Lethbridge Minute: Chamber Resolutions, Cabinet Appointment, and City Hall Parking
Lethbridge Minute - Your weekly one-minute summary of Lethbridge politics
This Week In Lethbridge:
- There will be a Special Meeting of City Council this afternoon at 1:00 pm. On the agenda is the continuation of a governance seminar. This is a private meeting, not open to the public.
- On Tuesday, there will be a City Council meeting at 1:30 pm. Several items are on the agenda, including a proposal to offer residents complimentary parking at City Hall during the last week of June, coinciding with the approaching property tax deadline. Council will also hear a verbal Encampment Strategy Update from the Lethbridge Police Service and Lethbridge Police Commission, as well as receive an update on the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Conference Report. A public hearing will take place at 3:00 pm regarding a land use bylaw amendment at 2910 16 Avenue North.
- The Cultural and Social Standing Policy Committee will meet on Thursday at 1:30 pm. The Committee will receive several presentations, including the Lethbridge Public Library Report to the Community 2022, the Lethbridge Public Library Facilities Master Plan Update, and a Shelter Development Strategy update.
Last Week In Lethbridge:
Premier Danielle Smith appointed her new cabinet and Lethbridge-East MLA Nathan Neudorf has been named the Minister of Affordability and Utilities. Neudorf, now in his second term, previously served as the Minister of Infrastructure and Deputy Premier. He will also serve as the Vice-Chair of the Treasury Board.
The Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce was successful in getting unanimous approval for a trio of policy motions at the Alberta Chambers of Commerce Annual General Meeting and Policy Plenary Session in Fort McMurray. The first proposal from Lethbridge aimed to tackle rising electricity costs and will see the 117-member Chambers of Commerce advocate to the Government of Alberta for long-term solutions to address escalating energy costs. The other two policies were renewals of existing motions, focusing on creating an effective workplace for the changing economy and investing in market access for Southern Alberta businesses.
- Lethbridge College has been awarded the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association's Innovation Award in recognition of a video and facility initiative focused on reconciliation. The College's "We Are Aikowania" video has been used for events like convocations, community events, and championship games. The institution was also the first CCAA member to incorporate Indigenous culture in a gymnasium floor design and unveiled a new Indigenous logo on its home court in 2022.
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