Calgary Minute: Report Cards, Fired Managers, and More Defund Police Debates
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This Week In Calgary:
This morning, at 9:30 am, there is will be a Combined Meeting of Council with a massive agenda. Along with receiving a large number of reports and hearing dozens of Land Use Amendments, Council will be debating Compensation for City Employees, raising the fine for breaching the Mask Bylaw, an update on their Expense Policy for Councillors, Councillor "Conduct" while campaigning for next year's election, and much much more.
- On Wednesday morning, at 9:30 am, there will be a meeting of the Standing Policy Committee on Utilities and Corporate Services, while in the afternoon, at 1:00 pm, there will be a meeting of the Standing Policy Committee on Transportation and Transit. There will also be a meeting of the Calgary Planning Commission on Thursday at 1:00 pm.
- The Alberta government will be releasing the first edition of their Municipal Fiscal Report Card. The province says it will help citizens compare the finances of their local government to others in the province and across the country, but given this is the first report of its kind we won't know the full details until it's released.
Last Week In Calgary:
- Three senior managers at the Calgary Parking Authority were fired. Why? We have no idea. The City won't tell us! So much for transparency!
- Rumours persist that the provincial government may put the brakes on the Green Line, at least until the next municipal election. As we have long-advocated, Calgarians should get to make the final decision on this project via a referendum held in conjunction with the election next year.
- Even though Council voted to spend $8 million from reserves (instead of defunding the Police) to pay for alternative call response models, Calgary's Police Chief confirmed that the Police will give this program extra money from their own budget.
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