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Council responsibilities

My full roster of committee and board assignments enable me to continue to advance the interests of Ward 6 at City Hall.

Responsibilities include being the elected Vice Chair of two key committees relevant for Ward 6:

As Vice Chair of the Audit Committee, I work with our internal City Auditor as well our External Auditor. Our internal City Auditor focuses on risk management, compliance and value for money audits. His office is fully independent of The City’s Administration and reports directly to City Council through the Audit Committee.

A recent Audit Committee Agenda provides an example of the work we perform in Audit. I believe that our audit functions developing recommendations for improved operations to management are among our most important tools for managing City Administration.

Our External Auditor performs our financial audit and provides valued advice to City Council and Administration.

Both Auditors play an important role in ensuring that your tax dollars are being used in the most effective and efficient manner.

On Planning Committee, we are currently focused on the Growth Management Strategy for Calgary.  The costs of residential development are being analyzed as well as density targets.  This process will likely continue into 2014.

I also serve on the following Council Committees:

Information on Council Committees and Boards can be found here.

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Ward 6 Office team

Sara is our Community Assistant. She works with Community Associations to evaluate community priorities, maintains relations with City Administration to resolve your concerns quickly and effectively and leads our communications efforts. Sara can be reached by phone at (403) 268-1035 or by email at

Kathy is our Executive Assistant. She works closely with Administration to address Ward 6 priorities, schedules meetings and speaking invitations and manages the daily operations of the Ward 6 office. Kathy can be reached by phone at (403) 268-1646 or by email at

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Thank you very much!

Richard Pootmans
Councillor, Ward 6

Back to May 2013 report

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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