Three Year Reflection

October 16, 2020

Three years ago, Ward 6 took a leap of faith and selected me to be their Councillor. Ever since then, I’ve been incredibly humbled to represent the Ward I was born and raised in. This job has challenged me unlike any I’ve had before, and I’ve learned and grown from this experience. If there’s one lesson that's clear: this job is all about community.

I've encountered so many new people and ideas, and the depth of the passion I've seen for Calgary has been amazing. While we all might not always agree on the issues, I believe that we all have the best interests of Calgary at heart and want to see our people, and this City, succeed.

In three years, the Ward 6 team has helped add or update dozens of acres of new park space, pave and improve countless dangerous intersections, and worked with our partners in the Provincial and the Federal Government to support initiatives like the West Ring Road and Winsport. We've managed the growth in Ward 6 sustainably while advocating for new schools, infrastructure and parks.

From a city-building perspective, we’ve paved the way for a new Entertainment and Culture District, and agreed on a new event centre – a move which will create thousands of good paying jobs in construction, while generating billions of dollars in follow-on investment from the private sector and hundreds of million in new property taxes for the City. I saw the opening of a brand-new public library and de-risked and approved the alignment of the Green Line LRT – Calgary’s largest infrastructure project. At the same time, I’ve voted in favour of reducing the City’s bottom line, worked with the unions to freeze wages, and supported a tax-shift that provided tax relief to small businesses. While challenges remain on the horizon, improving our economic situation and providing value for cost remains my top priority.

My team and I are doing our hardest to attract as well as retain new industry and talent to our City through my involvement on initiatives like the Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund, which has created hundreds of new jobs at a fraction of its full potential. Look at Attabotics, a Calgary-based tech firm that after OCIF’s involvement went on to raise over $75M in further private sector funding! In addition, we’ve stood up for our energy industry by showcasing and touring the best of what we have to offer.

These three years have also seen us make an effort to be more inclusive and welcoming of all Calgarians: banning conversion therapy and holding hearings on systemic racism.

In the next year, Calgary will be faced with the challenge of an economic downturn, an inherently broken provincially mandated tax-assessment system, and the effects of a pandemic we haven’t seen before in our lifetimes. But with challenges come opportunity - we can and we will attract new people and business, position ourselves as the capital of all things energy in Canada, and embrace tech and the Calgary of tomorrow.

As your Ward 6 representative, I promise you I’ll continue to do my best to serve our Ward and all Calgarians. Remember – the comeback is greater than the setback, and the best is yet to come.

Sincerely yours,

Jeff Davison

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