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  • Ward 11 Brian's Beat: Federation of Canadian Municipalities

    I have now been a board member of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities representing the City of Calgary for five years.  It has been a very rewarding five years, with the FCM leading the way to ensure that municipalities and their concerns are b...

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  • Brian's Beat: Witness Blanket

    I was recently honoured with the opportunity to speak at the Alberta opening of the Witness Blanket, an art installation made up of reclaimed items from Indian Residential Schools, currently on display at the Central Calgary Public Library.  After he...

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  • Brian's Beat: Thank you Dave Griffiths

    One thing that I think doesn’t come up often enough in City-related discussions is how many fantastic, dedicated people there are working here. I’ve had the privilege of working closely with many great City of Calgary employees over my years on Counc...

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  • Brian's Beat: The scoop on secondary suites

    On May 11, City Council will consider a proposed bylaw amendment to Wards 7, 8, 9, and 11. This amendment would remove the requirement for a property owner to apply for a land use redesignation in areas that currently require it. Applications will st...

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  • Brian's Beat: Secondary suites: neither paragon nor pariah

    We seem to spend a lot of time talking about secondary suites at City Council and in the community. Over the past 10 or so years there have been over 30 reports to City Council about them, and currently we are spending hours at Council meetings revie...

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  • Brian's Beat: Public Art Debate 2015

    Here we are again, a new year and a new debate about public art at City Council. This recurring, yearly debate makes me think that public art is the political punching bag for Calgary politicians. I have been on City Council for seven years now, and ...

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