Economy, collection & spending of city revenue
Mizanur advocates for supporting Calgary’s taxis by changing City Hall’s approach towards Uber.
“If you pay 1 dollar, 50 cents, it goes to Uber’s pocket. Calgarian’s money is not staying in Calgary. That has to change. If I am elected, I will bring back Calgary Taxi jobs by changing the Uber model. and keep our hard-earned money in Calgary.”
Mizanur supports construction of the Green Line.
Mizanur supports construction of the new arena.
Mizanur vows to reduce property taxes while keeping all services that Calgarians have come to enjoy.
Mizanur advocates for introducing a “Council Tax”, where every household will pay its Council Tax regardless of property ownership, and where City Hall will categorize affordable council tax-bands according to family incomes.
Stance on trending social issues & public policy
Mizanur believes that racism permeates City Council, the Calgary Police Service and other Calgary Organizations, and vows, if elected, to eliminate this racism.
“New faces are needed on City Councils that represent the diversity of the population. Society is undergoing a silent change. When the local government fails to adapt or recognize these changes, this can negatively affect the government.”
Mizanur vows to maintain the Calgary police budget.
“I will not defund the police. Safety and security are of the utmost importance. Any move to defund the police would be for political motivation.”
Plan to address climate, energy & resources
Governance philosophy & guiding principles
Mizanur vows to donate 80% of his salary to charity.
“I am not running for Mayor to make money. I want to serve the City of Calgary.”
Mizanur wants to enact measures to increase transparency at City Hall, such as live-streaming City Council meetings and requiring each Council motion to have 50% public approval.
Mizanur advocates for limiting Council terms to 2 years and for limiting Mayoral and Council terms to a maximum of 2.
Mizanur vows to reduce the number of City Councillors from 14 to 8.
Mizanur Rahman was born as the youngest family member out of 6 siblings In Bangladesh. He is passionate about political matters ever since his days in Bangladesh. He has lived in many countries and experienced the political perspective of each respectively. This required him to be proficient in Bengali, English, French, Italian, Hindi, Urdu, etc. Mr. Rahman arrived in Canada in 1988 after graduating from the University of Dhaka and worked in many professions and a cab driver. Being a chatty cab driver has helped him to understand the people of all walks of life. Back in 2014, he was represented as the “Music Studio Cab Driver” who entertained his guests with fascinating conversations and musical performances.
In 2015, Mizanur Rahman was the first runner-up Candidate in the NDP political party for Calgary West. He is a working member of the board of directors in the Currie constituency in the United Conservative Party. He is a family man with two children, his daughter graduated from Calgary University, and his son is in his last semester at University. With knowledge of many political aspects and understanding and working with the people, he will strive to work for the people instead of against it as being your mayor. Enthusiastic about his wife and two children, he is credited with being elected Mayor today.