Achieving Council's Fiscal Plan
Corporate Highlights of Services
From 2012 to 2014, City departments will deliver the following programs and services for Calgarians to achieve Council’s Fiscal Plan for Calgary.
Priority Area 1 – Ensuring every Calgarian lives in a safe community and has the opportunity to succeed
- Community-based policing and crime prevention.
- More affordable housing units.
- Programs to address the needs of vulnerable Calgarians.
- Maintain standards for fire safety and coverage.
- Improve building codes with a focus on safety.
Priority Area 2 – Investing in great communities and a vibrant urban fabric
- Waste management, watershed protection and other environmental programs.
- Redevelopment and restoration of existing parks.
- Develop a new Central Library.
- Implement the Municipal Development Plan.
Priority Area 3 – Moving people and goods throughout the city efficiently and sustainably
- Complete the West LRT and extend the northwest and northeast lines.
- Implement a new parking policy framework.
- Investment in key cycling infrastructure.
- Ensure Calgary’s transportation modes support and sustain the environment.
Priority Area 4 – Making Calgary the best place in Canada for a business to start and flourish
- Cut Red Tape reduction initiative.
- Consolidation of business taxes with non-residential property tax.
- Ensure an adequate supply of serviced industrial land.
- Promote a customer-centric environment for all City services.
Priority Area 5 – Becoming a more effective and disciplined organization
- Explore and apply alternative ways to deliver our services and improve access to information.
- Increase focus and accountability in project management. Implement a program of in-depth, zero-based service reviews.
- Maintain The City as an employer of choice, in order to attract and retain skilled and engaged workers.
Priority Area 6 – Changing the rules of the game to ensure better financial capacity
- Aim to assure The City and Province stable tax revenues through effective business and property assessment processes.
- Explore alternative funding sources through public-private partnerships.
- Advocate the provincial government for a potential city charter to allow The City to expand its financial autonomy.