Happy New Year, Ward 6! It has been a privilege to serve you over the last few months. The Ward 6 team is working hard to continue to advocate for you and all of Calgary in 2018.
What we’ve done
I voted in favor of granting the Calgary Police Service an additional $20.8 million. Crime is rapidly changing in our city, and we need to ensure that Calgary Police remains proactive in dealing with city wide issues. This money will go towards hiring 55 new officers and equipping the CPS with the tools they need to effectively do their job in a transparent manner.
I also voted in favor of the low income monthly pass for Calgary Transit users. Calgary is a hand-up, not a hand-out City, and this program enables our citizens to get to school and work effectively—saving our city money in the long run by ensuring we keep Calgarians working and productive.
What we’re doing
In the next few months, there will be important infrastructure developments going on in our Ward. The City will be widening Bow Trail to four lanes between 85th Street SW and Old Banff Coach Road in 2018. Construction is anticipated to start in the spring of 2018, with completion by the end of the year. The City of Calgary is also undertaking a study for the Sarcee Trail/ Richmond Road SW interchange.
What we’ll do
I’ve heard citizen concerns about noise mitigation with respect to the SW Ring Road, and I look forward to working with my provincial counterparts to find a solution that works for effected residents. Furthermore, I will continue to advocate for the timely completion of the west leg of the Ring Road as it is a critical piece of needed Ward 6 infrastructure.
As this year progresses, I remain focused on you, and focused on Ward 6!
Councillor, Ward 6.