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Combined Meeting of Council Jun. 13-14, 2016

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The Jun. 13-14, 2016, Combined Meeting of Council included:

Land Use Items

Sixteen Secondary Suites were approved including suites in the communities of Westgate, Falconridge, Crescent Heights, Edgemont and Tuscany.

Citywide Medical Marihuana Counselling Bylaw

Council approved amendments to the Land Use Bylaw regarding Medical Marihuana Counselling. The amendment defines the use as counselling on all aspects of medical marihuana that is provided by persons who are not medical professionals. The definition includes rules that require Medical Marihuana Counselling uses to be separated by 300 metres from each other and 150 metres from schools. Defining Medical Marihuana Counselling gives the City the ability to manage the potential that clustering could occur in some areas. The name of the use also communicates clearly to communities what is proposed to occur when a business applies for a development permit.

Municipal Complex Commemoration Policy

Council adopted the Proposed Municipal Complex Commemoration Policy and Guidelines. The policy will meet the objective of making the Municipal Complex available for the temporary public display of commemorations in balance with the primary purposes of the space. The policy also provides a fair, open and transparent process for considering commemoration applications.

Regional Park and Ride - Transit Feasibility Study (Councillor Notice of Motion)

Council approved a proposal directing Administration to undertake a Transit feasibility Study to assess the demand for Satellite Park and ride lots outside of the city limits with bus service to Calgary. The study will identify the associated marketability, ridership potential financial implications, operational requirements, and synergy with other Calgary Regional partnership plans and Province of Alberta transportation projects. Administration was requested to report back no later than January 2017.

Calgary River Access Strategy (Councillor Notice of Motion)

Council approved a proposal directing Administration to prepare a policy report and implementation plan to address a Calgary river access strategy and report back no later than Q1 2017. Administration was further directed to engage with commercial river users for discussions on river access issues in the short term.

 


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