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Ward 7 News: Plain language at City Hall

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At the July 4 City Council Meeting, Druh Farrell proposed a plain language policy that will help promote clear communication by The City with Calgarians.

As best said by Tony Seskes at the Calgary Herald, "the weird language and strange acronyms used at City Hall can be as clear as mud in a muddy mud puddle with a pile of mud added for good measure." But this is about more than just acronyms and insider knowledge of terms. If The City really wants to engage with Calgarians and have them participate in the process, it is important to remove barriers, such as intimidating language and acronyms.

For a humorous take on this notice of motion, read Tony Seskes' article.


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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