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City Council Strategic Goal 5

City Council takes a leadership role in the protection and preservation of our natural environment in Lethbridge

 


5.1 - We lead in the efficient use of resources and land 


Today 

Considerations
  • Need for comprehensive community and corporate environmental strategies
  • Desire of some residents to pursue curbside recycling
  • Need to be able to demonstrate costs and benefits of environmental initiatives
  • Willingness of business, industry, and residents to participate in environmental initiatives
And so City Council will:
  1. Investigate options for a corporate environmental management strategy to guide the efficient use of resources by City business units 
  2. Investigate the implementation of curbside recycling 
  3. Implement the ICI waste diversion strategy
  4. Promote a community environmental engagement strategy
  5. Explore options for conventional and alternative energy initiatives that are appropriate in an urban setting
  6. Explore options for resource conservation initiatives to reduce our environmental footprint 
  7. Pursue efficient use of land and resources through comprehensive planning

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5.2 - We conserve and enhance the unique character of the Oldman River Valley through Lethbridge


Today 

  • The City has assembled over 3,750 acres of land within the river valley 
  • The River Valley Area Redevelopment Plan guides development within and adjacent to the valley lands
  • Initial development and acquisition was conducted in the 1980s under the Urban Parks for the Future program
Considerations
  • River valley as a wildlife corridor is both an asset and challenge
  • Limited access to the river valley
  • Increasing amount of invasive species of plants
  • The current river valley Area Redevelopment Plan does not reflect the desire for competing uses in the river valley
And so City Council will:
  1. Participate in the development of a master plan for the river valley lands that balances the preservation of ecodiversity and the desire for residents to enjoy the use of the river valley
  2. Amend the Land Use Bylaw to reflect desired uses as articulated in the River Valley Master Plan 

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