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From March 3 to 21, The City of Calgary is asking for citizen input on balancing quality city services with affordable tax rates. The City of Calgary Action Plan 2015-2018 is everyone's chance to help shape Calgary's future.
From roads to recreation centres, from flood response to City finances, what is important to you?
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- Budget Simulator: Consider City services and make some tough choices on spending priorities based on the impacts to service that each scenario presents.
- City Priorities Tool: Tell us what are the important priorities The City should focus on for the next four years.
- Discussion Forum: An open forum where you can submit ideas, comments, thoughts on City spending, priorities, budget, or anything else. Other citizens can comment and vote on submitted ideas, or start another thread of di
Since Mayor Nenshi was first elected, he has worked hard with citizens, businesses, and City of Calgary employees to cut red tape at City Hall. In a recent news release from the Calgary Home Builders' Association - Calgary Region (which is also one of the industry partners working on the Cut Red Tape committee), the group applauds how red tape has been cut so far. Here's the release (cross-posted from its website):
Kudos to City's ePermits Posted February 5, 2014
The City of Calgary's commitment to Cut Red Tape is working – and it's making it easier for our industry to do business.
The new online building permit system, implemented as of January 1 this year, has resulted in significant time savings and an easier way to do business with the City of Calgary, says one of the largest city builders.
“This has been a great initiative by the City, which I believe has had instant payback in both the building industry and the City of Calgary,” says Devin Dyler, design manager, Calgary Homes, for Brookfield Residential.
Brookfield was one of the companies chosen to test the new process, a new e-permitting process implemented through years of collaboration with City staff and Canadian Home Builders' Association – Calgary Region volunteers on the Technical Council.
“Up until late November (last year), each week a design member from Brookfield would book off