Vote SHAOLI WANG For Mayor
October 18 2021

What I Will Do

  1. Roll back Mayor's pay by 20% from 2019 level.

    Between 2003 and 2019, Mayor's pay increased by 83%, 51% higher than inflation, that means 27.9% of Mayor’s pay goes above inflation.

  2. Cut municipal residential property tax 15% by 2023, 23.5% by 2025 from 2019 level;
    Cut municipal non-residential property tax 20% by 2023, 26% by 2025 from 2019 level.

    Between 2003 and 2019, municipal per capita residential property tax increased 129%, 97% higher than inflation; municipal per business property tax increased 103%, 71% higher than inflation.

    By 2023, 15% cut of municipal per capita residential property tax means $128 million, 20% cut of municipal per business property tax means $194 million, a total of $322 million.

    By 2025, 23.5% cut of municipal per capita residential property tax means $201 million, 26% cut of municipal per business property tax means $253 million, a total of $454 million.

  3. Secure frontline service, freeze hiring, cut pay and expense, shed off overstaffing.

    Between 2003 and 2019, City's staffing increased 47%, 8% higher than population growth; average salary increased 64%, 32% higher than inflation, that is 23.9% or $473 million of the salary goes above inflation.

    Between 2003 and 2019, City's per capita expenses increased 52%, 20% higher than inflation, that is 13.2% or $517 million above inflation. 91.5% of those goes to the above inflation salary.

    By 2023, the municipal property tax cut will be $322 million, that is 62.2% of the over inflation expenses in 2019.

    By 2025, the municipal property tax cut will be $454 million, that is 87.8% of the over inflation expenses in 2019.

  4. Halt the Green Line, Arena and Calgary Municipal Land Corporation's expanding and renovation projects.
    • Green Line

    (1) No one needs to claim Pro-LRT because no one can be Anti-LRT

    (2) Green Line 1st stage false allegations

    i) 65k Ridership? 15k

    ii) 30k tons of GGE saved? Not from other than buses

    iii) $5.5b cost? $7.65b

    iv) Total cost? $13b

    v) Connect to airport? Never

    vi) 20,000 jobs? 70% to Europe for tunnel

    • Arena

    (1) There's no room for any fair deal of the Arena. The regressive nature of Property Tax deemed a bail out by the City contrary to the principle of fairness of our system.

    (2) Should the law leave room, I will abolish this Arena Deal and the likes

  5. Lower crime rate, restore Police Pride. Hold up 10% CPS budget and bind it with crime rate reversely, push for community policing.

    Did we underfund our police?

    2019 vs. 2003

    Inflation 32%

    Per Capita policing cost ↗ 87%

    The Result:

    Police Fund ↗↔Crime Rate ↗

    Complaint against Police ↗

    Police brutality lawsuits ↗

    Police pride ↘

    Here is my plan→ Video

  6. Initiate a "seniors property tax credit" of $20,000 property value from 2022.
  7. Take full liability to fix the Crescent Height lead pipe within a year.
  8. Initiate a 12-community-based binding plebiscite for destiny of the 14th street BRT.
  9. Drop transit pass/transit parking fee by 20%.
  10. Timely snow shoveling, weekly garbage collecting.
  11. Reverse BTC, fully unload tax burden from the downtown core, bring local small businesses and jobs back.
  12. Add washrooms to LRT stations.
  13. Halt tax sale for 2022 and 2023, work with families to survive this crisis.
  14. Bring 3,000 homeless citizens back home.
  15. Personal Rules
    • Rule No.1, Be honest

    • Rule No.2, No political affiliations

    • Rule No.3, 10% annual salary self-punishment upon positions if defeated by plebiscite

    • Rule No.4, Follow moral standards: be honest, keep promises, take responsibility for actions, be tolerant of differences, stay humble, no ego