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City Council Highlights - June 11, 2018

Community meeting to be held to explore ways to reduce needle debris associated with drug crisis

Council members approved a resolution to host a Community Issues Committee meeting as soon as possible with a panel of experts in health, addictions and harm reduction in order to explore ways to reduce needle debris in our community.

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How Council Voted

Resolution In Favour Opposed

That City Council host a Community Issues Committee meeting at the earliest possible date to explore means of reducing needle debris in our community and:

Further that a panel be invited to participate, including, but not limited to, experts in public health, addictions and harm reduction.
CARRIED

M. Campbell
J. Carlson
J. Coffman
B. Crowson
B. Hyggen
J. Mauro
R. Miyashiro
R. Parker
C. Spearman

None
Absent: None

Non-profit groups awarded grants for community projects

City Council today awarded matching grants to 15 local non-profit groups to support capital enhancement projects for community-use facilities. The total of all approved CCPG grants this year is $460,148, funded by the program's annual $450,000 budget and $10,148 in unexpended funds carried forward from projects in previous years.  Amounts of individual grants range from approximately $2,800 to $74,000 which will go toward projects with a combined total value of $1.4 million.

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How Council Voted

Resolution In Favour Opposed
To approved the funding allocations to the 15 qualifying applicants for the 2018 Community Capital Project Grant program for a total of $460,148, funded with $450,000 from the annual budget and $10,148 in unexpended funds from previous projects.
CARRIED
M. Campbell
J. Carlson
J. Coffman
B. Crowson
J. Mauro
R. Miyashiro
R. Parker
C. Spearman
None
Absent: B. Hyggen

Advisory committee to champion Reconciliation Implementation Plan

City Council established the Reconciliation Lethbridge Advisory Committee, providing structure and duties to the group that will champion Lethbridge's Reconciliation Implementation plan. This 17-member committee will be composed of representation from City Council, the Lethbridge Indigenous Sharing Network (LISN), neighbouring First Nations, the business sector, the education sector and community members at large. Fifty percent plus one member selected at large will be Indigenous people.

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How Council Voted

Resolution In Favour Opposed
To approve the Terms of Reference for the Reconciliation Lethbridge Advisory Committee.
CARRIED
M. Campbell
J. Carlson
J. Coffman
B. Crowson
J. Mauro
R. Miyashiro
R. Parker
C. Spearman
None
Absent: B. Hyggen