September 2022 Newsletter
Hi Ward 14!
Councils and Committees do not sit in August, so things around City Hall tend to be quieter than usual. When September rolls around things really start to ramp up, as I am sure they do in many of your lives. As things ramp up, we start to look for and hear from Calgarians a little bit more. With that in mind, here are some topics I think you will find useful after Labour Day.
Safely Keeping You Moving: Online Map Shows Calgary’s Traffic Information
Back to school time is here and that means Calgary’s roads will be getting busier. To help citizens as they return to their regular schedules after the summer, a map is available that shows the location of construction projects, road closures, traffic incidents and traffic cameras within Calgary. The information in the Traffic Information map can help you plan your route and look for alternative routes if needed. It is located at https://maps.calgary.ca/TrafficInformation/.
To view more City of Calgary maps, please visit the Map Gallery at https://maps.calgary.ca/.
Your passion needs a seat at the table
The City of Calgary is recruiting for vacancies on 21 Boards, Commissions and Committees. Members apply their skills, interests, and expertise to guide decisions across a wide range of urban issues – including social wellbeing, anti-racism, planning & design, community standards, climate, and other areas. If you value public service and would like to take part in the future decisions of our dynamic city, please go to calgary.ca/boards. Recruiting closes at 4 p.m. Sept. 12.
Provide your input on how and when The City charges fees
If you ever use City services like transit or recreation, you likely pay a fee when you do. How much you pay to use these and other City services that require a fee is shaped by The City’s User Fee and Subsidy Policy and approved by Council each year. The last time the User Fees Policy was reviewed was 2012. Since a lot has changed over the last 10 years, the City is reviewing the current policy with the aim to have an updated policy in place for 2024.
I want your input. Please visit engage.calgary.ca to share your thoughts on how user fees should be determined in our city and to learn more.
Upcoming Budget Deliberations
One thing that surely comes to City Hall every Fall is budget talks. It is a process that happens every year, but during the year after an election it happens on a much larger scale. That is because we are setting some broad strategies and priorities for the next four-year period. I am going to revisit this next month, but for now I want you to think about what you want from the CIty of Calgary and what you think is worth funding. I hope you will let me know what you think.
-Councillor Peter Demong