Welcome to Ward 9...
a collection of the most diverse, historic and interesting neighbourhoods in Calgary.
Stretching from Winston Heights Mountview to Acadia, from Dover to Roxboro, you will find the city within a City that is Ward 9. Councillor Gian-Carlo Carra was elected in 2010 to serve the people of these incredible neighbourhoods at City Hall. Gian-Carlo's mission is to ensure that neighbourhoods are the driving force behind change, and that the citizen truly is a decision-maker in the future of our City. This website is designed to engage, inform, and respond to residents of Ward 9 as we work together to create the neighbourhoods and city we desire. Stay connect with us and join the Ward 9 mailing list by clicking here.
Great Neighbourhoods Make a Great City
Councillor Carra and Team Ward 9 have their work cut out for them as they work to achieve the Great Neighbourhoods platform. The platform included five key areas;
- A Great City is made of Great Neighbourhoods -Transforming Planning
- Neighbourhoods Are Where We Live Together – Transforming Local Governance
- It’s Our City. It’s Our Government. They’re Our Civil Servants - Transforming City Hall
- Building A City That Pays For Itself – Connecting Revenue With Expenses And Transforming Taxation
- Taking Control Of Our Future – The Calgary Charter and a City Government, By, Of and For the People
Read the whole Great Neighbourhoods platform
Latest City Business
The City of Calgary and City of Edmonton signed a Framework Agreement with the Government of Alberta yesterday, reinforcing their commitment to a new relationship that will be realized in City Charters specific to each of Alberta’s two largest cities.With a Memorandum of Understanding already signed by the three parties in June 2012, the Framework Agreement signed yesterday is another constructive step toward creating specific legislation for Calgary and Edmonton that addresses the unique scale and scope of issues faced by the large cities.
The Framework Agreement confirms the intention and process needed to provide the cities with greater flexibility in some of their local decision-making, and enable them to improve their ability to respond to, and take action on, the local needs and expectations of citizens. “This is a very positive first step in creating a new relationship between the province and our big cities, but we still have a lot of work to do. I’m looking forward to working with Mayor Iveson and the provincial government on this file,” says Mayor Naheed Nenshi.
The Framework Agreement outlines an aggressive timeline for the work to unfold from this point forward, with the first phase in place by the spring of 2015.
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