2017 is a big year for our city. It also happens to be an election year as Calgarians head to the polls on October 16. Council has been having discussions on important topics like a new arena, a possible Olympic bid and the Green Line LRT. If you’re interested in seeing what I have to say about these issues check out my website shanekeating.ca or give my office a call.
Council Gets Closer to Finalizing Green Line
We are approaching the end of a chapter for the Green Line LRT. Over the course of the next few months Council will have some big decisions so that we can present a finished plan to the provincial government. I remain hopeful that once the province sees the final plan they will commit funding to the project. We will have to agree on a phasing plan to identify how much of the line can be built for the budget we have. We will also have to confirm the station locations and alignment for the entire network.
We have come a long way in a short period of time, but we still have a bit further to go. You can stay up to date on the Green Line by visiting calgary.ca/greenline
Habitat Projects on the Bow River
The 2013 floods changed a lot of things in our city. Following the 2013 flood The City took forward a number of projects to repair and reinforce banks along the Bow River. These projects helped protect our city, but in some cases they had negative impacts on sensitive fish habitat.
The City has identified a number of sites to supplement lost habitat from flood mitigation projects. One of these sites was a side channel adjacent to Quarry Park. The construction of this project has been underway for a few weeks now and is scheduled to wrap up in the fall. In order to complete this work there will be a temporary detour on the Bow River Pathway. You can find out more information on this project by visiting www.shanekeating.ca/2017/03/30/qp-river/
Ward 12 Residential Traffic Safety Town Hall
Calgary Police Service (CPS) and City of Calgary Transportation have been working together to find ways to address residential traffic safety issues within our communities. As a result of a Notice of Motion I brought to Council last year, each Ward in the city will have a Residential Traffic Safety Town Hall. Residents are encouraged to come to these meetings and share their feedback with CPS and City Transportation folks. CPS will be able to identify some specific problem areas in your community that may need more enforcement and Transportation can identify if there are traffic flow or engineering issues that could be addressed.
When: Tuesday, May 23, 7:30pm-8:45pm
Where: McKenzie Towne Hall, 40 McKenzie Towne Blvd SE
If you have any questions please feel free to let my office know.