Chief Concern in Calgary Elections is City Planning
Managing the city’s growth and development is the most important election issue for 24 per cent of Calgarians, well ahead of perennial civic topics like taxes, traffic and crime, according to a Calgary Herald/Leger poll.
This finding comes as the city planning department, fronted by smart growth guru Rollin Stanley, hones a new system of determining which new suburban areas will be approved and funded first, and which must wait. Mayor Naheed Nenshi and some colleagues have protested the financial and debt burden the city faces under the current pace of expansion and developer levy payments – arguments the industry disputes, and have led some executives to try financing more “business friendly” candidates.
Read more in the Calgary Herald