Current Notice of Motions

On June 25, 2012 I will be presenting 2 Notice of Motion’s to my fellow members of Council and I would like to take this opportunity to share with the constituents my rationale as I always ask the question is the cost worth the benefit or if it is the best use of money.

NM  2012-30 Public Art Policy 

As you may be aware it has come to light during recent discussions of the West LRT, that perhaps items within the current Public Art Policy should be reviewed to make the the most efficient use of taxpayers dollars.   

I am not opposed to Public Art as it is a vital ingredient in Calgary’s ongoing development as a vibrant and creative city.  I would however like to explore the idea of developing a tiered approach for large projects and implementing a cap vs. the current 1% of total capital project cost.  

Additionally, this would allow a greater opportunity to showcase the talents of local emerging artists that may provide art of equal calibre as that of the well known global artists without the higher cost.