Lethbridge Minute: Reopen Lethbridge, Inclusive Workforces, and the 2021 Election Heats Up
Lethbridge Minute - Your weekly one-minute summary of Lethbridge politics
This Week In Lethbridge:
There is no scheduled Council Meeting this week. There is, however, a Priorities & Agenda Review Committee meeting today and a Cultural and Social Standing Policy Committee meeting on Thursday.
- The Cultural and Social Standing Policy Committee has a big agenda including a presentation from the Indigenous Relations Advisor and updates from several committees, including the Combative Sports Commission, the Historic Places Advisory Committee, the Lethbridge Library Board, the Performing Arts Centre Steering Committee, the Reconciliation Lethbridge Advisory Committee and the Sir Alexander Galt Museum & Archives Board of Directors.
- Our petition to Reopen Lethbridge, calling on the Province to immediately move Alberta to Step 3 of the reopening plan and make all future decisions about restrictions on a regional basis, got off to a great start last week. We've almost reached a quarter of our target of 2,000 signatures, so if you haven't signed yet, click here to do so, and if you have signed already, please share the petition with your family, friends, and colleagues.
Last Week In Lethbridge:
- On Tuesday, Lethbridge City Council voted unanimously to declare April 7th as Green Shirt Day, recognizing the impact Logan Boulet's legacy has had in inspiring Canadians to talk to their families and register as organ donors.
- Also on Tuesday, Council voted unanimously to direct the City Manager to look at creating a diverse and inclusive municipal workforce. As part of the resolution, City Council also directed the City Manager to report annually on efforts and achievements related to creating a workforce that reflects the community and that the City Manager ensures an equity, diversity, and inclusion lens is applied to City hiring and employment policies, procedures and practices.
- On Thursday, local business owner and lawyer, Stephen Mogdan, formally announced his candidacy for Mayor in the upcoming municipal election on the front steps of City Hall. With the election now only seven months away, all eyes will be watching for further candidate announcements for both Mayor and Council, and we'll keep you updated with all the latest news.
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