Hamilton City Council

West General Ward

The Hamilton City Council provides local services and facilities, such as public transport, rubbish and recycling, libraries, parks, and recreation facilities. It also makes decisions about building and planning, local regulations, and infrastructure, such as water supply and sewerage. The council is made up of 14 councillors and the mayor. Councillors are elected to represent wards (areas in the city). Six councillors will be elected from the West ward. This is a single transferable vote (STV) election, so you vote by ranking the candidates on your ballot paper. Compare the candidates and their policies to decide who to vote for in the Hamilton City Council election.

Jose Gonzalez

Independent

Jose Gonzalez

Independent

Why I'm standing

I'm standing because a young city needs young leaders like me! Our council is not demographically representative of our city and I want to change that. There are tough times ahead, with issues like climate change, rapid population growth, Three Waters reform and the cost of living crisis. All of which will impact our children. I want our city to be a great place to live in, where we can have an even better quality of life.

My priorities
  1. Future proofing our city by developing infrastructure considering the needs of our city in 30+ years.
  2. Provision of a safe, affordable and accessible transport network for ALL (reduce our emissions).
  3. Advocate for central government to pay more for out city's growth (not on ratepayer).
About me

I'm a hardworking critical-thinker who has worked in local government for five years, leading the Te Huia service. I've made tough evidence-based decisions to ensure the success of the service. I will bring effective leadership to council, with all evidence being considered in decisions. In my job as the Chairperson of the Waikato Hispano/Latino Trust I haven't been afraid to challenge the status quo and establish a new vision, which is what our city needs.

Before politics

Passenger Rail Lead

Residence

Dinsdale

Age

28

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Why I'm standing

I'm standing because a young city needs young leaders like me! Our council is not demographically representative of our city and I want to change that. There are tough times ahead, with issues like climate change, rapid population growth, Three Waters reform and the cost of living crisis. All of which will impact our children. I want our city to be a great place to live in, where we can have an even better quality of life.

My priorities
  1. Future proofing our city by developing infrastructure considering the needs of our city in 30+ years.
  2. Provision of a safe, affordable and accessible transport network for ALL (reduce our emissions).
  3. Advocate for central government to pay more for out city's growth (not on ratepayer).
About me

I'm a hardworking critical-thinker who has worked in local government for five years, leading the Te Huia service. I've made tough evidence-based decisions to ensure the success of the service. I will bring effective leadership to council, with all evidence being considered in decisions. In my job as the Chairperson of the Waikato Hispano/Latino Trust I haven't been afraid to challenge the status quo and establish a new vision, which is what our city needs.

Before politics

Passenger Rail Lead

Residence

Dinsdale

Age

28

Connect via