Author: Shane Keating

No, Council Has NOT Issued a $1.5 Billion Blank Cheque

There has been a lot of talk about Council’s approval of the event centre, the BMO centre expansion, the Arts Commons expansion and the fieldhouse. Unfortunately, a lot of that talk seems to be a lot of misinformation, almost like what’s being passed around is onto round 50 of the game “telephone.” It only took […]

The Green Line Has Left the Station

Today marks one of, if not the, most historic moments in my time on Council. Since being elected, I have been pushing for improved transit to the southeast. At first, I thought maybe that’s simply a dedicated transitway. However, we were able to find the money at the municipal level that shifted the conversation towards […]

We’re Building More Than Half of the Green Line

I was thrilled to hear that United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney will continue to support the Green Line, if he is elected Premier in the upcoming provincial election. Frankly though, his support should come as no shock. I can’t state how grateful I am for the support, both politically and financially, he and the […]

It’s Time to Put an End to Weaponized Misinformation

It’s fast becoming my most used phrase, and believe me, I’m not too happy about that. It shouldn’t be something that I have to say. Councillors, as your elected representatives, have the duty to provide factual information, both to colleagues and to our residents. We keep running into situations where members of Council, outside organizations […]

Green Line Must Continue Moving Forward

There was a question posed on Twitter last night that I thought warranted a larger response than Twitter’s character limit would allow me. It’s also been a little while since I posted a Green Line blog, so it seems timely to respond to this question. The question: “Should we pull the pin on the Green […]

The Proposed Calgary 2019-2022 Budget

City Council will have a difficult task on its hands this week as we begin deliberations on the four-year budget cycle for 2019-2022. Downtown vacancies have resulted in buildings to continue losing their property values and increase the tax burden on non-residential property taxes outside of the core. Despite this, Calgary continues to grow and […]