Councillor Jeff Davison

08 Jul 19
Calgary Herald

Half of councillor Evan Woolley’s colleagues on city council say they don’t see the logic in his desire to pause the Green Line LRT project. Woolley filed a notice of motion July 4 asking for a review of the project that will see an expansion into the south and a re-work of the downtown line. […]

06 Jul 19
Calgary Herald

Calgary Economic Development board chair Steve Allan will step down from his post this fall as he prepares to lead a probe into what has been described as a “foreign-funded smear campaign” targeting Alberta’s oil and gas industry. The UCP government announced this week that Allan will lead the $2.5-million public inquiry into non-profit and […]

05 Jul 19
Calgary Herald

The city has not reached an agreement with the Calgary Flames on a deal to replace the Saddledome, but talks are well underway and “productive,” according to the chair of council’s arena committee. “We do not have a deal today, and when we will have one and if we will have one is totally up […]

04 Jul 19
Calgary Herald

A council committee has agreed to a developer request to relax rules requiring a minimum amount of public access to a scenic bluff on former ranchland poised to be redeveloped in southeast Calgary. The 1,500-acre area known as Ricardo Ranch, the former 1888 homestead of William Crawley Ricardo who was one of the founders of […]

18 Jun 19
Calgary Herald

City council voted Monday to endorse a community-led pitch that could see a number of bilingual stop signs installed in the Mission district. The STOP/ARRÊT signs will be installed on certain streets of the historic Rouleauville neighbourhood, once a distinct French village bordering Calgary before it was annexed in 1907. This year marks the 120th […]

18 Jun 19
Calgary Herald

City council voted Monday to kill a proposal that would have seen the city explore allowing cyclists the ability to treat stop signs as yield signs. The so-called Idaho Stop was defeated in a 7-6 vote, with councillors Peter Demong, Shane Keating, Joe Magliocca, Ward Sutherland, Sean Chu, Diane Colley-Urquhart and Jeff Davison voting against […]

10 Jun 19
LiveWire Calgary

Business tax and budget cuts are on the table as Calgary councillors once again take a stab at mitigating massive tax increases for city small business. On Monday, councillors will debate a notice of motion signed on to by 10 councillors,  that will see a combined $70.9 million pulled from the city’s fiscal stability reserve […]

08 Jun 19
Calgary Herald

While blaming Mayor Naheed Nenshi for previous failures at resolving Calgary’s tax crisis, a majority of city council is now backing a proposal to slash commercial tax bills this year by 10 per cent and institute budget cuts that could result in city layoffs. Previously, the city estimated that council would only be able to […]

06 Jun 19
Calgary Herald

Some city councillors are questioning whether there is room for two major convention centres in Calgary. A proposal to develop a “downtown convention district” centred on the Telus Convention Centre, Stephen Avenue and Olympic Plaza was sent back to the drawing board Wednesday by council’s planning committee after concerns were raised about potential competition with […]

31 May 19
Calgary Herald

A huge tractor-trailer packed with industrial drills and other costly equipment is pulling out of one of the parking lots of Boart Longyear’s industrial facility in southeast Calgary. The global drilling services and drilling equipment company for the mining industry is packing up shop in Calgary and moving to Saskatoon — where taxes are more […]

30 May 19
Calgary Herald

A well-used lane reversal along 5th Avenue S.W. that helps move thousands of cars out of the downtown during the afternoon weekday commute will be discontinued next month. The city says operating budget constraints have led to the decision to revert the route back to its former permanent one-way eastbound traffic pattern starting June 10. […]

28 May 19
Calgary Herald

Peace and quiet could be on the horizon for residents of several west Calgary communities who have endured noisy flyovers by aircraft since the 2014 opening of the nation’s longest runway at the city’s international airport. In March, the federal transportation committee released a report assessing the effect of airport noise on communities near the […]

28 May 19
Calgary Herald

Small businesses hit hard by Calgary’s downtown tax shift problem likely won’t receive any financial assistance from the city in 2019 after council failed to reach consensus on a solution to tackle the problem. At Monday’s meeting, council voted 12-3 to kill the only remaining proposal on the table to provide assistance this year to […]

22 May 19
Calgary Herald

A proposal that could eventually see Calgary cyclists granted the ability to treat stop signs as yield signs, otherwise known as an “Idaho Stop,” hit a few bumps at council’s transportation committee Wednesday. Currently, the city doesn’t have the authority under provincial law to introduce the measure, but a proposal that passed committee in a […]

17 May 19
Calgary Herald

Mayor Naheed Nenshi and eight city council members will head to Quebec City this month for a national conference where they’re expected to plead the case for pipelines and the oil and gas industry. The group will be one of the largest delegations the city has sent to the annual conference of the Federation of […]