Thursday, April 22, 2010
It's Official! Ric McIver is Running for Mayor of Calgary in 2010
I was at Ric's Block Party event last night and I must say it was quite impressive. The media confirmed the event had over 900 people attend and from a quick scan of the room, it was a very diverse cross section of Calgary. At a $150 a ticket, these events usually draw the business suit/tie crowd so I was amazed that there were people of all ages and backgrounds attending. It is likely a testament to Ric's popularity in this City.
Ric gave an passionate speech about his vision for Calgary's future, which I think was key. He answered Bronco's criticism of his "Dr.No" moniker and made repeat mention that he wants this city to be a Calgary for Everyone. He also called for the inclusion of a written hansard in the City Hall meetings so there is a written record for all see, which I think is a great idea!
Ric also talked about his C A T methodology and that he will be using this test on all spending decisions going forward. The C A T test is as follows:
C- Cost Control
T - Transparency
Once again, I was amazed by the level of support that Ric has. The fact that Ric can draw close to 1000 people will likely shake some reality into some of the other pretenders that want to come out of the woodwork and run for the mayors job.
It's going to be a fun summer and fall!