Calgary needs common sense.

Common Sense Calgary strives to be Calgary’s thought leader in objective balance to Calgary City Council; particularly in the areas of housing and development, transportation as is useful and a practical manner for Calgarians, safe communities and most importantly, responsible spending at City Hall.

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Will your kids be able to afford to live in Calgary? Average home prices continue to hover near half-a-million while the Alberta economy is expected to retract 0.6% in 2015.

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Break and Enters have increased 28% since 2012 and vehicle thefts are up 64% in 2015 over 2014. Don't you want to live in a city where you feel safe?

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Calgary has received a congestion index of 22% over the last two years that saw Calgary as the 5th most congested city in 2014 with a driver of a 30 minute commute spending an extra 71 hours per year in their vehicle.

November 24, 2015

Kusie: City’s capital budget review needs improvement

Back in October, I attended an open house put on by the chamber of commerce’s Citizens Commission on Municipal Infrastructure. Having been to many similar events, I braced myself for a long list of demands from participants — a Big Ben, a Taj Mahal and a Washington Monument … all in the name of b...

November 23, 2015

Premier won't rule out new taxing powers for cities

From the Calgary Herald. Published on: November 19, 2015.   Premier Rachel Notley wouldn’t rule out Thursday granting new tax power to the province’s largest cities, but said her NDP government remains far from making such a move. In a news conference following her speech at the Alberta Associat...

November 23, 2015

City charters in Calgary, Edmonton could impose new taxes, group says

From CBC A coalition of taxation watchdog groups says proposed new charters for Calgary and Edmonton are just an attempt by those cities to get the power to levy new taxes. See Charter, Think Tax is calling on Premier Rachel Notley and Municipal Affairs Minister Deron Bilous to clarify where the...

November 23, 2015

Businesses, Residents and Taxpayers Agree: No New City Taxes

New coalition wants answers on where the Alberta government stands CALGARY, AB: See Charter, Think Tax is a new Alberta-based coalition urging the provincial government to reject calls by Alberta’s big city mayors for the power to impose new taxes. The See Charter, Think Tax coalition is demandin...

November 06, 2015

Newly-formed Alberta coalition rallies against new city taxes

CALGARY – A newly-formed coalition is urging the provincial government to reject calls by Alberta’s big city mayors for the power to impose new taxes. Three organizations have banded together to create the Alberta-based “See Charter, Think Tax” coalition: the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF), ...