No Calgary councilor calls for home security systems
While there’s been a lot of talk surrounding Calgary’s councilor security systems, there hasn’t been much action so far.
In mid-January, city council approved reimbursement of up to $8,000 for equipment and professional installation of home security systems for council members. Advisors also qualified for up to $100 per month for monitoring.
It was to be funded by business costs.
According to advisors’ expenses in the first quarter, there were no claims for the security system. According to the city, company security provided two threat risk assessments to council members. These are the assessments of potential security needs for their residence and situation.
They did not reveal who the advisers were.
“An assessment does not indicate the number of councilors who actually install and claim home security systems because the city does not provide home security systems to the council,” the city said in an emailed statement.
“Information regarding costs and arrangements for home security systems would be held by advisers who act as an expense, until claimed, in which case it becomes public information through the Advisors Office. “
Two public incidents involving Mayor Jyoti Gondek and Councilman. Gian-Carlo Carra preceded Calgary City Council’s decision.
Covid-19 freedom protesters gathered outside their two homes.
Recently, according to a story from CTV Calgarya fake horse’s head was left in front of Mayor Gondek’s house.
Surprised, not surprised: Coun. Dan McLean
Ward 13 County. Dan McLean objected to the spending in January. At the time, he said it should be something councilors had to pay for themselves.
On the one hand, the lack of security activity surprised him.
“I’m a bit surprised because a lot of advisers, a few, have made the need clear. And again, my position has always been that it should come out of your own pocket,” McLean told LiveWire Calgary.
But, again, perhaps McLean wasn’t so surprised — especially given how some Calgarians have spoken about the expense.
“I’m not aware of any of these (security) numbers, but it doesn’t surprise me. I think the backlash has been pretty huge,” he said.
“So maybe that’s the lesson learned. Don’t bring some of these nonsensical notices of motion to council. So in this case, first he was brought there, and then there was the outrage, saying “what the hell are you doing.