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CALGARY – The largest Public Hearing in Calgary’s history has come to an end. After more than two weeks, 736 speakers and 238 panels, Mayor Jyoti Gondek closed this historic Public Hearing on proposed citywide rezoning at 9:17 p.m. on Monday, May 6, 2024.

In addition to the hundreds of speakers who shared their perspectives with City Council, a total of 6,101 written statements were also submitted for the public record. The City would like to thank all Calgarians who took the time to contribute, whether through speaking or submitting written statements.

While the Public Hearing portion of the April 22 Meeting of Council is now closed, there are still several steps that need to occur before City Council makes a decision. First, Administration will provide Council with a Recap Presentation of the Public Hearing on Thursday, May 9th at 9:30 a.m.

City Council has determined that the April 22 Public Hearing will not reconvene on Friday, May 10 but, rather, that the April 22 Public Hearing will continue after the conclusion of the Monday, May 13 Special Meeting of Council. The April 22 Public Hearing Meeting of Council will therefore reconvene in Council Chamber on Monday, May 13 at 11:30 a.m. for Council’s questions of clarification to Administration.

After Council’s questions to Administration, a main motion will be introduced for debate. At that time, amendments to the motion may be introduced, debated and voted upon by Members of Council. Once all amendments have been addressed, and the debate on the motion is complete, the mover of the motion will address questions arising from the debate, and the meeting will culminate in a Council vote. Proposed Bylaw 21P2024 may be dealt with by Council after voting on the main motion has been concluded.

The City will share the complete schedule for week four of the April 22 Public Hearing Overflow when it is available. The minutes of the Public Hearing will be available at Council and committee agendas, minutes and video ( in three business days after the meeting has adjourned.

With the Public Hearing closing on May 6th, no further registrations to speak will be accepted by the City Clerk’s Office; however, the public will continue to be able to provide submissions for the public record at

The continuation of the April 22 Public Hearing Meeting of Council can be observed in person in Council Chamber, or by watching the livestream on
Recordings of the Public Hearing are also available at

For more detailed information on the proposed citywide rezoning, please visit

Sean Chu

Sean Chu arrived in Calgary from Taiwan in 1985 speaking not a word of English, and within 7 years he was a sworn officer with the Calgary Police Service. From that point on Sean worked with the Calgary Police Service as on Officer for 21 years in a number of roles until 2013.

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