Calgary Real Estate - What do you do with $52 million?


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 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:


  1. "Let the Buses Roll"
  2. "Give Business a Break"
  3. Revitalize our Communities"
  4. "Drop the Debt"
  5. "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.


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