Skip to main content Skip to footer

Council Highlights July 11, 2023

  • Lethbridge City Council voted in favour of several funding allocations and recommendations of the Community Wellbeing and Safety Strategy Advisory Committee through funding from the federal Reaching Home (RH) funding portfolio. Read full details here
  • Council unanimously passed both second and third readings to Bylaw 6408 to amend Traffic Bylaw 5834 for Harmonization of School and Playground Zones. This change will convert all zones to year-round playground zones with a 30 km/hour maximum speed limit from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Residents can expect new signs to be installed in the coming weeks with the new zones officially taking effect on September 5, 2023. Read full details here
  • Council received a verbal Encampment Strategy update. Read full details here
  • Following a Public Hearing, Council unanimously passed both second and third readings to Bylaws 6394 and 6395. Bylaw 6394 amends the Railway Relocation Lands Are Redevelopment Plan by removing the parcel at 802 2A Avenue North. The Land Use Bylaw amendment Bylaw 6395 allows for new uses on the property and for delegation of development approval authority to the Development Authority. The subject parcel is the location of the Shelter, currently operated by Blood Tribe Health. The following land uses have development approval on the property: Accessory Buildings, Resource Centres, Shelters, Signs, and Soup Kitchens. Additional permitted uses included in Bylaw 6395 include: Drop-In Centre, Food Banks, Group Homes, Medical and Health Office (Outpatient), Offices, Shelter and Stabilization Facilities, Substance Recovery Services, and Supportive Housing. Additional discretionary uses included in Bylaw 6395 include: Shipping Containers. This is intended to allow flexibility for expanding services in the future without a further rezoning
  • In regards to item 4.3.3 (Growing Creative Industries: Exploring City of Lethbridge Involvement in the Film and TV Industry), which was moved from Consent to Committee Submissions, Council voted for this matter be referred to Administration in consultation with Economic Development Lethbridge to gather information and options regarding: the City Staff position; viable options for success; and possible budgets; and report back to the July 25, 2023 City Council meeting
  • Council voted to accept as information a Committee Submission on Review of Councillor Representation Rotational Models. The matter may return to Council this fall
  • Council voted unanimously in favour of a Request to Amend The Crossings Comprehensive Plan
  • With the Consent Agenda approval, Council voted to approve Honorariums for Boards, Committees and Commissions, an update to City Council's Standing Policy Committees and the Governance Structure and a Animal Welfare Committee Terms of Reference Update

This website uses cookies to enhance usability and provide you with a more personal experience. By using this website, you agree to our use of cookies as explained in our Privacy Policy.