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Community and Protective Services Committee Dec. 2, 2015

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The Dec. 2, 2015, Community and Protective Services Committee meeting included:

New Central Library Progress Update

The Committee recommended that Council receive the report for information and direct administration to provide an update through the Committee to the amended date of 2017 June (due to interest in seeing the progress sooner). The project scope and budget are on target, project risks are being managed appropriately and all of The City’s technical standards and regulatory requirements have been met. Opening is anticipated for no later than 2018 December.

Civic Partner Update

The Committee recommended that Council approve a capital budget increase to Capital Budget Program 510 – Calgary Zoo by $2.7 million funded by the Municipal Sustainability Initiative to assist with the construction of the Land of Lemurs exhibit at the Zoo. The exhibit has a total budget of $7.96 million and will bring additional economic benefits to Calgary through increased tourism spending. The Project is critical towards the Society’s strategy to retain the Zoo’s appeal to Calgarians and tourists, maintaining education and conservation levels, and contribute to sustaining the Society’s financial position.

McHugh House Update Report

The McHugh House is an historic building listed on The City of Calgary’s Inventory of Historic Resources. The previous owner applied to demolish it, which led to the house being moved from the original site to Humpy Hollow Park. The house is now owned by The City and Parks is continuing to pursue a long term tenancy agreement with a local organization and is in discussions with the community association and local Business Revitalization Zones. The Committee recommended that Council receive the report for information and direct Administration to report back with a building use and lease proposal when appropriate or no later than 2017 Quarter 02.

Taxi and Limousine Advisory Committee 2016 Work Plan and Budget

The Committee recommended that Council approve the 2016 Taxi and Limousine Advisory Committee (TLAC) Work Plan. In 2016, the TLAC work plan will focus on previously approved Council priorities such as the taxi plate release analysis, developing a framework and bylaw amendments to support an evolving livery industry which accommodates Transportation Network Companies, and completing ongoing key projects including the accessible taxi review. Administration and TLAC will report to Council on the previous year’s achievements annually in May, on the following year’s work plan in September, and on any required budget adjustments through the annual City budget adjustment process, typically in November of each year.

2014 Calgary Combative Sports Commission Annual Report

The report highlights the implementation of a number of Council directed changes in 2014-2015 as a result of a governance review completed in 2014 which included the transition of administrative functions to The City, a new Commission fee structure and the establishment of an annual report. The report includes the impact on enhancing efficiency, accountability, and customer service and a summary of 2014 Commission activities and financial information, along with the budget and overview of initiatives. The Committee recommended that Council receive the report for information and direct administration to give three reading to the proposed bylaw to amend the Calgary Combative Sports Commission (CCSC) Bylaw at the request of CCSC and the Law Department, to clarify definitions and align the bylaw with industry terminology.

Golf Course Operations – Sustainability Work Plan Update

The Committee recommended that Council direct Administration to continue providing municipal golf services with a City-operated service model, inclusive of contracting out select services where efficiencies can be realized and direct that Attachment 2 remain confidential due to a number of sections of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act until Administration fully implements Council’s decisions with regards to the content.


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