Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Yeah, Just What We Need. A Business Councillor

While I certainly do NOT support THIS idea, maybe we could have a look at Regional councillors.
My idea? If we do have a Downtown (I would suggest Inner City as well) we should also have 1 councillor per quadrant elected by Winnipegers. North East and West as well as South East and West for a total of 6 new councillors.
Not only could we have a better balance but would still maintain the odd-number of councillors required by the City Of Winnipeg Act.
We could use the Vancouver system and elect them at large, having all citizens vote for the 6. Maybe even have them rotate what quadrant they represent every year or something. Less chance of an incumbent getting too entrenched in one area.

1 comment:

  1. I'd actually like to enlarge council, and have the councillors elected by single transferable vote (perhaps in multi-member wards).