Starting today, and over the next several weeks, I will be revealing the answer to that question. In short: I hope to accomplish a whole lot! Our policy, A Bold Path Forward means a Better Economy, a Stronger and Safer Community and a Smarter City Hall over the next four years.
The following year, after I was mayor, I was asked to be the Grand Marshal of the parade. I said yes without hesitation. Later, many people asked me, ”are you afraid of the backlash?” After all, I was the first mayor to ever march in the Pride Parade, let alone be the Marshal.
When you are stuck in traffic this summer (and are cursing under your breath), I just want you to know that it’s deliberate.
Why? Because we decided to invest in the largest and smartest infrastructure program in Calgary’s history and its all happening right now.
We did it again! The Economist named Calgary--once again--as one of the top 5 places to live in the world. The world!
This is big news.
This summer, Premier Notley and I announced the Government of Alberta’s historic $1.53 billion investment in Calgary’s future. With today’s announcement, we are a massive step closer to building the 20km opening day phase of the Green Line LRT, which will travel from Crescent Heights in the north to Shepard in the south-east. At $4.6 billion, the Opening Day phase of the Green Line is the largest single infrastructure project in Calgary’s history.
Last week, after a three-day marathon meeting, your City Council started a short summer break. It’s a good time to reflect both on what’s been accomplished this year and where we want to go in the future.
Seven years ago, we all discovered something special; that those who love our city, can truly change it. That they can truly make it better.
Team Nenshi does campaigns differently. We want to engage your time, energy and talent in a way that is meaningful to you. Not only do we support your success, we also believe that campaigns should be fun. We find time to laugh. Volunteers are the energy and essence of our campaign. It is why we are a team. Along with our incredible candidate, it is our volunteers’ passion, enthusiasm and groundswell of support that will carry us over the finish line!