This is an independent proposal 2 all #OccupyCalgary participants.
Attn: No commitments have been made.
This is a proposal that has been researched and discussed, NO commitments have been made.
Via a conversation with a representative of Calgary City Police and a representative of the City of Calgary, we have a SUGGESTION on how the Occupy Calgary event can unfold in a respectful, responsible & safe manner.
#OccupyCalgary would have a base at Centenary Park on @St. Patrick's Island. Movement into the downtown core would be along the RiverWalk system, with final entrance to the core from Eau Claire Market along Barklay Mall (3rd ST). This would provide for minimal disruption and allow us to access Stephen Ave, including Banker's Hall & Olympic Plaza, if in fact we choose to do so.
Tenatively, the base camp would be established for aprox 2 weeks at Centenary Park, with portable toilets, water and clearly designated camping spots. There would be an area for daily assemblies and group gatherings. After 2 weeks, we would review with The City of Calgary & Calgary Police Service.
The CPS has indicated that they would like to work together. We have been invited to a meeting tomorrow @ 9am at CPS HQ to discuss the details of #OccupyCalgary and how we can HOST our event so that Public Safety is achieved.
Again, NO commitments have been made.
My humble suggestion to the General Assembly is we meet with the CPS/City of Calgary and finalize the above option.