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Guidebook 2: Electric Boogaloo

 

 

During the debate on the Guidebook last month, Mayor Nenshi accused us of "misinformation" when we said that the Guidebook was a statutory document.

While this isn't the first time we've been falsely accused of misinformation, it's certainly remarkable how quickly we were proven correct this time.


Calgary Minute: More Spending, More Secrets, and the Guidebook Returns

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Calgary Minute: Budget Surplus, Stadium Deficit, and Ice Cream With A Side Of Red Tape

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Calgary Minute: Arena Dispute, Overtime Pay, and a Drink In The Park

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Calgary Minute: Nenshi Out, Snow Surplus, and Fighting Downtown Vacancies With Tax Hikes

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Calgary Minute: Businesses Struggling, LRT Delayed, and Paying More For Everything

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Calgary Minute: Guidebook Delayed, COVID Rules, and Four Types Of Pay Hikes At City Hall

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Guidebook Debate Update

 

 

Public Submissions and debate on Calgary's "Guidebook for Great Communities" has just got underway for the second day at City Hall.

For anyone who hasn't been following the Guidebook issue before this week - and we don't blame you! - the Guidebook is the City's latest attempt to master-plan the City from the top down.

To be clear, there are actually some positive changes in the 130+ page Guidebook, where the City will allow for more competition, choice, and markets in certain areas.

But overall, the Guidebook is more about just implementing a different type of ideological central-planning, rather than any kind of move away from central-planning.


Calgary Minute: Guidebook Decision, C-Train Safety, and Pay Increases For City Staff

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Decision-Based Evidence-Making And The Guidebook

 

 

If you've been following our work at Common Sense Calgary for a while, you'll know that one of our biggest pet-peeves about Calgary Council is the City's "consultation" processes.

Calgary's "Guidebook for Great Communities" is a perfect example of this consultation farce.

Even putting aside the challenges that the pandemic has introduced to the consultation process, the City simply isn't interested in what Calgarians actually think.