Lethbridge Minute: Police Plans, Bridging Concerns, and Affordable Seniors Housing
Lethbridge Minute - Your weekly one-minute summary of Lethbridge politics
This Week In Lethbridge:
We're in for another slower summer week at City Hall with only two meetings scheduled, both on Tuesday.
- Tuesday's City Council Meeting kicks off at 12:30 pm with an hour in camera (in secret). Once they move back into public, Council will receive a number of reports from various City departments and managers, a debate on whether to add $100,000 to the Parks budget. Council will also propose adding a question on the General Municipal Ballot asking residents if constructing a third bridge before 2030 should be a priority. What do you think?
- Also on Tuesday, at 4:00 pm there will be a Public Hearing meeting where Council will consider a Land Use Bylaw Amendment and a road closure.
Last Week In Lethbridge:
- The Alberta government announced a state-of-the-art addiction recovery community will be built in Lethbridge. The recovery community is to be built on the provincial land adjacent to the Fresh Start Recovery Centre, will employ 80 people, and will be the first of its kind in Alberta.
- On Wednesday, Alberta Justice Minister, Kaycee Madu, told media on the steps of the Lethbridge Courthouse that he had accepted the Lethbridge City Police's revised plan of action to address the various concerns he had raised about the force, after rejecting their first attempt in April
Josephine Pon, Alberta Minister of Seniors and Housing, was also in Lethbridge on Wednesday for a joint announcement with the federal government of a senior housing complex now under construction in South Lethbridge. It will include 64 housing units priced with a mixed-income model to attempt to provide more affordable housing for the City’s seniors by next spring.
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