May 28, 2019

Calgary going broke while city hires “eco-mentors,” “cycling coordinators”

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

The Calgary Sun reported yesterday that business insolvencies in Calgary have reached the highest levels since the 1990s.

Downtown Calgary resembles a ghost town, with one-third of the commercial lease space sitting vacant.

And the city of Calgary is making it all worse.

According to the Calgary Herald, 8000 Calgary businesses will face double-digit tax increases this year, because the city is trying to make up the difference in the dwindling taxbase from the businesses that remain.

It’s starting to feel a little like Cowboy Detroit in Calgary and council is refusing to make the hard decision to rein in salaries.

Thanks to a little inspiration from our friends at Save Calgary, I started looking into some of the more ridiculous jobs at the city of Calgary that council finds indispensable.

Like the newly created cycling coordinator job, paying anywhere from $88,000 to $135,000 per year, or the walking coordinator and climate leader who take home similar salaries.

I even found a job listing for somebody who does something described as eco-mentoring, earning anywhere from nearly $57,000 to $76,000 per year.

Calgary needs leadership and people willing to cut the fat to save the private sector from the public sector.

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commented 2019-05-29 14:19:19 -0400
Double digit business taxes this year, keep in mind down town 25% commercial vacancy. Record bankruptcies and business moving out of the city limits to avoid outrageous taxes. Stopped into a business this morning, not only are they leaving they are also leaving the country.
Why taxes taxes taxes.
commented 2019-05-28 21:03:57 -0400
What lunatics running Calgary, eh? Seems like the YYC blues is being treated with scorn by the elites.
commented 2019-05-28 20:53:39 -0400
I hope Trudeau is proud of himself for what he has achieved in Calgary. Wonder how many old people will die, come next winter because they cannot afford to heat their homes….Yes he’s proud of himself.
commented 2019-05-28 19:50:50 -0400
A large part of this problem is the prick sitting on his throne in Ottawa that purposely gutted the energy sector and yes Peter, Nenshi is a flat out idiot puppet of Trudeau.This situation didn’t need to happen,the elites continue to spend money we don’t have and now the little guy has to make up for govt stupidity. I’d still like to know who this “middle class”is that Trudeau the ignorant punk keeps talking about!!! All politicians are a bunch of lying scabs.
commented 2019-05-28 18:51:31 -0400
Calgary going broke while city hires “eco-mentors,” “cycling coordinators”

That’s what Calgarians get for voting in socialist mayor Nenshi.