Lethbridge Minute: Final Meetings, Transit Flops, and a Pint With Us
Lethbridge Minute - Your weekly one-minute summary of Lethbridge politics
This Week In Lethbridge:
Council is back for one last week before they recess for the municipal election with two meetings scheduled. The last City Council Meeting will be on Tuesday at 12:30 pm, and it's a big one. Council will be in-camera (in secret) until 1:30 pm, as the City looks to clarify its relationship with Economic Development Lethbridge as the organization could become a more regional organization that would measure success based on growing its non-residential tax base. Council will also look to reinstate a municipal mask bylaw in all City facilities until the end of 2021.
Following the Council meeting, there will also be a Public Hearing at 4:00 pm, which will receive presentations regarding numerous proposed developments in the City, including a development on the City's northside in the industrial park and a potential drive-in movie theatre. Thursday's Community Safety Standing Policy Committee was cancelled
- Finally, if you haven't already heard, we're hosting an event! Join us for a pint or two this Friday at the Canadian Brewhouse from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Come meet the team, talk municipal politics, and enjoy the atmosphere. Immediately following our meeting, there will be a live performance on the patio, if you opt to stay later and want to take in some live music (don't worry, it's not us performing!)
Last Week In Lethbridge:
- Mayor Chris Spearman proposed an Official Business Resolution at Tuesday's Council Meeting which will make face coverings mandatory in all City-owned indoor facilities, including the Enmax Centre, until the end of the year. The idea was made somewhat moot when the Province announced the same on Friday, still Council will consider the proposal anyway (see above).
- A trimmed-down version of Whoop-Up Days was back in town after a year-long hiatus. Patrons were required to take a temperature check before enjoying the festivities, with about 20-30% fewer rides being offered by Wild Rose Midway, which ran the event. The festival kicked off Thursday and ran until Saturday at midnight. Did you check it out?
- Despite the General Manager of Lethbridge Transit saying the new cityLINK transit system has been warmly received, many Lethbridgians are saying they are unhappy with longer ride times and flaws with the app used to book bus rides.
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