Rezoning Daily Rollup

The Rezoning for Housing Public Hearing has begun. Check-in on this post and it will be updated throughout the Hearing with learnings and impressions. 

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Public Hearing and Ward 12

Here is the information for the Public Hearing next week and an update on how I am preparing.

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Rezoning Survey Response

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to connect with me ahead of the April 22nd Public Hearing. It takes time and effort to be an active participant in our local decision-making. I have well over 500 emails in my inbox from Calgarians weighing in on this conversation and the majority of them outline significant concerns around this proposed change in our City.

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R-G in Ward 12

In Ward 12 Zoning for Housing is recommending a base zone change to R-G. What exactly does this mean for us? To learn more about R-G and my current perspective on the Zoning for Housing recommendations, read more here...

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Storm Pond update 2024

Ward 12 Storm Pond Sludge Removal Update

The City’s Water services team has been hard at work getting sludge out of two storm ponds in Ward 12 this winter.

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Tax Rebate NoM

Council debated a Notice of Motion brought forward by Cllr. Wong (2024 Residential Tax Rebate) at the January 30th Regular meeting of Council. Here is how I approached the decision and an update on the outcome...

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2024 Pay Increase

There has been a lot of reporting on Council’s 2024 pay increase over the past couple months, including it being discussed in Council this week. Read on to find my perspective on this contentious issue...

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2024 Property Assessments and what they mean to you

On January 3rd, Property Assessment Notices were mailed out by The City of Calgary.

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2023 Holiday Message


Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays Ward 12!

I find myself anticipating the holidays more than I can remember in recent memory. This year has had its fair share of highlights and challenges and I am looking forward to some rest and quality time with loved ones.

On the highlights side of the ledger, I am excited to share details in 2024 about the economic and housing opportunities that are coming in our City and Ward. I have had the privilege of contributing to a regional economic development conversation called Prairie Economic Gateway which stands to be an important economic driver in our City and region.  On the housing front, Ward 12 continues to welcome some of the most complete and connected communities and the housing strategy, Home is Here, will begin to move forward in earnest.

While The City moves forward with work important to our collective future, I am mindful of the financial realities facing many. I would encourage you to read my blog on budget this year 2023 Adjustments - Evan Spencer for Ward 12 and reach out to discuss further. You can reach my office by emailing [email protected].

I am grateful for the ongoing partnership with the amazing people of Ward 12. The challenges we are facing are not insurmountable as we face them together. I want to thank everyone who has taken the time to thoughtfully engage with me and my office around those challenges and offered their feedback and support.

I hope that your holiday season is full of joy and gratitude.


Evan Spencer





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2023 Adjustments

The Budget Deliberations are over. The people of Ward 12 have been reaching out with their feedback and frustration throughout the process, especially with the long lead time on the fact that Council was going to be contemplating a 7.8% increase in residential taxes.

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