In the future there will be a new community south of Chaparral Valley. Thanks to Peter Demong that community will have an off-leash dog park directly next to it. Also thanks to Peter--that off-leash park will cost taxpayers nothing. Showing just how great he is at getting people to work together, Peter negotiated with the City and the developer to build the newest off-leash dog park at no cost to the taxpayers. This developer funded park sets an extremely positive precedent for taxpayers in the future.
Peter is well known for finding simple solutions to big problems. By removing the concrete island (aka “the porkchop”), and adding a signaled dual right turn from the Macleod Trail off-ramp onto westbound Shawnessy Blvd he has improved traffic flow at this busy intersection significantly.
Peter has worked tirelessly to meet the needs of the transportation needs of Ward 14. He has overseen the new interchange at 162 Avenue & Macleod Trail from concept to, now, near completion. He has kept it on time, and on budget. Peter worked tirelessly with the Province so that bridge upgrades on the 22X at Macleod Trail happened as quickly and with as little negative impact as possible, and he pushes hard to speed up the building of the SW Ring Road.
Community associations are the base on which strong governments sit. They are typically the voice through which a community speaks. Recognizing this, Peter has made it a priority to engage with and empower these organizations. Not only does he make attending community association meetings a priority, but he has hosted a fundraiser of them for six straight years now. The Ward 14 Communities BBQ has raised tens of thousands of non-tax dollars for Ward 14’s community associations, added hundreds of new members to their ranks, and has given the opportunity for the tens of thousands of attendees a chance to have a chat with their Councilor. Read more about Peter Demong’s BBQ at calgary.ca/ ward14bbq.