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Ward 4 Councillor Sean Chu releases statement on his Green Line LRT vote

Last Updated Jun 12, 2020 at 3:50 pm MDT

(PHOTO: Tom Ross, 660 NEWS)
Summary

Councillor Sean Chu is making his support for the Green Line LRT public in a statement.

Council is set to vote if it will go ahead or not on Monday.

CALGARY (660NEWS) – As a debate looms on Monday concerning the fate of the Green Line LRT, one councillor and noted financial hawk will vote ‘yes.’

Ward 4 councillor Sean Chu released a statement Friday on where he stands on the issue, saying that building the line will be crucial to helping his constituents in north Calgary.

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“Inner city communities along Centre Street with the Green Line would attract¬†more investment in development, and give more opportunities for businesses to set up. It also would restructure transit routes, and lead Calgary in a path forward where the downtown core is not the focus,” Chu’s statement said.

While he laments some of the rising costs, he says it is important to get the first stage of the line to 16th avenue so it can be built further north at a later date.

Moving ahead, Chu writes that he wants to start working on phase two so the line can go as far north as possible and reach planned communities, adding he will only accept the BRT transit as a temporary solution.

Council is set to vote on the Green Line LRT’s future on Monday.