ABOUT THE PROJECT
The results are in! You spoke, we listened. As a result of engagement with your community, you helped us build a vision for Spruce Cliff:
Spruce Cliff values being a safe, beautiful, active and accessible neighbourhood.
Initiatives have been developed from ideas that we heard from community participants and the City staff they worked with. These ideas were developed to fit with the neighbourhood vision created by you and your neighbours. Some of those ideas are already getting started and are shown on the Initiatives in Progress list below.
Now, we want your help to prioritize the remaining 11 initiatives in the Provide your Input section below.
The City created This is my neighbourhood to fully engage with community residents to create clear, compelling community visions that will help guide the delivery of City programs, services and small-scale infrastructure improvements within participating neighbourhoods. This is my neighbourhood gives residents a voice and encourages them to take an active role in shaping the future of their neighbourhood.
This is my neighbourhood began in 2015 with a group of 14 inaugural communities. As part of the This is my neighbourhood program, The City partnered with the first group of neighbourhoods to deliver more than 100 programs, services and small-scale improvement projects that residents requested. Overall, This is my neighbourhood will take place in 28 neighbourhoods over four years from 2015 to 2018.
INITIATIVES IN PROGRESS
Below is a list of projects that residents mentioned to us, some are currently underway and fit within your neighbourhood vision some are not possible for The City to do as part of this program and we want to tell you why.
Indoor evening programming - In a collaboration with Bow Cliff Seniors and Spruce Cliff Community Association the City is helping them generate an indoor evening gathering space with programming for adults (e.g. meditation, walking, stretching, Hatha yoga, painting, Tai Chi).
Supporting affordable access to programs - The City is connecting with Bow Cliff Seniors, Spruce Cliff Community Association and Calgary Lawn Bowling Club to explore a Fee Assistance program partnership.
We also heard the following were identified as a priority for your neighbourhood, however these are out of scope for This is my neighbourhood:
Additonal snow shoveling along Spruce Dr. - Calgary Parks clears the west sidewalk between 8th Ave SW & Hemlock Cres. The City of Calgary Pathway snow clearing webpage is great resource for information about snow clearing of Pathways. http://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Parks/Pages/Pathways/Sn...
The detailed snow and ice control maps indicate the pathways, sidewalks and overpasses that are cleared by specific City departments. Calgary Parks Infrastructure team clears the sidewalk along Spruce Drive at the Wildflower Centre and is done within 72 hours of when the snow stops.
Lighting at the sport court was also identified as a priority for your neighbourhood, however this is a high cost initiative and is out of scope for This is my neighbourhood.
PROVIDE YOUR INPUT
Please rank the following projects by impact to community so we can help make your neighbourhood become an even better place to live, work and play. Based on the neighbourhood vision for Spruce Cliff, the following initiatives are possible for The City to support as part of the This is my neighbourhood program.
Vision StatementFrom July 28 to August 8 we asked for your preference on the vision statements. See below for results.
Thanks to everyone who provided input into the neighbourhood vision words. All the ideas you provided can be found in the What We Heard Report.
Pick the vision statement you think is best for Spruce Cliff.
The survey has concluded.
Residents can give their input until early December and then we'll put the results into a report and share it here by early January. The initiatives will begin implementation in 2018.
Then stay tuned - we will need help from the community to make some of these initiatives happen.
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