2021 municipal election breakdown: Ward 14

Infrastructure issues from schools to police presence are on the minds of ward 14 residents this election. Tara Overholt has more on what voters are looking for in their city councillor.

CALGARY – Stretching from Anderson Road all the way to the south boundary of Calgary, Ward 14 is home to both older suburban neighbourhoods to new ones along the city limits like Legacy.

“We have a growing community, very young families. There is a big scream for a K-to-9 school,” says Derek Sheahan, the Vice President of the Legacy Community Association.

Sheahan says new communities like Legacy deal with infrastructure issues like a need for schools to poor cell phone coverage to police presence.


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“There’s concerns that came out in several different areas, like speeding, car prowling, pedestrian safety at the traffic circles.”

While some of those concerns are tied to police funding, it is the dollars and cents on a whole that many Ward 14 residents are concerned about.

“Whose paying for this pandemic? It’s probably going to be us, we don’t want to pay. And with the shift of homeowner increased property taxes, it is pretty forefront in people’s minds this election.”

Councillor Peter Demong is one of the few councillors running for re-election. He first took office in 2010.

For more on the municipal election, visit our special coverage page.

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