Category Archives: Calgary

Councillor ages: does it mean anything?

by DJ Kelly March 23, 2010

The world has changed a LOT in the last few years. Things are speeding up so fast many of us have difficulty keeping up. Stereotypically the ones complaining about this “speeding up of life” are members of older generations. This isn’t ageist – its just that those under the age of 35 have grown up with […]

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How open data came to be in Calgary

by DJ Kelly March 22, 2010

At this today’s Regular Meeting of Council, Calgary City Council passed their Open Data Motion. Obviously I’m beyond excited about the City of Calgary transitioning into a period of openness and accountability. Passing an open data motion should be seen as a gigantic step forward in rethinking how a government interacts with citizens and who really runs […]

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Calgary Municipal Election: 2010 will be a year of new faces

by DJ Kelly March 21, 2010

2010 is going to be a year of sweeping change at Calgary’s City Hall. If you’ve been paying attention to the papers these past couple years you’ll know there is a deep seeded frustration among Calgarians with their current council. And with that frustration has come the hope for something better.  (Affectionately referred to as […]

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Bronconnier will not run again; so who will?

by DJ Kelly February 23, 2010

So Dave Bronconnier has just announced he will be stepping down from the mayor’s chair and handing over his oversized mayoral necklace (does that thing have an actual name?) come October 2010. He will not be running for re-election. While it is possible we could spend some time reflecting on our 35th mayor’s tenure – […]

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Year-End Blog Review

by DJ Kelly January 3, 2010

As 2009 comes to a close I wanted to take a look back. It was a good year for me personally and I think this blog shows some of the highlights that come to my mind when I reminisce about the last year of the decade. I could simply select my favourite posts, but I […]

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