KEN DOU­GLAS

Kapi-Mana News - - COUNCILLOR SURVEY -

SUM­MARY: A wise head who was per­haps slow­ing down a bit, was the feel­ing among pan­elists. ‘‘A good voice on amal­ga­ma­tion considerations’’ and ‘‘a wealth of ex­pe­ri­ence who has the wider com­mu­nity at heart’’ were two com­ments, but it was also thought Dou­glas was of­ten push­ing his own agenda. Re­ceived poor marks for be­ing re­ac­tive, rather than proac­tive. First elected: 1998 in the West­ern ward.

Re­spon­si­bil­i­ties: chair­man of the au­dit and risk sub­com­mit­tee, prop­erty sub­com­mit­tee and re­gional re­view sub­com­mit­tee.

To­tal salary: $32,600

Meet­ing at­ten­dance: 78.4%

So­cial me­dia: No Face­book or Twit­ter pres­ence. SUM­MARY A gen­uine star in the mak­ing in lo­cal pol­i­tics, ac­cord­ing to pan­elists, she is highly ac­ces­si­ble and has a will­ing­ness to work hard. Two pan­elists had not heard of her. ‘‘She rep­re­sents her com­mu­nity and with her pres­ence on so­cial me­dia, I get the feel­ing she is an open book and a good per­son,’’ one pan­elist said. ‘‘Puts her­self out there and has her heart in the right place,’’ an­other said. The feel­ing was that Ford should look to step up her re­spon­si­bil­i­ties if she re­turns in 2016.

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