As you may have heard in the news in the last few weeks, Calgary’s West LRT came up short for funding because someone at city hall forgot to factor in more than $8 million for the mandatory public art component of the project.
Nothing new, sadly. As you can see above, previous budget errors means the south end of the Peace Bridge remains free of landscaping, until the city can scrape up some money to take care of it.
This lack of foresight it shameful. We should be able to do better.