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

Heather Clark
Graham Boone
George Dorn
william smith
Richard Miscavish
Don Blood
Ken Wieltchnig
Karen McLeod
Margit Svee
david wilkinson
Jeff Fortin
Richard Brekke
Bob Corner
Eric Hindson
Roberta Curnew
Jerry Burdenie
Ken Aarsby
Daniel Pharand
Bette Elke
Dean Mantai
mike pearson
Frank Ballerini
Donald Caroline
Rick Francescone
W Schnell
Ian Holmes
Damian Buckley
Mike Yakey
Terry Keefe
1,068 signatures

Will you sign?

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  • Heather Clark
    signed 2019-11-08 15:58:15 -0700
  • Graham Boone
    signed 2019-11-08 15:56:27 -0700
    Graham Stanley Boone
  • George Dorn
    signed 2019-11-08 15:54:40 -0700
  • william smith
    signed 2019-11-08 15:39:30 -0700
    go for it guy’s,we are with your idea for the best of all tax payer’s
  • Richard Miscavish
    signed 2019-11-08 15:37:15 -0700
    There’s a lot of cuts the city Council can make such as the arts we don’t need that we were in this predicament any improvements to bicycle lanes save money there and I’m sure sit down and look there are numerous things they can cut or reduce without reducing the police and the fire department are yes
  • Don Blood
    signed 2019-11-08 15:33:23 -0700
    Calgary is in an economic crisis, we can’t afford to maintain these high city employee salaries, and Calgarians can’t afford to pay higher taxes.
  • Ken Wieltchnig
    signed 2019-11-08 15:33:08 -0700
    I would suggest that 5% is the minimum cut for all City of Calgary employees. There are so many more employees (and the council itself) that should be cut significantly more than a mere 5%.
  • Karen McLeod
    signed 2019-11-08 15:30:14 -0700
  • Margit Svee
    signed 2019-11-08 15:30:12 -0700
  • david wilkinson
    signed 2019-11-08 15:26:43 -0700
    should be 10% at least!! Nenshi MUST GO !!
  • Jeffrey Fortin
    @redsox36 tweeted link to this page. 2019-11-08 15:25:19 -0700
  • Jeff Fortin
    signed 2019-11-08 15:24:58 -0700
  • Richard Brekke
    signed 2019-11-08 15:24:46 -0700
  • Bob Corner
    signed 2019-11-08 15:08:57 -0700
    The best possible thing for Calgary would be for Nenshi to resign.
  • Eric Hindson
    signed 2019-11-08 15:05:08 -0700
  • Roberta Curnew
    signed 2019-11-08 15:01:32 -0700
    Would be nice if our Alderman actually reached out to his constituents. Woolley seems to forget just WHO he is representing on council and appears to just follow the “pack” to avoid any conflict or confrontation with Nenshi’s henchmen. Despite the fact that Farkas doesn’t represent my ward I go to his regular meetings. He’s doing what a responsible elected official should do.
  • Jerry Burdenie
    signed 2019-11-08 14:58:49 -0700
  • Ken Aarsby
    signed 2019-11-08 14:57:20 -0700
  • Daniel Pharand
    signed 2019-11-08 14:54:00 -0700
  • Bette Elke
    signed 2019-11-08 14:53:15 -0700
  • Dean Mantai
    signed 2019-11-08 14:52:23 -0700
  • mike pearson
    signed 2019-11-08 14:49:49 -0700
  • Frank Ballerini
    signed 2019-11-08 14:44:17 -0700
  • Donald Caroline
    signed 2019-11-08 14:44:15 -0700
  • Rick Francescone
    signed 2019-11-08 14:39:36 -0700
  • W Schnell
    signed 2019-11-08 14:37:25 -0700
  • Ian Holmes
    signed 2019-11-08 14:37:01 -0700
    Ian Holmes
  • Damian Buckley
    signed 2019-11-08 14:35:24 -0700
  • Mike Yakey
    signed 2019-11-08 14:32:17 -0700
  • Terry Keefe
    signed 2019-11-08 14:31:57 -0700