One more Calgarian has entered the mayoral race, as Mount Royal professor Naheed Nenshi launched his bid for mayor.
“Despite the fact that we have so many candidates, we’re missing a candidate who could really articulate the kind of change we need in the city,” said Nenshi.
He said city council is being crippled by extreme partisanship and dysfunction, and mustn’t be constrained by past methods.
Nenshi said he envisions attracting and retaining world class talent to the city—– both in times of bust and boom.
He also sees accountability being a real issue in the 2010 municipal election.
“Citizens no longer see the relationship between the taxes they pay and the services they receive,” said Nenshi.
He highlights a new $500 million wastewater treatment plant as symbolic of the city’s growth mismanagement. “We wouldn’t have needed that plant so urgently if we hadn’t grown in unmitigated urban sprawl.”