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City Council Highlights - March 27, 2017

Lethbridge Transit to work with U of L  and students union to develop UPASS

In response to a recent request by a University of Lethbridge student for relief in student pricing for Lethbridge Transit passes, City Council directed administration to work with the U of L administration and students union to develop and implement a UPASS system. In a presentation by Transit Manager Conrad Westerson, Council was told a UPASS could be created at a rate of $77 per semester for for all students with an opt-out provision for students who meet certain criteria. UPASS programs are used by seven other post-secondary institutions in Alberta.

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How Council Voted

Resolution In Favour Opposed
That City administration work with the University of Lethbridge administration and Students Union to develop and implement a UPASS system.
CARRIED

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

J. Coffman
J. Mauro

Absent: None

Dates, locations and hours set for 2017 municipal election

Municipal election day will be Oct. 16, 2017, and City Council approved the locations and hours for voting stations as well as dates and hours for advance voting, based on recommendations from the Returning Officer overseeing the local election. For the first time, there will be advance voting stations on the University of Lethbridge and Lethbridge College campuses as well as a mobile advance station using a Lethbridge Transit bus.

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Council ratifies new collective agreements with police associations

New two-year collective agreements with the Lethbridge Police Association and the Senior Officers Association were ratified by City Council. The agreements provide wage increases of 2.5 per cent, retroactive to Jan. 1, 2016, and two per cent, effective Jan. 1, 2017, for the 164 Lethbridge Police Service officers in the police association as well as the three inspectors who comprise the Senior Officers Association. The agreements were ratified by members of both associations.

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How Council Voted

Resolution In Favour Opposed

To ratify the new two-year agreements between the City of Lethbridge and the Lethbridge Police Association as well as the Senior Officers Association, including the following terms:

  • Effective Jan. 1, 2016, 2.5% wage increase
  • Effective Jan. 1, 2017, 2% wage increase

CARRIED 

J. Carlson
J. Coffman
B. Hyggen
L. Iwaskiw
J. Mauro
B. Mearns
R. Miyashiro
R. Parker
C. Spearman
None
Absent: None