Joe's Plan For The Next 4 Years

"As our communities in Ward 2 continue to grow, I've focused my attention on helping us get the necessary changes we need. Over the next 4 years, I'm going to continue focusing on lowering taxes, better roads and infrastructure, more parks and community facilities and safe communities." - Joe Magliocca

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Notable Voting Record From The Last 4 Years

YES to New Interchanges on Stoney Trail

Joe proudly promoted and supported the capital plan that advanced the construction of the new interchanges on 14th Street / Stoney Trail and Shaganappi Trail / Stoney Trail.

YES to New Parks and Recreational Facilities

Joe advocated for and council approved $500,000 for the Hawkwood Outdoor Recreational Facility and $400,000 for the Evanston Community Hub.

Yes to Spending Cuts

Joe has proposed and voted in favour of commons sense spending reductions, including cuts to the arts (ie. blue circle), downtown bike lanes, corporate welfare and overall non-essential city spending.

No to Tax Increase

Joe consistently voted AGAINST each and every tax increase passed by City Council.

NO to Green Line Route

Joe has opposed the Green Line Route and its current plan to only goes south. Joe has advocated for the Green Line to go north, where there is the most demand for public transit and he will only support a Green Line that includes an LRT that goes north.

No to Defunding the Police

Joe proudly supports our men and woman in law enforcement and has proposed and voted in favour of increases to the budget of the Calgary Police Service in order to keep our communities safe.

Joe's Plan For Taxes & Spending

Lowering Taxes For All Calgarians!

In this election, there is a clear choice between those who want to raise your property taxes to pay for their own spending promises, and those who believe in lowering your taxes to keep more money in your pocket.

Over the last 4 years, Joe kept his promise to vote against each and every tax increase.

As you will agree, raising taxes hurts local businesses, home owners, and especially our valued seniors who are on fixed incomes.

We need a City Council that is committed to lowering taxes and focusing on your priorities.

Going forward: Continue to vote against tax increases and wasteful spending.

Fiscal responsibility is a top priority for Joe in every decision he makes at City Council. While there are many ideas and projects that are “nice to have”, Joe believes in focusing on “needs” as a city, as well as on projects that are within the jurisdiction of the City of Calgary.

Over the past 4 years, Joe has proposed and voted against wasteful spending and pet projects. 

In the 2020 City Budget, Council proposed a massive tax increase to pay for their spending. As a result, Joe proposed numerous spending reductions to hold the line on taxes. 

This included: 
1. Reduce overall City spending by $50 Million (Not essential services) – Lost by a vote of 10-5.
2. Reduce spending to Calgary Arts Development by $5 Million – Lost by a vote of 10-5.
3. Reduce Public Engagement & Communications budget by $1.2M – Lost by a vote of 10-5.
4. Redirect $50 Million from the $100 Million Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund (A corporate welfare fund) – Lost by a vote of 12-3.

The last thing Calgarians need are more tax increases at the municipal level to pay for spending increases. It is not realistic or economically feasible for Calgarians to continue to have their taxes increased. By keeping spending in check, Joe believes that Calgary City Council can help Calgarians recover from the economic downturn by lowering taxes instead of continually increasing taxes when we can least afford it. 

Joe's Plan For Transportation & Infrastructure

Building & Improving Transportation Infrastructure

Joe believes that building needed infrastructure is a priority for Ward 2. 

Joe kept his promise to build the missing link on Symons Valley Parkway.

Joe also committed to building an interchange on 14th Street and Stoney Trail Interchange and this will soon be opened to traffic. 

Joe also recognized the need for an expanded Shaganappi Trail Interchange over Stoney Trail and advocated for it to be twinned. Currently work is well underway on twinning the Shaganappi Trail and Stoney Trail Interchange.

Joe kept his promise to you to get these projects done. But there is much more to do. 

Over the next 4 years, Joe would like to make more transportation improvements including widening Shaganappi Trail to 6 lanes, completing 144th Avenue between Sarcee Trail and 14th Street, and advocating for the widening to Deerfoot Trail to help with commuters.

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Continued Community Transportation Improvements

Road maintenance is a priority in each of our communities. Joe has ensured that every spring each community in Ward 2 gets looked after with street cleaning and throughout the summer residents can see road maintenance being completed on a daily basis. Some of this road work includes paving in potholes, fixing cracks in asphalt, and re-paving roadways that are in need of revitalization. 

Snow Removal is an area that needs improvement. Every winter snow removal is something that Joe takes seriously so that all residents in Ward 2 can feel safe when leaving their homes in the winter to drive their kids to school or drive to work. Joe would like to see more snow removal subcontracted out to ensure that our roadways can be cleared in reasonable time frames while protecting spending costs during the snow removal season. 

