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(from City of Calgary – Engage)
City of Calgary’s Engage portal was established to provide Calgarians with an online space to learn about and participate in City projects and initiatives that are open for public input.
Within the Engage portal you can:
We encourage you to get involved, provide your input online or in person, and stay connected to all projects that interest you.
It’s no secret that life is good in Calgary, but as Calgarians, we can all play our part to make this city even better.
What is Citizens’ View?
Citizens’ View is an online panel that encourages citizens to participate in shaping City of Calgary programs and services through surveys, discussions and engagement activities.
Citizens’ View is easy to navigate and simple to use.
As a member of Citizens’ View, you can expect to:
While we want to hear your opinions, participation in both panel surveys and other activities is entirely at your discretion.
How will my input be used?
Information collected through Citizens’ View will be used as one input into City decision-making. Every effort will be made to foster two-way communication and let you know how the information is being used.
Citizens’ View is just one way for you to provide input for your City. Find other ways to engage such as attending a public meeting or open house.
For more information complete an online service request or contact 311.
(from City of Calgary)
The City of Calgary is creating a community submission to Infrastructure Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge.
From now until April 2, 2018, we are asking Calgarians to submit your big, bold, ambitious and smart ideas about how to increase economic diversification and job creation using data and connected technology to continue to shape Calgary as a smart, resilient and prosperous city.
Tell us what could make our great city even better. Share your thoughts now through our Civic Innovation YYC online platform.
See complete information at City of Calgary – Smart Cities Challenge.
On June 16, Calgarians will come together in their communities, blocks, parks and streets to celebrate Neighbour Day 2018.
Held annually on the third Saturday of June, Neighbour Day is an opportunity for neighbours to come together and celebrate our strong community spirit in Calgary. In past years, Calgarians have celebrated in the form of front yard BBQs, community cleanups, picnics, garden parties and potlucks.
Mayor Nenshi spoke today to encourage Calgarians to participate and organize an event.
“At its core, Neighbour Day is about celebrating the strength and resilience of our community. Every time we come together—whether to build something for everyone or enjoy the company of neighbours and new friends–we’re making our communities even stronger,” said Mayor Nenshi. “It can be as simple as having tea in the common area of your apartment building, or as large as a community-wide games day in one of our many amazing parks.”
“Neighbour Day is a great opportunity for Calgarians to celebrate the unique qualities that make their neighbourhood strong and inspiring,” said Aaron Taylor, Neighbour Day 2018 organizer. “People are impacted by where they live. When a neighbourhood is thriving, it can positively affect the quality of life for everyone who lives there.”
For those wishing to host an event that requires a permit, The City is waiving its fees for approved block party and greenspace bookings on Neighbour Day. The deadline to submit permit applications for Neighbour Day is Friday, May 25, 2018.
This year, Calgarians will have the opportunity to invite Mayor Nenshi, their local Councillor, members of the Calgary Police Service, the Calgary Fire Department, Calgary Community Standards Peace Officers and 9-1-1 Communications Officers to their Neighbour Day event. An official invitation request can be submitted at Calgary.ca/NeighbourDay.
To sign-up for your Neighbour Day event and access celebration ideas, an event planning kit, information about permits, templates and other logistical considerations, visit Calgary.ca/NeighbourDay.
Neighbour Day was first held in June 2014 to celebrate the incredible outpouring of support and generosity neighbours demonstrated after the 2013 floods. It has since evolved into an annual celebration of Calgary’s strong and caring communities.
To show fellow Calgarians how you spent Neighbour Day, use #yycneighbourday
The Shepard landfill is closed to most traffic right now, but will re-open to residential customers starting in April.
The Shepard Landfill Throw ‘n’ Go will accept waste from residential customers between April 3 and October 26, 2018 (Tuesday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
The Throw ‘n’ Go accepts household chemicals, paint, electronics, appliances, tires, yard waste, separated construction and demolition materials (asphalt shingles, drywall, construction lumber), and garbage that is too bulky for your black cart. Charges may apply.
Are you a business? Interested in a weekend visit? The East Calgary landfill is just 15 minutes away, and accepts residential and commercial waste Monday to Saturday year-round, and on Sundays between April 8 and October 28.
For more information, visit Calgary.ca/landfill.
(from City of Calgary, March 7, 2018)
The weather forecast indicates that warm weather can be expected for Calgary this weekend. The warm weather combined with the large amount of snow received in recent weeks will likely result in significant snow melt and this could create challenges for all of us.
Here are some tips to protect your home and your family this weekend: