Time running out for current Calgary council to ink deal on new Flames arena, Nenshi says – Calgary – CBC News

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.

Source: Time running out for current Calgary council to ink deal on new Flames arena, Nenshi says – Calgary – CBC News

A referendum is needed on this matter.  This is an end-of-term Council that has no right to commit taxpayers to massive long-term debt from a NHL hockey arena, Greenline LRT, and an Olympic bid.

Protesters oppose development next to Calgary’s Genesis Centre – Calgary | Globalnews.ca

Source: Protesters oppose development next to Calgary’s Genesis Centre – Calgary | Globalnews.ca

The community says NO – the Calgary Planning Commission says YES.  The community loses again.

Communities need to get their voice back.

 

Mayor: Hands tied in helping businesses

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]

Hands aren’t tied.

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.