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

Greg Spry
bruce mccoy
adam browne
Viliam Makis
Richard Marten
elias soto
Kyle Knights
Manfred Kintop
Scott Kally
Sheila Kearns
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
1,155 signatures

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  • Greg Spry
    signed 2019-06-03 10:55:18 -0600
  • bruce mccoy
    signed 2019-06-03 10:45:59 -0600
    please we also need to start a forensic audits on the major projects done over the last number of years staring with the rec centers ,it seems there are lots of stories about bribes ,kick backs ,etc.My company as well as others were refused approvals to bid on the lighting products,just curious as to why the same companies are the only ones allowed to bid on these projects.We have just had another project that is a partnership between YYC and the Prov .for a non profit project where the lighting is actually at least 100k higher than it should be ,its good to see City of Calgary city hall is ensuring that there is competition on these projects
  • adam browne
    signed 2019-06-03 10:36:30 -0600
  • Viliam Makis
    signed 2019-06-03 09:44:37 -0600
  • Richard Marten
    signed 2019-06-03 09:40:18 -0600
    Farkas and CHU can stay the rest got GO NOW!
  • elias soto
    signed via 2019-06-03 09:27:41 -0600
    City council has to go. They are not applying minimum administration rules to reduce costs.
  • Kyle Knights
    signed 2019-06-03 08:30:36 -0600
  • Manfred Kintop
    signed 2019-06-03 07:46:54 -0600
    Fire the entire lot except councilors Chu and Farkas.
  • Scott Kally
    signed 2019-06-03 07:37:48 -0600
    Fire Nenshi
  • Sheila Kearns
    signed 2019-06-03 07:32:17 -0600
    With the exception of 2 or 3 individuals on council who stand up for the taxpayers, the whole council seems blind to what is really happening in our city. City council is spending on projects that don’t need to happen right now. If things don’t change we’re going to become the Detroit of Canada.
  • 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