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City Council Strategic Goal 4

City Council fosters a safe, healthy and vibrant community through inclusive policies, recreational and cultural opportunities and collaboration

 


4.1 - Foster an environment of inclusivity and provide a welcoming community for all residents and visitors


Today 

Considerations 
  • Acceptance of the cultural and racial diversity that continues to develop 
  • Challenges of access, both physical and financial, prevent full participation in the community 
And so City Council will:
  1. Foster a culture of inclusivity and respect that sets an example for the corporation and the community
  2. Increase accessibility to community events by addressing barriers 
  3. Lead in the development of policies that counter all forms of discrimination to achieve greater social inclusion 
  4. Be mindful of inclusion and diversity issues in our community when making decisions, and participate in professional development that increases awareness 

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4.2 - Enrich the city as an exciting and active place to live, visit and do business


Today
 

  • Lethbridge has a culture of dedicated volunteerism supported by a municipal government that recognizes the importance of these activities to the sense of belonging within the community 
  • Lethbridge is a city of festivals and inclusive public events 
  • Working with the community, the City has created a diversity of recreation, cultural and parks venues
  • We engage with business and industry partners to better understand their challenges and successes
Considerations
  • Desire for increased spaces and opportunities for activities that can be less structured and more spontaneous than is currently offered
  • Perception that there is a limited diversity of leisure activities for families
  • Facilities in the community, although good, are dated and have limited diversity in their offerings
  • Business community’s sensitivity to taxation, fees and processes
  • Competition with other communities to attract new business investment
And so City Council will:
  1. Develop strategies to increase opportunities for less structured active recreation in all seasons 
  2. Encourage the ongoing efforts of community organizations in the delivery of festivals and events
    • Review current policies that assist and support events
    • Make maximum use of public spaces to accommodate festivals
    • Encourage the continuing expansion of events, festivals and venues
  3. Explore opportunities to update current leisure facilities and ensure future facilities have diverse offerings
  4. Consider ways to streamline city processes and make them more business-friendly
  5. Increase our engagement and consultation with the business community
  6. Actively encourage a cooperative approach in the community for tourism initiatives
  7. Lead the development of a tourism strategy 

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