Lethbridge Minute: Canada Day, Workforce Adjustments, and Petitions Do Work
Lethbridge Minute - Your weekly one-minute summary of Lethbridge politics
This Week In Lethbridge:
- It looks like Council is heading out to enjoy their summer break, with very little happening at City Hall this week with no Council or Committee meetings listed on the City's website.
There is, however, a Priorities and Agenda Review Committee meeting listed on their calendar for today. The agendas for these meetings aren't usually posted, so we'll let you know after the fact how it goes!
- With restrictions finally lifted and restaurants and patios back in full swing, will you be getting out to your favourite pub and enjoying a cold one? Or, perhaps, you might want to enter an amateur BBQ competition, being held in conjunction with the Masters BBQ Competition this weekend.
Last Week In Lethbridge:
- We hope you had a great Canada Day. It was hot. Really hot!
- People sometimes ask us whether petitions work and whether politicians ever listen to them. Well, here's your answer: almost 3,500 people signed our petition to repeal the City's mask mandate and the politicians were forced to listen, so thank you for joining us on that mission. We're just getting started and we couldn’t do this without your support. If If you'd like to help us put more pressure on Council and bring some Common Sense back to City Hall, please consider signing up as a volunteer or making a donation!
- Finally, the City has reportedly made a "workforce adjustment" (bureaucrat speak for firing staff). This comes as part of a budget savings initiative we have previously reported on, but the City have refused to provide any further details, saying only that it will be discussed more at a future Council meeting.
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