For too long the areas of North Calgary have been neglected, and this is very apparent with how the process of the Green line has unfolded.
Ensuring that taxation is equitable, and that tax dollars are not wasted. City Council needs to be held accountable and have stricter allowances on expenditures and excessive pay hikes.
Working collaboratively with the Provincial and Federal Governments to create jobs and diversity in the Calgary economy by expanding listings in job boards and streamlining data to ensure job ads have exposure to diverse communities. Also introducing cultural competency training incentives for Calgary businesses and workplaces will ensure that Calgarians are equipped with the right tools to foster workplace inclusivity.
Working with the local community and law enforcement to optimize the safety in our communities as well as reduce property crime. This could be done on an individual community basis to serve the unique needs of each neighborhood. Programs catered towards youth employment could contribute to the solution as well.
Tariq Khan would work to ensure that the diversity found in Ward 3 would be harnessed to ensure engagement that would lead to tangible results such as increased representation on the Calgary Police Service, City Council Administration, Leisure Services, City Planning, and other services and decision-making bodies.
Recognizing that Calgary’s youth demographic encompasses a significant population, resources should be dedicated to ensuring students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 are set up for success. This includes afterschool programs that encourage creativity, programs for high school students on financial literacy, and enhanced outreach for at-risk youth.
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