Calgary Minute: Opinion Polling, BMO Centre, and a Water Main Break

Calgary Minute: Opinion Polling, BMO Centre, and a Water Main Break

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


This Week In Calgary:

  • On Tuesday, at 9:30 am, there will be a meeting of the Executive Committee. There are also two confidential items - a Green Line Update and a potential Millennium Park Naming Sponsorship.
  • The Infrastructure and Planning Committee will meet on Wednesday at 9:30 am. The Committee will hear an update on the Legacy Parks Program, and will learn that, since 2003 approximately $177.5 million has been invested in destination parks through the Legacy Parks Program. Also on the agenda is the Continuous Improvement Plan for growth-related infrastructure.

  • There are several meetings scheduled for which there are no agendas available yet. On Thursday, at 9:30 am, there will be a meeting of the Audit Committee. Later in the day, at 1:00 pm, the Council Services Committee will meet, followed by the Calgary Planning Commission at 2:00 pm. Finally, the Ward Boundary Commission meets on Friday at 1:00 pm.


Last Week In Calgary:

  • There was a water main break on Wednesday night, leading the City to issue a "critical water supply" alert. The City asked residents to conserve water and refrain from activities like showering or running appliances that use water. The break was on a critical transmission line and impacted the City's ability to supply water to communities and support emergency fire suppression. A boil water advisory was issued for the Bowness area, and a fire ban was implemented citywide to mitigate risks. The City says it could take 5-7 days to repair.

  • After a decade of planning and four years of construction, Calgary's newly expanded BMO Centre has officially opened. The BMO Centre, handed over to the Calgary Stampede, features design elements like the 21-meter tall fireplace in the "Exchange" room, which aims to facilitate networking during conventions. The $500 million expansion makes it the largest convention center in western Canada, capable of hosting 33,000 people.

  • A recent Leger poll revealed that only 24% of Calgarians believe the City is on the right track, while 67% feel it is heading in the wrong direction. The poll also highlighted that 58% support Council's repeal of the single-use items bylaw. If the municipal election were held tomorrow, only 12% of respondents would vote for Mayor Jyoti Gondek, while 56% would choose another candidate. On the issue of transit services, 36% of respondents thought Gondek has done a good job, but housing affordability emerged as the top concern for 34% of respondents, with Mayor Jyoti Gondek receiving low approval ratings on housing and homelessness issues.





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  • Common Sense Calgary
    published this page in News 2024-06-09 09:54:26 -0600