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Old 03-11-2014, 10:46 PM   #41
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Note that Chu's tweet from Saturday, saying essentially the same thing as today's deleted tweet is still there.

Referring to the city's transportation engineer, he says "I want what she's having."

How can a guy who openly mocks the city's own engineers be an effective councillor?
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Old 03-11-2014, 11:10 PM   #42
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His Twitter is unreadable with him retweeting everyone that blows sunshine up his ass.
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Old 03-11-2014, 11:22 PM   #43
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But, but . . . Democracy! And stopping the gravy train!! And balancing our socialist/leftist/communist mayor!!
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Old 03-12-2014, 06:58 AM   #44
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His Twitter is unreadable with him retweeting everyone that blows sunshine up his ass.
Not too mention that the overwhelming majority of those are the typical anonymous twitter accounts. With incredibly low follower counts and usually some pretty sketchy tweets themselves.

Not implying that a twitter user with low follower counts somehow doesn't get a voice at the table that is listened too. But when that is the overall trend of who you choose to retweet it really reeks of that "Sun commentator" fringe element.

Then in other instances when Chu has made outright false statements about biking in European cities he has had rebuttals sent directly to him from folks that head up biking groups in places like Copenhagen. He is literally getting attention and then smackdown from Europe over some of his statements.
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Now if only council would get as outraged over sexual assaults as it does verbal.
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Old 03-12-2014, 12:36 PM   #46
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The Sun's comment section on this are amazing, calling for Chu to run for mayor. Then it suddenly becomes a debate about whether "nazi" is a racist term.

http://www.calgarysun.com/2014/03/11...-cycling-count
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The Sun's comment section on this are amazing, calling for Chu to run for mayor. Then it suddenly becomes a debate about whether "nazi" is a racist term.
Anne Frankly I did nazi that coming.

I'll see myself out.
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Old 03-13-2014, 07:24 AM   #48
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From twitter yesterday:

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Old 03-13-2014, 07:57 AM   #49
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I just find it so hard to believe that the Mayor was hearing large support for "we need more bike lanes" when he was campaigning in Varsity, McKenzie Town, woodbine, valley ridge etc.

I'm not surprised there is a counsel member who vigorously opposes it, the amount of money, and the rapid pace the debate seems to be taking.
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I just find it so hard to believe that the Mayor was hearing large support for "we need more bike lanes" when he was campaigning in Varsity, McKenzie Town, woodbine, valley ridge etc.

I'm not surprised there is a counsel member who vigorously opposes it, the amount of money, and the rapid pace the debate seems to be taking.
Just how much is the cycle track network being budgeted at? Methinks we have an even lesser version of the Peace bridge budget controversy brewing.
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I'd love to see a break down of Chu's retweets. 95% of them praising him, would that be a low number?
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Does someone want to remake this video with Sean Chu?

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Trying to prevent this?

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Just how much is the cycle track network being budgeted at? Methinks we have an even lesser version of the Peace bridge budget controversy brewing.
My math may be a bit off, but I believe the cycle network comes in at 0.0044 SW Ring Roads (or 0.9 Peace Bridges, 28 Blue Rings ).
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Yeah, if anyone is against the cycle track, trotting out the old "too much money" argument is probably the worst thing you can do. It's basically the equivalent of building some sidewalks, and buying some planters and paint. If your a fiscal hawk, this is probably one of the cheapest ways to add to the transportation network.
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Yeah, if anyone is against the cycle track, trotting out the old "too much money" argument is probably the worst thing you can do. It's basically the equivalent of building some sidewalks, and buying some planters and paint. If your a fiscal hawk, this is probably one of the cheapest ways to add to the transportation network.
To be fair, you should include the cost of building the roadway in the first place and/or the cost of building a new road to replace the ones taken away.

If they aren't entirely new bike paths (and from what I gather they are not) it's a bit of a zero sum game.
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I thought that this could be added to this thread to continue to keep track of his words and actions:

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Councillor Druh Farrell said, she witnessed “wild parties” in a previous term.

“There have been and I’ve been on councillor for a few terms,” she said. “And there is no mechanism to complain. So when I have complained in the past, I’ve been punished. My wrist has been slapped.”

An angry Sean Chu shot back, saying he doesn’t drink and wondered why the accusation weren’t brought up before.

“You didn’t bring the issue up for how many years? How many years have you been on council? You could’ve,” he said.

Mayor Naheed Nenshi warned him against getting personal.

“Well, your worship, I’m sorry, but she started picking on me first,” Chu argued.
This isn't unexpected behaviour from municipal politics as we often see characters running cities (Rob Ford??). Chu's behaviour is somewhat surprising at times. Here is a bio on Chu found online.

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Sean Chu arrived to Calgary from Taiwan after 3 years of military service in 1985 speaking not a word of English, and within 7 years he was a sworn officer with the Calgary Police Service. From that point on Sean has worked with the Calgary Police Service as on Officer for over 19 years. Sean took an even more extensive role in contributing to his community by working with many boards and volunteer associations in an effort to be a bridge-builder for the many groups that make Calgary such a diverse neighborhood. The two most important areas that Sean has focused on in his community work is helping new immigrants feel welcome in their new community, while focusing on issues that affect seniors. All while raising two young daughters Jasmine & Sienna.

Here is a brief snapshot of some of his community work:

Member of the Premier's Calgary Advisory Committee.
Member of the Sien Lok Society.
Advisor to the Calgary Chinese Merchant Association.
Volunteer Board member of local PC Constituency Associations.
Homecare support for a person with a disability.
Recipient of Alberta Centennial Medal for outstanding community service.
2 terms as director of Federation of Calgary Communities.
3 terms as director of Foundations for the Future Charter Academy.
Volunteer regularly at his daughters' school.
Recipient of Calgary Police Service Distinguished Service Award.
Volunteers regularly for the Nose Creek Sports and Rec Association (Cardel Place), Sandstone MacEwan Community Association and the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta Calgary Chapter.
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Old 01-20-2015, 06:19 PM   #58
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A better article on the matter:

http://calgaryherald.com/news/local-...alcohol-policy
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Old 01-20-2015, 06:57 PM   #59
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Isn't Chu a first term Councillor?
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Old 01-20-2015, 07:39 PM   #60
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Isn't Chu a first term Councillor?
Ideally he's a last term Councillor as well.
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