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City Council Highlights

​​Welcome to City Council Highlights, a concise digest of newsworthy decisions and issues from City Council meetings. CLICK ON A DATE TO VIEW HIGHLIGHTS. 


Most Recent Council Meeting


November 13, 2018

  • Council votes to consult public on urban hen question

 

Previous City Council Meetings

 

October 29, 2018

  • Transit seeking grants that would fund purchase of seven electric buses
  • Historic designation approved for downtown Bentley Block
  • Civic Common Master Plan presented to City Council
  • Council supports adoption of Lethbridge Play Charter
  • Community consultations continue for Municipal Housing Strategy​
  • Two downtown blocks to be temporaily renamed Veterans' Avenue during Remembrance Week Nov. 5-11
  • Council ratifies 4-year agreement with fire/EMS and emergency dispatch employees
  • In response to request, administration to explore feasibility of a pilot project for backyard hens in the city
  • Admin to mitigation options following New West Theatre request for waiver of theatre rental fee due to Yates renovations
  • $2M added to water treatment plant project budget after tenders come in over budget amid tariff uncertainty
  • Yates renewal project receives additional $560K to cover unexpected costs
  • Public art commissioned for downtown site
  • Positive mid-year financial forecast
  • Update re: community response to drug crisis
  • Council backs Lethbridge bid to host 2020 Memorial Cup
  • Council seeks community collaboration for solutions, action to address drug crisis issues
  • Council briefed on new, program-based approach to upcoming Operating Budget
  • Proposed resolution to direct ARCHES to end clean need distribution is defeated by 5-4 vote
July 19, 2018 - Special Joint Meeting of City & County Councils
  • City of Lethbridge assumes ownership of the Lethbridge Airport
 
July 16, 2018 - Special Meeting of City Council
  • City Council welcomes Bramwell (Bram) Strain as new city manager
July 9, 2018
  • Council approves adding $2.9 million to capital budget for Transit Terminal construction project

June 25, 2018

  • 2018 census shows Lethbridge population inching closer to 100,000
  • Bylaw change sets out where retail cannabis stores can be located
  • Initial cost-neutral Transit routing strategy changes approved
  • Reconciliation advisory committee receives initial funding
  • Council advocates for introduction of Extended Producer Responsibility in Alberta
June 11, 2018
  • Community meeting to be held to explore ways to reduce needle debris associated with drug crisis
  • Non-profit groups awarded grants for community projects
  • Advisory committee to champion Reconciliation Implementation Plan
  • Governance review, improved transit, housing strategy, airport revitalization highlight Council's goals this term
  • Task force to develop municipal housing strategy
  • Provincial funding allocated to enhance Clean Sweep & Mobile Outreach services
  • Proposed text amendment to Land Use Bylaw introduced regarding retail cannabis stores
  • Planning Begins for Future of Lethbridge Airport
  • Road Maintenance Tax Change
  • Council approves request for $160K toward hosting 2020 Canada Wide Science Fair
  • Council considers community meeting on local implications of cannabis legalization
April 3, 2018
  • Funding approved for ARCHES to continue needle pickup hotline service through end of 2018
  • Council receives report on campaign spending disclosure for 2017 municipal election
  • Public art approved for ATB Centre-Phase 2
  • Council receives positive 2017 year-end financial report 
March 16, 2018
  • City and County reach agreement to transfer ownership of Lethbridge Airport
  • ATB Centre-Phase 2 construction on budget & on time for Spring 2019 opening
February 20, 2018
  • City signs on to updated emergency services mutual aid agreement
  • City entering federal Smart Cities Challenge to win up to $10 million
  • Council briefed on development of brand strategy for Lethbridge
  • Implementation strategy to be developed for enhancements to transit system
January 22, 2018
  • Council receives update on upcoming Phase 1 launch of curbside recycling
  • Latest benchmarking report assesses road services
  • London Road Area Redevelopment Plan approved
January 8, 2018
  • Council backs local bid to host 2020 Alberta Summer Games
  • Council approves allocation of available FCSS funding
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