June 2019 Newsletter
Hello Ward 14!
It is June now, and it is time to start talking about summer. Here are some teasers for my June newsletter topics. Be sure to visit calgary.ca/ward14newsletter
The Ward 14 Communities BBQ is back!
For those who are unaware, the Ward 14 Communities BBQ is my membership drive for Ward 14 community associations. I round up money from generous sponsors to pay for the cost of the event and to support the community. We raise money, and they add members. You will also get a chance to learn about what some of the City departments are doing.
Please join me for a free lunch, a free community association membership, and some fun festivities. Visit calgary.ca/ward14bbq for more.
Changes to Planning and Development notifications
Keeping up on local development is a huge part of municipal politics, and is a good idea for any citizen. The City of Calgary is launching new options for informing Calgarians about potential developments.
While The City is ending some newspaper listings that notify development changes, www.calgary.ca/pdmap with all the planned development applications that are currently being considered by the City of Calgary.
Available 24/7, new applications are added to the map when the City receives them and updated as the file progresses through the approval system. Calgarians can see land use re-designations, submit comments on proposed developments, check public hearing dates, file appeals, and more.
This helpful online tool provides you with a streamlined, more accessible way to get information and participate in development activity in your community.
Other ways for Calgarians to keep up to date on activities in their area include signage on development sites, letters that come in the mail, and notices in the Herald newspaper.
To learn more visit www.calgary.ca/PDnotifications
Calgary’s Off-leash Dog Parks
Calgary is fortunate enough to have 150 public off-leash areas in our multi-use parks for Calgarians and their dogs to enjoy. Calgary may have the largest number of off-leash areas and combined amount of off-leash space (more than 1,250 hectares) in North America. These off-leash designations make up for approximately 17% of the total Calgary Parks inventory, and equates to almost 1,600 Canadian Football League fields.
The City has a map on The City’s map gallery that shows all the areas. Go to https://maps.calgary.ca/ and search for “off-leash”. You can also find information about off-leash area rules, taking your dog on the pathways and the Off-Leash Ambassador program on calgary.ca’s Off-Leash pages.
-Councillor Peter Demong