City of Calgary fraud allegations and a simple open data solution

by DJ Kelly May 21, 2010

The process of transparency and accountability is one we often talk about – certainly some of the mayoralty candidates have put it at the top of their list of election issues – but rarely take steps to do much about. Often the idea boils down to “people need to vote to hold politicians accountable” or […]

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Winston Heights-Mountview 2009/10 President’s Report

by DJ Kelly May 19, 2010

Last night we held the 2009/10 Annual General Meeting for my community – Winston Heights-Mountview. As a reader of this blog you may not know that I’ve just completed my first year as the president of our community association. I love our neighbourhood. I think it’s a great place to live. And while the majority […]

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What CivicCamp is doing for the 2010 Calgary Municipal Election

by DJ Kelly May 18, 2010

I don’t know about you, but leading up to the 2007 Calgary municipal election I had a heck of a time finding information about candidates. Sure the big “main stream media” did a good job of covering the basics and they did a very good and detailed job of dissecting the mayoral race, but I […]

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The No ‘How’ Part 1: Ald. Ric McIver

by DJ Kelly May 10, 2010

In follow up to my last post where I asked 2010 municipal election candidates to tell us ‘how’ they will accomplish their objectives instead of just ‘what’ those objectives would be, I thought it was only fair that I take the first ‘kick at the can’ so to speak. On Friday – almost ironically the […]

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Notice to all candidates: Don’t tell me ‘what’; tell me ‘how’

by DJ Kelly May 7, 2010

As election time approaches we are going to hear a LOT of potential politicians trying to articulate their vision for the City. They’ll be laying out their goals, and some may even layout a few objectives for how they will accomplish their goal. But let’s never forget that the life of an alderman or mayor […]

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