Hi Ward 14,
By the time March is over the seasons will have changed, and you might also say the way the City of Calgary deals with secondary suites is entering a new season.
Changes to Secondary Suite Approval Process
On December 11, 2017—with a new Council in place—some major changes were made to the way we approve secondary suite applications in a 10-5 vote. Those changes would effectively eliminate the need for applications across Calgary to be voted on by Council, leaving administration to decide their fate. But these changes must be officially put into the City’s Land Use Bylaw, and a public hearing must be held. You may have received a letter about this in your mail. Your chance to speak is on March 12 in Council Chambers, and you have until March 5 at noon to submit written comments. These are BIG changes that will impact the entire City, so I encourage you to visit calgary.ca/ward14newsletter for more details.
Changes in Waste & Recycling
The topic of how we deal with our waste is one of my favourites because of how inconspicuously it has an enormous impact on our lives. Visit calgary.ca/ward14newsletter, where I will go into much more detail about the changes over the last year.
You may not like the landfills hours. You may question why we need green bins. You may want to let your Councillor know how you feel about these things. That is why there is Counciltalk.
The first ever Counciltalk in Douglasdale was great. Thanks to those who showed! March’s Counciltalk is coming quick. We will be at the Southview Church in Walden (20200 Walden Blvd SE) on March 3 between noon and 2 p.m. I hope to see you there.
If you didn’t already know, you should not hesitate to contact me anytime. Have a great month, and don’t forget to go to calgary.ca/ward14newsletter to get the rest of this article.
-Councillor Peter Demong