Calgary Minute: More Restrictions, Backwards Incentives, and Our Updated Municipal Directory
Calgary Minute - Your weekly one-minute summary of Calgary politics
This Week In Calgary:
Calgary Council's summer continues, with no meetings scheduled. We're sure retiring Councillors are enjoying the break, while those running for re-election are out campaigning.
- The City administration is still working though, with eight consultations with the public currently open for input, including Off-Leash Parks, Street Improvements, CPS Non-Emergency Service Delivery, and more.
- Finally, if you find yourself with as much free time as Council, why not check out some of the events going on at the Grey Eagle Resort and Casino this weekend, including Tokyo Police Club at 8:00 pm on Friday, or Johnny Reid on Saturday at 8:00 pm.
Last Week In Calgary:
We released the second batch of long-form candidate interviews with Danielle Smith on our website's Election Candidate Directory. We have almost 50 full-length, detailed policy interviews with local ward candidates! Find out where your Councillors stand on the issues that matter most to you.
The University of Calgary announced they will require rapid COVID-19 testing for any students that are not fully vaccinated. Meanwhile, amidst rising COVID-19 cases Ward 7 Councillor Druh Farrell and Ward 3 Councillor Jyoti Gondek called for a return to mandatory masking indoors, despite the province's Chief Medical Officer of Health recommending against this.
- After years of using your tax dollars to incentivize more office towers, Council will now use even more of your tax dollars to incentivize fewer office towers! The Downtown Calgary Development Incentive Program will offer property owners tax-payer money to re-develop office space into residential space. Thank goodness for central planning!
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