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Council Highlights July 25, 2023

Video and minutes

  • Lethbridge City Council voted 5-4 to defeat a proposed Official Business Motion co-sponsored by Mayor Hyggen and Deputy Mayor Middleton-Hope which would have directed Administration to examine the cost, availability, implementation, and any other considerations of erecting a wrought iron fence for Galt Gardens as a permanent park boundary and report back to the Economic Standing Policy Committee by November. With the defeated vote, the matter will not proceed
  • Council voted unanimously in favour of a request originally brought forward by Economic Development Lethbridge to help the community attract more film and television production to the community. The report presented and approved by Council, which can be viewed here, was agreed to by City Administration and EDL and includes operating budget allocations for both parties. A full news release is here
  • Council voted to accept Federal funding for the Building Safer Communities Fund (BSCF). As part of the acceptance, Council will sign the Contribution Agreement provided by Public Safety Canada for $665,618 to complete work contained within the approved one-year workplan on prevention and intervention initiatives to address and respond to gun and gang activities in the community. A full news release is here
  • Following a Public Hearing, Council unanimously passed both second and third readings to Bylaw 6405, a Land Use Bylaw amendment to change the land use classification at 1304 6 Avenue South (previous Cutting Company building). In addition to introducing a retail store as a permitted use to accommodate the applicant’s retail business, Bylaw 6405 continues to allow the uses under the existing DC Bylaw and introduces new uses that are in alignment with the feedback provided by surrounding residents
  • With the Consent Agenda approval, Council voted to approve the Lethbridge Police Commission - 2022 Annual Report and first reading to Bylaw 6407 – Amendment to Bylaw 6296 – Clean Energy Improvement Tax Bylaw, for which a Public Hearing is set for October 17, 2023

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