Lethbridge Minute: Resolution Rejected, Dangerous Cats, and Tax Notices Mailed Out
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This Week In Lethbridge:
It’s going to be another reasonably quiet week at City Hall again this week, with only two meetings scheduled to allow Councillors and staff to attend the Federation of Canadian Municipalities virtual annual conference.
- There will, however, be a City Council meeting on Tuesday at 1:30 pm, followed by a Public Hearing at 4:00 pm.
- City patios, barbershops, and other personal services will be able to reopen tomorrow as Alberta moves to Stage 1 of the Province's latest reopening. Outdoor gatherings of 10 people will also be allowed along with an increase in permitted capacity for retail stores.
Last Week In Lethbridge:
- Council unanimously rejected a resolution proposed by Moms Stop The Harm to support the declaration of a national state of public health emergency over the opioid overdose crisis. The rejection came after the Moms Stop The Harm representative was unable to answer any of the Council's questions about the issue, saying only that they weren't an expert and were "simply looking for support of the motion".
- The Community Safety Standing Policy Committee spent the majority of their time at last week's meeting discussing important issues that matter to Lethbridgians such as the rising crime in the downtown core. Just kidding, The Community Safety Standing Policy Committee spent the majority of their time discussing a cat bylaw that would limit the number of cats a homeowner could possess. It’s good to see committee meetings use their time so effectively, I feel safer already.
- It’s City Hall's favourite time of the year again - tax season! Expect your bill in the mail anytime this week as the City of Lethbridge officially mailed out Property Tax Notices last Wednesday. If you don’t receive your bill by June 7th, you can log onto your MyCity account and make arrangements to pay online.
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