In 2011 the Mayor of Calgary initiated the Cut Red Tape program to address non-essential procedures, forms, licences, and regulations that added to the cost of dealing with The City of Calgary. Many of these issues affected our business members so when the opportunity to participate in this initiative arose, Kensington got involved!
When the Business Advisory Group was created to allow business representatives to engage with the City and bring understanding to the challenges businesses face when dealing with The City, Kensington’s Executive Director was at the table. This group was instrumental in the success of the Cut Red Tape program.
Through the engagement process we advocated for improvements to development permit and change of use applications, business licencing requirements and process changes and patio applications were simplified and better defined.