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

Myrna Balbi
Ana Lobello
David Merralls
Mike Rossum
Lesley Hayes
Maribel Montgomery
Soraya Chavez
Ildiko Miller
Harry Robinson
Donald Gibson
kelvin jones
Dave Wong
Mark Andersen
Jayne Schafer
Chris Chebry
Wendy Edwardson
Yvonne Stappler
Pam Martens
Glenn Kraeling
Louis-Alexandre Breton
Quentin Reeves
Karen Donham
Kate MacGregor
Tim Needham
Thane Strandberg
Deb Turcott
Gisele Harrison
Helen Larsen
Todd Cooper
1,068 signatures

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  • Myrna Balbi
    signed 2019-11-13 13:22:17 -0700
    Don’t just look at wages, look at perks. How about every third Friday off. That is our tax dollars not at work.
  • Ana Lobello
    signed 2019-11-13 13:06:05 -0700
    You increase house taxes and then give yourslef a raise??? Shame on you.
  • David Merralls
    signed 2019-11-13 13:05:47 -0700
    This is the first time I’ve seen such intransigence by a Calgary council to halt pay rises and freeze hiring during an economic turn down. We are in my opinion nearing bankruptcy due to citizen and business becoming inability to feed this insatiable beast.

    For clarity I first visited Calgary in 1977 and have lived here full time since 1980, so I have the perspective needed to really demand a roll back of far more than 5%, but it will do for a start.
  • Mike Rossum
    signed 2019-11-13 11:58:37 -0700
    You should lay off half of the city to make up for how pathetically ran this city’s been for two terms
  • Lesley Hayes
    signed 2019-11-13 10:59:13 -0700
  • Maribel Montgomery
    signed 2019-11-13 10:56:04 -0700
  • Soraya Chavez
    signed 2019-11-13 10:51:12 -0700
  • Ildiko Miller
    signed 2019-11-13 10:11:32 -0700
  • Harry Robinson
    signed 2019-11-13 09:15:51 -0700
    Harry Robinson
  • Donald Gibson
    signed 2019-11-13 08:17:23 -0700
  • kelvin jones
    signed 2019-11-13 08:08:13 -0700
    kelvin jones
  • Dave Wong
    signed 2019-11-13 00:02:57 -0700
  • Mark Andersen
    signed 2019-11-12 23:46:29 -0700
  • Jayne Schafer
    signed 2019-11-12 23:42:43 -0700
    Albertans have had job losses, wage cuts so why shouldn’t the bloated public service not do their part in taking a pay cut to be fair.
  • Chris Chebry
    signed 2019-11-12 23:22:56 -0700
    these clowns are already overpaid and underworked.
  • Wendy Edwardson
    signed 2019-11-12 22:36:35 -0700
    Normally I do not agree with salary cuts but with city council out of line with the private sector and receiving bonuses and pensions, I don’t think it’s unreasonable for them to join the citizens of Calgary in tightening their belts.
  • Yvonne Stappler
    signed 2019-11-12 22:21:23 -0700
    Yvonne Stappler
  • Pam Martens
    signed 2019-11-12 22:13:30 -0700
  • Glenn Kraeling
    signed 2019-11-12 21:41:16 -0700
  • Louis-Alexandre Breton
    signed 2019-11-12 21:39:10 -0700
  • Quentin Reeves
    signed 2019-11-12 21:38:43 -0700
    Time to get this city council in check!
  • Karen Donham
    signed 2019-11-12 20:44:24 -0700
    Councilors should take a 10% cut and Nenshi a 20% cut.
  • Kate MacGregor
    signed 2019-11-12 19:52:09 -0700
  • Tim Needham
    signed 2019-11-12 19:26:21 -0700
  • Thane Strandberg
    signed 2019-11-12 19:24:31 -0700
  • Deb Turcott
    signed 2019-11-12 19:23:47 -0700
    I’d rather he was fired. He’s a glutton, along with his minions. Make a name for yourself by doing the right thing. So far Nenshi, you’ll be remembered by you moronic decisions, selfishness, closed door Shenanigans, greed and most of all by knowingly not allowing people to vote when the ballots ran out. You knew you’d lose if they voted.
  • Gisele Harrison
    signed 2019-11-12 19:20:27 -0700
    Gisele Harrison
  • _hGisele Harrison
    @calcite51 tweeted link to this page. 2019-11-12 19:20:13 -0700
  • Helen Larsen
    signed 2019-11-12 19:18:14 -0700
  • Todd Cooper
    signed 2019-11-12 19:08:59 -0700
    5% wage cut and 0% tax increase! Nenshi is becoming more arrogant and ignorant everyday; he needs to be removed from office now with no pension as he does not deserve it!!