April 2017 Newsletter
Last month I did a bit of a primer for the new season. Since we are now entering the first full month of spring, I want everyone to remember a couple of seasonal tidbits that I wrote about in March.
Street sweeping, civic census, & voter registration are all online
You can still find all of the information that you need—including the latest information on when to move your vehicle—at calgary.ca/sweep. You should also have received your access code for the online civic census and voter registration by mail in March. All of these things are very important, and all of them are now available online (which saves taxpayers money).
Ward 14 Traffic Safety Meeting (another reminder from last month
Traffic Safety is constantly one of the most popular topics in Ward 14. Anyone who is concerned with traffic safety (especially those who are Star Wars fans) will be happy to hear that they can join the Calgary Police Service, and the City’s transportation department on May the 4th to discuss the topic. I will also be with you. Join us from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Mid-Sun Community Centre.
Roadway Activity Map
I really like maps. Those close to me know this very well. I like them because they teach me all sorts of new things, and because they are incredibly useful. That is why I am happy to share the newest addition to the City of Calgary’s collection of online maps: the Roadway Activity Map.
The map combines a number of data sources to provide real-time information on both planned and active road construction work projects. It includes both short term, and long term projects like construction paving, sidewalk closures, and microsurfacing, as well as special event closures like parades and festivals.
Should Calgary Bid on the 2026 Winter Olympics
The topic of bidding on the 2026 Winter Olympics is going to be one that is discussed for months to come, if not years. The decision making process will begin with a thorough investigation of how the Olympic bid will impact Calgary.
There are many factors to consider in the decision to bid, and the website shouldcalgarybid.com contains lots of information. Our investigation will also include learning what Calgarians think about the bid. The website that I mentioned also contains a survey. If you want to take the survey do it soon. I am not sure how long it will be available.
This month Counciltalk will be in the main gym at the Deer Run Community Centre (2223 146 Avenue S.W.) from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (please note the later than usual start time). There are only three more opportunities (including April) to hold Counciltalk before the summer, so please make sure you get out to one. The other dates and times for Counciltalk are posted on calgary.ca/counciltalk, or you can get reminders by signing up at calgary.ca/ward14connect. Tell your friends to join too. The more, the merrier!
Thanks for reading, and don’t hesitate to contact me anytime
-Councillor Peter Demong