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  • Ward 11 Brian's Beat: Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

    Ah Haiti, beautiful, benighted Haiti. If there ever was a country that can’t catch a break, it is Haiti. As we approach the seventh anniversary of the devastating earthquake that killed an estimated 250,000 people, another natural disaster hits. ...

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  • Ward 11 Brian's Beat: My Board and Committee Committments

    Fall is here! This means that Council, Committee and Board committments are resuming. My team created the infographic below to share with you where and how I work for Ward 11 and the greater Calgary community outside of Council and Committee meetings...

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  • Ward 11 Brian's Beat: Motion Arising to Build Pedestrian Overpass at 14th Street and 90th Avenue SW

    On Monday, July 25th, 2016, I brought forward a Motion Arising to direct administration to begin work on design and subsequent construction of a pedestrian overpass across 14th Street at 90th Avenue SW, with the goal of having it completed for the...

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  • Ward 11 Brian's Beat: Notice of Motion to bring Gender Neutral Washroom Signage

    Washrooms have traditionally been built to accommodate two genders and the signs that accompany them project the notion that a person should fit into one of only two genders. For many Calgarians this is not the case and washrooms are often spaces ...

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  • Ward 11 Brian's Beat: Notice of Motion to Create a Permanent Park Along 37th Street SW Corridor

    As the City grows, it often reserves lands within communities to allow for possible future expansion of roadways. This is done to avoid the costs and trauma of expropriation, and to ensure that our municipality has the capacity and space to serve ...

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  • Ward 11 Brian's Beat: Tsuu T’ina First Nation Commercial Developments

    On Monday, July 11th, Tsuu T’ina First Nation announced plans for commercial developments along a stretch of the South West Ring Road (SWRR). First, we must acknowledge that we are on traditional Treaty 7 territory. This has to be the starting point ...

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  • Ward 11 Brian's Beat: Sliding Scale Transit Passes

    Last Wednesday, July 6th 2016, at the Standing Policy Committee on Community and Protective Services, to which I am a committee member, we approved a sliding scale for lower-income transit riders. Implementing a sliding scale low income transit pass...

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  • Ward 11 Brian's Beat: The Secondary Suites Discussion

    There are a couple of motions around secondary suites coming to City Council on July 25th, 2016. The first is to look at a plebiscite at the next election for secondary suites. I don’t support this at all. I believe that we have all the information w...

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  • Ward 11 Brian's Beat: Discussing the Budget for 2017 - Part 4

    As we continue the discussions on the budget for 2017, my team and I have developed a few info-graphics to help us all have a better understanding and conversation around the City’s budget through the Action Plan. Have a look, and feel free to con...

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  • Ward 11 Brian's Beat: Discussing the Budget for 2017 – Part 3

    On Monday, June 27th 2016, City Council considered our 2017 operating budget and gave direction to City Administration for developing next year’s budget. The direction that City Council gave was to create budget with a 1.5% tax increase, and a tax...

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