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  • Change to Property Tax Assessments

    Thanks Danielle Smith for discussing my idea to change annual property tax assessments to three-year reviews, which would result in a more balanced assessment and would save Calgarians money. I'm open to chat with Ward 1 residents if you want to lear...

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  • Traffic Annoucement - 85 ST and 48 Ave

    During the summer of 2015, the Ward 1 office began receiving increasing complaints about southbound traffic congestion at the intersection of 85th Street & 48th Avenue NW during the morning peak traffic period.  The backlogs to this 3-way stop we...

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  • What does a City Councillor really do?

    What does a City of Calgary Councillor really do?Over the past 3 years, many residents have asked me - “What do you actually do”?  From their feedback and questions, it was apparent their understanding of the job of a councillor was very mixed. As th...

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  • Capital Budget - Strategic investment and putting people to work

    Disclaimer: Please note that all opinions expressed here are my personal views. To keep up-to-date on City of Calgary finances, sign-up to receive my monthly e-newsletter here. Capital Budget – Strategic investment & putting people to work As ...

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  • Bearspaw Sediment Management Site

    Bearspaw Sediment Management SiteThe City of Calgary, Water Services would like to share information on an upcoming storm pond maintenance project in Ward 1. The City will use the site located west of Bearspaw Water Treatment Plant (WTP), on the futu...

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  • Bowness Wading Pool

    Bownesss Park Wading Pool Project Update   The primary construction of the Bowness Park Wading Pool was completed in mid-July, with the exception of the epoxy coating on the pool basin. This work requires a continuous period of dry warm weather t...

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  • Closure of Bowness Bridge

    Please note that there is an upcoming closure of the Bowness Bridge between Bow Crescent and 52 Street N.W. This closure will occur from 12:01 a.m. until 5 a.m. on Thursday, July 21. The reason for the closure is to remove two existing high mast stre...

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  • City of Calgary Tax Crisis - Danger or Opportunity

    Please note that all opinions expressed here are my personal views.  City of Calgary Tax Crisis - Danger or Opportunity? When you are in a crisis, the situation can be approached from two different perspectives - Panic (Danger Reaction) or Pragmatic ...

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  • 2016 Update Building Flood Resiliency

    The City is committed to making Calgary a safe, flood resilient community. The 2013 flood caused significant social and economic disruption and unprecedented damages. The road from recovery to resiliency is a complex, long term process over many year...

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  • Provincial Budget Analysis

    Vice Chair Blog – Provincial Budget AnalysisAttached is an informative chart that represents the general outcome of the recently announced provincial budget and the impact to the City of Calgary and Calgarians.  At council, during the mid-cycle budge...

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