Committee raises $207K to help Nenshi repay legal bill from defamation lawsuit – Calgary – CBC News

A committee has raised $207,000 to help Naheed Nenshi pay his legal bill from a settled defamation lawsuit.

Source: Committee raises $207K to help Nenshi repay legal bill from defamation lawsuit – Calgary – CBC News

This is insidious and wrong!.

  1. The City of Calgary should not have loaned Mr. Nenshi $300,00 in the first place;
  2. The City of Calgary should not be issuing tax receipts that can be used for tax deductions to people who donate money for repayment of the $300, 000; and
  3. The Council loan is a taxable benefit to Mr. Nenshi.

The entire Council, by approving this loan, is guilty by association of disrespect and contempt of citizen’s trust.

 

 

Flames’ ‘Plan B’ would see new arena built on Stampede grounds

The obvious choice
The obvious choice

The company that owns the Flames and Stampeders has acknowledged it’s open to considering an alternative for its proposed hybrid arena-stadium-field house complex known as CalgaryNEXT. The Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corp. has “accepted an offer from the City to examine a Plan B,” according to a letter to season ticket holders signed by Ken…

Source: Flames’ ‘Plan B’ would see new arena built on Stampede grounds

Why do the Flames persist in urban planning by telling us where to build a field house. Leave urban planning to our experts at City Hall and focus on trying to win a Stanley Cup (or just try to make the playoffs).

The Calgary Stampede has been the city’s focus for a 100 years, and will be for another 100 years.  Therefore, any City initiatives should reinforce and support the Calgary stampede.

 

Flames’ CalgaryNEXT arena plan sent back to drawing board by council

City officials will huddle with Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corp., the company that owns the Flames and Stampeders, to find the best fit for the CalgaryNEXT arena-stadium proposal. A week after city bureaucrats determined the ambitious project would cost in the range of $1.8 billion — significantly more than the initial pitch of $890 million — and declared…

Source: Flames’ CalgaryNEXT arena plan sent back to drawing board by council

This is scary.  Although it says the current arena proposal is not feasible, come back with something new, and it will be considered, but it is quiet on who will pay for it, which means look out Calgary tax payers.

Bettman Lobbies for CalgaryNext, Mayor Responds

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman was in Calgary lobbying for the CalgaryNext arena project Monday. Mayor Naheed Nenshi continued to stand up to the league.

Source: Bettman Lobbies for CalgaryNext, Mayor Responds

In an effort to light a fire under flagging support for its proposed new arena, the Flames brought in the NHL’s commissioner to issue veiled threats of opportunities lost and the team leaving Calgary if we don’t build it a new arena.  It the proposed arena is such a good deal, the Flames should build it itself.

Obviously it isn’t a good deal, that’s why the Flames want taxpayers to pay for it.

Flames CEO says city is helping move CalgaryNEXT forward – 660 NEWS

There has been some progress in the CalgaryNEXT project. That news comes from Calgary Flames president and CEO, Ken King, who spoke to Sportsnet 960 The Fan on Thursday. King said the city has taken a few steps to help the project move forward. “The Calgary Municipal Land Corporation has hired a consultant to review […]

Source: Flames CEO says city is helping move CalgaryNEXT forward – 660 NEWS

The Flames should stick to trying to win hockey games, and let the experts at City Hall do the urban planning.