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Calgary City Council saves face by embarrassing themselves: ward boundaries solved!

by DJ Kelly July 14, 2009

Watching Calgary City Council debate the ward boundaries for the 2010 election last night was one of the funniest moments I think I’ve seen in that hallowed chamber. I mean funny as in sad. Like a comedy of errors. A comedy of people so deep in trouble the only way out was to thoroughly embarrass […]

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Connelly: let’s do the Plan It process over. And this time have no goals.

by DJ Kelly July 10, 2009

Talk about jumping the gun! Alderman Joe Connelly has decided, despite the fact calls for a Developer Panel to discuss Plan It targets are already outlined in the omnibus list of 76 (or so) amendments to Plan It sent to administration two weeks ago, that what they need is a Developer Panel. And he’s making […]

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The mysterious Plan It amendments

by DJ Kelly July 7, 2009

There was a great amount of mystery following the Calgary City Council’s public hearing on Plan It (the Calgary Transportation Plan and the Municipal Development Plan). Mainly the mystery was regarding the “omnibus motion” of 76 (or so) amendments suggested by the alderman and referred back to administration. I still don’t know what they all […]

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Plan It and Think! Alberta

by DJ Kelly July 6, 2009

A couple weeks ago I was asked by Rachel Singh, web editor at Alberta Venture, to do a guest post on their Think! Alberta blog. I happily jumped at the chance. My posts (it was too large for one post and so was broken into two halves) was written before the Plan It public hearing […]

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An arts conversation with Canadian Taxpayer Federations’ Scott Hennig

by DJ Kelly June 26, 2009

On Tuesday afternoon a Calgary City Council committee approved a bylaw amendment to help offset the costs of city services to festivals. Obviously Scott Hennig of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation didn’t agree with this kind of precedent and he made a comment about it on Twitter. As an arts advocate who believes the small subsidy […]

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