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Combined Meeting of Council Nov 7 & 8, 2016

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The Nov. 7 - 8, 2016, Combined Meeting of Council included:

Land Use Items

All land use items reviewed by Council were approved except those abandoned or tabled below:

  • Applications for secondary suites in the communities of Hawkwood, Willow Park and Rocky Ridge were abandoned
  • At the applicant's request Council tabled a secondary suite application in the community of Fairview until the December 5 Council meeting and public hearing.

Food and Yard Waste Diversion Bylaw Amendments

Council approved amendments to the Waste and Recycling Bylaw that support food and yard waste diversion in the Single Family, Multi-family (MF), and the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (ICI) sectors. A majority of the bylaw amendments will come into effect on November 1, 2017, a year after approval, allowing sufficient time for MF and ICI industry stakeholders to prepare and adapt for the implementation of food and yard waste diversion. Implementing food and yard waste diversion supports the Council Priority of a healthy and green city as part of the 2015-2018 Action Plan. The Bylaw amendments bring clarity to homeowners, property owners and occupants ensuring that all properties participate in food and yard waste diversion.

Increasing Election Day Accessibility

Council amended this notice of motion and directed Administration to determine any potential actions and required funding to improve voter turnout in the 2017 Election and return to PFC with a request for funding from the Council Innovation Fund no later than Q1 2017. Actions Administration will look at include transit initiatives and incentives for students and young voters. As a part of this referral Council further directed Administration to engage Council on ideas that will reduce barriers to voting.

Code of Conduct Regarding Pre-election and Election Period

Council amended this notice of motion and directed the Ethics Advisor to develop a Code of Conduct for sitting Councillors, the incumbent Mayor and incumbent Councillors running for the position of Mayor setting out guidelines and obligations in relation to the pre-election and campaigning period of the City of Calgary election. Council requested the report be delivered no later than December 19, 2016.


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