Common Ground YYC – Episode 8: Mayor Naheed Nenshi, pt. 2

Mayor Nenshi and host Josh White cover a variety of Calgary topics: Economy, transit, taxation and more!

Mayor Naheed Nenshi takes questions from the media after hearing the Calgary 2026 draft hosting concept. (Brodie Thomas/LiveWire)

We first talked with Mayor Nenshi on the Common Ground YYC podcast back in October  – and now we’re following up with part two of that conversation.

Host Josh White covers a lot of ground with the mayor, including transit projects, Calgary’s economy, tax disparity and more.

They talk about the new BRT lines, including the unique 17 Avenue SE multi-modal bridge – the only one in Calgary.

They also chat about some of the areas of economic growth that the city’s focusing on. We hit on two of those areas in local news stories: Billboards in Los Angeles promoting Calgary and area as a film hub, and a recent one on the growth of agri-business, including indoor commercial growers.

Mayor Nenshi also talks about the city’s property tax, saying, “property tax is a lousy way of taxing people. It’s a particularly lousy way of taxing businesses because it has no relation to how well your business is doing.”

That’s not all! Have a listen to Episode 8 – and don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes, Google, Stitcher, Blubrry and standard RSS to stay on top of the latest Common Ground YYC.

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