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Delay passed.
Yes but only delayed until the end of June, not sometime in September. I'll take that as a victory.
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/\Actually, yes it means September. June CPC instead of this week's CPC means a September Public Hearing of Council.
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Old Posted May 11, 2009, 10:10 PM
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Well then, colour me confused. I couldn't follow what was happening well enough while periodically tuning into the web stream.
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Nope, actually turns out you are right. Document still going to CPC this week, to Council in June. Twas I that was confused.

And yeah, Bronco positively OWNED when he stepped down from the Mayor's chair. Very good, passionate speech.
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Old Posted May 11, 2009, 10:36 PM
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Old Posted May 11, 2009, 10:38 PM
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As an aside: Why is it that the better spoken members of council are usually those not being pains in the ass? Listening to Diane CU and McIver stumble through their words doesn't exactly fill me with confidence in their abilities. Then you hear people like Bronco, Druh, and Pincott speak very well and that alone helps sell me on their view.
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Because well spoken people like the Mayor are intelligent, unlike the brain dead aldermen like Diane CU, Chabot, Jones, Fox-Mellway, and McIver.
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/\You forgot Connelly.

I'd also add Hodges to the "pain in the @ss" list - although I'll admit he's at least intelligent.
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Bronco dropping some serious smack on those trying to delay the Plan It hearing. Saying his 11 year old daughter can read 200 pages in 40 days and 40 nights, so why can't they? BURN.
Not to stray too OT but with the way Bronco is pushing certain SmartGrowth policies/issues pretty hard, is anyone else starting to think that this might be his last term in office? It's almost like his attitude is one where he is saying, "I'm not coming back so I can do what I think really needs to be done as I don't need to appease those who put me here."
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Old Posted May 12, 2009, 5:24 PM
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I seriously hope he has another term in him, because right now McIver has played the petty politics enough to probably get himself elected.

It would be the Al Duerr years all over again...
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Not to stray too OT but with the way Bronco is pushing certain SmartGrowth policies/issues pretty hard, is anyone else starting to think that this might be his last term in office? It's almost like his attitude is one where he is saying, "I'm not coming back so I can do what I think really needs to be done as I don't need to appease those who put me here."
It's unwise to rule out a run for the centre seat from Dr No, but the way he stuttered, stammered, and generally flopped about like a gaffed fish after Super Dave gutted the stall-Plan-It motion, any opposing mayoral candidate with an IQ in excess of his shoe size could easily hang Dr No out to dry on the hustings.

Besides--if Dr No were in serious danger of gaining traction as a candidate, Super Dave could play the unfinished business card and run once more and squash the poor fool like a bug.
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Nope, actually turns out you are right. Document still going to CPC this week, to Council in June. Twas I that was confused.

And yeah, Bronco positively OWNED when he stepped down from the Mayor's chair. Very good, passionate speech.
And it's now official, folks--Plan It goes to Planning Commission tomorrow, and to a City Council public hearing on 23 June.

Imagine, all that squawk and sturm und drang for a one-week delay, huh?
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There are now some ads on the ceilings of buses and a stand on 17th Ave in the small park opposite Crave.
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Check out Plan It's new microsite:

http://www.calgary.ca/planit/

I like the "what does a liveable city" before and after images. Very effective.
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They had Plan|it| ads with a cut-out of two people talking all over Stephen Ave today at lunch.
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MDP and CTP just cleared Planning Commission 6-1 with a whole whack of teeny tiny insubstantive amendments. Come on down to the big top on 23 June!
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Off topic but how do you guys watch council in progress? Is it on TV or the web?
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http://remotecontrol.jetstreammedia....tationID=15083 to stream online. It's only on when council is though, and it's not archived.

I believe they also show it on the Shaw channel, but I'm not sure if they do that for every council meeting.
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So are you guys gonna plan on speaking at public hearing? I think the intelligent depostions from various people really helped propel Brentwood SARP. You know that the UDI, suburban developers will be out in full force opposing.
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Well once again the fact that these things take place during my workday I most likely will not be able to attend to speak. I am however already drafting my letter of support that I will be sending in to council.
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