Calgary Minute: Pet Regulations, Crime Stats, and another new Cycle Track
Calgary Minute - Your weekly one-minute summary of Calgary politics
This Week In Calgary:
Council's summer break continues with no Council or Committee meetings scheduled for this week.
- Today is the last day for Calgary parents to register for the Online Hub Learning program for the upcoming school year. Parents with a child registered for online learning will then have until September 3rd to decide whether to opt-out and choose in-person learning instead.
- The City's Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw Review is now seeking feedback on the work they have done so far through a public survey. One likely contentious part of the survey asks Calgarians for their views on Pit Bulls, though no breed-specific ban is currently being proposed.
Last Week In Calgary:
- Calgary Transit lifted their COVID-19 capacity limits and seating restrictions, saying they will now rely on the City's mandatory mask bylaw to keep riders safe.
- There has been a "concerning" uptick in gun crime in Calgary with 66 shootings recorded in the first seven months of 2020 - 11 more than in the first seven months of 2019. City Council's Public Safety Task Force was established earlier this year and will be considering this issue in the coming months.
- Another new Cycle Track is, once again, causing controversy. Instead of installing a temporary detour during upcoming construction downtown, the City intends to use the opportunity to put a permanent Cycle Track through Chinatown. Chinatown business owners say the plan would hurt their business, but the City insists it will actually help them. We're sure the City understands these businesses better than their owners!
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