Calgary Minute: Stampede Proceeds, Noise Policies, and a Municipal Political Party

Calgary Minute: Stampede Proceeds, Noise Policies, and a Municipal Political Party

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Calgary Minute - Your weekly one-minute summary of Calgary politics


This Week In Calgary:

  • There will be a Strategic Meeting of City Council on Tuesday at 9:30 am. Most of this meeting will be held in-camera while Council discusses a Financial Capacity Update, Strategic Approach to Mid-Cycle Adjustments to the 2023-2026 Service Plans and Budgets, and the Municipal Fiscal Gap.
  • On Wednesday, at 9:30 am, there will be a meeting of the Community Development Committee. On the agenda is a report from Administration on the potential for a noise policy, which includes some information on the costs of pursuing such a policy. Administration is not recommending moving ahead with a broad noise policy, but will also report on a separate assessment regarding vehicle noise. The recommendation in the latter case is to proceed with a noise monitoring pilot. The Committee will also receive a briefing on the free transit program for children 12 and under. According to Administration, survey findings show that children and youth have a positive view of transit, and feel independent and safe while using it. Many are also aware that they can ride for free.

  • Mayor Jyoti Gondek is calling for a comprehensive assessment of Calgary's below-ground water infrastructure following the ruptured feeder main that has impacted water supply and led to restrictions for almost three weeks. She plans to discuss budgetary needs with City Administration during the upcoming Council meeting to ensure adequate technology and inspection methods are in place to assess the condition of Calgary's water distribution network effectively.


Last Week In Calgary:

  • Calgary’s first municipal political party was unveiled. A Better Calgary Party is a "big tent, membership-driven organization" aiming to remind City Hall of its responsibility to taxpayers. Party spokespeople highlighted the goal of bringing together a broad coalition of members, volunteers, and candidates to improve Calgary. The party's public launch will happen on July 12th at a Stampede barbecue.

  • The City initiated a plan to allow construction companies to draw non-potable water from the Bow River to ease the burden on the clean water supply during the water main repairs. Permits were secured through the provincial government, enabling access at designated boat launch sites. This move helps construction projects continue without stressing the City's water resources.

  • In other water main news, it was announced that the Calgary Stampede will proceed as planned, with the City estimating a July 5th completion date for repairs. However, officials cautioned that delays could still occur and the City is working with organizers to minimize water use impact. The Calgary Emergency Management Agency highlighted efforts to ensure the Stampede operates responsibly, including using non-potable water and transporting treated water when necessary.





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    published this page in News 2024-06-23 23:36:41 -0600