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

Galina Blumentsvaig
Theresa Easterby
Lloyd Whelan
Lisa Peckham
Maria Gali
steven murrell
Thelma Henry
Jeff Waugh
Kristine Burt
Jordanna Langford
Jory simpson
Anne Stancer
Casey Lowe
Laura Smith
David Joyce
Louise Gonsalves
Lana Wright
Trevor Cossarini
Andrew Serafini
Ashley Croker
Pam Fortier
Janice Carey
S. Lee Davis
Shannyn Madill
Robert Threadkell
Bruce Wiggers
Betty Chutskoff
Ken Baher
Gail Jones
Alison Marsha MacLean
1,068 signatures

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  • Galina Blumentsvaig
    signed 2019-11-09 09:30:39 -0700
  • Theresa Easterby
    signed 2019-11-09 09:17:33 -0700
  • Lloyd Whelan
    signed via 2019-11-09 09:04:30 -0700
  • Lisa Peckham
    signed 2019-11-09 08:15:13 -0700
  • Maria Gali
    signed 2019-11-09 08:15:05 -0700
  • steven murrell
    signed 2019-11-09 08:08:11 -0700
    steven murrell
  • Thelma Henry
    signed 2019-11-09 07:51:25 -0700
    Also NO ONE at the city should be receiving 2-3?pensions!!!!!!!!! st our expense
  • Jeff Waugh
    signed 2019-11-09 07:50:06 -0700
  • Kristine Burt
    signed 2019-11-09 07:33:21 -0700
  • Jordanna Langford
    signed 2019-11-09 07:13:56 -0700
  • Jory simpson
    signed 2019-11-09 02:03:58 -0700
  • Anne Stancer
    signed 2019-11-08 23:41:45 -0700
  • Casey Lowe
    signed 2019-11-08 23:28:11 -0700
    Lead by example.
  • Laura Smith
    signed 2019-11-08 22:56:15 -0700
  • David Joyce
    signed 2019-11-08 22:31:37 -0700
  • Louise Gonsalves
    signed 2019-11-08 22:09:02 -0700
    City hall should start thinking like a single mother with children and have priorities, not niceties. They all get to have fancy meetings with food and drink on top of their nice salaries. Unemployed Calgarians are not so lucky and they seem to be saying “let them eat cake”!
  • Lana Wright
    signed 2019-11-08 21:49:09 -0700
  • Trevor Cossarini
    signed 2019-11-08 20:51:45 -0700
  • Andrew Serafini
    signed 2019-11-08 20:40:03 -0700
  • Ashley Croker
    signed 2019-11-08 20:26:15 -0700
  • Pam Fortier
    signed 2019-11-08 20:23:20 -0700
  • Janice Carey
    signed 2019-11-08 20:20:16 -0700
    I believe 5% is not enough more like 7% would more comparable to current salaries. I’m self employed and basically have not had a raise in more than 30 years. If I wanted to make more money I worked harder and took on more responsibilities. It’s time the unionized employees realized they need to justify their salary!!
  • S. Lee Davis
    signed 2019-11-08 20:20:02 -0700
    5% isn’t enough 10% for councillors and 15% for his uselessness and 10% for all the bureaucrats at city hall. 5% reduction for city employees is the bare minimum reduction, there needs to be significant reductions in the benefits as well
  • Shannyn Madill
    signed 2019-11-08 20:19:11 -0700
    Shannyn Madill
  • Robert Threadkell
    signed 2019-11-08 20:17:54 -0700
  • Bruce Wiggers
    signed 2019-11-08 19:54:13 -0700
    Nenshi needs to go.
  • Betty Chutskoff
    signed via 2019-11-08 19:44:18 -0700
  • Ken Baher
    signed 2019-11-08 19:44:04 -0700
  • Gail Jones
    signed 2019-11-08 19:35:55 -0700
    Gail Jones
  • Alison Marsha MacLean
    signed 2019-11-08 19:32:03 -0700
    In a time when our Alberta economy is not stable and Families are losing everything while businesses are closing down in Calgary and taxes are up I feel that it is an insult to Calgary taxpayers and citizens that our City Hall persons believe that they are so noteworthy that they have huge pensions and an arrogant attitude that they deserve wage increases and more perks!! If YOU are not part of the SOLUTION then YOU are part of the PROBLEM!! Guess which end of the spectrum you are on City of Calgary Council Members!!