July 2018 Newsletter
The annual Ward 2 Stampede BBQ is quickly approaching! Please join me on Saturday, July 14th from 11am-2pm at Loblaws City Market in Sage Hill. This free BBQ will be a great opportunity for residents and businesses in Ward 2 to get to know each other and strengthen our community connections.
City Council has voted to continue exploring the opportunity for a 2026 Olympic Bid and has approved a public engagement approach which includes a plebiscite. I voted against both the continuation of the Olympic Bid and the public engagement approach as I continue to have concerns with the significant cost to Calgary taxpayers. I do not want to see a significant long term increase in your property taxes to pay for a two-week party. That is why I put my name forward to sit on the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Council Committee. This committee will be meeting regularly to provide guidance on The City’s potential participation in bidding and hosting the 2026 Olympics. This committee will also be advising on a City of Calgary plebiscite, including approving the parameters for the development of the plebiscite question for Council approval. While I have consistently voted against the Olympic Bid, I believe that it is important that your voice is represented at the Olympics decision making table. I will be sitting on this committee with an open mind, and will continue to look out for your tax dollars and the best interests of our city.
The City’s summer Youth Passport is available from July 1 to August 31 to anyone between the ages of 12 and 17. The passport is for unlimited swimming, skating and gym activities for less than $1 a day at all City of Calgary pools and leisure centres. Visit calgary.ca/youthpassport for more information.