What’s really on your mind, Calgary? - Metro US

What’s really on your mind, Calgary?

Auditors report? Definitely not. Airport tunnel? Nope. Designer bridge? Not really.

Metro hit the streets to find out what really matters to citizens come election time and none of the above was on their lips. Instead, Calgarians are concerned about crime and safety, transit, recycling and taxes.

Beltline resident Anne Larson said recycling matters to her and she would like to see Calgary’s recycle program extended into the inner city.

“I feel like we’re left out because we are inner-city. I know we have the bottle depot, but people would recycle a lot more if they were given the opportunities the other parts of the city have,” she said.

McKenzie Towne resident Marvin C. said that transit and transportation are important issues to him.

“The city says they are trying to get people to take transit,” he said, “but then they charge for the lots and charge for the fares. It doesn’t make sense. Coming from the south into the city is not very easy.”

Northeast resident Donna Peltzer said emergency services are most important.

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