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HOLDING GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABLE TO OUR CITIZENSHonouring commitments to Calgary

The City wants to ensure the Province honours the commitments made to you: now, and for the future of our city. YYC Matters - honouring commitments guide​.

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Honouring commitments to Calgary

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Build Springbank Reservoir

Protect our downtown from flood​

Fund the Green Line

Move more Calgarians, every day

Honour City Charter

Local problems, local solutions

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Description: <p>The 2013 flood saw $5B losses for southern Alberta, and $409M losses to City-owned infrastructure.</p> <ul><li> Our downtown and Elbow River communities are still at risk of flooding </li> <li>Along with updates to the Glenmore Dam, the Springbank Reservoir will help protect Calgary from a 2013-sized flood</li></ul>

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Build Springbank Reservoir

Protect our downtown from flood

The 2013 flood saw $5B losses for southern Alberta, and $409M losses to City-owned infrastructure.

  • Our downtown and Elbow River communities are still at risk of flooding
  • Along with updates to the Glenmore Dam, the Springbank Reservoir will help protect Calgary from a 2013-sized flood

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Question : Constructing SR1 as soon as possible

Downtown Calgary, located at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow Rivers, is the main economic driver of the Calgary metropolitan region and is home to 124 head offices and to more than 99,000 jobs, representing approximately 20% of our total jobs. Protecting downtown Calgary from another major flood on the Elbow River as soon as possible is critical to protecting our economy. Does your party support the immediate construction of the Springbank Off-stream Reservoir (SR1)? If not, what are your plans to protect Calgary from flooding?

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ContentBlockTitle: ​​Fund the Green Line

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Subtitle: Move more Calgarians, every day

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Description: <p>By 2048 Green Line LRT will move 150K-170K riders daily—increasing transit mobility and getting cars off roads.</p> <ul><li> The Green Line will create 10,000 direct construction jobs and 7,000 supporting jobs in Calgary </li> <li> When completed, the Green Line = 37,000 tonne reduction in green house gases (equal to 7600 cars off our roads) </li> <li> Calgarians need The Province to honour their commitment to fund the full length of the Green Line</li></ul>

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​​Fund the Green Line

Move more Calgarians, every day

By 2048 Green Line LRT will move 150K-170K riders daily—increasing transit mobility and getting cars off roads.

  • The Green Line will create 10,000 direct construction jobs and 7,000 supporting jobs in Calgary
  • When completed, the Green Line = 37,000 tonne reduction in green house gases (equal to 7600 cars off our roads)
  • Calgarians need The Province to honour their commitment to fund the full length of the Green Line

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Question : Funding and constructing Green Line

With holes in the ground, construction underway, major tenders about to go to market and hundreds of millions already spent, Stage 1 of the Green Line will connect 16 Ave. N to 126 Ave. SE. Does your party commit to continuing to provide the provincial funding needed for the approved project? What funding mechanism(s) would your party use to fund the required one third provincial match for the Green Line?

Based on existing provincial funding commitments, the Green Line can be continually extended beyond the Stage 1 route. Does your party support the provincial long term public transit funding necessary to continue extending the Green Line beyond Stage 1? If not, how will you fund the future phases of the Green Line?

Question : Committing to other public transit projects

While the Green Line is by far the largest transit project in Alberta history, it is not the only required urgent public transit investment. We must replace and renew our bus and LRV fleet, and we must invest in LRT and BRT expansion throughout the city. What is your party’s plan for short- and long-term transit investment?

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Description: <p>Calgary’s new City Charter recognizes Calgary’s distinct role in the province. </p> <ul><li>The Province and The City need to be partners in Calgary and Alberta’s future </li> <li>Our new Provincial agreement makes infrastructure funding more stable </li> <li>We can now deliver made-in-Calgary solutions to local problems</li></ul>

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Honour City Charter

Local problems, local solutions

Calgary’s new City Charter recognizes Calgary’s distinct role in the province.

  • The Province and The City need to be partners in Calgary and Alberta’s future
  • Our new Provincial agreement makes infrastructure funding more stable
  • We can now deliver made-in-Calgary solutions to local problems

Question : Keeping commitments made in the City Charter and fiscal framework

The Government of Alberta and The City of Calgary are often partners in the construction of needed community infrastructure. With the coming expiry of Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) funding, instead of a new grant system the Government of Alberta agreed to share a percentage of provincial revenues with The City of Calgary to fund infrastructure. Calgary will not return to 2018 funding levels until 2032, 8 years after the provincial budget is expected to be brought back into balance. Does your party support this revenue sharing model? How will you provide Calgary with stable, predictable, long-term and adequate infrastructure funding? How much will you be providing on an annual basis? What growth escalator do you propose?

Big cities face unique challenges. After years of work, the Government of Alberta has introduced new tools for Calgary and Edmonton under the City Charter framework to respond to the expectations of our citizens. Does your party support or oppose further City Charter discussions with Calgary and Edmonton on additional policy tools that could be used to improve the lives of our citizens? Will you begin the discussions needed on fundamental tax reform to address the inequities and unfairness of the current system?

Question : Maintaining the current 9-1-1 Dispatch model

Past provincial governments have considered taking over the dispatch of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) first responders from Calgary 9-1-1. Coordinating the dispatch of all first responders contributes to better outcomes for Calgarians during emergencies. Does your party support maintaining local control of emergency dispatch in Calgary through the City of Calgary’s 911 business unit? What funding commitments are you prepared to make?

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