The July 6, 2016, Community and Protective Services Committee meeting included:
Options for Sliding Scale Implementation
The Committee recommended that Council direct Administration to implement a sliding scale of three bands up to 100 per cent of LICO for the Calgary Transit Low Income Monthly Pass with an amendment to the recommended fee schedule in the report changing Band A (percent discount based on Adult Monthly Pass) from 85% to 95%, and to report back with funding option no later than November 2016; allocate committed provincial funds to the implementation of the sliding scale, while continuing to investigate a broader funding framework; and to report back no later than Q4 2017. This work is the result of active discussion with the province and community advocacy efforts and is in alignment with Enough for All, Calgary's Poverty Reduction Strategy.
Residential Traffic Safety Enforcement
The Committee recommended that Council receive this report for information. In response to NM2016-05 on January 25, 2016, Calgary Police Service developed a Residential Traffic Safety Strategy that supports safer mobility for all Calgarians and uses traffic safety data to prioritize areas for traffic enforcement and traffic safety education. The strategy includes Traffic Safety Town Hall forums that will be scheduled and held in each of Calgary’s 14 wards at least once per year.
2016 Sport Facility Renewal Funding Program Recommendations
The Committee recommended that Council approve the recommended funding allocation for the 2016 Sport Facility Renewal Program, pending confirmation of project eligibility from the Government of Alberta; and amend grant eligibility guidelines as they apply to new 2017 Sport Facility Renewal Funding Program applications. The 2016 recommendations represent an equitable distribution of funds by quadrant in alignment with Council's original commitment. Amendments to eligibility guidelines will allow greater flexibility to invest the remaining funds in a number of community-based projects that are smaller in scope, but will have significant impact for Calgarians.
Evolving Performance Measurement at the Calgary Fire Department
The Committee recommended that Council receive this report for information. This report includes the Calgary Fire Department's work plan that will evolve current performance measures to emphasize outcome based measures and a risk-based approach to planning. This work is in alignment with The City's move towards more results-based accountability and a recommendation from the Fire Department's zero-based review.
Cultural Municipal Sustainability Initiative Program Update and Recommended Projects for Funding
The Committee recommended that Council approve an additional $900,000 in funding for the Decidedly Jazz Dance Centre Project from the Cultural Municipal Sustainability Initiative program, pending approval by the Government of Alberta. This project has received $5.5 million in funding from The City already to assist with the project. Due to the economic downturn on private sector fundraising and construction cost increases the project was left with a $1.8 million funding gap. The Calgary Foundation and the Kahanoff Foundation have come forward with the other $900,000 to help address the funding gap.
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