Media Advisory: City Enlisting Sex Offenders and Convicted Violent Criminals?

Media Advisory: City Enlisting Sex Offenders and Convicted Violent Criminals?

By Diane Colley-Urquhart on Apr 2016

[audio mp3="http://councillordiane.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Radio-Interview-with-Kingkade-Breakenridge-on-Mayor-Nenshis-Allegations.mp3"][/audio] CALGARY, AB – April 29, 2016 As Chair of the Standing Policy on Community and Protective Services, I along with six of my Council appointed colleagues provide governance oversight to Community Services which includes Calgary Community Standards, Calgary Emergency Management Agency, Calgary Fire Department, Calgary Housing, Calgary Neighbourhoods, Calgary Parks, and Calgary Recreation. Collectively, these service areas contribute to Calgarians’ wellbeing, safety and quality of life by providing sport, art, culture, leisure activities and parks; strong communities through social connectivity and good neighbour policies; and safety by providing reliable emergency and disaster response systems, and, Bylaw Services. Bylaw[...]

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My Update on the SW Transitway Project

My Update on the SW Transitway Project

By Diane Colley-Urquhart on Apr 2016

[audio mp3="http://councillordiane.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/20160418-122042.mp3"][/audio] Based on the feedback that I have heard over the past several months from my constituents, I am having increased concerns regarding the SW Transitway project. Above all, my biggest concern is the cost estimates of the project which was unanimously approved by Council over five years ago.  The approved budget was for $43M. We need to have transparency as to where the budget currently stands and I will ensure that I will seek that clarity on your behalf.  I am concerned that there has been a significant increase to this budget now that the detailed functional designs[...]

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Transportation Network Company Bylaw Amendments – Effective April 4, 2016

Transportation Network Company Bylaw Amendments – Effective April 4, 2016

By Diane Colley-Urquhart on Apr 2016

On February 22, 2016, my Council colleagues and I gave three readings to Bylaw 12M2016, which amends the Livery Transport Bylaw to allow Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) to operate, while giving taxis and limousines flexibility on price setting. Livery Transport Services (LTS) has implemented system upgrades, and as of April 4, 2016, will be equipped to accept applications for both TNCs and their drivers. LTS is also prepared to accept submissions for smartphone applications for TNCs, Limousine Brokers and Taxi Brokers. In order to use an app to book, perform and collect payment for trips, all industry participants must have their App approved by[...]

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