I typically do not get involved with Municipal Politics. Before I started working at the Region of Niagara, I didn’t get involved in Regional politics – thankfully, in Alberta, we don’t have that wasted second tier of Government. Here, we have 3 levels – seems to work.
I really do not understand the people of the City of Calgary and why they returned Mayor Nenshi to the job this past Fall. He defeated his nearest competition by a huge margin. Now, in saying that, although it was a huge margin, a HUGE majority of the City did not vote at all.
I would like to know exactly what Nenshi has done for the City of Calgary? Perhaps he worked some long hours doing whatever he did during last years devastating floods – he made some news conferences and called people who were being idiots names. It was entertaining. He is not a good Mayor, not for this city, not for any city. I would happily take Mayor Ford of Toronto and his fiscal responsibility AND all of his excess baggage and issues in a heartbeat to get rid of this bum. Tax raises over 5% over the last few years and about the same forecast for the next few – REALLY? Where, exactly, do you think that the average person is going to get this? Am I getting a 5% raise at work? No, not quite. Not even close.
Now, I read in the Calgary Herald that the Province is considering giving cities the power to create additional taxes. Wow. What a BAD idea. Nenshi will go nuts, I am sure.
It quite amazes me that he is so popular. I was thinking that I must be missing something. I have looked. I can’t find what I am missing – not at all. People are saying he should run for Prime Minister. I can’t imagine. I guess I would have to look into moving to Australia.
We have another few years of this guy and his tax increases and his dumb smile – maybe that’s why he’s so popular – it’s gotta be something. I can’t believe that the people of this city are that dumb – they can’t be. I hope, I really, really hope that in a few years people do smarten up and toss him on his butt, outside of City Hall.