Calgary Minute: Speed Limits, Office Vacancies, and Dispatch System Disputes
Calgary Minute - Your weekly one-minute summary of Calgary politics
This Week In Calgary:
Today there will be a Combined Meeting of Council. Council will review the Source Water Protection Policy, the Alberta Collaborative Extended Producer Responsibility Study Report, and hold a confidential discussion about Green Line Real Property Transactions, among other agenda items.
On Wednesday there will be a Standing Policy Committee on Planning and Urban Development meeting. The Committee will review a Bylaw to Reinstate Designation of Bowness Park as a Municipal Historic Resource, a Community Planning Implementation of Climate Resilience Strategy, and a Review and Update of the Municipal Development Plan and Calgary Transportation Plan.
- On Friday there will be a meeting of the Arts Commons Advisory Committee, but there is no agenda available for this meeting yet.
Last Week In Calgary:
- The Transportation and Transit Committee voted 7-3 to proceed with City Staff's plan to reduce the speed limit to 40 km/h. Final approval will be decided by a full vote of Council at a future Council meeting in the coming weeks.
- Calgary's downtown office vacancy rate is now 28.7% after six years of straight increases. Maybe continually pursuing the same broken tax and spend policies, over and over, year after year, and expecting different results is a bad idea?
- The dispute between the Province and the City of Calgary over the emergency dispatch system continued with a second emergency meeting. Health Minister, Tyler Shandro, noted that "If there’s evidence that shows emergency response times would 'somehow be adversely affected' [he'd] be against the change... but that’s quite frankly not the evidence I've seen right now from AHS."
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