Town of Cambridge to consider keeping current wards and councillor numbers

Town of Cambridge Mayor Keri Shannon.
Town of Cambridge Mayor Keri Shannon.

TOWN of Cambridge will consider an officer’s recommendation to keep eight councillors, plus mayor and two wards, which the majority of ratepayers supported during public consultation.

During public consultation on the Town’s ward and representation discussion paper, 149 submissions were received with 85 per cent voting to keeping eight councillors plus the mayor and two wards.

The second most popular option was to create a third ward, with each ward represented by three councillors.

The third most popular option was to create four wards, each represented by two councillors, while having no wards was the least favoured option.

Under the Local Government Act, ward boundaries and elected member representation are reviewed at least every eight years.

The Town’s final determination will be presented to the Local Government Advisory Board.