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City Council Highlights - August 7, 2018

Council seeks community collaboration for solutions, action to address drug crisis issues

City Council will invite community members to collaborate on constructive solutions and develop an urgent action plan to tackle emerging issues in the city stemming from the opioid crisis. Council resolved to hold a series of facilitated community sessions where stakeholders and interested community members can collaborate on potential solutions and develop a community response strategy that can be implemented quickly. Council also voted to establish a special committee as soon as possible to address the challenges facing residents, businesses and others in Lethbridge because of the opioid crisis.

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How Council Voted

Resolution In Favour Opposed
To establish an ad hoc committee to address the challenges and opportunities facing residents, businesses and clients (Terms of Reference to be drafted and presented to Council on Sept. 4, 2018); and further that Council host at least three community meetings focused on solutions to identified issues in order to develop a time-sensitive, realistic and implementable community response strategy.
CARRIED
M. Campbell
J. Carlson
J. Coffman
B. Crowson
B. Hyggen
J. Mauro
R. Parker
None
Absent: C. Spearman, R. Miyashiro