Calgary Minute: Election Year, Public Art, and More Tax Hikes

Calgary Minute: Election Year, Public Art, and More Tax Hikes

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Calgary Minute - Your weekly one-minute summary of Calgary politics


This Week In Calgary:


Last Week In Calgary:

  • Council delayed until next year a decision about what to do about Calgary's public art program. The program has been paused for the last three years after a string of controversies but the money that would have been spent in those years hasn't been returned to taxpayers. Instead, the money has simply been piling up in a bank account, which many are keen to get their hands on to spend on their own pet projects.

  • Speaking of not giving anything back to taxpayers. Remember just a few months ago when Council promised no tax increases in 2021. Yeah, that's not happening - they're now talking about some truly massive increases for certain types of property.

  • This poor treatment of taxpayers might finally be hurting Council's popularity though, with a new poll showing a significant weakening of support for the Mayor and Councillors' re-election bids.




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