Do you support the city’s downtown revitalization strategy? Where should funding and programs be focused?
Yes, I support the revitalization of the cities core. A downtown police station, assistance for small businesses to excel, less expensive parking and increasing foot traffic rather than car traffic. Supporting the arts, helping them recover after COVID and thrive. More outdoor public events and festivals.
What innovative project or job creation measure can you propose to aid Calgary’s post-COVID economic recovery?
Innovation can only be sparked by people’s ability to freely access all that our city has to offer. Freedom of movement and choice. Small businesses need more avenues to be able to promote themselves on a larger scale. They are the backbone of our province and city. Tax breaks, offering free advertising and having more job fairs.
What should city council do to keep young adults from leaving Calgary?
Give small businesses every opportunity to be successful.
* All candidate Q&As have been edited for clarity and brevity.
*Original article online at https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/stephen-dabbagh-ward-14-calgary-council-candidate-questionnaire