Cut City Salaries!

Cut City Salaries!

City salaries are out of control.

City employees earn much more than their private sector counterparts. While thousands of Calgarians have seen their salaries slashed or been laid off, City employees continue to enjoy high wages, premium benefits, platinum pensions, and unparalleled job security.

The cost of employee compensation has gone up by more than 50% since 2010.

More than half of the City of Calgary's budget goes towards paying staff.

With Calgary in economic crisis, we can't afford to maintain these high salaries, and Calgarians can't afford to pay higher taxes.


City Councillors Jeromy Farkas (Ward 11), Sean Chu (Ward 4), and Joe Magliocca (Ward 2) have purposed a 5% salary cut for City employees, including City Councillors.

This would free up money to hold the line on future tax increases and to invest in priority services like fire and police.

It's time for Calgary to live within its means, and for City Hall to share the pain being felt by Calgarians across the city.

We, the undersigned, demand that City Council pass a salary cut of 5% for City of Calgary employees.

Who's signing

Ildiko Miller
Maddie Walker
Harry Robinson
Heather Fercho
Donald Gibson
kelvin jones
Heather Congo
Dave Wong
Mark Andersen
Jayne Schafer
Christine Chebry
Wendy Edwardson
Yvonne Stappler
Pam Martens
Glenn Kraeling
Louis-Alexandre Breton
Quentin Reeves
Karen Donham
Brendt Tkachuk
Jeannette Dunmire
Kate MacGregor
Tim Needham
Thane Strandberg
Deb Turcott
Gisele Harrison
Helen Larsen
Todd Cooper
Conrad Dombowsky
Brendan OConnell
874 signatures

Will you sign?

Showing 270 reactions

  • Ildiko Miller
    signed 2019-11-13 10:11:32 -0700
  • Maddie Walker
    signed 2019-11-13 09:27:29 -0700
  • Harry Robinson
    signed 2019-11-13 09:15:51 -0700
    Harry Robinson
  • Heather Fercho
    signed 2019-11-13 08:42:50 -0700
  • Donald Gibson
    signed 2019-11-13 08:17:23 -0700
  • kelvin jones
    signed 2019-11-13 08:08:13 -0700
    kelvin jones
  • Heather Congo
    signed 2019-11-13 07:43:58 -0700
  • Dave Wong
    signed 2019-11-13 00:02:57 -0700
  • Mark Andersen
    signed 2019-11-12 23:46:29 -0700
  • Jayne Schafer
    signed 2019-11-12 23:42:43 -0700
    Albertans have had job losses, wage cuts so why shouldn’t the bloated public service not do their part in taking a pay cut to be fair.
  • Christine Chebry
    signed 2019-11-12 23:22:56 -0700
    these clowns are already overpaid and underworked.
  • Wendy Edwardson
    signed 2019-11-12 22:36:35 -0700
    Normally I do not agree with salary cuts but with city council out of line with the private sector and receiving bonuses and pensions, I don’t think it’s unreasonable for them to join the citizens of Calgary in tightening their belts.
  • Yvonne Stappler
    signed 2019-11-12 22:21:23 -0700
    Yvonne Stappler
  • Pam Martens
    signed 2019-11-12 22:13:30 -0700
  • Glenn Kraeling
    signed 2019-11-12 21:41:16 -0700
  • Louis-Alexandre Breton
    signed 2019-11-12 21:39:10 -0700
  • Quentin Reeves
    signed 2019-11-12 21:38:43 -0700
    Time to get this city council in check!
  • Karen Donham
    signed 2019-11-12 20:44:24 -0700
    Councilors should take a 10% cut and Nenshi a 20% cut.
  • Brendt Tkachuk
    signed 2019-11-12 20:40:51 -0700
    Brendt Tkachuk
  • Jeannette Dunmire
    signed 2019-11-12 19:57:37 -0700
  • Kate MacGregor
    signed 2019-11-12 19:52:09 -0700
  • Tim Needham
    signed 2019-11-12 19:26:21 -0700
  • Thane Strandberg
    signed 2019-11-12 19:24:31 -0700
  • Deb Turcott
    signed 2019-11-12 19:23:47 -0700
    I’d rather he was fired. He’s a glutton, along with his minions. Make a name for yourself by doing the right thing. So far Nenshi, you’ll be remembered by you moronic decisions, selfishness, closed door Shenanigans, greed and most of all by knowingly not allowing people to vote when the ballots ran out. You knew you’d lose if they voted.
  • Gisele Harrison
    signed 2019-11-12 19:20:27 -0700
    Gisele Harrison
  • _hGisele Harrison
    @calcite51 tweeted link to this page. 2019-11-12 19:20:13 -0700
  • Helen Larsen
    signed 2019-11-12 19:18:14 -0700
  • Todd Cooper
    signed 2019-11-12 19:08:59 -0700
    5% wage cut and 0% tax increase! Nenshi is becoming more arrogant and ignorant everyday; he needs to be removed from office now with no pension as he does not deserve it!!
  • Conrad Dombowsky
    signed 2019-11-12 18:53:06 -0700
  • Brendan OConnell
    signed 2019-11-12 18:28:24 -0700
    Brendan OConnell