Tag Archives: Joe Connelly

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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Open Government starts to expose what’s in the shadows

by DJ Kelly July 27, 2009

Ald. Ceci and Ald. Pincott’s notice of motion regarding open data becoming the standard at the City of Calgary passed this morning with only a couple amendments. One amendment was regarding cost of making the data available and another was asking for the City’s legal departments input. Both very good amendments in my opinion. The […]

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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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