- Calgary’s downtown core has suffered from significant vacancy (nearly 30%) as result of the global downturn in oil prices and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The burden is shifted to our small businesses and the residential sector when we lose the downtown tax base.
How I Will Take Action:
- Downtown needs to become a 24/7 space for entertainment and culture supported by new and existing business.
- I will advocate for tax stability and transformation of our downtown core, which will include ongoing strategic investment, adaptive re-use of office buildings and regulatory flexibility from the city.