Efficient Public Transit has been a priority for Joe. In 2018, Joe successfully advocated for transit improvements in Ward 2 including four new bus routes in Ward 2: Route 115 – Symons Valley Parkway, Route 138 - Citadel, Route 123 – Sage Hill/North Pointe, and Route 124 - Evanston. These new routes provided improved connections to shopping centres, the Sage Hill Hub, Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge, North Pointe bus terminal and Red Line LRT stations. These changes also significantly improved transit service in the communities of Evanston and Sherwood resulting in reduced travel time savings to the downtown core. Joe also advocated for improved service adjustments to Route 82 in Nolan Hill. 

Joe's Plan For Parks & Community Facilities

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Community Parks

Throughout the last 4 years, Joe has supported and secured funding for new parks and recreational centres in Ward 2. Joe believes that we need more places in our community for you to enjoy recreational activities and he commits to continue working on your behalf to get funding for local parks, outdoor recreational facilities and completing the new Symons Valley Library. Joe has been supportive of:

    • Citadel Community Association Building Project
    • Evanston Community Hub
    • Symons Valley Park
    • Hawkwood Outdoor Recreation Facility

 

New Community Facilities for all Calgarians!

Joe strongly supports the construction of a NEW Sage Hill Library. Joe wants to get this project right and sees it as a community hub, not just a library. Educational opportunities in our communities are very important to Joe, which is why he helped ensure that land was purchased near the Sage Hill Wal-Mart for a future library that will serve the communities in Ward 2. Joe was also pleased to open a new “starter” library in Sage Hill that will operate until the new full-service library is built.

In 2018 Joe was honoured to help open the Shane Homes YMCA in Rocky Ridge. This location serves all residents of NW Calgary including Ward 2 with state-of-the-art equipment, activities, and recreational opportunities regardless of skill level. This recreation facility features an aquatic center, gym, basketball courts, a rock-climbing wall, and ice arena. 

 

Joe's Plan For Safe Communities

NO to Defunding the Police

Joe voted NO to Defunding the Police in Calgary.  In Ward 2, despite having among the lowest crime rate in our City, we continue to have issues with vehicle thefts, break-ins, and road safety. That is why Joe strongly opposed a Motion brought forward to Council to “Defund the Police” by cutting $20 Million from the policing budget. Residents of Ward 2 have been very clear that there is a need for more, not fewer, front-line police officers in our communities. Joe will continue to oppose any cuts to the Calgary Police Services and the good work that they do at our schools, in our communities, and on our roadways.

Safety Improvements for Ward 2 Communities

Joe has always worked closely with community associations to implement and fund road and pedestrian safety improvements in Ward 2 communities. This includes the following safety enhancement over the past 4 years:

  • New Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) Crosswalk Light - Hawkwood Blvd and Hawksbrow Rd
  • New Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) Crosswalk Light - Ranchview Dr and Ranchridge Rd
  • New Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) Crosswalk Light – Crowfoot Cres (next to the Keg)
  • New Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) Crosswalk Light - Symons Valley Parkway and Evanspark Blvd
  • New Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) Crosswalk Light - Ranchlands Blvd at Ranchlands Elementary School
  • New Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) Crosswalk Light - Sage Meadows Green and Symons Valley Parkway
  • New Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) Crosswalk Light - Hawkstone Drive and Hawkmount Green
  • New Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) Crosswalk Light - Ranchlands Blvd and Ranchero Dr
  • New Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) Crosswalk Light - Kincora Glen Rd and Kincora Glen Green
  • New Traffic Signal - Sherwood Dr & Sherwood Blvd
  • New Traffic Signal - Shaganappi Tr & Nolan Hill Blvd
  • New Traffic Signal - Shaganappi Tr & Sage Valley Blvd
  • New Traffic Signal – Symons Valley Parkway & 14th St
  • New Traffic Signal – Symons Valley Parkway & Evanspark Blvd
  • New Traffic Signal – Symons Valley Parkway & 37th St
  • New Traffic Signal – Symons Valley Parkway & Sarcee Tr
  • New Traffic Signal - Sherwood Gate & Shaganappi Tr
  • New Traffic Signal - Symons Valley Parkway and Nolan Hill Dr/Sherwood Dr
  • New Marked Pedestrian Crossing at Sherwood Gate and Sherwood Blvd.
  • New Marked Pedestrian Crossing - Symons Valley Parkway and Evanston Drive (North leg)
  • New Marked Pedestrian Crossing - Symons Valley Parkway and Evanston Link/Evanston Way