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

Tomasz Porebski
james MacDonald
Ann Marie Slape
Tracy Peters
Michael C. Beamish
James Corner
Susan Kaspar
Bruce Borstmayer
Enzo Falo
Alex Carruthers
Thomas Campbell
Linda Rausch
Joe Moreau
Philip Murray
Stewart Taylor
Deborah Graupner
Allen Diede
Ian McConnell
Joanne Burrows
Doug Howell
Murray Bax
Nadina Stainsby
Gary Poirier
Kathy Brazier
Kathryn Lapp
Anita Pelletier
Michael McIntosh
Geoff Wilcox
Wally Guerra
Bob Hayes
1,068 signatures

Will you sign?

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  • Tomasz Porebski
    signed 2019-11-21 16:46:17 -0700
    Tomasz Porebski
  • james MacDonald
    signed 2019-11-21 16:44:24 -0700
  • Ann Marie Slape
    signed 2019-11-21 16:41:56 -0700
    Calgarians are suffering, money needs to be allocated to alleviate this, cut salaries as we are in trying times
  • Tracy Peters
    signed 2019-11-21 16:39:43 -0700
  • Michael C. Beamish
    signed 2019-11-21 16:25:16 -0700
    Michael C. J. Beamish
  • James Corner
    signed 2019-11-21 16:10:53 -0700
    City hall has a severe spending problem!!
  • Susan Kaspar
    signed 2019-11-21 15:54:50 -0700
    It should be more than 5% and there should be a freeze on all unnecessary projects like the parkade by the library. What a waste of money .
  • Bruce Borstmayer
    signed 2019-11-21 15:53:41 -0700
  • Enzo Falo
    signed 2019-11-21 15:48:06 -0700
  • Alex Carruthers
    signed 2019-11-21 15:46:13 -0700
  • Thomas Campbell
    signed 2019-11-21 15:44:14 -0700
  • Linda Rausch
    signed 2019-11-21 15:40:22 -0700
    What the hell?!!! I am tired of unions, over paid supervisory positions, really over paid management positions… There is waste at every level of government. Smarten up City Council.
  • Joe Moreau
    signed 2019-11-21 15:16:13 -0700
    Yet people keeps voting these maggots in…..
  • Philip Murray
    signed 2019-11-21 15:15:34 -0700
  • Stewart Taylor
    signed 2019-11-21 15:11:52 -0700
    Stewart Taylor
  • Deborah Graupner
    signed 2019-11-21 15:07:57 -0700
    It shoDeborah Graupnerul
  • Allen Diede
    signed 2019-11-21 15:05:03 -0700
  • Ian McConnell
    signed 2019-11-21 14:59:51 -0700
    City council is not acting as true leadership should. They should take a 10% pay cut and 5% pay cut for all employees above a certain annual pay. CALGARY employees are paid 20% higher than contract employees who do the same work. The toughest construction jobs go out for bid who are paid 20% less the easies construction jobs go to the CALGARY employees. Also pensions should be reviewed.
  • Joanne Burrows
    signed 2019-11-21 14:59:37 -0700
    Joanne Burrows
  • Doug Howell
    signed 2019-11-21 14:59:08 -0700
  • Murray Bax
    signed 2019-11-21 14:58:24 -0700
    Reign in spending now!!!!!!
  • Nadina Stainsby
    signed 2019-11-21 14:54:47 -0700
  • Gary Poirier
    signed 2019-11-21 14:43:21 -0700
  • Kathy Brazier
    signed 2019-11-21 14:42:59 -0700
  • Kathryn Lapp
    signed 2019-11-21 14:39:53 -0700
  • Anita Pelletier
    signed 2019-11-21 14:31:19 -0700
  • Michael McIntosh
    signed 2019-11-21 14:21:28 -0700
  • Geoff Wilcox
    signed 2019-11-21 14:20:55 -0700
    Thanks for trying to “Stop the insanity”!
  • Wally Guerra
    signed 2019-11-21 14:18:32 -0700
  • Bob Hayes
    signed 2019-11-21 14:11:32 -0700