Happy Canada Day! Throughout the summer months, The City of Calgary will be making numerous community improvements throughout Ward 2. Some of these projects include new enhanced crosswalks, road repairs and parks projects. As always, please feel free to contact our office via www.joemagliocca.com and send us a webmail on your priorities, opinions and any other suggestions you have to improve our community.
One issue that I have been receiving a lot of feedback on has been the fees for the new Green Cart Program. The Green Cart Program fees were approved at council on May 30th, 2016. I voted against the fees for this program as I believe that there could be greater efficiencies found within the program and that there are other options available to finance this program. I do support the concept of the Green Cart Program and increased waste diversion. Our current waste facilities are reaching their capacity and the cost to taxpayers to acquire new waste management facilities or export waste to other municipalities would be significant. It is estimated that the cost of a new waste management facility would be in the hundreds of millions of dollars. That is why waste diversion is crucial to reduce this type of cost on the taxpayer. However, I believe that the Green Cart Program could have been more flexible, more affordable and designed to be tailored to the specific needs of Calgarians. For more information on this program see: www.calgary.ca/greencart
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