Economic Development Investment Fund, Bow Trail Expansion, Neighbour Day

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Hello, Ward 6!

What We’ve Done

City Council has approved the Economic Development Investment Fund (EDIF). I have the privilege of overseeing the fund as one of Council’s representatives. The fund will be a valuable tool as we market our talented workforces, business advantages and quality-of-life to spur economic development in our City. Challenging times require bold thinking and leadership, and this is a move in the right direction by Council.

At the end of April, the Ward 6 Office completed a tour with the General Manager of Transportation and the Director of Roads to highlight and address the traffic and safety issues our communities face. I look forward to seeing the problem areas identified in the tour addressed.

What We’re Doing

The City is widening Bow Trail to two lanes in each direction, between 85 Street S.W. and Old Banff Coach Road (OBCR), with additional improvements at intersections and pathways. These upgrades improve how people travel in the area and between communities now and into the future; whether you drive, take transit, cycle or walk.

Work on the project is scheduled to begin this Spring, and most of it will be completed this year, with some minor road work and landscaping anticipated for 2019. A big thank you to the roads department for seeing this critical piece of infrastructure realized!

Get Ready for Neighbour Day!

This year, Calgary will celebrate its fifth annual Neighbour Day on June 16, and anyone can plan an event! Reach out to your neighbours and host a block party on your street, share a picnic potluck or afternoon tea in the park, or hold a street chalk drawing competition. Also, check with your Community Association to see if they are hosting a Neighbour Day event! Whatever you do, be sure to invite The Mayor, me, the Calgary Fire Department and Calgary Police Service—we’d love to join you!

For more information, visit calgary.ca/neighbourday or call 3-1-1