Calgary city councillors will be presented with recommendations on Feb. 1 to approve a bylaw that would reduce the unposted speed limit in Calgary from 50 km/h to 40 km/h.
What you should know:
- They will also be presented with potential questions to put on October’s municipal election ballot. The four questions are below. (Vote which one you like best!)
- These questions have NOT yet been accepted. The notion of adding the question hasn’t yet been approved in council.
- City administration doesn’t recommend using this tool on this specific issue.
- According to city administration, “As a vote on a question is non-binding, it can only serve to inform a future Council debate on this issue.”
- The cost to make the speed limit change would be $2.3 million. City traffic specialists say that would be easily recouped city wide with injury and property damage prevention.
- Elections Calgary said a $50,000 contingency should be included in the cost of the upcoming election to pose this question on the ballot.
Which one is best?