Ward 9′s longtime alderman, Joe Ceci, isn’t running for re-election this year. That means, come October 18, the ward will have a new council rep — and it’ll be one of the folks listed below.
Carra is a self-described “urban design professional” and has been president of the Inglewood Community Association since 2003. He grew up in Calgary and New York City, eventually getting his Masters in Environmental Design from the University of Calgary in 2005. Carra wants to overhaul the way city hall manages Calgary’s growth. “Current rules and regulations make it incredibly difficult for developers to build anything other than fiscally-unsustainable suburban neighborhoods,” he says on his website. “We need to change the rules and regulations so that walkable, human-focused neighborhoods are a viable option again.”
Former cop Steve Chapman almost won Ward 8 in 2004, but then-alderman Madeleine King beat him by 146 votes. He ran again in Ward 8 in 2007 and lost to John Mar. Gunning for Ward 9 this year, Chapman, a past president of the Progressive Group for Independent Business, says Ward 9 needs a “pitbull” to deal with city administration [...]Read More