Lethbridge Minute: Election Day, Fee Assistance, and a Snow Route Survey
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This Week In Lethbridge:
Today is Election Day! If you're over the age of 18, are a Canadian citizen, and an Alberta resident, you can cast your vote today! Full details of eligibility criteria are listed here on the Elections Alberta website. You must vote at your designated polling place, all of which will be open 9:00 am to 8:00 pm. You can find your designated polling place using your postal code here on the Elections Alberta website. If you have questions or have trouble navigating the Elections Alberta website, please just reply to this email and we’ll help out if we can.
You will need to prove who you are to vote, and the main way to do this is using a valid government-issued ID that includes your photo and your address. Alternatively, you may use two pieces of ID with a combination of information, and in certain circumstances you may be able to vote using an attestation instead. A full list of acceptable ID types are listed here on the Elections Alberta website.
- Our friends at the Alberta Institute have a section on their website where you can confirm that you've voted and then share that with your friends on social media and by email to encourage them to vote too!
Last Week In Lethbridge:
The City of Lethbridge began mailing out property tax assessments, and residents are being asked to log into their MyCity account on the City website if they haven't received their notices by June 1st. There are various ways to pay your taxes, including in-person with cash or cheques, online banking, or through the website using your credit card. This year’s tax increase came in at 5.1%. Ouch!
- The City has added bus passes to its recreation and culture fee assistance program. The decision to broaden the program came after the success of the temporary refugee bus pass program and the previous recreation and culture fee assistance program. The new program is based on two-thirds fee coverage - those who qualify will buy their first month at full price and receive a three-month pass. Refugees will be added to the program in August - they remain fully subsidized until then, allowing them time to save up for the price of the one-month pass.
- The City has decided to seek feedback on snow routes removal. An online survey is open to collect feedback from those who live or commute along Lethbridge's Phase One snow routes. Input gathered from the survey will be used to plan Phase Two snow routes for the upcoming winter season. Residents who take the time to complete the survey will have a chance to win a prize - a street operations ride-along experience and a hand-held leaf/snow blower so you can do the City’s job for them…
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