If a deal isn’t reached on a new arena in Victoria Park in the next few weeks, it might have to wait until after this fall’s municipal election, Calgary’s mayor says.
The community says NO – the Calgary Planning Commission says YES. The community loses again.
Communities need to get their voice back.
Mayor Naheed Nenshi told Calgary’s business community he knows times are tough, but the tools available at a municipal level to help businesses are limited.
Source: Nenshi urges Calgarians to start businesses [Calgary Sun, Dec 14 2016]
There is an urgent and immediate need for the Mayor of Calgary to be involved in more than snow removal and secondary suites approval.
The office of Mayor has the potential to lead large scale economic development ― and with the city’s current recession, that’s what we need the Mayor doing ― leading and initiating economic development.
I believe the Mayor should serve as the Chief Economic Development Officer before the recession becomes a depression. Here’s an example of how.