Calgary Minute: New Taxes, Higher Taxes, and a New Transit App That's Already Dated
Calgary Minute - Your weekly one-minute summary of Calgary politics
This Week In Calgary:
On Tuesday there will be a Standing Policy Committee on Community and Protective Services. The Committee will be reviewing an Update on Calgary’s Commitment to Anti-Racism.
- On Friday there will be an Event Centre Assessment Committee meeting. We don't know what the Committee will be discussing specifically, as no agenda has yet been published.
- Limited Stampede events will take place throughout the city this week, including the Bell Fireworks Spectacular happening again this Sunday at 11:00 pm.
Last Week In Calgary:
- We broke the story that the City's Financial Task Force was recommending dozens of new taxes for Calgary, and we live-tweeted the Council meeting that saw City Council vote 12-3 to adopt the Task Force's report. If you haven't signed our petition opposing all new taxes yet, you can do so here.
- Nearly a decade after the idea was first proposed, Calgary Transit's My Fare electronic payment app finally launched. Thousands of Cities around the world have already figured out how to do this, many with far better systems than our new app that Calgary could have easily piggy-backed off. Instead, Calgary taxpayers paid to re-invent the wheel. Why?
- It was revealed that construction of the south portion of the West Calgary Ring Road has been delayed by two years. The Province hopes that the new 2024 target date is a "worst-case scenario".
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