Lethbridge Minute: Operational Review, Transit Changes, and More Dog Parks
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This Week In Lethbridge:
Council gets down to business this week with two meetings scheduled, after Tuesday's Community Safety Standing Policy Committee was cancelled.
On Wednesday, there will be a meeting of the Economic Standing Policy Committee at 1:30 pm. Council is set to elect a Vice-Chair, and receive a presentation by the City Treasurer on the September 2021 Operating Forecast, as well as make an amendment to the Facility Renewal and Upgrade Program.
- On Thursday there will be a meeting of the Governance Standing Policy Committee at 1:30 pm. At this meeting, the Committee will elect a Chairman and Vice-Chairman and receive several presentations, including a Council Work Plan Update, an Operational Review Implementation Plan, and an Integrity Commissioner proposal.
Last Week In Lethbridge:
- After numerous complaints, and a rally that was held last month protesting the cityLINK service as a whole, City Hall appears to be listening to concerns regarding transit service and has opted to make changes to the newly implemented system. It will be interesting to see if the City reverts to the old system, or if they intend to tweak this new system. Only time will tell if Council gets things right this time around.
- A protest was held at the University of Lethbridge in support of the faculty association Faculty Association President Dan O’Donnell said that faculty have been without a contract for over 500 days and that the strain can be felt across the department as they anticipate more wage cuts.
- On Monday, Council passed a motion calling for the City Manager to bring back to Council options for adding more off-leash dog parks. Belinda Crowson was the only Councillor opposed to the motion, but she made it clear she wasn't opposed to dogs or dog parks, she just thought Council was getting to into the details on this issue.
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