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January 2016 Community Newsletter

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Ward 6 residents are proud to live in their neighbourhood, highest in Calgary!

Thank you to the volunteer who floods the rink; thank you to the Scout and Guide leaders for mentoring our youth; thank you to the Community Association board members and volunteers who provide events and programming to create a high quality of life for our neighbours; thank you to our Community Liaison Officers at Calgary Police Service for making our communities safer; thank you to our neighbours, friends, and community leaders for building great communities and improving  our quality of life -  please keep up the great work! Because of you, 93% of Ward 6 residents are proud to live in their neighbourhood, highest across the City in the 2015 Citizen Satisfaction Survey conducted annually by Ipsos Reid. Citywide, 85% of Calgarians are satisfied with their overall quality of life which reaches 90% among Ward 6 residents. To review the full 2015 Citizen Satisfaction Survey & Research on Calgary's Economy visit
Infrastructure, traffic and roads remain at the top of the issue agenda, while transit continues to hold second place. Overall, Calgarians think The City should invest more in transit, affordable housing and traffic flow management and transportation planning. Nearly 90% of Ward 6 residents are satisfied with transit service in Calgary, but 60% of 2014 and 2015 Ward 6 survey respondents would like to see more investment in transit.  Many Calgarians (75%) think it is a good time for The City to be investing in new projects like roads, public transportation and local facilities. Council unanimously approved an additional $47.5M in the 2016 Capital Budget that expedites a number of shovel-ready projects that had already secured funding slated for construction in subsequent years. We want to keep moving forward and focus on keeping our communities successful.
As traffic congestion is expected to increase by 10-25% on Sarcee Trail SW with the delay of the West Calgary Ring Road (WCRR), the City is conducting functional studies to enhance travel times and decrease traffic congestion. I am working with Administration and the Provincial Government on the timing of the WCRR construction as this will determine funding options and timing of implementation of infrastructure to mitigate downstream impacts. Please visit for updates.

Councillor Chat with Richard Pootmans

Councillor Chats are an opportunity for you to meet with your Councillor to discuss any issues that are important to you. Please join Richard for an informal conversation on January 16, 2016 from 9:30–11a.m. at Glendale Community Association or February 4, 2016 from 5–7p.m. at Glenbrook Community Association. Please sign up for The Ward 6 Report at  

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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