February – Councillor Joe Magliocca’s Report


The Calgary Awards is one of the largest citizen recognition programs in our city to celebrate and recognize outstanding achievements and contributions made by Calgarians in the previous year. Each year, individuals, corporations, community groups and organizations are nominated in five major award categories, for a total of 13 awards. Please look to your neighbours, colleagues, community leaders, local organizations and businesses and consider nominating them for the Calgary Awards. For specific eligibility requirements, how to nominate someone in your community and for more information visit: calgary.ca/calgaryawards. Nominations close on Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

The City of Calgary has mailed over half a million property and business assessment notices. Property and business owners are advised to carefully review their assessment. If you have any questions, please contact Assessment during the Customer Review Period (Jan. 4 to March 12, 2018). Changes to a 2018 assessment can only be made if an inquiry is received during the 2018 Customer Review Period.

I have received a lot of emails on the potential 2026 Calgary Olympic Bid, with over 90% of comments being against spending millions on the bid and billions to host the Olympics. I agree with these concerns and have been advocating for The City to pull out of the Olympic Bid altogether. Many other countries have decided not to pursue the Olympic Bid, for a wide variety of good reasons. I am also disappointed and opposed to The City (taxpayers) will be footing the bill for sending the provincial NDP Minister of Health and Minister of Culture to the 2018 Olympics in South Korea. I have questioned City administration on how much this is going to cost taxpayers. However, I am still awaiting an answer to the extent of this inappropriate use of your money.