Council sets guidelines for proposed arena project

 

 

 

Project Guidelines
Set by Council

 

What Has Happened
So Far

1.      Public money must be used for public benefit    
2.      There must be extensive stakeholder consultation, public engagement and open and transparent communications with Calgarians

West Village

  Calgary’s city council secretly approved the $36.9-million purchase of contaminated land — now being pitched as part of the site for a new downtown arena and stadium complex … [CALGARY HERALD, August 18, 2015]

 

     
     
     
     

 

Councillors approve Harvest Hills Golf Course rezoning needed for housing development

COMMUNITIES FIRST
COMMUNITIES FIRST

Despite growing opposition, a Calgary homebuilder’s plans to redevelop the shuttered Harvest Hills golf course have cleared a major hurdle.

Source: Councillors approve Harvest Hills Golf Course rezoning needed for housing development

This land was not needed for housing.  It was rezoned because the developer lobbied Council for a higher return on his investment.

This is another example of Council ignoring the wishes of the community, which loudly demonstrated it wanted the green space protected.