Lethbridge Minute: Organics Collection, Taxi Rates, and Emergency System Upgrades
Lethbridge Minute - Your weekly one-minute summary of Lethbridge politics
This Week In Lethbridge:
- A City Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday at 1:30 pm. At this meeting, Council will receive a presentation from the City’s Urban Revitalization Manager regarding funding requests from three municipal organizations concerning the Federal Government's Rapid Housing Initiative. Also on the agenda, two contentious bylaws are up for second and third reading - a downtown improvement tax bylaw, and an increase to parking fines.
On Thursday, there will be a meeting of the Community Safety Standing Policy Committee at 1:30 pm. The meeting will begin with the election of a Chair and Vice-Chair. The Committee will receive a submission from the General Manager of Regulatory Services concerning raising taxi rates in the city by roughly 10%.
- Giant dinosaurs are set to descend on the ENMAX Centre on Sunday for a family-friendly live action fantasy adventure. The story is led by a pair of intrepid eighth graders who must close a wormhole and send the prehistoric monsters back to their appropriate time period. The event is one of many items on the live entertainment roster at the ENMAX Centre over the next few weeks.
Last Week In Lethbridge:
The City of Lethbridge’s mandatory organics and recycling program has come into effect and is receiving mixed reactions. The new bylaw requires organic waste to be separated from other waste and aims to divert organic waste from landfills and turn it into compost. While some residents and businesses support the move as a step towards reducing waste, others are concerned with the added costs and inconvenience associated with the initiative.
- Cavendish Farms announced that it will be taking over as the title sponsor of Crossings Leisure Complex, the former ATB Centre. The sponsorship agreement will see Cavendish invest $1 million into the building over the next 10 years. The new sponsorship is expected to bring in new investment and opportunities for the community as the complex will be a central hub of activity on the city's westside.
- The City upgraded the Public Safety Communications Centre’s phone system to enhance the quality and reliability of emergency communications. The upgrade was intended to ensure that the phone systems are ready to integrate with nation-wide changes coming to emergency service phone lines. In future, the City’s phone systems could be able to handle sending text messages, images, and videos to emergency services.
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