Great Neighbourhoods make a great city
City Council has endorsed the idea of lowering speed limits. While I'm happy with this outcome, we've still got work to do to continue building vibrant, congenial, Great Neighbourhoods.
In 2016, your Team Ward 9 began running a series of Community Objectives Workshops (lovingly known as COWs) in every one of our great neighbourhoods.
This was an opportunity for our Ward 9 neighbours - including residents, community associations, businesses, service providers and community institutions - to come out and tell us what they love about their community, how we can improve their quality of life and how they can help drive the change they want to see in the future.
Every four years, The City creates business plans and budgets. This year is no different. This new four-year (2019-2022) budget program called One Calgary is becoming more service-focused. To do this, each department is putting forward their budget by service delivery, instead of by department.
In September of 2017, Councillor Carra was a sponsor of the Community Planning in North Central Green Lines Communities Notice of Motion along with Councillor Farrell that was approved by Council. In April of this year (2018), City Administration came forward with their report on local growth planning. What came out of this was the ‘North Hill Communities Local Growth Planning’ project.
I want to give you a heads up that some of you in certain areas in your community will be receiving a mail out from HIV Community Link, the organization contracted by Alberta Health Services to provide advisory support to the development of supervised consumption services in Calgary, on behalf of the Province.
Did you know that The City of Calgary and Calgary Police Service host annual meetings about traffic safety in each ward?
On Monday, November 5 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Forest Lawn Community Association (4020 26 Avenue SE) the annual Ward 9 Traffic Safety Meeting will be taking place.
This is a major transformation for Calgary that will have a positive generational impact and it starts with establishing the expectation that 30 kilometres an hour is the right speed for residential streets. This Notice of Motion begins the process and City Administration will need to review budget impacts, understand effects on transit in our city, and provide Council with a map of exactly what roads are in or out.
The Green Line is Calgary’s next light rail transit (LRT) line, and the largest infrastructure investment to date. The Green Line is designed to be both a transit system and a platform for development and City Shaping; it will provide efficient service and connections to destinations throughout the city, and areas where people can live affordably with access to amenities, services and sustainable mobility options.