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Day 4: Learn about City Councilors
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Day 4: Learn about City Councilors

Now that you are more educated on what a trustee does, let's move on. The second position (of the three you will have an opportunity to vote for on October 27th) is your ward Councilor.  Councilors will look at city goals and major projects. They will make decisions about land use, community growth, infrastructure and strategic planning. They may make decisions that have short term and long term consequences. They are also responsible for approving the city budget and allocating funds for several other things including but not limited to:
  • police and fire services
  • affordable housing
  • festivals and sporting events
  • snow removal
  • garbage collection
  • transit
They will also be a face to your ward. They will meet with local business people as well as members of other divisions of government and will act as the person you would contact if you had concerns about issues in your community like road conditions, parks or garbage collection.
 
Council members will also sit on boards like the police board, the Middlesex London Health Unit, London Hydro Board and London Public Library Board just to name a few.
 
Here is some additional information on the responsibilities of members of council.
 
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