The municipal election is in full swing and for the first time in a long time, Milton has a real race shaping up for Mayor. After serving 12 years on Council, Councillor, Zeeshan (Zee) Hamid has stepped forward to run against Gord Krantz under the campaign banner “it’s time”.

Hamid has long been viewed as a respected leader on Council with an eye for balanced growth. “I believe we can grow without building high-rises in already established neighbourhoods,” he says. He is a tech sector leader, passionate about sustainability and creating livable communities. If elected, his goal would be to bring a new official plan that protects small businesses and promotes balanced growth.

When asked what he’s heard so far on the campaign trail, he speaks passionately about the small business owners who are being driven out by high-rise condos with no place to go. “We need to protect our small, local, independent businesses. It’s time for more than houses and warehouses,” he tells the Villager. “It’s the only way we can maintain low residential taxes while improving services.”

He has served as director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton and Hamilton, and currently serves on the boards of Halton Healthcare, Halton Community Housing Corporation and Conservation Halton.

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