We all chose to live here. That’s our investment in Calgary. You deserve a return on your investment in the form of critical community infrastructure, strong public transit, access to housing and the opportunity to start a business or work for a company that respects your talents.
To maintain Calgary’s edge, we need to:
40% of the property taxes you pay to the City of Calgary are transferred to the province. If Calgary retained even a portion of these funds, we could eliminate the bureaucratic waste of sending money to the province only to later ask for it back through grants, ultimately stabilizing and lowering your tax bill. Every dollar of tax you pay – of investment you make in this city – deserves to be spent on you and your community.
To eliminate the red tape and complete our communities, we need to:
We achieve our fullest potential through collaboration and shared vision. We need to ensure that our businesses and social organizations are strongly connected to local government. Most critical is the building of cross-sector partnerships, supported by a strong team of councillors committed to fairness for all Calgarians.
We can foster strong city-building relationships by: