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  • City to prepare bylaw change to allow TNCs like Uber...what's next?

    I voted to approve a hybrid open/controlled entry framework to allow Transportation Network Companies (TNCs), like Uber, to operate in Calgary. This system would permit both taxis and private-for-hire vehicles to charge their own rates, as long as tr...

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  • Uber - It’s about public safety

    On October 5, 2015, I supported Council’s direction to Administration to report at the November 16, 2015 Strategic Planning Meeting of Council with options for Council to consider regarding regulating Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) like Uber...

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  • Partners in Crime Prevention Workshops

    Fall 2015 Partners in Crime Prevention Workshops The Federation of Calgary Communities (FCC) provides workshops geared towards helping community association volunteers and the general public learn valuable information about crime prevention and safe...

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  • Building Stronger Communities - Public Safety

    (Simon the Safety Bear, Cst Wayne Chandler & Councillor Pootmans at Discovery Ridge Stampede Breakfast 2015).   Public safety is one of my top priorities in Ward 6. It is important to feel safe at home and there are several ways you can work w...

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  • Residential Speeding & Traffic Calming

    In May of 2014, I introduced a Notice of Motion to Council calling on an increase to residential speeding fines in order to enhance pedestrian and community safety.  Until this spring, I have been working closely with the Calgary Police Service and t...

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  • Free Dog Recall Training Event

    Did you know that in order to use one of Calgary's 150 off-leash areas, your dog must be able to respond to sight and sound commands? The Off-Leash Ambassador program offers training sessions to teach you how to successfully recall your dog when ne...

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  • The Calgary Fire Department in Ward 6

    Did you know Ward 6 has two Fire Stations and responded to 1,725 incidents in 2014? Read 2014 in review and a message from Calgary's Fire Chief. The Calgary Fire Department in Ward 6.pdf   This content represents the personal views and opinions...

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  • UBER Disassembled

    Who doesn’t like a disruptive technology? From my daily Netflix fix to my late arrival to iTunes, these innovations are great for consumers.  Some observers have suggested that these service models using technology for us to buy goods and services wi...

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  • Understand. Prepare. Stay Informed.

    Emergency and Seasonal Weather Information The City is committed to informing the public about seasonal high water conditions. Throughout spring and summer, expect regular updates about corporate flood preparations, water issues relative to our cli...

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