Calgary Minute: Committee Meetings, Unemployment Records, and More Wasteful Spending
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This Week In Calgary:
We hope you are having a good Labour Day long weekend! Council has Monday off, but the Priorities and Finance Committee will meet on Tuesday afternoon. The Committee will receive an Economic Strategy Update, a project update on Tomorrow's Chinatown, and an update on implementing electronic voting by Council, amongst other items.
- The Standing Policy Committee on Community and Protective Services will meet on Wednesday morning. The Committee will receive an update on their own 2020 work plan and will be reviewing School Safezone Bylaws.
- On Thursday there will be a Special Meeting of Council with the Calgary Police Commission and Calgary Police Services to discuss Anti-Racism, Equality, and Inclusion. The start time of this meeting has been moved from 10:00 am to 8:00 am. The Gas, Power and Telecommunications Committee will also meet on Thursday afternoon.
Last Week In Calgary:
- Calgary's jobless rate sat at 14.4 percent last month, the worst among the 34 metropolitan areas surveyed. This is down slightly from 15.5 percent in July though.
- Despite record-high unemployment, the City of Calgary can't help but waste more and more taxpayer money. This time they're paying their CBC "celebrity" friends for #sponsored tweets promoting their social engineering in Chinatown. They're also surveying Calgarians about their travel habits... during a pandemic. What useful data can they possibly expect to receive by asking people about their travel habits right now?
- Finally, a privately funded (great!) Black Lives Matter mural is going up in Calgary's Chinatown. This begs the question though, if there's now private funding for a mural, why are taxpayers still paying $120,000 for a publicly-funded mural that was pushed through as an emergency measure with no notice, and no committee review?
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