By law all wards have essentially the same number of voters so there is no mathematical reason one or two wards should dominate. The commission was very aware that wards vote at different rates. This is one of the reasons it didn’t choose to reduce the number of wards. It wanted to maintain the healthy diversity on our current council.
The Commission also firmly believes that the suggested change ensures that a resident from any ward could be elected to a city wide race if they present a positive, progressive and thoughtful agenda to the public.