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Public hearing on April 22, 2024. Proposed rezoning will support more housing options in all communities.

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Ward 1 - Sonya Sharp

Votes: Urban planning

Motion to hold a plebiscite on blanket rezoning

Defeated by Council 8-6 on March 13, 2024

Councillor Sharp voted in favour


Councillor Sharp and five of her colleagues sponsored this Notice of Motion which would have directed Administration to hold a plebiscite on blanket rezoning as part of the 2025 General Election. 

The blanket rezoning that Administration is proposing to Council would re-designate residential areas in Calgary that currently allow only single or semi-detached homes to also allow row houses and townhouses. If blanket rezoning is approved, such projects would no longer require an individual public hearing in front of Council. 

This is a significant change that affects not just how our city grows, but the process we use to get there and how people can participate. Councillor Sharp believes it's essential to hear from as many people as possible for such a fundamental change, and a plebiscite is one of the best ways to do that. 

This motion was unfortunately defeated by Council. Councillor Sharp hopes that Ward 1 residents will make their voices heard as part of the public hearing on April 22. You can learn more about how to participate here and watch Councilor Sharp's debate on the plebiscite.

Councillor Sharp's debate on holding a blanket rezoning plebiscite

New Off-site Levy bylaw

Passed by Council 10-5 on January 16, 2024

Councillor Sharp voted against

Housing Strategy

Passed by Council 12-3 on January 17, 2023

Councillor Sharp voted in favour

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