May 2016 Community Newsletter
Great news! I am excited to tell you about the approved Ward boundary changes for the next municipal election. I am happy to report to you that all current Ward 6 communities will stay in Ward 6 and commencing on October 17, 2017, two additional communities will join Ward 6, West Gate and Medicine Hill.
What does this mean? Ward 6 currently has approximately 86,000 constituents, and with the addition of West Gate and the new community of Medicine Hill, will grow to approximately 90,000 constituents and more once Medicine Hill is completed. I advocated keeping the Tri-Glen communities in the same Ward, as these communities face similar needs and concerns, especially with downstream impacts of the Ring Road as well as planning work and overpass on Richmond Road at Sarcee Trail SW. I was supportive of West Gate joining Ward 6, which was previously part of Ward 6 before the last Ward boundary change. I think it is important for the new development, Medicine Hill, to be in the same Ward as its surrounding park land being enhanced by The City, as well as neighbours at Canada Olympic Park to best represent the interests of that entire community at City Hall.
New Ward 6 Boundary
I also want to invite you to my annual Ward 6 Open House. Please join me and Ward 6 Staff at this tradeshow-style open house with over 20 City of Calgary Departments for an opportunity to speak with guests and City staff to ask questions, gather information and giveaways, and learn about program or volunteer opportunities.
Ward 6 Open House: Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 5 – 8 p.m. at SCA Community Association (277 Strathcona Drive SW)
I look forward to seeing you there,
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