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My comments to City Council on the future of Calgary

by DJ Kelly June 25, 2009

For those that follow my Twitter feed and my blog you know I have have had an entirely split focus for the past couple of days. My blog has dealt exclusively with the Doug Elniski issue while on Twitter I have posted dozens of tweets over the same time regarding the City of Calgary’s PlanIT […]

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From the high ideals of 1993 to the gerrymander of 2009

by DJ Kelly May 30, 2009

Below is some interesting information to help frame the discussion around whether Ald. Chabot’s council approved map is a good solution and if a proper process was followed. Policy Title: Ward Boundary Determination and Review Policy Number: CC017 Approved by: Council Effective Date: 1993 May 03 The criteria used by the Returning Officer for reporting […]

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Make your voice heard on Calgary City Council gerrymandering

by DJ Kelly May 30, 2009

If you are not pleased with what is going on in regards to the recent gerrymander of wards for the 2010 election, I invite you to join the Civic Camp group at City Council on Monday, June 1st at 9:30am. (This Monday!) Be sure to wear the colour blue… I’m told Ald. Hawkesworth has a […]

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What makes a good electoral district? Not gerrymandering!

by DJ Kelly May 29, 2009

What makes a good electoral district? Why group these communities together and not these other ones? This is something that has been debated at council and elsewhere for years. It’s something that will continue to be discussed. Is it better to create wards that are made up of communities with similar issues or to have […]

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Making a poet laureate cool

by DJ Kelly May 28, 2009

I don’t know about you, but I was certainly excited this week when the City of Edmonton named Roland Pemberton – aka the incomparable Cadence Weapon – as their new poet laureate. His Afterparty Babies and Breaking Kayfabe albums are in heavy rotation on my iPod. He is a fantastic choice because much of his […]

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