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Council Highlights February 13, 2024

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  • Lethbridge City Council unanimously approved provincial grant funding dollars aimed at increasing safety in the city. The City of Lethbridge in partnership with the Lethbridge Police Service successfully applied for the Alberta Government’s Community Support Fund. The Community Support Fund awards funding for projects or initiatives that improve the well-being of Indigenous women, girls and Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual plus (2S+) people by supporting community-based projects or initiatives that address violence against and increase safety and economic security of Indigenous women, girls and 2S+people. Stemming from the City’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls workplan, City Council approved the provincial grant funding amount of $200,000, be applied to the creation and delivery of a Safe Reporting program. Read the full news release here
  • Council voted unanimously to continue to permit shared micro-mobility services in the city. The decision was based on a presentation at the February 1 Assets and Infrastructure Standing Policy Committee meeting. The two-year pilot with Neuron e-bikes and e-scooters is ending soon. The micro-mobility service provider will again be selected through a competitive process, which is similar to the previous approach used in the Micro-Mobility Pilot project. Read the full news release here
  • Council voted unanimously to designate a new Municipal Historic Resource. The three-storey Whitney Block, located at 411 3 Avenue South, is a square, brick commercial building located close to Galt Gardens in the downtown core – and now becomes the 30th Municipal Historic Resource in Lethbridge. After the new owner applied for historic designation, the Historic Places Advisory Committee worked with the owner on a mutually agreeable Statement of Significance, which sets out the heritage value of the property. Following the required 60-day waiting period, Bylaw 6425 returned to City Council for second and third reading, which were carried on Tuesday. Read the full news release here
  • An Official Business Motion from Councillor Jeff Carlson on Lethbridge Police Commission Bylaw – Appointment Amendment was referred the Police Commission meeting on February 28 and will return to City Council on March 12
  • After being pulled from the Consent Agenda, Council voted to receive the Water Conversation Update for information

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