Tweet Bill 28 – Modernizing Regional Governance Act, was introduced in the Alberta Legislature on Monday of this week. That’s first reading. It was debated in the legislature on Wednesday night until the wee hours of Thursday October 31, which coincidentally is Halloween. What does this bill propose and what really does it mean for [...]
BOMA Calgary represents its members through its various advocacy committees, Government Affairs, Public Safety, Tax and Codes and Regulations, on issues ranging from +15 Safety, City of Calgary Plan It Report, Pandemic Preparedness, Land Use Bylaw, Laptop Theft, and Bill 23 (Tax Assessment and Appeal).
Our member committees identify the issues that matter most to the commercial real estate industry and work to affect the industry as it evolves.
BOMA in Alberta (BOMA Calgary and BOMA Edmonton) is taking an industry-leading role in the review of the Municipal Government Act. Members received a letter by mail which outlines the issue and how BOMA is responding. This letter is also posted here. There will be a series of workshops later this month in Red Deer where focus directed to three general divisions: tax and taxation; municipal planning; and, regional planning.
Tweet Despite commentary by The City of Calgary about the reduced number of assessment appeals in recent years and less volatility in the real estate market there is nothing to suggest that the 2013 property assessments are on balance more fair and equitable then in prior years. In the circumstances continued [...]
Tweet There is no denying that it costs a great deal of money to operate a city like Calgary. There is no denying that we must pay taxes, even though we may gripe about it. There is no denying that people in cities like Calgary continuously seem to demand more and more services from the [...]
Tweet Early history lessons about government in Canada are coming back to life as a consequence of looking into charter cities. Alberta will review its Municipal Government Act soon and one of the points of discussion will be charter cities or some special consideration for the two principal cities of Calgary and Edmonton. As point [...]
Tweet A “charter” is a document or a statute that grants specified rights, powers, privileges, or functions from the sovereign power of the state to an individual, corporation, city, or other unit of local organization. The charter cities that currently exist in Canada draw their origins back to early historic arrangements. Typically a charter is [...]
Tweet In the 12 October edition of The Calgary Herald, it is reported that a member of City Council is seeking to block development of private land. The subject site is the Shaw-Nee Golf Course. The private golf course was uneconomic and its owners decided to sell. The new owners seek to develop the land [...]
Tweet 5 October 2011 Business Tax Consolidation BOMA is the representative association of commercial real estate which includes the owners of office, industrial and retail properties in Calgary. These owners are predominantly pension funds. By way of NM2011-20, and subsequent discussions with Aldermen and the administration, we took it on good faith that the underlying [...]
Tweet There are many supporters of the new system of residential waste removal in Calgary. But a good discussion question relates to what has really been accomplished? Waste reduction and recycling are easy concepts to embrace. If you accept the premise that the recycling decision, if not the actual process, commences at the time and [...]
Tweet What follows is a summary of BOMA Calgary’s position on the issue of business tax and various proposals to “harmonize” or “eliminate” business taxes in the City of Calgary. This is a very significant issue and more information will be posted to the BOMA Blog as the matter evolves. At this particular juncture, there [...]
Tweet The July edition of the Calgary Police District One Business News is now available. As well, as a special feature, CPS has provided a Summer B&E Prevention Guide! Check these publications out, brought to you by BOMA Calgary’s Public Safety Committee!