Calgary Coun. Gian-Carlo Carra formally launched his re-election marketing campaign for Ward 9 on Sunday.
Carra stated he was planning to step away after three phrases, however the pandemic modified his thoughts.
“We may go in one in all two instructions, and we want veteran energy on the roster,” he stated.
“I promised my spouse I used to be going to depart this loopy job, and I used to be elected in an age of politics and full sentences. Now we’re all enduring an age of the politics of anger, worry and division. As comforting as it will be to step away, I can’t step away proper now. What I hope is that we get by way of this, again into an age of democracy and dialogue and mutual respect and hope for the long run.”
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After 11 years, Carra stated he nonetheless has issues to work on, like flood mitigation, the Inexperienced Line LRT and an emergency response system that’s delicate to psychological well being points.
“It’s fabulous to get new concepts, contemporary blood, contemporary views on our metropolis council, nevertheless it’s additionally necessary to have that continuity. That is going to be probably the most necessary elections, I believe, in Calgary’s historical past,” he stated.
“I’m dedicated to the concepts of an equitable and simply metropolis, a metropolis dedicated to local weather motion and long-term sustainability, and likewise a metropolis that doubles down on democracy and dialogue.”
There are at present eight candidates vying for the council seat in Ward 9.
The final election is on Oct. 18.
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