Thursday, April 22, 2010
Mayor releases Annual Report
In his final annual report to Calgarians, Mayor Dave Bronconnier describes his commitment to Move Calgary Forward, and how this goal has largely been achieved in his almost nine years as Mayor.
The Mayor’s 2009 Annual Report, released today in video format, highlights Councils’ achievements in meeting the demands of agrowing city by focusing on transportation, protective services and the environment.
The report outlines major initiatives accomplished since 2001, such as investing over $135 million in green spaces through the ENMAX Legacy Parks Fund; kick-starting redevelopment of East Village; beginning construction on the much-awaited west leg of the LRT; hiring more than 500 police officers; and becoming the only city in North America to run 100% of its municipal operations entirely on green power. To achieve these milestones, The City of Calgary also worked to become more financially sustainable by signing agreements with other orders of government worth $5 billion for infrastructure.
“I believe the goals set in 2001 have largely been met," said Bronconnier. "I know Calgary will continue to move forward because that’s the character and spirit of the people who live here."
This is the second year that Mayor Bronconnier has used issued the report by video to Calgarians. The e-report offers considerable cost savings over print, with the total cost of production this year at approximately $26,000.
"It’s been a true honour and privilege to be Mayor of such a city. And, I certainly couldn’t have done it without their trust and support,” Bronconnier said.
To view the Mayor’s annual report please visit www.calgarymayor.ca.