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  • City Finances

    Welcome to my City Finance section!   Residents have requested for more detailed information on issues pertaining to my role as vice-chair of the Priorities and Finance Committee. This is one forum in which I provide more in-depth informati...

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  • Upcoming City of Calgary Capital Budget

    Stay connected with e-newsletter updates! It’s all about the Capital..... November 25th week will be a critical time for Council, because this is when we review the overall City of Calgary Capital Budget for the remaining portion of the 4 year bud...

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  • Vice Chair Blog – Response to Canada’s Municipal Spending Watch

    Vice Chair Blog - Response to Canada's Municipal Spending Watch by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has published its 2015 Municipal Spending Watch (see link above). The premise o...

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  • Capital Budget - Preamble

    Capital Budget - Preamble When I began my term as Councillor for Ward 1, one of my main areas of focus was the financial management of the City of Calgary and reducing the property tax. The previous Council passed a high of 13% and an average of 9.8...

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  • City of Calgary's Operating Budget

    City of Calgary Operating Budget- Vice Chair Perspective “It’s about positive change to the approach Council employs to the budgeting process." I have had the opportunity to be involved in great detail over the last 25 years in the budgeting pro...

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  • Current Economic Analysis

    Current Economic Analysis from Corporate Economics for April 2015 Highlights • The unemployment rate in the Calgary Economic Region (CER) was 5.7 per cent in April, an increase of 0.2 percentage point from March. Meanwhile the national rate was 7.2...

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  • 2014 Year-end Accountability Report

    News Release: Financial results for the year 2014, as compared to the budget 2014 Year End Accountability Report  A. In 2014, there were three significant negative and not-budgeted for events or transactions:1. ($15.4M) - Higher snow and ice control...

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  • Six strategies to keep Calgary strong

    February 10, 2015Ward 1 News Release: Six strategies to keep Calgary strong - The City's plan for economic change Presented by Action Plan manager Sarah Woodgate, Council was presented with The City's plan "Leading Through Economic Uncertainty&...

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  • The City of Calgary’s Economic Outlook

    WARD 1 News Release: Comments as a Vice Chair on The City of Calgary’s Economic OutlookDear Calgarians,In light of the current downturn in oil prices and the change in Alberta’s economy, civic leaders are left uncertain whether projects that are alre...

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