Response to Concerns Related to Liquor Store Under Construction in McKenzie Towne

Inverness Square is an iconic and beautiful part of McKenzie Towne and Ward 12. The community concerns surrounding the permitting of a liquor store in this square are understandable. 

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Icy Sidewalks March Update

Many sidewalks in our ward are having issues with ice back-up due to the freeze/thaw cycle we are currently in. Although this happens to some extent every year, this year is a particularly treacherous one due to an exceptionally cold, long winter that has created more barriers for typical drainage such as areas with bare ground, blocked catch basins, and blocked gutters. In some areas, this has resulted in ice more than an inch thick!

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Odour Update February 2023

The City’s SE Odour Investigation has been ongoing throughout the winter months and concluded the air dispersion modelling to determine the likely sources of the odours.

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Brown = Green

How renewable energy projects on brownfield lands can advance our Climate Strategy and provide economic benefit. 

Incentivizing Low Carbon Investments - EC2023-0131 / Click here to read the NoM

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2023 Property Assessments and what they mean to you

On January 4th, Property Assessment Notices were mailed out by The City of Calgary.

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2022 Holiday Message


Evan and the Ward 12 Team

Greetings Ward 12,

To me, this time of year has always meant taking time to reflect and recognize milestones. I can say without reservation, that the past year has been extremely unique for me and my family. I am still profoundly grateful for the opportunity and the trust given to me by the residents of Ward 12

In the spirit of recognition, I would like the thank the community associations, volunteers, neighbourhood groups and advocates for all the work you do. It’s the countless hours of work put in by members of our communities that makes Ward 12 so amazing to live in. Our neighbours are lucky to have you and your efforts. For those that have fought for positive change and improvements to your streets, parks and public spaces, thank you and please continue to push for change locally.

To my colleagues around the horseshoe at City Council, thank you for inspiring me, educating me, challenging me and sharing in the hard work and laughter along the way. Your work on behalf of your constituents and the citizens of Calgary is awe-inspiring. We may not always agree (and the opposition makes us stronger) but I believe in this process and goal of making Calgary better.

To my family, friends and office team, thank you for supporting me in this journey. Having you at my side makes the tough days bearable and the great days even more fun.

And last, but most importantly, thank you to my amazing wife Anna. You have taken on an even greater role in raising and taking care of our family and allow me to serve our city. Your support, encouragement and faith keep me humble and inspired. I couldn’t have done this without you in my corner.

To all of Ward 12 and the citizens City of Calgary, may you find as much to be thankful for and blessed in your lives. Please take care of each other and stay safe.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

-          Councillor Evan Spencer





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Budget Wrap-Up 2023-26

Deliberations for the 2023-26 budget cycle have concluded. This exercise is one of the larger projects that The City undertakes to engage with Calgarians and builds a common path forward. The work that goes into preparing the budget is deep and the conversations it catalyzes are of high value. The task of this and previous Councils is to synthesize the feedback, face down all the competing priorities and deliberate on a path forward.

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2023-26 Budget Survey

We are close to the start of the 2023-26 Budget deliberations (November 21st, 2022).

The City of Calgary online engagement concluded at the end of September and the feedback will be turned into a report for Council to help inform our decisions. If you missed that opportunity, do not fear!

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Single Use Items Reduction Strategy (CD2022-0985)

The Single-Use Reduction Strategy passed at the January 17th Public Hearing Meeting of Council with a vote of 10-4. There has been a lot of reporting on this bylaw from various angles and I want to quickly speak to some of the concerns as I know there are more than a few in Ward 12 that share these concerns.

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Rabbits and RHD


The Seton rabbit population has been decimated by RHD (Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease).

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