July 22, 2010
The Students’ Union’s hope of getting secondary suites on city hall’s agenda was dashed July 19, after council voted against reconsidering the issue. Alderman Joe Connelly brought forward the new proposal drafted by the SU and the Urban Calgary Students’ Association.
SU vice-president external Hardave Birk hoped the motion to reexamine the issue would get the 10 votes needed. It got eight.
“Obviously we’re unhappy that it wasn’t voted to be reconsidered,” said Birk. “We had the support of eight aldermen for reconsideration, but that wasn’t quite enough.”
“I’m a little bit angry,” said UrbanCSA vice-president external Andrew Sedor, adding other major post-secondary institutions also supported the proposal. “It’s a large chunk of the city that a lot of the aldermen didn’t listen to.”