With another tax upon us, the Carbon Tax, I have to ask does the City really want to help the citizens to save money and reduce our carbon foot print? I would like to see the City of Calgary help us do our part. Work on the ways cars are moving around the city. Some ideas for council which will not cost millions: After 10pm or later depending on the intersection, area or if it is a weekend, have the traffic division put... more »
Currently, government programs use different means to identify business clients. This results in businesses having to use multiple identifiers when dealing with government. For instance, businesses are issued distinct identifiers when they register their business, open a workers’ compensation account, or obtain a liquor license. The Common Business Number is a unique number already issued by the CRA to every Canadian... more »
To operate a business in Alberta you are required to obtain a business license in the municipality you are working in. Each municipality’s license is set up in a different way. Some have resident and non-resident licenses; others have licenses broken down by business type. That is unless you own and operate your business in a region which has a Mobile Business License. Inter-municipal business licenses are a low-cost... more »
To get concensus about city led projects in a community, ask people to give you three words that best describe their vision for development in their community. Only three. Then use the most used terms as guiding principles. It cuts down on the negative comments and becomes a simple guide people can buy into.
Pass legislation that guarantees the right to vote at every level of the political process. This would force all kinds of barriers to change.
(This idea is submitted on behalf of the participants of a Civic Innovation YYC "Idea Lab" session which used this topic as the focus for the event! If you were part of that session or would like to stay connected for updates, comment below!)
Host Candidate Information sessions on the current role of Councillor and the governance process in an open forum in the Atrium. Provide online resources on the role with references to the Municipal Government Act. Engage retired or retiring Councillors to share information and stories. Have candidates answer a short survey on why they are running, and post answers on the City's website, in addition to any links to their... more »