Dave Bronconnier, former Mayor of Calgary

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How good is Mayor Dave Bronconnier?
Mayor of Calgary, Canada

City Mayors invites its readers to assess the performance in office of Dave Bronconnier, Mayor of Calgary. Please rate his overall performance by awarding him marks out of ten. '1' signifies an extremely poor performance, while '10' would rate his performance as outstanding. Please also provide details of what in your opinion are the mayor’s best and worst decisions.

Update October 2010: In election held on 18 October, Naheed Nenshi has been elected mayor of Calgary. Dave Bronconnier did not contest.

Over time, Mayor Monitor will provide a valuable track record of the mayor's successes and failures as well as his popularity among residents and a wider public. The results will be published on the City Mayors website and updated regularly.

Please assess Mayor Bronconnier not more than once a month. In order to eliminate multiple submissions and/or fraudulent as well as organised rating by political friends and foes of the mayor, all submissions are processed manually and, if deemed questionable, cross-checked. Thank you for participating.

Performance index:
March 2010: 7.82 points out of 10
January 2010: 7.85 points out of 10

Thumbs up:
• David J (Calgary): Initiating spending on transportation infrastructure
• Jonathan (Calgary): Boy, that is a tough one. With an unprecedented boom, best business practices were and are not applied.
A weak press and back room political manoeuvres blur the truth to spin without analyzing factually the true cost of said projects.
About the only thing I can say is he fights for a better funding model. That said, the tact taken is not well nor worldly in it's execution.
• Brenda M (Calgary): Securing a new funding formula for municipal governments. Stable dependable funding allowing much needed infrastructure development.
• Jo (Calgary): Mayor Bronconnier took over this position and has made remarkable strides to improve our city. Born and raised here, I apprciate the vast improvements that hae been made not only does it benefit us now it will also benefit us in the future. Mayor Bronconnier looks to the future not just the present. His building initiatives for Green Building, road widenin and improvements and LRT are things that were badly need years before Bronconnier became mayor. I can not think of any bad decision he has made and Calgary is lucky to have someone with his forsight and expertise in not only finance but dealing with governments at all levels.

Thumbs down:
• David J (Calgary): Poor planning of interchanges, treating citizens as revenue sources
• Jonathan (Calgary): - Beholden to the development industry. Denying urban sprawl. Wild-west campaign financing rules still in place.
- Refusing to sign a document stating he will donate his excess campaign contributions to charity, but "says" he will...when his political career is over.
- Accepting donations from a church, which bought city property at 1/10 market value- which was then subdivided for condo's. (First subdivide made a $2.1 million profit for the church with more to come) Then stating that he stands behind his contributions.
- A clampdown of available information. The Calgary Herald had to apply to the provincial government under the Freedom of Information Act to review dry cleaning bills submitted by council members.
- Spending $3.7 million on a "Clean To The Core" program that equaled $1,850 an HOUR to sweep litter and remove graffiti. An hour!
- Allowing developments to not be properly inspected due to a shortage of manpower with devastating "assessments" for homeowners after their warranty expires.
- Grand statements about "Accountability" and smart use of our money contradicts his action.
- Redrawing a CLR (Community Resource Levy) or a TIFF boundary without explanation.
- After 8 years in office making snow removal a priority because he was 1 1/2 hours late to a meeting because of the snow.
- Making inappropriate announcements during the 2007 election about the West LRT expansion without being brought before council and then foisting it upon council as soon as they got elected. Personally terminating the city CEO who 1 year earlier received a 10/10 performance review!  Then in a spirit of "openness" had the documents sealed. At a cost of $1? $2 million?
- Resisting an "Open Source" policy to let the citizens review what goes on. Why?
- Expending $500,000 for a World Expo Bid to compete against Edmonton, then dropping it AND sealing those "Top Secret" consultants reports.
Ahh, I could go on but I will stop for now. Please feel free to contact me for cross checking of facts required. Thank you for your time!!

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