8: School’s out for summer
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City council’s final meeting before their summer break felt like it would simply never end. Thankfully, after three long days, it finally did. “Ladies and gentleman, school is out for the summer,” said Mayor Naheed Nenshi around 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday August 2, at the conclusion of a meeting that literally started the month before. On this episode, hosts Trevor Howell and Annalise Klingbeil discuss that three-day meeting, look back at the big issues that have plagued elected officials in recent months, and look forward at what’s to come as election season heats up ahead of the Oct. 16 municipal vote. Tune in for their take on issues like the Green Line LRT, an Olympic bid, a new arena and, the oh-so-Calgary controversy that is secondary suites. It’s not all city hall talk, though. This episode also contains a sad farewell and exit interview with one-third of the Confluence. As always, Kerianne Sproule makes us sound great. And, your feedback, advice, ideas, shares and iTunes reviews are appreciated.