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City Council Highlights - August 28, 2017

Council reaffirms support for Combative Sports Commission stance

Following a presentation by representatives of the Lethbridge Combative Sports Commission, Council members voted to continue supporting the commission's stance opposing the establishment of a single provincial combative sports commission and advocate this position at upcoming meetings of mid-sized city mayors. The commission cited concerns that local events might no longer be feasible under a provincial commission. 

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How Council Voted

Resolution In Favour Opposed
To continue advocating the City of Lethbridge's opposition to the establishment of a provincial combative sports commission at upcoming meetings of mid-sized city mayors.
CARRIED

J. Carlson
B. Hyggen
L. Iwaskiw
J. Mauro
R. Miyashiro
C. Spearman

B. Mearns
Absent: J. Coffman, R. Parker

Council approves funding request to host Mackenzie Tour PGA events

City Council approved a request for $250,000 per year to assist in hosting the Mackenzie Tour PGA Tour Canada in Lethbridge in 2018, 2019 and 2020. Each week-long event is expected to include 156 golfers from around the world and utilize at least three local golf courses. The funding will be allocated from the Municipal Revenue Stabilization Reserve (MRSR) and will be offset by any federal or provincial grants that may be secured for hosting the events.

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How Council Voted

Resolution In Favour Opposed
To approve the request for $250,000 each year to assist in hosting the Mackenzie Tour PGA Tour Canada in Lethbridge in 2018, 2019 and 2020, funded from the MRSR; and further that any federal or provincial grants obtained would offset this amount from the City.
CARRIED

J. Carlson
B. Hyggen
L. Iwaskiw
B. Mearns
R. Miyashiro
C. Spearman

J. Mauro
Absent: J. Coffman, R. Parker

Update on Downtown Parking Meter Replacement project

An update to Council indicated that, due to a longer than expected procurement process, the installation and launch of the Downtown Parking Meter Replacement project will occur in spring 2018 instead of this year. or vestibulum.

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Proposed Transit Master Plan referred for further discussion in early 2018

The proposed Transit Master Plan was referred for further discussion to a Community Issues Committee to be scheduled during the first quarter of 2018. The new master plan was presented to City Council on July 17 and proposes a number of fundamental changes to the city's transit system.

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River Valley Parks Master Plan adopted by City Council

A River Valley Parks Master Plan was adopted by City Council, which provides a long-term strategy for protecting and sustainably managing natural areas in the Oldman River valley while developing nature-based recreational opportunities.

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How Council Voted

Resolution In Favour Opposed
That the River Valley Parks Master Plan be adopted and used as a guiding document.
CARRIED
J. Carlson
B. Hyggen
L. Iwaskiw
B. Mearns
R. Miyashiro
C. Spearman
None
Absent: J. Coffman, J. Mauro, R. Parker