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  1. Ideally, there should be a 2 term limit at city hall. There are too many grudges held by life long incumbents which gets in the way of substantive changes to make this the best city it can be.

  2. The way I see it, having municipal level parties provides less democracy as the councillor now has one more obligation to someone who is not their constituents. The councillor will have to take direction from unelected party members who have only the parties interest at heart. The party may also hand pick who runs in specific wards. That sounds worse than our current form of government and definitely less democratic. I want councillors to have as much independence as possible and to maximize influence of voters. This is what our current system does better than party politics.