Calgary Minute: Strategic Meetings, Increased Restrictions, and Shovel-Ready Infrastructure Projects

Calgary Minute: Strategic Meetings, Increased Restrictions, and Shovel-Ready Infrastructure Projects

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


This Week In Calgary:

  • This morning, at 8:30 am, there is a Business Advisory Committee meeting which will, appropriately enough, review a Business Advisory Committee Update.

  • Also this morning, at 9:30 am, there will be a Strategic Meeting of Council. The meeting will be largely held in secret as Council reviews their Annual Planning Session for 2021 Strategic Council Meetings.

  • On Wednesday, at 9:30 am, there will be a meeting of the Standing Policy Committee on Community and Protective Services. The committee will discuss the Beltline and Inglewood Pools, a 2021 plan for Family and Community Support Services Funding Recommendations, and a committee work plan.


Last Week In Calgary:

  • Mayor Nenshi continued his calls to increase COVID-19 restrictions. "There's no way these restrictions are getting lifted and they will almost certainly become more restrictive — and frankly that should happen right away."

  • The Province has approved an infrastructure wish-list for Calgary, providing $152.8 million in funding to get projects underway. The funding is part of a $500-million Municipal Stimulus Program meant to funnel cash into shovel-ready projects.

  • One of these supposedly shovel-ready projects is a high school in north Calgary - something that the local community has been waiting and advocating for, for literally decades. The school is expected to open in 2023.




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