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some issues in the Calgary civic election

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1 some issues in the Calgary civic election on Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:40 pm

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01. Financial Responsibility , Limit maximum City Tax increases to the rate of inflation.
02. Financial Responsibility , Reduce the size of the City's $860 million budget reserves.
03. Financial Responsibility , Reform the City's purchasing policy in favour of open and competitive public tendering.
04. Financial Responsibility , Abandon the City's 3 year closed budgeting policy.
05. Transportation , Allow an 'Open Taxi' policy to the airport.
06. Transportation , Improve emergency snow removal.
07. Transportation , Reduce the high cost of downtown parking.
08. Transportation , Create a more pedestrian and bicycle oriented transportation system.
09. Transportation , Seek provincial financial support to extend the LRT to the SE, Airport and Mount Royal College.
10. Public Safety , Build the Barlow Trail airport tunnel.
11. Public Safety , Improve policing and security at LRT stations.
12. Public Safety , Refrain from cutting the Police and Fire Department's proposed 2011 budget.
13. Housing , Prevent urban sprawl while encouraging city growth in housing choices & affordability.
14. Housing , Provide continuous leadership to eliminate homelessness.
15. Housing , Shift the cost of city growth through a fair levy on new housing development.
16. Planning , Revise the City's secondary suites policy to insure it is applied fairly and consistently.
17. Planning , Permit the licensing of a small # of chickens per household.
18. Planning , Reform and simplify the city's 750 page Land Use Bylaw
19. Sustainability & The Environment , Continue to expand the city's recycling policy and processes.
20. Customer Service , Lobby the federal government for public input on cellphone tower locations.
21. Customer Service , Reduce red tape, bureaucracy & improve customer service at City Hall.
22. Electoral Reform , Allow online voting (to improve 32% voter turnout).
23. Electoral Reform , Reform Election Expenses Legislation to make it more open and transparent.
24. Electoral Reform , Prohibit City Council Members charging taxpayers for their dry-cleaning.
25. Citizen Engagement , Improve citizen input on budget and policy issues.


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2 Re: some issues in the Calgary civic election on Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:41 pm

Deank

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look familiar at all?

perhaps winnipeg and calgary are not that different after all eh?


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3 Re: some issues in the Calgary civic election on Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:14 pm

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Wow, look at number 24, pay rates for Calgary city councillors must be pretty bad if they have to take in citizens' dry cleaning.

4 Re: some issues in the Calgary civic election on Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:48 pm

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LOL

never read it that way at first


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