Author: Shane Keating

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 […]

An Update on Calgary’s Potential Olympic Bid

It has been a busy week in Olympics news with new funding information coming from the Federal government. On Wednesday Council was asked to reconsider the decision that we made on September 11, 2018 as set out in report C2018-1005: “1. In accordance with their decision of 2018 July 30, confirm that the vote of […]

Ward 12 Traffic Safety Meeting

My office is partnering up with The City of Calgary and Calgary Police Service (CPS) for our 2018 Ward 12 Traffic Safety meeting. At this year’s meeting we will be giving citizens an opportunity to share information about specific traffic issues in their communities. The City and CPS will also be on hand to hear […]