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The City of Calgary has wrapped up its investigation.
Early Monday morning I received a phone call from an urban hen owner and contributing member of CLUCK Canada (Canadian Liberated Urban Chicken Klub). She had just been served by Calgary bylaw for possession of livestock, her three hens (no roosters), and was ordered to remove her hens. She was fearful for her pets.
After two consecutive weeks of the media fanfare over the Calgary city hall and its Mayor vs. the Calgary Home Builders Association (CHBA) verbal spat, I have to admit that this ping pong game of jab is starting to make for a lot more of an exciting read than the antics of certain Hollywood starlets' run-ins with the law and rehab.
The City of Calgary
Every society has windows of opportunity where it becomes possible to accelerate change ... Sometimes the opportunity comes about in response to negative circumstances, such as when so many women entered the workforce during the war. Other times it is in response to a unique need. Then there are times when a combination of circumstances just seems to create a fertile environment for innovation.
Have you seen this stamp around town? At a Ctrain station, at Southland Leisure Centre, on a food truck, on Calgary.ca? Since I became mayor, I've worked hard to make transforming government -- a culture of constant improvement -- a priority in Calgary. With every tangible change that makes life better for Calgarians, you're seeing transforming government in action.