Calgary City Charter sessions asking for your input in October

Sep 14 2016, 8:10 pm

The Government of Alberta along with the City of Calgary wants to know what you think about the Calgary City Charter, the new agreement that could impact everything from green initiatives to parking tickets.

While the Municipal Government Act set the rules for all of Alberta municipalities, the City Charter will give Calgary more flexibility to make local decisions and take local action.

The Charter could allow the City of Calgary to create a tribunal to manage transit and parking tickets, and change default speed limits or parking fines.

It could also allow the City to develop local pilot projects to fight climate change, and design policies that support walking and cycling instead of driving.

The City will be holding two information sessions in October for the public to learn about the City Charters and provide feedback, as follows:

  • Tuesday, October 11, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at Calgary Elks Lodge and Golf Club Dining Room – 2502 6th Street NE
  • Wednesday, October 12, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm  at McDougall Centre, Pekiska Room – 455 6th Street SW

If you can’t attend, or prefer email, send your comments to [email protected].

After the sessions, the feedback received will be posted publicly. Draft City Charters will then be posted online in early 2017 for more public comment.

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