Citizens of Calgary should MAKE THE DECISION about committing tax dollars to the Flames arena and the Olympics – not just 15 Councillors.
A referendum is the way for Citizens to decide extraordinary matters of this kind.Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.
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!.
- The City of Calgary should not have loaned Mr. Nenshi $300,00 in the first place;
- 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
- 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.
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.
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.