward boundary review
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Jan 29, 2013  |  Vote 0    0

Ward boundary review

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Staff Report BRANT NEWS City council will take one last stab at rejigging the city's electoral ward boundaries in time for the 2014 election. Last fall, a citizens review committee struck to alter wards to balance the population and better reflect neighbourhoods and natural boundaries presented council with a revised five-ward model. At a special committee of the whole meeting earlier this year, councillors voted to accept that model, with only Coun. David Neumann dissenting. However, at Monday's city council meeting, council voted to postpone its final decision until municipal affairs consultant Robert Williams, who has previously advised council on the topic, can present a 10-ward model, with one councillor per ward. Following Williams' presentation in March, council will choose between the revised five-ward or the 10-ward model. The preferred model will replace the existing five ward structure, which has become imbalanced in terms of ward size and the number of voters in each ward.

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