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Regular Meeting of Council Apr. 25, 2016

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The Apr. 25, 2016, Regular Meeting of Council included:

2016 Property Tax Related Bylaws

Council approved the 2016 Property Tax Related Bylaws and the Rivers Community Revitalization Levy Rate Bylaw. The 2016 Property Tax rate changes for municipal and provincial purposes will produce a combined rate increase of 6.1% for residential properties (representing 3.5% for municipal purposes and 10.2% for provincial purposes).

West Village - CalgaryNEXT Phase 1 Analysis

Council received an update on the City’s analysis of Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation’s (CSEC) proposed CalgaryNEXT, a combined arena/event centre and multi-sport stadium/fieldhouse, on land in the West Village. Council directed Administration to request a formal response from CSEC on the report and requested Mayor Nenshi invite CSEC to at a strategic meeting of Council to present their response and discuss next steps no later than June 2016. Council also directed Administration and Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) to investigate with CSEC and the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede Limited (CESL) the potential for a new arena/event centre on or near Stampede Park and report back to Council with an update on the findings of these investigations no later than October 30, 2016.

The Future Of Transportation In Calgary (Councillor Woolley And Councillor Demong)

Council approved this proposal and directed Administration to undertake a study on societal trends and advancements in transportation technologies as they relate to Calgary with the potential to significantly transform our transportation network. Administration was directed to report back to Council through the Transportation & Transit Committee with recommendations, potential pilot opportunities and next steps, no later than Q1 2017.


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