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A look back at mayor’s tenure – Metro US

A look back at mayor’s tenure

Election: Became Calgary’s 35th mayor on Oct. 22, 2001, after defeating Bev Longstaff in a close race. He previously served nine years as Ward 6 alderman.

Alta. fuel tax Preserved the provincial fuel-tax agreement worth $95 million with the province when they tried to slash it in half in 2002.

1st re-election: Was re-elected in 2004 with almost 80 per cent of the vote, though only 18 per cent of eligible voters participated in the election.

Federal fuel tax: Earned recognition as a leading national voice in favour of a more equitable share of federal fuel-tax revenues for Canada’s cities, resulting in an agreement signed in May 2005.

2nd re-election: Campaigned for re-election in the 2007 municipal election for his third and final term by winning with 61 per cent of the vote.

Funding deal: On Sept. 14, 2007, signs historic 10-year funding deal with the province.
workers Over nine years, the mayor initiates the addition of 500 new police officers and 250 new firefighters.

Climate change: On Oct. 8, 2009, Bronconnier, along with eight other mayors of energy cities, signs Calgary Climate Change Accord.

Retirement: On Feb. 23, 2010, announces his plans to retire as mayor and enter “private life.”

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