Bringing the common sense approach that a home or business owner would use, Peter played a large role in getting LED streetlights installed across the city. They will save taxpayers $50 million over just the upcoming 10 years.
Alberta’s oilsands industry puts tremendous growth pressure on Calgary, and when times are tough it can leave a void that the rest of us need to fill. Peter proposed that some of the provincially collected oilsands royalties be allocated to municipalities to ease the burden that oilsands growth puts on property tax-payers.
Calgary is growing fast, and the need for the City of Calgary to be efficient with its workspace grows with it. Peter asked administration to find ways that it can more efficiently use the office space available at the lowest possible cost to taxpayers.
Not all seniors can benefit from buying a senior’s annual transit pass. They just don’t use it enough. But almost all seniors have fixed incomes, and can definitely benefit from the discount that a specialty seniors pass can provide. That is why Peter bought forward a motion proposing a discounted single fare for seniors.