Author: Shane Keating

Foxtail Barley

As of lately my office has received a growing number of emails regarding the Foxtail Barley. Especially in the deep SE neighbourhoods. At this time, what The City can do is limited, so information is the first and most important step we can take in this situation. For more information about Foxtail Barley click here […]

Protect Yourself, Protect Your Neighbours, with Mask Safety

The Government of Alberta has provided The City of Calgary with 500,000 non-medical masks for distribution to residents. The intent is for these masks to be available for Transit riders and other Calgarians who may not have the means or ability to access masks being provided at drive-thru locations. My office has received 4,000 of […]

More Green Line Confusion, When There is None

It’s interesting that the media presence raised on financing cost by Green Line Committee Vice Chair Councillor Jeff Davison, Green Line Committee member Councillor Ward Sutherland and Councillor Colley-Urquhart have always been accounted for. It’s not new information. So, why is this south Calgary raised boy (that’s me, Shane Keating) promoting the Green Line to […]

The Value of the Green Line

Has the LRT project doubled? NO. This is one of those questions that is asked and answered a lot, and to make the answer stick I’m writing this blog. The original 46 Kilometers of LRT was planned 10 or 12 years ago. So sure, inflation is one of the reasons we have seen an increase, […]

Green Line Engagement Update

Green Line Update round up I wish to extend a thank you to all the individuals that have been working hard on refining, developing and communicating these Green Line Developments. I would also like to thank all of the Calgarians that spent the time to participate with the online and in-person engagement opportunities.   Public […]

Why Ask for Information That is Coming Out in Two Weeks?

I’m meeting this news of a Notice of Motion to be put forward by Councillor Farkas with some puzzlement, but I’m not surprised. In my ten years on Council, I have seen tactics like this, creating a parade when there is no circus. Simply put, this may be packaged to look like a brightly wrapped […]

Property Tax Deferral and Addressing the 2020 Tax Rate

I have received a lot of feedback from residents since Council’s decision on Monday to approve the 2020 property tax by-laws and allow a deferral of property tax payments until September 30, 2020. I voted in favour of the bylaws and the deferral program. Some of the feedback I’ve received is “how could we possibly […]