Lethbridge Minute: Financial Disclosures, Physician Update, and a Ward System Plan
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This Week In Lethbridge:
There are three meetings at City Hall this week, starting with a City Council meeting on Tuesday at 12:30 pm. The meeting will start in a closed session, opening up to the public at 1:30 pm. The consent agenda includes the 2021 City of Lethbridge Annual report, the Waste and Recycling Annual Report, an Operational Review of Fire and EMS, and more. Council will also debate a land-use bylaw, debate a bylaw to align the City’s smoking rules with Provincial regulations, receive Committee submissions on cityLINK and Waste and Recycling, hold a public hearing on a land use amendment bylaw, and wrap up by receiving several confidential reports in camera.
On Wednesday, there will be a meeting of the Cultural and Social Standing Policy Committee at 1:30 pm. At this meeting, the Committee will receive presentations from doctors and medical administrators on the status of the family physician shortage as well as an action plan to remedy the crisis. The Committee will also receive a report from the Lethbridge Public Library, and a presentation on Community Wellbeing and Safety Strategy Contract Management Updates. To close out the meeting, the Committee will receive submissions on utility box wrapping, pickleball courts, community well-being and more.
- On Thursday, there will be a meeting of the Governance Standing Policy Committee at 1:30 pm. During the meeting, the Committee will receive a presentation from the Provost and Vice-President Academic of Lethbridge College on the status and strategic plan of the institution for the upcoming years. The Committee will also receive a presentation on a proposed conceptual plan for the implementation of a ward system for elections in Lethbridge, as well as receive a submission on employee health and wellness.
Last Week In Lethbridge:
- Reports detailing the donations and expenses of election candidates during last year's Mayoral, Council, and School Board elections were released by the City. A total of $344,955.11 was donated to all candidates across all races, with the six candidates for Mayor receiving a combined $190,650.16 of that total. The full report is available on the City website.
- The CEO of Flair Airlines said there’s no way the company will lose its operating license. The company still has its sights set on the skies and is undergoing a massive overhaul on its Board of Directors in an effort to comply with the Canadian ownership requirements necessary to operate in Canadian skies. Let’s hope it’s not too little too late — a trip to Tucson during December sounds great.
- Touted as a centerpiece of the revitalization strategy for Lethbridge’s downtown, the 102 Scenic Drive condominium project officially broke ground on Wednesday. The condominium will offer one-, two-, and three-bedroom units ranging from 870 to 3,387 square feet and is set to be ready as early as April 2024.
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