The City of Calgary has an interesting problem, and a rather nice one to have it is. The problem is "What do you do with $52 million?" Apparently, the provincial government isn't taking as much money from the taxes the city collects from taxpayers and so there seems to be $52,000,000 left over. As a result, the City is asking you. And so am I.
Mayer Nenshi says, "This is a significant amount of money. We have debated five options in Council - all of which reflect the priorities of Calgarians - and this is our opportunity to engage citizens to hear what they think before Council makes a decision in July."
You can have your say in the matter online at Calgary.ca or by calling 311. There will also be several "public engagements" (see the graphic below) and a live Council debate to be held at the Devonian Gardens on May 28th from 12:00 to 12:45 pm.
As you can see, the options the City has laid out for us are:
- "Let the Buses Roll"
- "Give Business a Break"
- Revitalize our Communities"
- "Drop the Debt"
- "Give it Back"
So, I am curious. What do you do with $52 million? Comment here or send me an e-mail with your answer and I will give you an entry into my Calgary Real Estate photo contest next month in The DreamWeaver newsletter! You can even make a suggestion that isn't on the list.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts.