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

Walter Haessel
L McLellan
Cory Thomas
Sherri Emery
Larry Braun
Jeannette Dunmire
Brian Teichroeb
Rob Rae
Jim Dustan
Heather Shewchuk
Stuart Olsen
Derek Grant
Donald Hughes
Elizabeth Tobias
Luisa Aiello
Janice Fraser
Angela Parkhouse
Beth McHugh
Jeanette Van Roosmalen
Vaughn McMillan
Rob Johnstone
Blaine Maller
Dwayne Anderson
Patricia Roering
Nair Bailey
Cathy Richardson
Wilfred Gobert
1,068 signatures

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  • Walter Haessel
    signed 2019-11-28 18:46:49 -0700
  • L McLellan
    signed 2019-11-28 18:35:56 -0700
  • Cory Thomas
    signed 2019-11-28 18:32:43 -0700
    You are running this City into the ground. Get some priorities you greedy spendthrifts.
  • Sherri Emery
    signed 2019-11-28 18:11:28 -0700
    Sherri Emery
  • Larry Braun
    signed 2019-11-28 18:08:44 -0700
  • Jeannette Dunmire
    signed 2019-11-28 17:30:27 -0700
  • Brian Teichroeb
    signed 2019-11-28 17:09:52 -0700
  • Rob Rae
    signed 2019-11-28 16:59:39 -0700
    Ward 6 Councillor Davison is Delusional and Unaccountable just like the majority of CofC Elected Failures
  • Jim Dustan
    signed 2019-11-28 16:52:41 -0700
  • Heather Shewchuk
    signed 2019-11-28 16:30:02 -0700
    Calgarians are hurting so do the right thing and take the cut! Overpaid as we all know! Who needs two pensions too! Disgraceful conduct by these so elected officials! Lining their own pockets PERIOD!
  • Stuart Olsen
    signed 2019-11-28 16:04:39 -0700
  • Derek Grant
    signed 2019-11-28 15:57:28 -0700
  • Donald Hughes
    signed via 2019-11-28 15:47:10 -0700
    Discontinue all triple pensions.
  • Rick Parker 🦅 For Alberta Secession
    @HappyintheWest tweeted link to this page. 2019-11-28 15:33:31 -0700
  • Elizabeth Tobias
    signed 2019-11-28 15:18:24 -0700
  • Luisa Aiello
    signed 2019-11-28 14:46:59 -0700
  • Janice Fraser
    signed 2019-11-28 14:41:38 -0700
  • Angela Parkhouse
    signed 2019-11-28 14:35:36 -0700
    Angela Parkhouse
  • Beth McHugh
    signed 2019-11-28 14:33:56 -0700
  • Jeanette Van Roosmalen
    signed 2019-11-28 14:17:20 -0700
  • Vaughn McMillan
    signed 2019-11-28 13:52:24 -0700
    I agree whole-heartedly with canceling the Green Line! Instead, we should rip up the b.s. bicycle paths, and return the downtown core to one with parking every bit as expensive as that in NYC! Oh wait, that won’t work, ‘cuz nobody works downtown anymore. No matter, force Nenshi and every other councilor to give up their indoor heated parking spots and sell them to the highest bidder, while forcing them to ride cattle baggage class on the buses and trains that they expect us to ride! Either that, or pedal their asses on the bicycles they expect us to ride! Oh wait, I forgot, nobody’s going to bid on those parking stalls ‘cuz once again, nobody works downtown! But hey, at least silly hall’s councilors will be forced to do what they expect everybody else to do!
  • Rob Johnstone
    signed 2019-11-28 13:43:53 -0700
    City counsel has lost touch with tax payers. Calgarians NEED TO GET INVOLVED to have their voices heard.
  • Blaine Maller
    @BlaineMaller tweeted link to this page. 2019-11-28 13:41:19 -0700
  • Blaine Maller
    signed 2019-11-28 13:40:52 -0700
  • Dwayne Anderson
    signed 2019-11-28 13:26:24 -0700
    Dwayne Anderson I think diverting arena funding to the green line is idiotic but quite normal for city council who are out to lunch anyway.
  • Patricia Roering
    signed 2019-11-28 13:20:05 -0700
    It is unreasonable and unacceptable how the City Counsel is managing the spending of our tax dollars and it is unacceptable that they received increases of their salaries over the years while Calgary was and still is in such a economical financial situation!

    Their salaries definitely need to be cut!
  • Nair Bailey
    signed 2019-11-28 13:02:45 -0700
  • Cathy Richardson
    signed 2019-11-28 13:00:06 -0700
    Please help the citizens and businesses in our city by not raising their taxes! We can’t keep paying more! Please do not waste more money on lowering speed limits or buying more art. We need our police force, paramedics and firefighters. I took a 5% pay cut many years ago and felt I was helping….you need to take the cut and help our city in such uncertain times. Do the right thing!
  • Wilf Gobert
    @WilfGobert tweeted link to this page. 2019-11-28 12:55:55 -0700
  • Wilfred Gobert
    signed 2019-11-28 12:55:41 -0700