March 2017 Newsletter
Happy March Ward 14!
Spring is just around the corner, and I assume for most of us it is a welcome change. There is a lot going on this spring, so I am going to spend this month’s edition of my column gearing up for the new season.
Ward 14 Traffic Safety Meeting
May 4 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. is a date you should save, especially if you are interested in traffic safety. City administration, the Calgary Police Service (CPS), and I will be at the Mid-Sun Community Centre to talk with you about what we can do to improve traffic safety in Ward 14. Both City Administration and CPS will be using this to inform their decision-making, so I encourage you to come. Stay tuned for more details next month.
Street sweeping primer
Okay, I admit this is pretty early to start talking about street sweeping. But this is Calgary, and you never know what weather you will get. In fact, last year we got a very early start on street sweeping. You can just never be too sure.
The main point I want to make is to keep an eye on the website calgary.ca/sweep over the next couple of months. That is where you will find details about the City’s spring cleaning program. If we are all aware of what is going on, and take a few easy steps to make the process go smoothly, we can save everybody a lot of time and money.
Civic census & voter registration online starting April 1
Keep an eye on your mailbox during late March. You will be receiving your access code. It will allow you to complete the census and your voter registration online. They will both be accessible online on April 1.
The data that the City receives from the census is indispensible for decision-making, and the benefits of pre-registering to vote are obvious. But there is another very good reason to fill-out your census, and register to vote online: it saves taxpayers money! I hope you give online registration a try this year. Those types of advancements really help to cut costs and streamline processes. But whether you do them online or in person, the important part is to make sure you perform these two essential civic duties.
Counciltalk keeps rolling along! The discussions continue to be great. This month Counciltalk will be at the Southview United Church in Walden located at 202000 Walden Blvd S.E. I will be there on Saturday, March 18 from noon to 2 p.m. You can visit calgary.ca/counciltalk for details of the full Counciltalk schedule, and you can sign up to receive reminders for Counciltalk and other important Ward 14 news at calgary.ca/ward14connect.
Thanks for reading. Feel free to contact me anytime!
- Councillor Peter Demong