Lethbridge Minute: More Spending, More Secrets, and a Wellbeing Safety Task Force

Lethbridge Minute: More Spending, More Secrets, and a Wellbeing Safety Task Force


Lethbridge Minute - Your weekly one-minute summary of Lethbridge politics


This Week In Lethbridge:

  • It's a quiet week this week at City Hall, with no Council meetings planned and only one committee meeting scheduled this week - an Economic Standing Policy Committee meeting on Wednesday at 1:30 pm.

  • The Committee will receive a number of presentations from several departments and city managers regarding capital improvement projects, including a weekly update on the construction progress of the Lethbridge & District Exhibition, and a presentation on a proposed $111.5 million Performing Arts Center and a $900,000 Civic Common. So much for a tight budget, eh?

  • The Committee will also be debating a Capital Improvement Program, a Gym Upsizing, and a School Site Development, but all these items are being held as confidential, so no details about any of them are available.


Last Week In Lethbridge:

  • As new COVID-19 measures put many businesses in our City on the brink, Council has set aside $40,000 to help. Businesses can apply for up to $1,000 towards the purchase of patio furniture like heaters, plants, and barriers. We suspect the businesses would far rather just be allowed to re-open!

  • After taking two years to discuss its practicality, City Council voted to approve the development of a Community Wellbeing Safety Task Force. The Task Force is part of Phase Two of the Community Wellbeing & Safety Strategy. The Taskforce aims to "create a community governance model founded on a shared vision, common objectives, and efficient use of resources". Speaking of efficient use of resources, how much did this buzzword-fest cost Lethbridge taxpayers, exactly?

  • The Nikka Yuko Bunka Centre was announced as the proposed name for the new Japanese cultural center next to Henderson Park and the Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens - Bunka means culture in Japanese. The Centre expected to be completed sometime this fall at a total cost of $2.9 million.





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