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

Gordon Jeffery
Florence McCallum
Vladka Juranek
Trevor Buckler
Cliff McCrae
Suzanne Martens
Stuart Mowat
Zetta Martin
Jouce Hanna
Tom Lester
Carol Daunhauer
Ralph Narum
Ryan Sullivan
John Martin
Barry Zebkowitz
Jann Wabick
Gerard Lazorko
Dianne and Grabatin
Shelley Allen
Sean Kanary
K Leo
John Currie
Rod wittig
Jeffrey Neufeld
Elizabeth Booth
Tim Huxley
Bev Nate
Craig Akre
Cory Van Gelder
Marlene Watt
1,068 signatures

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  • Gordon Jeffery
    signed 2019-11-08 14:31:40 -0700
  • Florence McCallum
    signed 2019-11-08 14:30:55 -0700
    You are doing good work, keep it up!
  • Vladka Juranek
    signed 2019-11-08 14:30:40 -0700
    I think they should cut 10%!
  • Trevor Buckler
    signed 2019-11-08 14:30:14 -0700
  • Cliff McCrae
    signed 2019-11-08 14:25:42 -0700
  • Suzanne Martens
    signed 2019-11-08 14:22:41 -0700
  • Stuart Mowat
    signed 2019-11-08 14:22:06 -0700
    Salary cuts at least 5%. There’s lots of fat left to trim.
  • Zetta Martin
    signed 2019-11-08 14:18:49 -0700
    This is s very important decision, it is time to get our public servants in line with the wages of the private sector. Maybe we should start privatizing some of our services.
  • Jouce Hanna
    signed 2019-11-08 14:18:23 -0700
  • Tom Lester
    signed 2019-11-08 14:14:33 -0700
  • Carol Daunhauer
    signed 2019-11-08 14:11:20 -0700
  • Ralph Narum
    signed 2019-11-08 14:10:52 -0700
  • Ryan Sullivan
    signed 2019-11-08 14:08:30 -0700
  • John Martin
    signed 2019-11-08 14:03:49 -0700
  • Barry Zebkowitz
    signed 2019-11-08 14:02:22 -0700
  • Jann Wabick
    signed 2019-11-08 14:02:13 -0700
    If this current council had any civic pride, the majority of them would resign and allow for new blood to take over. This council and mayor has not had the interest of the people of Calgary in mind for a long time. They are busy trying to cement their legacies by stalling expensive and unnecessary big ticket solutions to problems, and trying to turn our city into something resembling a city in Europe. They are not car friendly, nor taxpayer friendly. Time for them to go.
  • Gerard Lazorko
    signed 2019-11-08 14:00:50 -0700
  • Dianne and Grabatin
    signed 2019-11-08 13:58:45 -0700
  • Shelley Allen
    signed 2019-11-08 13:58:10 -0700
    A great start.
  • Sean Kanary
    signed 2019-11-08 13:56:00 -0700
    Sean Kanary
  • K Leo
    signed 2019-11-08 13:53:33 -0700
    Enough with Nenshi and Council’s entitlment while Calgarians tighten their belts.
  • John Currie
    signed 2019-11-08 13:52:06 -0700
    John Currie – In keeping with the Premier’s & MLA’s reductions – the MAYOR’s salary should be cut by 10%
  • Rod wittig
    signed 2019-11-08 13:42:48 -0700
    I’m currently retired, but was employed by U of Calgary in the 1990s, when Premier Klein cut my salary by 5%. That needed to be done.
  • Jeffrey Neufeld
    signed 2019-11-08 13:41:33 -0700
  • Elizabeth Booth
    signed 2019-11-08 13:40:41 -0700
  • Tim Huxley
    signed 2019-11-08 13:39:43 -0700
  • Bev Nate
    signed 2019-11-08 13:38:29 -0700
  • Craig Akre
    signed 2019-11-08 13:37:54 -0700
  • Cory Van Gelder
    signed 2019-11-08 13:37:14 -0700
    Cory Van Gelder

    A few ideas that need to be approached. Get out of the golf course business. Privatized waste pick up. Not only reduce saleries by 5 , reduce the workforce by 5 as well.
  • Marlene Watt
    signed 2019-11-08 13:36:34 -0700