Fire City Council!

Fire City Council!

Calgary's City Council has completely failed to address Calgary's ongoing business crisis.

Thousands of businesses have been forced to layoff staff or close up shop because of City Council's relentless tax hikes.

Instead of cutting spending and holding the line on taxes, City Council - once again - put the burden of their bad decisions onto the backs of Calgary's businesses.

And now, with the latest massive hike to their taxes, many businesses have said they simply can't afford to keep going.

City Council's endless spending and tax hikes represent a failure of leadership. They need to be held accountable for this record of failure.

The Government of Alberta has the ability to fire a City Council if they fail to perform their duties in a responsible and effective manner.

A quick look around the boarded up stores, empty office towers, and staggeringly high property tax bills that have landed in the mailboxes of Calgary homeowners and businesses makes it clear that this City Council hasn't lived up to the standards expected of them by Calgarians.

Enough is enough.

It's time that the Alberta government sent this City Council packing, and a new Council chosen that will show leadership in the face of Calgary's ongoing financial crisis.

I, the undersigned, believe that Calgary's City Council has lost the moral authority to govern. I believe that they haven't taken any real action to address Calgary's economic crisis, and that as a direct result of their lack of leadership, they've forced thousands of Calgary business to close their doors permanently. Enough is enough. I demand that the Government of Alberta fire Calgary's City Council.

Who's signing

Debbie Joyce
Amber Boyle
Yanick LeClerc
Debbie Wagner
Gary Cowles
Michael Lachance
Joanna Haralabakos
Mark Andersen
Adam Aspholm
Becky Caulfield
Casey Lowe
Jessica H
Brittany Rondeau
Michele Catto
Angie Lajeunesse
Ily Sayarh
Rob Free
Glenn Schneider
Clint Tennant
Rod Carter
Erin Richard
Kirk Mclean
David Brewerton
robert hayman
Tala Rosenthal
Travis roberts
Patrick McMann
Amber Frankland
Todd Richardson
1,148 signatures

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  • Debbie Joyce
    signed 2019-06-03 07:24:04 -0600
  • Amber Boyle
    signed 2019-06-03 07:22:06 -0600
  • Yanick LeClerc
    signed 2019-06-03 07:19:06 -0600
  • Debbie Wagner
    signed 2019-06-03 07:15:55 -0600
    City of Chestermere was facing a 14% tax increase so they tightened their belts & lowered taxes by 2% (see Herald article)
  • Gary Cowles
    signed 2019-06-03 06:59:21 -0600
    Fire ,freeze,cut civil workers,council as 87%of costs go to employees sucking off taxpayers.this increase shows who wags the dogs tail.take back your city ,return to normality.know first hand knowledge the waste of unions on taxpayers.this attacks the foundations of democracy.fire that mayor bring back normality and sanity
  • Michael Lachance
    signed 2019-06-03 06:58:04 -0600
  • joanna haralabakos
    @haralabakos tweeted link to this page. 2019-06-03 06:38:08 -0600
  • Joanna Haralabakos
    signed 2019-06-03 06:37:44 -0600
    So disappointed in how our counsel has chosen to run our city. When you don’t have money you cut back on spending. You don’t keep spending! You don’t offer dumb positions that cause us to pay more, like the recently posted job position for bike co-ordination paying $137,000/yr. those are the positions you cut!

    Time for a fresh counsel. These guys don’t understand what they are doing to small businesses.
  • Mark Andersen
    signed 2019-06-03 03:39:40 -0600
    Mark Andersen
  • Adam Aspholm
    signed 2019-06-03 03:08:48 -0600
  • Becky Caulfield
    signed 2019-06-02 23:15:54 -0600
  • Casey Lowe
    signed 2019-06-02 23:08:37 -0600
    It’s time to stand together & let these leaches & dictators we are sick & tired of Their B.S on with the revolution!!
  • Jessica H
    signed 2019-06-02 23:03:06 -0600
  • Brittany Rondeau
    signed 2019-06-02 22:43:20 -0600
  • Michele Catto
    signed 2019-06-02 22:39:42 -0600
  • Angie Lajeunesse
    signed 2019-06-02 22:12:38 -0600
    I am so sick of leaders not listening…and just lining their pockets. I’m done with you. You guys all suck. Take a hike.
  • Ily Sayarh
    signed 2019-06-02 21:56:26 -0600
  • Rob Free
    signed 2019-06-02 21:54:50 -0600
  • Glenn Schneider
    signed 2019-06-02 21:00:20 -0600
    This mayor and council are disgusting, save for Jeromy Farkas.
  • Clint Tennant
    signed 2019-06-02 20:38:13 -0600
  • Rod Carter
    signed 2019-06-02 19:42:55 -0600
  • Erin Richard
    signed 2019-06-02 19:36:58 -0600
  • Kirk Mclean
    signed 2019-06-02 18:35:56 -0600
  • David Brewerton
    signed 2019-06-02 18:11:46 -0600
    They did it with the School Board 20 years ago, it should be done again now. We can’t afford this group (for the most part) for three more years
  • robert hayman
    signed via 2019-06-02 18:10:36 -0600
  • Tala Rosenthal
    signed 2019-06-02 17:56:37 -0600
  • Travis roberts
    signed 2019-06-02 17:11:50 -0600
    travis roberts
  • Patrick McMann
    signed 2019-06-02 16:12:28 -0600
  • Amber Frankland
    signed 2019-06-02 16:01:46 -0600
  • Todd Richardson
    signed 2019-06-02 15:51:24 -0600
    It’s time for this over spending municipal government stopped piling their over spending habits on the backs of business. We see displays of expensive pieces of art being thrown up in Calgary like by the new YMCA when we can least afford it.