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.

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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

Karen Knapik
Nancy Smith
Troy Borysko
Cynthia Lee
Malgorzata Grzesiak
Randy Risdahl
Tim Unger
Gary Reynolds
Bill Tiller
Jim Shepherd
Jon Sheely
Ian Schmidt
Gary Tagg
David Johnston
Sue Watch
Ron Hildahl
Brian Castle
Marie Zacharias
David Boychuk
Marilyn Nielsen
Harald Denger
Patricia Metner
Colin Bennett
Richard Crosby
hai Ngo
Frank Lamb
Brian Swain
Jonathan Haman
Teresa Asuncion
Allyson Tolton
1,068 signatures

Will you sign?

Showing 404 reactions

  • Karen Knapik
    signed 2019-11-08 19:30:57 -0700
  • Nancy Smith
    signed 2019-11-08 19:26:27 -0700
    Ha!
  • Troy Borysko
    signed 2019-11-08 19:18:17 -0700
    They should take a 25% cut
  • Cynthia Lee
    signed 2019-11-08 19:03:02 -0700
  • Malgorzata Grzesiak
    signed 2019-11-08 18:59:15 -0700
    I think Nenshi should be made redundant. He doesn’t deserve to be paid what he is being paid. We are in for a change!!
  • Randy Risdahl
    signed 2019-11-08 18:47:41 -0700
    Randy Risdahl
  • Tim Unger
    signed 2019-11-08 18:16:10 -0700
  • Gary Reynolds
    signed 2019-11-08 18:13:16 -0700
  • Bill Tiller
    signed 2019-11-08 18:07:37 -0700
  • Jim Shepherd
    signed 2019-11-08 17:59:02 -0700
  • Jon Sheely
    signed 2019-11-08 17:57:53 -0700
    I haven’t had a raise in 5+ years, and was laid off in February due to piss poor city, provincial, and federal policies. The well has run dry, and my taxes are high enough.
  • Ian Schmidt
    signed 2019-11-08 17:54:06 -0700
  • Gary Tagg
    signed 2019-11-08 17:52:43 -0700
    Gary Tagg
  • David Johnston
    signed 2019-11-08 17:50:44 -0700
    David Johnston
  • Sue Watch
    signed 2019-11-08 17:33:22 -0700
  • Ron Hildahl
    signed 2019-11-08 17:26:38 -0700
  • Brian Castle
    signed 2019-11-08 17:12:52 -0700
  • Marie Zacharias
    signed 2019-11-08 16:50:08 -0700
  • David Boychuk
    signed 2019-11-08 16:36:29 -0700
    We don’t want or need the ignorant arrogance demonstrated by the council cabal. We need leaders. Period.
  • Marilyn Nielsen
    signed 2019-11-08 16:35:34 -0700
  • Harald Denger
    signed 2019-11-08 16:34:32 -0700
    Harald R Denger
  • Patricia Metner
    signed 2019-11-08 16:29:13 -0700
    They need more than a measly 5% cut !!!!
  • Colin Bennett
    signed 2019-11-08 16:26:22 -0700
  • Richard Crosby
    signed 2019-11-08 16:26:09 -0700
  • hai Ngo
    signed 2019-11-08 16:25:29 -0700
    hai Ngo
  • Frank Lamb
    signed 2019-11-08 16:15:59 -0700
    FRANK LAMB
  • Brian Swain
    signed 2019-11-08 16:15:03 -0700
  • Jonathan Haman
    signed 2019-11-08 16:08:14 -0700
  • Teresa Asuncion
    signed 2019-11-08 16:07:29 -0700
  • Allyson Tolton
    signed 2019-11-08 15:58:45 -0700