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Ward 11 News: Clearcutting Beloved Green Space to Make Way for SWBRT

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Ward 11 official websiteOn March 7, 2018, City-hired contractors began cutting down and removing newly planted trees from a much beloved green space to make way for the SWBRT. SWBRT Tree Removals.jpgSWBRT Tree Removals.jpg

For a copy of my media release on this issue please click here.

I share my constituents’ serious concerns. Despite us all hearing repeated assurances to the contrary, it’s been shown that this project will in fact have a detrimental impact on our enjoyment of our parks and green spaces.
Calgarians deserve transparency and have a right to accurate information on all projects. We have to be honest about the impact that the Southwest BRT will have on Ward 11’s communities and quality of life.
Adding insult to injury, many of the trees being destroyed at this time were planted by the City only recently.
It’s sad to see such waste and I’m frustrated by the ongoing consequences of this ill thought out plan. Why would dozens of trees be planted knowing that they would have to be destroyed briefly after? I also question the timing of this tree removal in the dead of winter, as construction in this area is not slated to begin until next year.
This misstep speaks to the rushed and unaccountable way that the project was first approved and my misgivings as it moves forward. Our team is now working to revisit the information sent out prior to my election to in order to ensure its accuracy.
For more information on the SWBRT click here

This content represents the personal views and opinions of the Ward Councillor and should not be taken as a statement of policy of The City of Calgary. The inclusion of any external content does not imply endorsement by The City of Calgary.

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