This was shared a few days ago, but still wanted to share it with you all in case you did not see it.
‘Council approved adjustments to The City of Calgary’s service plans and budgets. These adjustments balance the desire to keep property tax and water, sewer and waste and recycling fee increases as affordable as possible for Calgarians while making meaningful investments in priority areas, such as affordable housing, public safety, and transit.
“This is about more than just making changes to a budget. Together, we are ensuring every dollar spent creates the most value for our community and the people who live here,” said Chief Administrative Officer David Duckworth. “Council’s decisions today will have positive and tangible impacts on the quality of life for Calgarians and businesses as we continue to grow as a city.”
· To respond to the housing crisis, $90 million in capital funding, $27 million in annual ongoing funding and $54.5 million in 2024 one-time funding
· To deliver on a comprehensive, long-term strategy to improve transit and community safety, $15 million in annual ongoing funding and $2 million in 2024 one-time funding
· For a permanent commitment to the delivery of Calgary’s Mental Health and Addictions Strategy, $6 million in annual ongoing funding
· To sustain the Calgary Fire Department’s improvements to emergency response, $3.4 million in annual ongoing funding’