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Community and Protective Services Committee Sept. 30, 2015

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The Sept. 30, 2015, Community and Protective Services Committee meeting included:

  1. Investing in Community Infrastructure;
  2. Limousine Regulation Amendments;
  3. Update on Emergency 9-1-1 Act; and
  4. Calgary Telus Convention Centre Governance.

Investing in Community Infrastructure

The Committee recommended that Council direct Administration to utilize the proposed Community Investment Fund (CIF) guiding principles to direct CIF allocations over the course of the next two business plan and budget cycles (to 2026). On 2011 July 25, Council showed a commitment to addressing priority community infrastructure needs through the creation of the CIF. Since that time, $545 million dollars have been allocated (2011-2035), to support citizen service delivery efforts via investments in recreation centres, playgrounds, libraries, swimming pools, parks, arenas, athletic fields and emergency response infrastructure. In addition, the fund has also supported community associations, Civic Partners and social recreation groups with key improvements in their neighbourhoods, from new community-based infrastructure to addressing priority facility renewal needs.

Limousine Regulation Amendments

The Committee recommended that Council give three readings to the proposed bylaw to amend the Livery Transport Bylaw, direct Administration to evaluate the impacts as a result of the proposed bylaw amendments and report back through the Committee in Q3 2016, and direct Administration to maintain taxi meter rates at current levels for the remainder of 2015. The Committee also received for information the 2015 Satisfaction with Taxi Services – Summary Report of Telephone Survey and the 2015 TLAC Limousine Regulation Amendments Research – Summary Report of Telephone Survey. It was also recommended that the report be forwarded to the 2015 October 05 Combined Council Meeting, as an item of Urgent Business.

Update on Emergency 9-1-1 Act

The Committee recommended that Council receive this report for information, as the final update on significant developments in the advancement of a 9-1-1 Act, as it was enacted 2014 April 01. This report provides an update on the provincial Emergency 9-1-1 Act grant program guidelines, an overview of key current and future Public Safety Communications capital projects funded through the grant and a summary of ongoing advocacy efforts with other levels of government and the telecommunications industry to ensure the sustainable long-term funding of the PSC.

Calgary Telus Convention Centre Governance

The Committee recommended that Council approve the removal of the Calgary Convention Centre Authority from the City Clerk’s advertisement, recruitment and appointment of the Boards, Commissions and Committees process and the 2015 October 19 Organization Meeting appointment process. The Committee also directs the City Clerk to forward all 2015 applications to the Calgary Convention Centre Authority and receive this report as an item of Urgent Business for the 2015 October 05 Council Meeting. On 2013 November 18, Council approved three recommendations aimed at improving governance at the Calgary Convention Centre Authority (the Authority).


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