The May 27, 2016, Community and Protective Services Committee meeting included:
2015 Civic Partner Annual Report
Council received Annual Reports from The City’s 14 Civic Partners for information. Each Annual Report summarizes Civic Partners’ 2015 accomplishments and challenges, including the impact of current economic conditions and their suggestions for initiatives to stimulate the local economy. The Calgary Parking Authority also provided highlights of their 2015 activities. 2015 was a challenging year for Calgary’s economy and most Partners listed the financial impact on an uncertain economic environment as one their top three strategic risks. Despite the economic challenges, most Partners provided a substantial return on The City’s investment of operating and capital funding.
Calgary Aboriginal Urban Affairs Committee Annual Update
Council ammended and approved recommendations to develop detailed implementation plans on five streams of recommended Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action. The amendment directs Administration to determine the required resources to develop the detailed implementation plan and advise Council as part of the upcoming 2017 Action Plan Budget Discussions. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report addresses the colonial impacts of residential schools on First Nations children. Council was also provided an update on the revised Calgary Aboriginal Urban Affairs Committee’s 2014-2023 Strategic Plan.
Taxi and Limousine Advisory Committee 2015 Highlights
Council received an annual update from the Taxi and Limousine Advisory Committee for information. Notable achievements for 2015 included extensive public engagement efforts to better understand citizen needs and expectations, a focus on safety for passengers and drivers, the accommodation of new market entrants, and responding to a changing environment.
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