2021 Municipal Election breakdown: Ward 7

CALGARY – From the East Village to Montgomery, Calgary’s Ward 7 is home to a variety of neighbourhoods that range from downtown living to infill neighbourhoods and into the suburbs.

For the first time in decades, Councillor Druh Farrell’s name will not be on the ballot.

Political scientist Lori Williams says residents will have to do some homework this election, adding, “without her in the race this time, I think people will be looking further afield.”

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Farrell was first elected back in 2001 and has been an advocate for curbing urban sprawl.

Francisco Alaniz Uribe, an urban planner from the University of Calgary’s School of Architecture, says sprawl is a major concern for all Calgarians, especially those in the inner city.

“If we continue to grow in this pattern of 90 per cent growth in suburban areas, we will have to cut the level of service from the maintenance of roads to the cleaning of snow.“

Since this ward has the highest percentage of residents who walk, cycle, or take transit to work, the future of Green Line LRT is important. The current alignment will bring service to several communities in Ward 7.

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