Chahal's issues for the riding include:
- Affordable Housing
- Creating Healthy and livable communities
- Environmental Responsibility
- Integrity & Accountability
- Transportation & Infrastructure
The Chahal campaign website is located here.
Helene Larocque is coming off her first term as Alderman. Her term has been wrought with internal squabbling in the Ward, and she is widely considered to be at risk of losing the seat, as several community groups have very publicly come out against her in recent months. Typical complains include not returning phone calls from residents, her "abrasive" personality, and her need to "Larocque-ize" everything - with one executive of a community association suggesting that if they installed a new porta-potty, Helene would want to stage a photo-op and ribbon-cutting for it.
Larocque's big issues include:
- C-Train expansion
- Traffic conjestion and subsequent pollution
- Recycling programs
- Environmental concerns
Helene's website can be found here.
Jim Stevenson is a Calgary businessman with 25 years of volunteer experience in the ward. He has a blog on his campaign website (kudos), but hasn't updated it in several days (Pssst! Hey, Jim... there's an election going on, dude...). He is generally considered to be the biggest challenger to the incumbent in this ward.
Stevenson's vision for Ward 3 includes:
- Reliable transportation systems
- Building commerce centres near communities
- New schools for the Ward
- Well-planned neighbourhoods
- Improved recreational opportunities
There will be a debate between candidates for this seat on city council on October 11th - at the Saddleridge Community Hall, 7:00 pm.