Gutted Plan It Mortgages City’s Future
“I don’t know why you’re so mad,” said the alderman, speaking to some grass-roots citizens. “If it weren’t for groups like yours, we would not have been able to pass Plan It at all.” Despite the last-minute backroom deal, despite shutting out all Calgarians who are not also campaign donors, despite council reverting to its old-school crony ways, we should be happy with the crumbs we got.
I don’t particularly feel like celebrating. In approving a gutted planning document, council mortgaged the future of Calgarians and ensured that our infrastructure costs will increase by at least $2 billion over time.