Calgary’s mayor announces resignation as election draws closer
The Calgary Mayor’s Office announced Wednesday it is asking for public submissions on how to proceed with the resignation of Coun.
Gord Steeves after he announced his resignation.
Steeves, who was re-elected Tuesday, is seeking re-election in November.
He’s also seeking to be re-nominated to serve as the city’s next mayor.
Calgary is a regional municipality, and Steeve was a member of the provincial government.
The province has been working to decide how to deal with the fallout from the Calgary Flames’ collapse.
Calgary’s auditor general said last week it was “highly likely” that the Flames will be sold.
At least a dozen other city councillors have been named as potential candidates.
The announcement comes as a Calgary man is being charged in connection with a fire that damaged a building on the corner of East Eighth Street and West Main Street on Feb. 17.
Police say two men were found dead inside the burning building.
A third man was arrested and charged.
Police also said a man was also arrested and arrested for an unrelated case in connection to the fire.